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Podcast – Sectioning Teeth During Extractions

One of the serious consequences or side effects of losing a tooth is the jaw bone erodes over time. In the lower jaw, bone melts away and develops into a curved area where the tooth once was. In the upper jaw, bone loss occurs from both sides of where the tooth was, the top area called the crest, and the bottom area which is the floor of the sinus.

Podcast – Consequences of Losing a Tooth

Sometimes, a patient comes into my office in so much pain that the only thing they want is for me to extract their tooth. It’s hard to evaluate your options clearly if you’re in severe pain. There are lots of consequences of having a tooth extracted, leaving you with a space.

Podcast – Kids Snoring & Grinding Teeth

Night guards, also known as bite splints, are acrylic appliances that protect your teeth from wearing down while you sleep. But why would patients get a bite guard custom made from their dentist when they can pickup a generic one from the local drug store?

Dental 3D Printers

Dentistry is changing, and fast! There are lot of brand new dental technologies being brought in to the modern dental office. Like most other emerging technologies, dental work is going digital and 3D. Specifically, 3D printing.

Podcast – 3D Printing in the Dental Office

A lot has changed in dentistry, in just the past couple years even. One area that is quickly evolving is laboratory work.
Traditionally, impressions are poured up in stone, making for a messy, contaminated, dusty lab area.
One area that is changing the fastest is the incorporation of 3D printers into the dental laboratory.


7 Facts About Dental Implants You Need to Know

Download our guide to dental implants before going forward with any treatment, before you even step foot in the office! Learn why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option on the planet, and why Great Lakes Dentistry has the best technology around to place them with precision


A Consumer’s Guide to Sleep Apnea

Did you know that snoring and sleep apnea can be treated at the dental office? Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 people have sleep apnea… AND THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW IT! Find out more in my Consumer’s Guide to Sleep Apnea.


iSmile: Modern Dentistry

Find out why I LOVE modern dentistry, and you should too! This ain’t your Father’s dental office! Dentistry has changed so much, even only in the last 5 to 10 years. Find out why you should LOVE going to the dentist!

Your Dentist in Shelby Township, Michigan

Dr. Shawn Van de VyverWelcome to Great Lakes Dentistry! We are a family-friendly practice dedicated to providing the highest quality care for you and your family in a comfortable environment. Led by our premier family and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver, we are excited to offer you and your family the latest treatments and services you need for a healthier, happier smile. Whether you are looking for a complete smile makeover or just need to visit us for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam, we can meet all of your dental needs and exceeded your expectations of a dentist.

Located in Shelby Township, Michigan, our office is proud to build a legacy of offering excellent dentistry in a caring, compassionate environment. Our gentle dentist and dental team look forward to serving all of our family, friends, and neighbors in our community, as well as the surrounding towns of Utica, Macomb, Rochester, and Washington, Michigan. Dr. Van de Vyver and his friendly team are always happy to welcome new patients, and we hope you and your family will give us a call if you are interested in learning more about how we can transform both the health and beauty of your smile. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile you can be excited to share!

A Little Bit About Great Lakes Dentistry – Shelby

I started Great Lakes Dentistry Shelby in 2015, expanding from our home base of Royal Oak, just up the road. Our current Royal Oak location just wasn’t enough to serve all our patients, so I opened our second location in Shelby Township, Michigan. We’re now able to serve the communities of Shelby Township, Washington, Utica, Sterling Heights, Macomb, and Rochester, MI.

Our goal is to provide all the services you need for maintaining great oral health all under one roof. We will make sure all your needs are met and you receive the best dental care available today, in a comfortable, compassionate, and caring environment.

High Tech | Soft Touch | Classic Service

That’s our mantra at Great Lakes Dentistry in Shelby Twp., MI. My aim is to deliver the latest and greatest technology, in a warm, comfortable, and inviting environment, with classic customer service you’ve grown to love yet seems absent in our frenzied lives. We go out of our way to make sure you have a great experience at Great Lakes Dentistry. We want to be your Shelby Township dentist.

It’s my philosophy that the best patients are the best educated patients. So we spend a lot of time explaining our procedures and treatment recommendations. You won’t get any high pressure sales in our office, you’re ALWAYS in the driver’s seat. Of course, we’ll educate you and show you how dental implants, teeth whitening, Invisalign or Six Month Smiles braces, or a same-day Cerec crown will improve your smile, but the decision is always yours.

We strive to provide the latest dental technology to ensure you have a comfortable visit. Just a few examples of our high tech offerings include:

  • All digital x-rays: 1/3 the radiation dosage of traditional film x-rays- even digital panoramic x-rays that go around your head.
  • Cerec Omnicam: all porcelain crowns are made right in the office, in only an hour! 3D CAD/CAM computer aided dentistry at its finest! No more temporary crowns, no second appointment, and no goopy impressions!
  • Intraoral cameras: instantly see on the big screen what’s going on in your mouth. Instant pictures so you see what we see
  • Laser Dentistry: Get your teeth cleaned with a laser and remove BILLIONS of bacteria. And no more cutting or sutures!
  • Metal-free: We only use modern tooth colored composite fillings. We never place metal mercury amalgam fillings.

Your Local Dental Implant Expert in Shelby

IDIA Logo PNGDr. Shawn Van de Vyver is your Shelby Twp., MI dental implant expert. Why would you bounce around from unfamiliar office to unfamiliar office dealing with staff and healthcare providers who don’t know you, as a patient?
Modern dental practitioners are able to perform many procedures that were once only performed at specialty offices. At Great Lakes Dentistry in Shelby Township, MI, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver is able to provide dental implant surgery and restore your smile with an implant crown, all under one roof at the same, convenient location.
Dr. Van de Vyver is a member of the International Dental Implant Association. The IDIA is an international group of implant clinicians who have taken extensive clinical education courses to be able to provide the latest treatment in dental implants.

