Dr. Naila Farooq
For over 14 years, Dr. Naila Farooq has been dedicated to providing top-quality dental and oral health services to infants, toddlers, children, and teens. Recently named one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, she takes great pride in her private practice, Lakes Pediatric Dentistry in Commerce Township, Michigan, where she has made it her mission to ensure her patients get the dental care they need when the need it, regardless of the time or day of the week.
Dr. Farooq has traveled the globe to pursue her education. She first obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from de'Montmorency College of Dentistry in her native Pakistan, where she earned a gold medal as the top graduate. She then traveled to the United Kingdom on a Commonwealth Scholarship to study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, where she earned her Master of Science in dental public health, as well as a diploma in dental public health from the Royal College of Surgeons. Finally, Dr. Farooq moved to the United States, where she received her Masters of Dental Science and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Maryland. Here, she also completed her residency and post-doctoral fellowship at the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and of Oral and Craniofacial Biological Sciences. Dr. Farooq was also the recipient of two awards, the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award training grant and a Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, totaling over $400,000. Even today Dr. Farooq continues to advance her education in order to provide the highest quality care to patients by participating in professional organizations such as The American Dental Association, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
At Lakes Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Farooq and her team strongly believe in prioritizing prevention, early intervention, and overall wellness. Each member of the staff is trained on best practices in sterilization, equipment upkeep and patient relations, with a primary focus on building trust with their young clients through gentle, supportive care. Dr. Farooq and her team also work with parents to ensure they are well educated about regular comprehensive evaluations, childhood caries, baby bottle tooth decay, sealants, fluoride treatments, and other important, preventative treatments that help create healthy mouths and healthy lives.
To meet with Dr. Farooq and experience the quality care Lakes Pediatric Dentistry provides, simply give us a call at 248-360-2555. We can’t wait to hear from you!