Meet Your Lathrup Village Dentist
Jeffrey M. Solomon, DDS
Dr. Solomon delivers comprehensive dental care for total oral wellness. He enjoys getting to know his patients and providing the exemplary service they deserve. People of all ages have depended on Dr. Solomon's skill and experience for beautiful smiles and whole-mouth health.
Education and Affiliations
He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. An avid learner, Dr. Solomon continues to hone his skills through postgraduate study and has completed courses in CEREC (one visit porcelain crowns and restorations), Invisalign (invisible braces), sedation dentistry (dentistry while you sleep), cosmetic dentistry, head and neck pain, TMJ disorders, endodontics (root canal therapy), and total patient care and comfort techniques.
His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.
Family Life and Personal Interests
Dr. Solomon lives in Franklin with his wife Michelle and daughter Zoe. Some of his many interests include physical fitness, spin biking, weight lifting, and playing squash and tournament tennis. Dr. Solomon is also a foodie, and he loves taking his family to new and different restaurants around the country. Additionally, Dr. Solomon loves to travel with his family, participate in outdoor activities, and just kick back and relax with his daughter.
Greg Young, DDS
Dr. Young received his DDS degree in 1979 from the University of Detroit. Shortly thereafter, in 1982, he started his implant training with a six month Proceptorship with an implant pioneer, Dr. Paul Mentag. In 1985, he continued his training at the world-renowned Misch Implant Institute. Since then, he has received hundreds of hours of advanced education with some of the best implant clinicians in the world
Dr. Young has placed thousands of implants and gone on to distinguish himself as a leading expert in implant dentistry. He is one of 300 clinicians world-wide that have obtained their board certification from the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. This certification involves extensive post-doctoral training and years of experience, as well as a comprehensive written exam and a series of oral exams conducted by an expert panel of implant dentists. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Association of Implant Dentistry and a mentor to other doctors seeking fellowship certification. He continues to develop implant seminars and has presented them to hundreds of dentists. Additionally, he has been the featured keynote speaker for various dental organizations.
Dr. Young is committed to excellence and annually attends training programs to keep him current on all new technologies and procedures. His practice is solely tailored to Implant Dentistry and all related surgical procedures.
Robert R. Lokar, DDS, MS
Dr. Lokar is a licensed Orthodontist in the State of Michigan and has been practicing in SE Michigan for over thirty years. He graduated from University of Detroit with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree and was honored with membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental Honor Society). He earned his master’s degree in Orthodontics during a two year residency program at Loyola University in Chicago and again graduated with honors.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Lokar has excelled as a practitioner, inventor, innovator, lecturer, and writer in the field of modern orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Lokar currently maintains a position as an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University Of Detroit Mercy Dental School in the graduate orthodontic program.
While concentrating his efforts on treating patients throughout southeastern Michigan, Dr. Lokar is also teaching and completing his term on the board of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Lokar has been highly sought after as a lecturer throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He speaks frequently to other orthodontists around the globe on the latest technological advancements in patient treatment, many of which he has helped to develop.
Dr. Lokar has served as...
- President of the Detroit District Dental Society
- President of the Loyola-Jarabak Foundation
- President of the Detroit Orthodontic Clinic Club
- Michigan Dental Association Trustee
- Chairman of Detroit's Annual Dental Review
- Chairman of Michigan's Annual Dental Meeting
- Chairman of Three Great Lakes Orthodontic Association meetings
- President of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- Peer Review Chairman of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists Memberships
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics
Andrew Nguyen, DDS
Dr. Nguyen is a Texas native who received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree through the University of Detroit Mercy's accelerated 6-year program. At the university, Dr. Nguyen was recognized for his clinical skills and was awarded for his outstanding achievements in comprehensive patient care. After practicing in West Michigan, Dr. Nguyen has made the move back to metro Detroit in 2015. Dr. Nguyen truly enjoys helping patients by managing their dental pain and working with them to regain their smiles. Dr. Nguyen also enjoys staying current with the newest dental techniques and technologies.
When he's not with patients, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Dragon and Kona. He also enjoys discovering new restaurants and traveling.
George Westphalen, DDS
Dr. George Westphalen was born and raised in Southern California but completed his undergrad in the Midwest at Michigan State University, where he played Volleyball for the Spartans. After receiving a degree in Human Physiology, he moved to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific Dental School and practiced there until recently when he made the move back home. When he's not in the office, you can usually find Dr. Westphalen enjoying the sunshine, playing/watching sports and spending time with his wife, Leah and chocolate lab, Brinkley.
"I take pride in practicing dentistry and making my patients comfortable from treatment plan to completion. It truly is a team effort, which is why I enjoy working with my patients to come up with treatment that is in line with their goals. Seeing it all come full circle is why I do what I do."