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“I cannot express my appreciation for the great quality service, the kindness as well as the welcoming environment, I am a very satisfied customer and I have the best doctor you could ever ask for!”

Alisa L. Feb 2018

“Dr Marlow is a gem. Tooth extraction yesterday and was super anxious, due to past experiences. He and Dawn were supportive and skilled … I am grateful for his work, professionalism and true care and concern for his patients.”

Jessica K. April 2018

“I’m so happy with the care I receive at AA Smiles. The hygienists and dentists do such an incredible job on making you feel welcome, and educating you on the treatments you receive. Great group of folks – THANK YOU!”

Charles V April 2017

Prevention & Diagnostics

Your teeth are the window to the health of your body. Your mouth tells a story of your overall health to others. If you’re taking great care of your teeth and gums you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you! Our dental office strives to teach each patient gum disease management and cavity prevention methods. Only through prevention & proper diagnostics can you have a healthy smile for life!

Prevention and diagnostics are the two most important tools in a dentist’s arsenal. They reduce long-term costs by catching issues early when they are easy to treat!

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated decay can cause:

  • Mouth sores
  • Tender or bloody gums
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth loss
  • Oral infections

Oral infections also can contribute to more serious ailments like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pneumonia. Which is why preventative dentistry is so important for overall health.


How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?

Because we cannot avoid all risk to our teeth in daily life, there are precautions we can take to eliminate some of the causes of dental emergencies.


5 Ways to Protect Your Pearly Whites from Injury

  1. Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports
  2. Wear a night guard if you grind your teeth
  3. Avoid chewing ice, hard candies, or popcorn kernels (these are good ways to crack a tooth)
  4. Always use scissors to open packages or cut things, NEVER use your teeth
  5. Do not use your teeth to open bottle caps

It’s a fact that regular dental appointments spot dental problems. Moreover, dental problems caught early on are easier to treat and more affordable.


When Should I See a Dentist? You should see a dentist if you have:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Puffy gums
  • Gums that bleed when you floss
  • Crowns or fillings
  • Bad breath
  • Jaw pain or your jaw pops when you move it
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty chewing
  • A history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • A medical condition
  • Dry mouth


Also, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist if you:

  • Don’t like the way your teeth or smile look
  • Are pregnant
  • Have pain or swelling in your mouth, face, or cheeks
  • Smoke, use tobacco, vape, or use smokeless tobacco
  • Are undergoing medical treatment that reduces your ability to fight infection (chemo, radiation, hormone replacement therapy, etc.)
  • Have an uneven bite
  • Have a spot or a sore in your mouth
  • Haven’t been to the dentist in the last six months

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions schedule an appointment with your Ann Arbor Smiles Dentist today. Also, let your doctor know of any medical or physical condition you’re experiencing so they can provide complete care.


Prevention and Diagnostic Services

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to eighty-five percent. They also offer immediate images for viewing during your exam. X-rays allow us to detect early bone pathology, tooth decay, periodontal disease, as well as developmental changes in your mouth.

Laser-Assisted Diagnostics

Diagnodent, a laser-assisted diagnostic tool used at Ann Arbor smiles, helps dentists to detect if the tooth has changed density. This small shift in density can occur in all parts of the tooth and can be invisible to the naked eye. Detecting these small lesions or holes early can reduce the need for large restorations and more expensive treatments.

Gum Disease Management

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss among American adults. The best way to treat this is to do a deeper cleaning, called scaling and root planing, that sometimes requires anesthesia. Our hygienists will remove the bacteria and tartar (or calculus) so that your gums can start to heal. He or she may recommend an antibacterial medication, to help reverse the effects of this disease.


Regular hygiene treatments can help you maintain a lifetime of optimal oral health. Plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and/or periodontal disease. Our hygienists will gently remove plaque and calculus (build-up), check for periodontal health, and provide home-care tips. For your convenience, we offer prescription rinses, fluoride gels, and electric toothbrushes available for purchase.

Ann Arbor Smiles Dental Group was founded in 1981 and for over thirty years has brought superior dental care to thousands of patients across southeast Michigan. The six doctor group practice provides nearly every dental service in one location. Ann Arbor Smiles continually invests in education, equipment, technology, and their team, to make sure patients have the best and most comprehensive dental care possible.

Meet our Doctors

Serious About Smiles.

Dr. Daniel Kennedy, DDS is an Ann Arbor native who received his BA in History of Art Honors, and a minor in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Daniel Kennedy is also the Director of Dental Sleep Medicine at Apnea Alternatives. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). While working to complete a Masters degree in Physiology at Eastern Michigan University, he decided to follow his passion for helping people, aesthetics and science. Dr. Kennedy continued his studies at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, graduating in 1981. For thirty years his development of expertise in several specialties of dentistry including orthodontia, cosmetic dentistry, oral sleep medicine, endodontics, implants, computerized dentistry, conscious sedation and advanced restorative care has kept his excitement for dentistry and providing top patient care fresh. Dr. Kennedy and his wife, Nancy, support the work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, love traveling to northern Michigan, and spending time with their four daughters. His many interests include working on intellectual and creative projects.

