Novi Cosmetic Dentist | Dr. Joseph Serra
Dr. Joseph Serra was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and graduated from the University of Detroit School Of Dentistry in 1990.
He opened a general practice in 1991 located in Farmington Hills, then moved to West Bloomfield in 2002. In 1996, he sought out a new avenue for his artistic side. He began to attend advanced post-graduate aesthetic courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. LVI, founded by Dr. William Dickerson, provides many advanced courses for dentists around the world.
After taking the core curriculum and becoming an LVI dentist, Dr. Serra was invited to become a clinical instructor at the institute. He has taught various courses but his primary focus was on the Full Mouth Reconstruction course. Dr. Serra helped develop this course, which enables dentists to treat cases of advanced decay, trauma or occlusal dysfunction, while also correcting bite problems.
Dr. Serra enjoys correcting these problems for his patients through neuromuscular dentistry. His knowledge of this type of dentistry allows him to treat TMJ disorder, which can cause jaw pain, migraine-strength headaches, tinnitus, facial pain and myriad other debilitating symptoms.
Dr. Serra and his wife, Noreen, live in Novi and are busy raising their two kids. They enjoy sports, especially coaching basketball and playing golf.
If Dr. Serra sounds like he’s the dentist for you, please contact our Novi dental office to schedule an appointment. You can also learn about our team here!
Novi Dentist | Dr. Annette Pargoff-DeFazio
Dr. Annette Pargoff-DeFazio was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Detroit earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1990.
As a dentist, Dr. Pargoff finds family dentistry rewarding in that it allows her to build personal relationships with her patients. She enjoys both general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Pargoff also provides on-site dental care to elderly and disabled residents of nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. In addition, she has provided on location dental services to our military men and women to ensure dental readiness for deployment.
Dr. Pargoff enjoys learning and staying current on the latest advancements and techniques in dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses.
Dr. Pargoff resides in Canton with her husband and daughter, along with their cat and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, DIY home renovation projects, and spending time with her family. As a native Detroiter, she also enjoys spending time in the city when the opportunity presents itself.
Elaine – Office Coordinator
Elaine is our “front desk”. She has been with the practice since 2005. She will assist you with insurance benefits and financial information. Elaine has also been certified in Core I and Advanced Dental Hygiene through the Las Vegas Institute.
Char – Registered Dental Assistant / Certified Dental Assistant
Char has been in the dental field since 1999. Char is a Registered Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Assistant, and has her Bachelor’s in Applied Science and a Minor in Healthcare Management. She married her high school sweetheart and they now have 4 kids and a cat. In her spare time, Char loves to travel, cook, and spend time with her family.
Kim – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been in the dental field since 1990 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and loves every minute of it. Kim is excited to learn and expand her knowledge of the dental field. Kim lives in Brighton with her husband and 4 children. In her spare time, she likes to swim, walk and play with her dogs Peyton and Leo.
Carley – Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Carley Sturgeon. I graduated high school in 2015. When I graduated, I wasn’t sure what career path to pursue, but since coming to Dental Care Novi I have fallen in love with dentistry. I love reading, cooking, spending time with family and my place of work! Currently, I am enrolling into college to further my education.