Dr. William Demray, founder of Preservation Dental in Northville, has announced dentists Dr. Rachel Crittenden and Dr. Casey Rhines have joined the practice.
“I’m so proud to welcome doctors Crittenden and Rhines to our team,” says Demray. “Both have the training and skills required to provide the best dental care and are dedicated to taking the time to really understand each patient’s history, lifestyle and needs to ensure the correct path of treatment.”
Crittenden is a resident of Northville and holds a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience from the University of Michigan and completed her DDS degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Rhines, of Ann Arbor, earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy and completed her doctor of DDS degree at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
The new dentists, along with Preservation Dental’s hygienists and dental assistants, are committed to customizing care for each patient. This includes getting details about a patient’s home care routine and noting any changes due to the pandemic that might have contributed to new dental health problems.
“Home care routines for many were abysmal during the lockdown as patients had to abruptly adapt to a new work and family balance during a stressful and uncertain time,” says Demray. “As a result, we are seeing an increase in oral issues including dental caries or cavities as well as broken and fractured teeth due to grinding and clenching as the result of stress and anxiety, and gingivitis also known as gum disease — even for patients with previous healthy histories.”