Our newest addition to our high tech office is cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT. With CBCT 3D x-ray images, we’re able to place implants with ease, perfectly, every time. The CBCT takes all the guesswork out of dental implant treatment. We’d love to answer any questions you have about dental implant treatment. Give us a call at (586) 677-2828 or email me personally  at or complete an appointment request online.

See you in the office soon!

Great Lakes Dentistry Shelby

Great Lakes Dentistry Shelby
53620 Van Dyke Ave., Ste. 2
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 677-2828

Great Lakes Dentistry – Shelby

53620 Van Dyke Ave., Ste. 2

Shelby Twp., MI  48316

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Great experience! Loved the office and the music, too! I am very excited about getting my implants. Thanks, Dr. V!
Jimmy Crackcorn
Jimmy Crackcorn
22:25 19 Apr 17
Let me start by saying that I have not seen a dentist in a very long time and I have HUGE anxiety about dental work. Dr. Van de Vyver and his staff (especially his hygienist, Samantha) are amazing, simply put. They put me at ease with their lighthearted small-talk and let me see what they were doing with a hand mirror during my cleaning, which was so helpful. When I went back to have a wisdom tooth extracted they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and at ease. My anxiety about dental work is non existent now and I'm so thankful he was able to work on me quickly, efficiently and with kindness. I would recommend him to anyone, no matter how far the drive. He's great!
Samantha Snyder
Samantha Snyder
14:05 16 Dec 16
I think I found my new best Dentist...
Clara Gothard
Clara Gothard
22:30 17 Nov 17
This was a visit for my 85 yr old mom. Everyone in the office was so pleasent and went out of there way for us. The fee is very reasonable. The entrance was not friendly for someone who can not walk well. The ramp is very far from the unmarked door to the office. We will certainly go back. I would become a patient if my insurance was excepted.
Vicki V
Vicki V
11:14 01 Aug 16
s d
s d
02:15 15 Jul 17
Fast and friendly and easy on a wimp like me! 🙂
Kim Doll
Kim Doll
17:29 19 Jul 18
Friendly staff and great experience! Keep up the phenomenal service! Always a pleasure. Quick and thorough.
Jacki Bretz
Jacki Bretz
20:53 31 Oct 18
Very good cleaning experience. Dr. V. did a great job at numbing my sensitive gum line.
Jeff Scheuer
Jeff Scheuer
15:42 07 Nov 18
Dr. Van de Vyver is new in the area, not dentistry. He is friendly and upbeat. Has all the latest technology, things I never seen before. He did a filling and crown (which he makes on site). Everything went smooth. I needed one of my wisdom teeth removed which he did yesterday. I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, but he did a nice job and I'm fine today (without pain pills). I had one done many years ago and was in pain for 5 days.
john griffin
john griffin
13:41 15 Nov 18
I was a new patient at this dentist office and went to get a filling replaced. The whole experience was quick, efficient, and absolutely pain free. I will be a returning customer.
Evan L
Evan L
17:07 11 Jan 19
Very professional, state-of-the-art, and above all, Dr. Van is a friendly, caring individual. I absolutely recommend him.
Bruce Barta
Bruce Barta
20:31 16 Jan 19
Dr. Van is one of the very best dentists that I have used and our family have used many dental practices. With many large practices you will spend the majority of your appointment with a hygienist or dental technician. Not with Dr. Van. You are getting all top-notch dentistry with the Dr. himself. He has a state of the art facility where you will enjoy beautiful fast dental procedures such as cleaning, laser cleaning, repairs, implants, whitening, devices for solving the dangerous health issue of sleep apnea and convenient dental implants. He also accommodates early morning appointments. Dr. Van is very knowledgeable about how to get the most of your dental insurance benefits and also set up an easy payment plan on our balance that we can manage with our monthly bills without breaking the bank. Dr. Van knows, loves and understands children and he is especially great as a pediatric dentist! Did I mention he wrote a book on modern dentistry, he did! See it in his office! Thanks Dr. Van and staff : )
Lisa Baca-Morse
Lisa Baca-Morse
13:21 13 Mar 19
I all of a sudden had pain in one tooth taking a drink of cold water one night. The next day I’m looking for a dentist because the pain didn’t go away and I come across this office and the reviews were all good so I called. They took me THAT day and both Crystal (the receptionist and assistant) and Dr. Van was so accommodating and nice I instantly got good vibes and felt comfortable. He was so gentle and you could tell he knew what he was doing. I ended up needing a root canal which he numbed me really good, didn’t feel a thing. He did a great job. I also got a cleaning and a full exam and again he was gentle. He actually talks to you and gets to know you. He has an awesome personality. You can just tell he cares and wants to get to know his patients. I just loved him. Crystal was SO patient and nice with all my questions (because I had A LOT) about pricing, payment plans, the procedure and appointments. They’re both so cool and down to earth and do such a good job, I HIGHLY recommend this office! Only thing is, they are only open 2 days a week. Which I did not know and felt bad because I called for 4 days with no call back and got a bit upset that I wasn’t hearing back from them, mostly because my husband was pestering me pretty bad about prices, procedures, etc. When Crystal called me back she explained to me their hours and went over everything with me, again with patience. We were on the phone a while because she took time to figure out how much everything would be and try to get me the lowest price. To me, that meant a lot. You don’t go to a lot of places that spend time trying to help you for that long and if you do the person gets an attitude or you can tell they’re annoyed but she wasn’t. Sorry this was so long. I just wanted to be detailed so you know this is a good place in every way! Love them.
Lori Lazar
Lori Lazar
18:02 01 Aug 19

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