I actually decided at a very early age, they actually had a program where they had you hook up with a mentor in a field you thought you might be interested in. And I was hooked up with a couple of people in the dental field that really inspired me. And at that point, I thought this is something I could see myself doing, I love people, and I was strong in the sciences, and I thought at that point that it would be a career that I would enjoy. What I find most rewarding is really just being able to change people's lives. Obviously, we're focused on helping them and improving their smiles and getting them to optimal dental health.
But really the relationships that I have really getting to know each of the patients as a person and sitting down and really listening to them, that to me, is very rewarding. And actually watching through the years, I have patients that I've seen when they're younger and then all of a sudden they get out of the chair and I look up and wow, they've grown a couple of feet and they're participating in athletics. Or I have ones that all of a sudden, they're getting married and I remember seeing them as young kids. But, it's really been a blessing to be a part of their lives, and I love the personal aspect, too.
Not many dentists have won a medal and been recognized internationally for their work, but that’s exactly what you’re getting with Dr. James C. Ross. At the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s 9th Annual Smile Gallery Competition, he received one of the top awards out of more than 1,000 dentists for his smile makeovers. Dr. Ross’s local community awards mean just as much, if not more:
- 2015 Metro Parent magazine’s Mom’s Choice Award for Best Dentist
- Hour Detroit magazine’s Top Dentist every year from 2009-2021 – That’s 13 years in a row!
- 2015 Patients Choice Winner
- 2016 through 2021 Best of Novi Award for Cosmetic Dentistry
He has also invested in state-of-the-art technology for your benefit. He was the first dentist in Michigan with a Waterlase Erbium laser, enabling him to remove decay painlessly and quickly without any anesthetic. You can trust his skill, too. He has been accredited through the Academy of Laser Dentistry and is also an active member of:
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Additionally, Dr. Ross has dedicated his skills to helping those in need through the AACD’s Give Back a Smile program, which serves domestic violence survivors by providing them with restorative dentistry for broken or damaged teeth. In his free time, Dr. Ross loves exercising, eating healthy, photography, sports, computer technology, travel, and spending time with his lovely wife, Sonja, and their four wonderful children.