I think the most rewarding part of being a dentist is making a change in people's lives—and a positive change. Change the way they view themselves, how they interact with other people, how they smile, how they talk, their confidence. Cosmetic dentistry and dentistry, in general, can really make a change in a person's life for the better. Patients who have poor teeth oftentimes are afraid to talk, afraid to smile, and don't do well in public. And to change that and make patients feel relaxed and happy to smile and willing to smile and willing to talk, it's very rewarding.
Michigan native Douglas A. Callow, DDS grew up in Allen Park and attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate degrees and dental school. After graduating from UMDS in 1981, he was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
In the 36 years since then, he has undergone extensive additional education, especially in cosmetic dentistry. This training enables Dr. Doug Callow to improve his patients’ quality of life, which he calls the most rewarding part of his career.
He enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technologies to give his patients the best results in the least invasive way possible. To that end, the areas in which he has received advanced training include:
- Single tooth and full-mouth dental implants
Our philosophy is to try and make our patients our friends and to treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves. Basically, the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It's very important that patients trust us and we're very upfront and honest with patients about what's going on in their mouth, about what things might cost, what needs to be done, and what might happen if it's not done. We treat our patients as if they're our friends, or even better, as if they're our family. When I make a recommendation to a patient, it's what I would recommend if that patient were my brother or wife, son, daughter, parent, and what I would recommend for them.
Thanks to his interest in technology, Dr. Doug Callow uses sophisticated equipment, such as:
- Digital X-rays, which provide fast and accurate images of patients’ mouths
- Intraoral camera, which allows him to share images of their mouths with patients
- DIAGNOdent cavity detector, which identifies cavities in their earliest stages
- Ultrasonic scaler, which removes plaque from teeth and the gumline
Dr. Doug Callow has owned his own practice since 1984 and has been practicing at his current location at 9357 General Drive in Plymouth, MI since 1989, and has become one of the most trusted Plymouth, MI dentist since.
He has served the community as a youth soccer coach. He also enjoys visiting local schools to teach children about proper oral hygiene. He and his wife, Fawndé, are very proud of their three grown children, one of whom is his office manager. His hobbies include soccer, running, racquetball, and gardening.