About Our Practice


Our experienced and friendly staff are here to handle your every need. Our highly trained hygienists, assistants and office staff will ensure that your appointment is on time and that everything goes smoothly. We invite you to take a moment and get to know a little bit about us.

Dr. John M. Sushko, DDS


Dr. Sushko has been treating patients for over 42 years and that experience has earned him a 100 percent satisfaction rating among his patients. Dr. Sushko was awarded fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious honor reserved only for the top percentile of general dentists in the country.

Dr. Sushko knew that he wanted to become a dentist since his first visit to the dentist when he was three years old. He was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived in the Detroit area since early childhood. He graduated from Warren High School in 1973 as co-salutatorian, from the University of Detroit in 1977 summa cum laude and from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1981 at the top of his class.

Dr. Sushko founded his dental practice in 1982 and has kept up his continuing education in general dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Sushko always stays on top of the latest developments in technology in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics so that he can provide his patients with the best care available.

Serving the community since 1981


“We are happy to have served this community since 1981 and thank all those who have shared those wonderful years with us. We look forward to seeing new people come in who need our help, and the families and friends of our present patients.

"I feel very confident we can continue to provide exactly what you need in the future. We strive to do everything we can to make sure you don’t have to worry, and are comfortable with any procedure.

"All of us can use a little less stress or fear. I like to provide what I can for all my patients to ensure their experience here is a good one. Here’s to your continuing good health!”

— Dr. John Sushko, DDS

Meet Our Team


Gwen - Dental Hygienist

"My name is Gwen Schram and I’ve been a dental hygienist for over 35 years, with Dr. Sushko for over 25 of them. I was vice president in my hygiene class and graduated magna cum laude from Oakland Community College. Outside of the office, I enjoy working in my yard and going up north to Caseville to visit my mother."


Rita - Dental Hygienist

"My name is Rita Rzouqi and I have been a dental hygienist since 1997. Prior to hygiene, I was a dental assistant for 4 years. I have been with Dr. Sushko’s office since 2019, and I love being part of the team. I have three children, and my oldest is a 3rd year dental student. In my spare time, I love to travel, cook, and spend time with my family."


Kelly - Dental Assistant

"My name is Kelly Rae and I’m Dr. Sushko’s dental assistant. I’m 29 years old and been with him for 8 years now. I’m currently completing an associate’s degree in Business Management and I hope to run my own dental office one day. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside, painting, traveling, and gardening."


Danielle - Operations & Finance Manager

"My name is Danielle Vanicelli and I am Dr. Sushko’s operations manager/finance manager. I joined his amazing team back in 2012. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics. I run our day-to-day operations and can answer all questions regarding billing, finance, insurance, etc. Outside of the office I enjoy traveling, swimming, kayaking, and going out on the paddleboard with my beautiful daughter Bella."


Grace - Receptionist

"My name is Grace and I’m one of Dr. Sushko’s fabulously talented receptionists. I’ve been with Dr. Sushko’s office for almost a year and a half cumulatively. I have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and I’m currently completing a certificate program in data analytics. I can assist with most insurance, billing, and all scheduling inquiries. Outside the office, I love reading, exercising, and exploring my city."


Nicole - Receptionist

"My name is Nicole and I’m one of Dr. Sushko’s amazingly stupendous receptionists. I have been with Dr. Sushko’s office for one year, and I can help with most insurance, billing, and all scheduling inquiries. In my free time, I enjoy spending my time reading and hanging out with my cats."