Cosmetic Dentist Opens Practice in Downtown Detroit


Dr. Robert DiPilla, a dentist with offices in Birmingham and New York City, will expand his practice with the opening of an office at One Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.

“This location will provide a (new) option for the tens of thousands of people who work downtown and sometimes find it difficult to get away from the office for routine health appointments and for those who live in the area,” Dr. DiPilla says. 

Dr. DiPilla says the 2,000-square-foot facility, located on the 16th floor of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed structure will offer services including restorative and cosmetic dentistry, general cleanings, facial rejuvenation, and periodontal maintenance. The practice, open on weekdays, also offers views of the Detroit River from patient rooms.

Detroit-native Dr. DiPilla studied dentistry at the University of Detroit-Mercy. His clients include celebrities such as Kathie Lee Gifford, Wayne Gretzky, and Steve Duchesne.

“With a rapidly growing workforce and residential population downtown, the need for high quality healthcare services is increasing,” says Dan Mullen, executive vice president of Bedrock Real Estate Services, which owns and manages One Woodward Avenue. 

Other tenants of One Woodward Avenue include Fifth Third Bank, Quicken Loans Inc., Detroit Regional Chamber, the venture capital firm Fontinalis Partners, and various law firms, among other tenants.

Henry Ford Health system also recently opened a practice in downtown Detroit, a medical clinic located along the lower Woodward corridor that treats common illnesses such as ear infections, the flu, sore throats, and upper respiratory infections.