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Experienced, Knowledgeable Dentists and Specialists in Waterford Twp, MI

Metropolitan Dental Center is your one-stop dentist, periodontist, orthodontist, and TMJ expert, all-in-one! We offer the latest technology and techniques, with friendly service you won’t find anywhere else.

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The Metropolitan Dental Center Difference

When you visit the Metropolitan Dental Center, you’re getting the best of the best. We offer top-of-the-line technology and efficient service, without sacrificing warm, friendly service.

Award-Winning Care

As a family-owned practice, we offer a level of compassionate care that other practices can’t match. 

That’s why our staff members have been nominated for Hour Magazine’s “Top Dentist Award.” 

You can also find us in the America’s Best Dentist Directory, and check out Dr. Ingber’s recognition as one of Waterford Twp’s charter Township Dentistry practices by OpenCare.com.

Meet Our Team!

Dr. Jeffrey Ingber DDS FICCMO, Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Jeffrey Ingber, DDS, FICCMO

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Dr. Jeffrey Ingber graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 and from dental school at the University of Detroit in 1970. He was recently honored for serving as a general dentist in Pontiac & Waterford Twp for 40 years. He chaired the emergency dental service program for the Oakland County Dental Society for six years and is currently on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

In October 2011, Dr. Ingber earned his Fellowship through the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics. Although Dr. Ingber enjoys all facets of general dentistry, he excels in the extraction of teeth and the fabrication of complete dentures. Dr. Ingber enjoys spending as much time as he possibly can with his nine grandchildren.

Dr. Jason Ingber DDS, Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Jason Ingber, DDS

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Jason Ingber graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991 and from dental school at the University of Michigan in 1995. He was voted one of the top dentists in Oakland County by the readers of the Oakland Press in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and was named one of the Top Dentists by his peers. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Michigan Dental Association, the Oakland County Dental Society, and the Alpha Omega dental fraternity.

Dr. Ingber attends numerous continuing education classes and stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies. In Dr. Ingber’s spare time, he loves to travel and spend time with his family. He coaches his son’s baseball team and is an avid sports fan.

Dr.Harris Gurfinkel DDS, Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Harris Gurfinkel, DDS

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Dr. Harris Gurfinkel migrated to the United States from Canada to attend dental school, graduating from the University of Detroit in 1996. Following graduation, he made his home in the West Bloomfield area. Joining Metropolitan Dental Centers in 2007 while running his own practice in West Bloomfield area. Joining Metropolitan Dental Centers in 2007, Dr. Gurfinkel treats all varieties of dental needs, including: fillings, crowns, and root canals.

In his spare time, Dr. Gurfinkel enjoys watching his young son play hockey and is an avid Red Wings fan.

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Lindsey Steele, DDS, MS

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Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago and raised in Munster, Indiana, Dr. Steele graduated cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Religious Studies. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2012, where she served as Co-President of the Chi Chapter of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Steele then earned her Certificate in Periodontics in 2015 and presented her Master’s thesis on the relationship between metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease. She has an interest and proficiency in the periodontic-orthodontic interrelationship, esthetic periodontal surgery, oral pathology and management of oral pathologic conditions, and the treatment of complex systemic health conditions and periodontal disease. Additionally, she is trained and certified in the administration of intravenous conscious sedation.

When not in the office, Dr. Steele’s interests include cooking, traveling, running, and spending time with her two adorable nephews. She resides in the metro-Detroit area with her husband, Mark.

Dr. Michael Hardy DDS MS, Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Michael R. Hardy, DDS, MS

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Dr. Hardy is an honors graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (UDMSD), where he also taught for 11 years. In 1991, he entered the University of Michigan Orthodontic Residency graduate program and received his specialty license in 1994. For his research in orthodontics, he received the Harry P. Sicher Award from the American Association of Orthodontics.

Upon receiving his specialty license, he began practicing in the S.E. Michigan area. He has been involved in the “Smiles Change Lives Program” and does voluntary orthodontics at a clinic in Detroit. Dr. Hardy is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), the Oakland County Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) among others.

Dr. Hardy notes that he feels very fortunate to practice orthodontics because he does something he enjoys while helping his patients achieve a beautiful smile.

Dr. Hardy has been married for over 35 years and is the proud father of two wonderful adult children.

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Martin Fraschetti, DDS, MICCMO

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Dr. Martin Fraschetti has been providing general dentistry since 1984. He also provides orthodontic treatment, head and neck pain treatment, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) treatment. For over the past ten years, Dr. Fraschetti has traveled around the country teaching about TMJ and functional orthodontics.

Dr. Martin Fraschetti is recognized for his ability to combine skeletal diagnosis with neuromuscular dentistry. He has developed a unique, systematic, non-surgical approach in the corrective treatment of TMJ/head and neck pain. Patients who have a history of unsuccessful diagnosis and treatment have come to see Dr. Fraschetti from across the USA and Canada for treatment.

Dr. Fraschetti’s goal is to maximize your comfort during dental treatment and help alleviate TMJ symptoms such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Dr. Laxmi Sukhtankar, Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Laxmi Sukhtankar BDS, MDS, MS

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Dr. Laxmi Sukhtankar is a compassionate, quality focused, board-eligible periodontist. She completed her three-year residency to obtain Master of science degree (M.S.) in Periodontics from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2019. Prior to her residency she worked as Periodontist for three years in India. Upon moving to the U.S., she decided to further enhance her knowledge and expertise in dentistry especially in periodontics. She completed her externships from University of Michigan Health Systems in 2015.
The main reason she attributes her continuing interest in Periodontics is making a positive impact on patients’ lives by rendering best patient care to achieve health and well-being. Dr. Sukhtankar values forming lifelong relationships with her patients. She is overjoyed with the gratitude expressed by her patients during the residency. With the advanced training and previous experience in this field she has a strong background in implant therapy, bone grafting, periodontal treatment, mucogingival surgery and pain management.
Dr. Sukhtankar has been part of several research projects during her residency training. Her research focused on the evaluation of accuracy of static computer-guided implant placement compared with partially-guided or free-hand placement. She has presented her research on national platforms and has various publications to her credit. Dr. Sukhtankar is an active member of American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Periodontal Association.
Dr. Sukhtankar lives in Michigan with her husband. Being a foodie, she enjoys cooking, travelling, and likes art work.

To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, contact us at 248-674-0418 today!

Metropolitan Dental Center, Waterford Twp, MI

Metropolitan Dental Center
4664 W Walton Blvd
Waterford Twp, MI 48329

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: by appointment only
Sunday: Closed

*Expanded Hours*
Two Mondays per Month:
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
One Saturday per Month:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Some Saturdays and Evenings

Phone: 248-674-0418
Fax: 248-674-4518
Email: mdcwaterford@gmail.com