David G. Darany, DDS, MS
Dr. Jacob Steiger earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. After practicing general dentistry, he completed a residency in periodontics and implantology, and earned a master’s degree through the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and St. John Riverview Hospital. He completed additional training in IV conscious sedation through Albert Einstein University/Montefiore Hospital. He has authored several articles in the field of periodontics. Dr. Steiger is certified by the Michigan State Specialty Board of examiners and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Professional memberships include the ADA, MDA, American Academy of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Alpha Omega dental fraternity. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and served as an examiner for the State of Michigan Specialty Board.
Dr. Lloyd W. Lariscy attended the University of Georgia, where he received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology before graduating from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After a general practice internship and three years as a faculty member, Dr. Lariscy returned to the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry to receive a certificate in Periodontics. He taught at MCV for two years before accepting a position on the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Dr. Lariscy was a faculty member from 1982-1986. In 1986, he joined Periodontic & Implantology Associates and is active in organized dentistry. He has served as President of Detroit District Dental Society and as the President of the Bunting Periodontal Society.
With over 20 years of experience Dr. Linda Dobis continues to maintain her passion for periodontics, implants and education. Dr. Dobis received her dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She completed a hospital dental residency at the University of Iowa, where she stayed to complete her periodontal and implant training. Dr. Dobis is a Diplomate in The American Board of Periodontology. She returned to Michigan and began teaching at the University of Detroit Mercy. She started practicing at Periodontic and Implantology Associates the same year.
Dr. Dobis’s teaching excellence has been recognized by peers and students alike, and she was awarded clinical instructor of the year at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She was the faculty advisor to her dental fraternity for over 15 years. Dr. Dobis has been elected as a delegate or alternate to the Michigan Dental Association multiple times. She is known for her kind and caring attitude, while her clinical expertise remains cutting edge. She has spoken on periodontics and implants locally and regionally.
Dr. El-Banhawy graduated from Cairo University in Egypt. After a 2-year advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, he completed his post-graduate training in periodontology, and earned a Masters of Biomedical Science, also from University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. El-Banhawy is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has lectured nationally on the topics of periodontal microsurgery and dental implants.
Dr. Syrowik trained in Periodontics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she served as Chief Resident for two years. She received her certificate and Master of Biomedical Sciences in Periodontics. During her three-year residency, Dr. Syrowik received extensive clinical training in regenerative periodontal therapy, soft and hard tissue reconstruction, esthetic periodontal procedures, oral medicine, IV sedation and placement of dental implants.Furthermore, Dr. Syrowik makes it a practice to develop close relationships with her patients and believes that dentistry is most effective when “the needs of the patient come first”—a guiding principle of her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Syrowik is also a published author in the field of periodontics, and is an active member in the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and the Midwest Society of Periodontology. Prior to her specialty training, she attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she attained her Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Syrowik continued her education at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where she earned her D.D.S. degree.
While in dental school, Dr. Syrowik was recognized for distinguished achievement through the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Bunting Periodontal Society. She was also elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Steele graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2012, where she served as Co-President of the Chi Chapter of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Three years later, she earned her Certificate in Periodontics in 2015, and presented her Master’s thesis on the relationship between metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease. She has an interest and proficiency in the periodontic-orthodontic interrelationship, esthetic periodontal surgery, oral pathology and management of oral pathologic conditions, and the treatment of complex systemic health conditions and periodontal disease.Additionally, she is trained and certified in the administration of intravenous conscious sedation. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago and raised in Munster, Indiana, Dr. Steele graduated cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Religious Studies. She holds membership in several dental organizations and is passionate about expanding her knowledge base through continuing education.