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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are specialists equivalent to the pediatricians of dentistry. We must complete a minimum of two years of advanced training beyond the general dentist degree in order to be licensed to treat children exclusively.

Our specialty training includes:

  • Child psychology
  • Overall growth & development with special focus on facial, jaw and tooth development
  • Childhood illnesses and diseases
  • Anxiety and pain management (with and without medication)

Arnold Tracht, DDS

Dr. Tracht, founder of the practice, is a native Detroiter. He completed his general dental degree in 1973 and specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry in 1975 at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Tracht also has advanced training in interceptive or "early treatment" orthodontics. He is recognized for his success in identifying and correcting teeth and jaw problems early (usually between the ages of 4-9 years) and guiding facial and tooth development.
Dr. Tracht serves as a volunteer member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Beaumont Medical Center.

He is married with three adult children. He and his wife, Janice, are "Nana & Poppy" to four grandchildren.

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Beaumont Hospital Department of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Former instructor, Dental Clinic at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Past specialty examiner for the Michigan State Board of Dentistry


Daniel Briskie, DDSDr. Briskie

"Dr. Dan" is a 1985 graduate of the State University of NY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Mott Children's Health Center in Michigan in 1987 and received his Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Briskie was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Honor Societies for his contributions to the profession. Prior to becoming a co-owner with Dr. Tracht in 2009, Dr. Briskie was Department Head and Graduate Director of Pediatric Dentistry for Mott Children's Health Center. He continues his University of Michigan faculty position. Additionally, Dr. Briskie has over 25 years of experience in Early Treatment Orthodontics and is a volunteer member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Beaumont Medical Center. He has surgical privileges at Detroit Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. Dr. Dan is a current member of the Michigan State Board of Dentistry.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Karen. They have three grown children and a grandson. Dr. Briskie is an avid outdoorsman and sports fan, too!

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
International College of Dentists
American College of Dentists
Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Honor Society
Detroit Children's Hospital Department of Surgery
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital Department of Surgery
Beaumont Hospital Department of Dentistry and OMFS
University of Michigan Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Michigan State Board of Dentistry


Lisa Goldberg, DDSDr. Goldberg

Dr. Goldberg is a native of the metro Detroit area. She earned her DDS degree at the University of Detroit in 1991 and completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children's Hospital, Detroit in 1994. She joined Dr. Tracht in 1995 as his first associate and has devoted her career to this practice and the children of our community. She is a volunteer member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Beaumont Medical Center.  

When Dr. Goldberg isn't caring for patients, she and her husband dedicate their time to their four active athletic sons. Mom and Dad are their greatest fans!

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Beaumont Hospital Department of Dentistry and OMFS


Michelle Tiberia, DDS

Dr. Tiberia attended Northwestern University Dental School and received her dental degree in 1999. She completed her specialty training at the University of Michigan. Dr. Michelle became a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Tiberia has joined the staff of Children's Hospital of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, where she treats patients in a hospital setting and teaches Pediatric Dentistry for the residents. She, too, volunteers at Beaumont's Craniofacial and Cleft  Lip and Palate Clinic. She is active in organized dentistry and currently serves as President of the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Tiberia is delighted to be practicing in her home community of Rochester Hills where she and her husband reside with their two daughters.

Affiliations:
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Children's Hospital of Michigan Department of Surgery
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Department of Dentistry and OMFS
Beaumont Hospital Department of Dentistry and OMFS
 

What is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are licensed specialists who also must complete a minimum of two years of advanced training beyond the general dentist degree. Their expertise is the treatment of misaligned teeth, and guiding facial growth and development to create beautiful smiles.

Nicholas T. Rafaill, DDS

Dr. RafaillDr. Rafaill provides total orthodontic care for children and adults. He earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota in 1992 and completed his specialty training in orthodontics and temporomandibular joint disorders from the Eastman Dental Center, New York.

Dr. Rafaill and his wife are proud parents of two children.

Affiliations:
American Association of Orthodontists
Michigan Association of Orthodontists
Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
World Federation of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association