I grew up in Eritrea, East Africa, where witnessing people missing multiple teeth and suffering from the basic you know, care. It becomes a passion for me to become a dentist and help out those who are in need. That’s one of the reason I moved to the U.S. and pursue my education in dentistry.
The most rewarding part of dentistry is actually, you know, it has to go with my upbringing, you know, witnessing people with multiple missing teeth. And for me to be in a career where I’m able to make people smile, allowing them to have a better quality of life is something very rewarding and that’s what I do in a day-to-day basis.
As a prosthodontist, we see patients that are beyond the scope of general dentistry. So if someone is suffering from missing single or multiple teeth, or if someone who has compromised aesthetics in their smile, I am the dentist who can transform, or restore their confidence with their smile. And I see a lot of patients who are missing teeth and not be able to eat the food that they would like to eat. So for me, to know patients that once I restore their smile and teeth, for them to be able to eat the food that they’ve been avoiding for years, and for them to be able to restore their confidence is something that is a mission as a dentist, and those are the patients that I look for, those are the patients that they could benefit from me.
Dr. Mussie Sibhatu Offers the Best Solutions for Good Oral Health
A trusted and talented dentist and prosthodontist at Laurel Smile Dentistry, Mussie Sibhatu, DDS, MS collaborates with other dental care providers and with each patient to create the best solutions for optimal dental health. As a prosthodontist, he has extensive training beyond his dentistry degree.
Dr. Sibhatu attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI for both his dental degree and his three-year specialty training in prosthodontics. He puts his training and skill to work every day by treating patients of all ages using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. He has led our team to a Best of Oakland recognition in 2021, 2022, and 2023!
He has advanced training in dental implants, removable dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and full-mouth reconstruction. He can repair smiles that have suffered even severe dental damage. He also offers crowns, bridges, tooth extraction, and many other general and advanced dentistry services.