Ask the Orthodontist
"How to find the right orthodontist
for your child"
Ask the Orthodontist
Ari Logan Metier
of Bloomfield Hills
will become a bar
mitzvah on Saturday,
Feb. 16, at
Shaarey Zedek in
Participating in the
ceremony will be his
parents, Jennifer and Bob, brother
Morgan and sister Erin. Proud grand-
parents are Barbara and Dr. Stephan R.
Morse of Franklin. Ari is also the
grandson of the late Elaine and the late
Ari is a seventh-grade student at
Hillel Day School of Metropolitan
Detroit in Farmington Hills. His most
meaningful volunteer experience was
at Forgotten Harvest, during winter
break, packaging food for families in
need. He enjoyed his experience so
much that he went back again before
the winter break ended.
Shmuel Stein will be
called to the Torah
as a bar mitzvah on
Saturday, Feb. 16, at
the Shul in West
Bloomfield. He is the
son of Juan and
Eileen Stein and the
brother of Hannah
and Ariella. His very proud grandpar-
ents are Rudy and Marina Stein of
Aventura, Fla., and Roberto and Eileen
Schaps of Guatemala.
He attends Dunckel Middle School
in Farmington Hills. Max's favorite
mitzvah project was collecting and
selling "retired" cellular phones to aid
the victims of Guatemala's earthquake
Dr. Nelson Hersh
Dr. Marsha Beattie
Dr. Amy Isenberg
There are many important issues in choosing, as this will be a long-term
relationship, and it should be enjoyable. The orthodontist should be a
specialist in orthodontics, which means he, or she, had been selected to a
graduate program beyond dental school, which requires additional full time
training from two to three years. He/She then limits their practice to only
orthodontics and does not practice other facets of dentistry.
Equally important is to ask your son or daughter where they feel
comfortable after the initial consultation. Did the orthodontist speak to your
child and see what issues are important to them? Did they listen to you
and your child, as well as explain what the procedures involve? Kids are
very perceptive and their input is vital, as patients are more compliant when
they know, trust, and like their doctor.
Location, hours, reasonable and customary fees, comfortable financial
arrangements, and accessibility are important issues also. Ask other
members of the community including your son or daughter's friends and
even teachers. Is the reception room clean, friendly, and comfortable? Did
you have to wait at all, or long for your appointment? Was the orthodontist
on schedule? Was he friendly? Can you receive an information packet
about the office, orthodontist and treatment philosophy? These are all
important issues to consider.
Lastly and very important is select your orthodontist on who truly cares
for your child. When you have interviewed your orthodontist and feel
comfortable that they enjoy relationships with kids and will treat your son or
daughter as if they were part of their own extended family or friends, then
you have found your family orthodontist.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Drs. Hersh, Beattie & Isenberg at their state-of-the-art facilities in
West Bloomfield/Commerce Township at 2300 Haggerty Road,
Suite 1160, 248-926-4100 and our newest location in Waterford at
5133 Highland Road, 248-673-4100.
ertha Taylor of West Bloomfield
turned 100 years old on Jan. 19.
That day she celebrated at a party
held in her honor with her sister, daughter,
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-grandson.
Bertha's relatives came from throughout the
U.S. to celebrate with her on her special day.
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located above Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique
51 Franklin Road Franklin
r. Mark and Barbara Borkin of
Huntington Woods and Mark
and Linda Kaploe of Farmington
Hills are pleased to announce the upcoming
marriage of their children Lauren Rachel
and Evan Howard.
Lauren received her master's degree in
social work and is employed by Easter Seals
Disability Services in Southfield.
Evan received both his juris doctor and
a master's of law degree in taxation. He is a
tax litigation attorney at the Novi offices of
A March wedding is planned at Colony
Club in Detroit. The couple will reside in
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