Dr. Chang is a Board Certified specialist in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. Our Canton, MI practice specializes in conservative treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile and dental implants that can replace missing teeth. We also diagnosis and treat oral pathology.

Dr. Sandra Chang

American Board Certified Periodontist Sandra S. Chang, DDS, MS, has been with our Canton, MI, periodontics and dental implant practice for over 15 years.

Dr. Chang was born and raised in Troy, Michigan. She attended college at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She continued her education at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, Dr. Chang was awarded a position in the Graduate Periodontology Program at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Following the completion of a three year residency program, she graduated from the Department of Periodontology with a Master’s in Oral Biology, a Certificate in Clinical Periodontics.  She also received hospital training in intravenous (IV) conscious sedation. 

While at UNC, Dr. Chang was involved in various clinical research projects including research on dental implants and diabetes mellitus.Shortly after commencing private practice with a premier periodontal and dental implant practice in Southeastern Michigan, Dr. Chang achieved Board Certification by the American Board of Periodontology (www.perio.org/amboard) and is now recognized as a Diplomate.  She maintains her commitment to the profession by attending some of the most well respected continuing education programs in the country.  Her focus is centered on interdisciplinary care which involves working with dentists, and other dental specialists, to deliver the highest possible level of dentistry.

Dr. Chang practiced general dentistry and periodontics in North Carolina and Michigan. She is also an active member of many dental societies including the American Academy of Periodontology (www.perio.org), the Academy of Osseointegration (Dental Implant Society), the American Dental Association (www.ADA.org) and the Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Society (www.buntingperio.org). She is also active committee member with the Michigan Dental Association.  Dr. Chang is also the co-leader of the Plymouth-Canton Spear Study Club which specializes in multidisciplinary and advanced care of patients (www.speareducation.com). Dr. Chang is also a certified Pinhole Dentist, through the Pinhole Academy and Dr. John Chao (https://www.pinholesurgicaltechnique.com).

Her interests include  golf, travel, chamber music and spending time with her three daughters. 

Dr. Shayan Barootchi

Shayan Barootchi, DMD, MS is a renowned doctor in the field of Periodontology.

His exposure to dentistry started at a young age through his mother’s career in Endodontics. He proceeded to follow his passion across multiple countries; achieving his degrees all while experiencing first-hand the need for better periodontal treatment in this world. After a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the esteemed University of Michigan, Dr. Barootchi went on to starting Residency program at the same institute. During this time, he achieved multiple awards and scholarships due to his abundance of research, dedication and mastery in Periodontology. 

This lead Dr. Barootchi to become a trailblazer in his field, pushing the limits for the future in Periodontics. He has pioneered the application of novel technologies for diagnosis of implant diseases, and minimally invasive treatment methods for performing soft tissue grafting procedures. He is actively conducting clinical research primarily focused on microsurgical techniques to enhance soft tissue grafting around teeth and dental implants, specifically in the context of immediate implant therapy, and management of implant complications.

In addition to his accomplishments, he holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Dentistry, while also maintaining his position at the University of Michigan as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. His contribution to the future of Periodontology being widely recognized by his peers; he also serves as an Associate Editor for multiple well-renowned journals and is often invited to speak at worldwide conferences. Dr. Barootchi currently has over 100 peer-reviewed articles that have made significant contributions in his field. His passion for excellence within the research field is only shadowed by his desire for outstanding patient care and education. His goal is not only to change the Periodontology world; but also change the way patients are cared for, by constantly being available to his patients and making sure they have the best and most efficient treatment. 


Dental Hygienists

Cheryl graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene.  Shortly after graduation, she joined our practice.  She has been caring for our patients for over 20 years. 

Cheryl likes helping our patients improve their overall health through dental education and periodontal therapy.  When she's not in the office, she's busy with her children doing sports and being active in the Scouts. 

Cheryl's passion is playing volleyball, even though she also enjoys bowling, bike riding and jet skiing too!

You can also contact Cheryl at hygiene@michiganperio.com or at 734-981-7477.


Dental Hygienist

Mariah received her Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene at Kellogg Community College and completed her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Michigan.  She has been a member of our team since 1998.  When she's not caring for our patients, she enjoys riding her motorcycle, boating and spending time with her family and her dog, Gunner. 

You can also contact Mariah at hygiene@michiganperio.com or at 734-981-7477.


Financial and Treatment Coordinator

Mike has been with our practice since 1999.  He joined our office with over 15 years of experience in dental billing and office management.  In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and home improvement projects!


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