Here’s a few reasons to visit Dr. Steve and Dr. Shari
If you’re new to Royal Oak, or just looking for a new dentist, Dr. Steve Gustafson and his wife and partner Dr. Shari Morningstar believe they offer several reasons to visit their office.
“Probably the most important thing is that people feel we listen to their needs and concerns,” says Dr. Shari. “And we try to work with those concerns – be they fear or monetary.”
Much of their business comes from referrals and that says a lot about how they treat their patients.
“We try to offer a more relaxing experience,” Dr. Shari says. “We develop relationships with our patients and work with them to take an active role in their dental health.”
Along with the typical dental services your would expect from dentist, they also specialize in cosmetic procedures that are virtually pain-free. They also have extensive training in working with TMJ and dental implants.
In this day and age of full and busy lives, Dr. Steve and Dr. Shari pride themselves on being available for their patients when their patients need them. Their office hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. This makes getting to the dentist before or after work more convenient.
And if there’s ever an emergency, they can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Drs. Steve and Shari have been in business for years and have a loyal clientele. In fact, many families starting coming to their office when it was run by their father. And now, they see second and third generation patients. But Dr. Steve says that many people don’t know that they always accept new patients.
“We may be established, but our practice is always growing,” he says.
And they spend a lot of time making sure they grow professionally as well. Through on-going and extensive training they are always learning new, pain-free techniques to make a patient’s visit more comfortable and productive.
“We also tailor our treatment and pace to a patient’s needs,” says Dr. Steve. “If a patient’s tolerance level is low, we’ll do the work over several visits instead of one long, intense visit. We’ll do whatever it takes to make our patients comfortable.”
Because they believe in giving back, Dr. Steve and Dr. Shari are also very involved in the community and many youth-oriented activities. The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County, the Royal Oak Optimist Club, and the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the organizations they donate their time to.
“We believe in community service,” Dr. Steve says. “We not only get to know and care about the people in Royal Oak and surrounding areas, but we get a chance to give something back.”