Serious About Smiles.Dr. Christopher Marzonie, DDS is a Texas native who received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1976. Graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1981, he has been a partner in this practice since 1983. An impressive ability to successfully execute complex and detailed dental procedures makes Dr. Marzonie an outstanding clinician. He specializes in a stimulating mixture of orthodontics, restorative care, prostheses, periodontal surgery, oral sedation, extractions, and implant services. He and his wife, Sheryl, enjoy international travel, mission work in underserved countries, a quiet life in the country, and working within the local parish of Christ the King. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his three adult children and grandchildren when possible! He is an accomplished musician and long distance runner. Dr. Marzonie has even performed at the University of Michigan’s 37 Bell Carillon at Burton Memorial Tower.

Serious About Smiles.

Dr. Steven Gray, DDS is a Sterling Heights native who received his BSE in chemical engineering in 1998 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Gray graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2002, becoming a partner at Ann Arbor Smiles in 2005. With his primary focus of restorative dentistry, he expanded his practice to include comprehensive cosmetic work, computerized dentistry, endondontics, conscious sedation, dentures, and sleep medicine. His passion for helping others improve oral health and function as conservatively as possible makes him a top clinician. Dr. Gray brings a strong clinical science background to the practice as the most rigorously trained biological scientist and is a past researcher with Parke Davis, Pfizer and Esperion. He looks at his practice as an extension of his faith to bring healing and compassion to his fellow humankind. He enjoys mission work in Latin America and leadership in New Life Church, playing and coaching soccer, working on his family’s new home, and vacationing with his wife, Emily, and their four adorable children.

Serious About Smiles.Dr. Emily Kennedy, DDS graduated from the University Of Michigan School of Dentistry and is excited to practice alongside her father, Dr. Dan Kennedy, and Drs. Marzonie,Gray and Jaquery. Dr. Emily  served as the President and Secretary of the Student Council, and was the only pre-doctoral student on the committee to elect the new dean of the Dental School. She received the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award, Michigan Periodontal Alumni Association Award, and the MDA Foundation Scholarship. Dr. Emily also serves on the Board of the Michigan Dental Association Foundation and Friends In Deed. Dr. Emily especially loves working with children. In her free time, she enjoys running, golf, reading, baking, and spending time with her family and her French Bulldogs Barry Sanders and Indiana Jones. The addition of Dr. Emily allows us to welcome new patients. If you or someone is in need of high quality dentistry, don’t hesitate to contact Ann Arbor Smiles!

Our Newest Dentist Dr. Alex Marlow!

Dr. Alexander Marlow is an Iowa native who is excited to join Ann Arbor Smiles and practice alongside his wife, Dr. Emily Kennedy Marlow, and father in law, Dr. Dan Kennedy. Dr. Marlow graduated in 2009 with his bachelor of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Sociology from the University of Iowa. In May 2013, he graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and has been practicing in Southeast Michigan ever since. Dr. Marlow’s areas of expertise include CERECs, Endodontics, Extractions, Implants, Bone Grafting, and Veneers. He volunteers with Dentistry from the Heart and is a member of the American Dental Association. In his free time, Dr. Marlow is an avid Iowa Hawkeye football fan. He loves woodworking, as well as spending time with his lovely wife and his two dogs, Barry Sanders and Indiana Jones.

 Dr. Patrick DiDonato!

Dr. Patrick DiDonato, DDS Originally born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Patrick DiDonato is excited to return and join the Ann Arbor Smiles team.  Dentistry was a natural choice when he realized it combined his detailed craftsmanship, science, and his compassion for others.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he was proud to be the Co-Chairman of Victors for Veterans – an innovative program to provide free, comprehensive dentistry to veterans living below twice the poverty level in northern Michigan.  One of his greatest role models is his late grandfather who was a navigator in World War II.  Patrick was looking for an opportunity to give back his time in service of others and has multiple veterans in his family, so Victors for Veterans was a natural fit. 

Dr. Patrick enjoys being able to help patients regain their oral function, health, and a confident smile.  Within dentistry he takes particular interest in restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and integrating the latest dental technology to provide his patients with the proper care they need, want, and deserve.  He sees dentistry as an extension of his Christian faith to treat patients as he would want to be treated.

Prior to dental school, he graduated summa cum laude from Adrian College in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry.

Inspired by St. Mother Teresa, his dental motto is:  Do small things with great smiles!  In his spare time, Dr. Patrick enjoys exercising, carpentry, making wine, archery, and spending time with his large family. 

He is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), MDA (Michigan Dental Association), and AGD (Academy of General Dentistry). 

Dr. Susan Haddock

Dr. Susan Haddock has been providing excellent quality dental care for over 25 years in Ann Arbor. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School, has been elected many times elected as a delegate to the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), and was previously the President of the Washtenaw District Dental Society (WDDS). She’s an incredible asset to the team and we can’t wait for you to meet her.

Dr. Daniela Garcia Bio To Come
Dr. Irene Zillich

Dr. Irene Zillich Along with Dr. Susan Haddock, we are also lucky to be gaining her daughter Dr. Irene Zillich. Dr. Zillich is a Graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, having graduated Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan’s College of Electrical Engineering. She holds advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD residency) from the University of Florida, Jacksonville. Dr. Zillich will practicing with Dr. Haddock at our second location on West Stadium Boulevard.

Dr. Jae Shin Bio To Come
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