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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Robert J. Kanas

Dr. Robert Kanas is a licensed dentist with over 36 years of clinical practice in both the dental and medical fields. He is board certified in diagnosing unusual and rare diseases of the mouth in addition to more common conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease and common mouth ulcers. He is also very familiar with the early signs of oral cancer. He has taught at various dental schools in the United States and mentored many recent dental graduates. Dr. Kanas is familiar with growth and development of the jaws and teeth in young children and has written peer reviewed articles on the subject of early treatment goals of proper occlusion (bite) in young children and recommend early dental screenings before the age of 7 for children during a routine visit to the dentist for these types of issues. 

Dr. Kanas graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI and received an advance dental degree from the University of Southern California and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles in national publications including the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Dr. Kanas is a member of several national dental organizations including the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. 

Dr. Kanas and his wife Lisa have two children. His oldest son, Scott, is a licensed orthodontist practicing in Rochester, MI and his youngest son, Mitch, is a recent graduate of the George Washington University of Law and is employed as an attorney with the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. 

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association

Dr. G. Ghannam

Dr. Ghannam received his DDS degree in 1985 from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Dr. Ghannam has been delivering healthy, beautiful smiles to patients for over 34 years. Even after graduating with his dental degree, his passion for learning never stopped. To this day he keeps up to date with many continuing education classes and is certified in traditional and mini implants, orthodontics, veneers and IV sedation to ensure his patients receive the most advanced dental care.

Dr. Ghannam feels fortunate to be doing something he genuinely loves every day, improving lives one smile at a time.
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association 
  • Chicago Dental Society

Dr. Derek A. Pflum

Dr. Pflum received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2015 at University of Detroit Mercy and his PhD at the Department of Chemistry at Yale University in 1998. Dr. Pflum keeps up to date with many advanced continuing dental education courses such as implants.

Dr. Houda H. Hamadeh, DDS

Dr. Houda H. Hamadeh

Dr. Hamadeh completed her undergraduate education and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2016. She studied at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2021. Dr. Hamadeh is a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. She is passionate about promoting oral health and prevention strategies.

During her free time, Dr. Hamadeh enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. Kanas

Dr. Maria Kana

Dr. Kana completed her undergraduate education at the University of Detroit Mercy where she obtained her bachelor’s in biology degree and went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Kana keeps up with the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education courses to best serve her patients.

During her free time, Dr Kana enjoys shopping and spending time with her family in Ann Arbor.

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