Meet Dr. Sarah Aref
Dr. Sarah Aref is a board certified pediatric dentist. She was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the US shortly thereafter. Dr. Sarah grew up in Bloomfield, MI and went to Wayne State University for her undergraduate studies. She completed her Bachelor in Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude. During undergrad, Dr. Sarah shadowed her own family dentist and realized her passion for dentistry. She loved how dentistry combined art, science and medicine. She completed her dental studies close to home at Detroit Mercy School of Dental Medicine. During her clinical rotations, Dr. Sarah realized that she loved working with kids and made the decision to specialize. She completed her residency program at Case Western University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. During residency, Dr. Sarah trained extensively in behavior management, advanced sedation techniques including general anesthesia, and treating children with special health and behavioral needs. She was honored to serve as chief resident her second year.
Dr. Sarah is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She holds memberships to the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Ohio Dental Association and the Toledo Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Sarah is trained in advanced pediatric life support and basic life support.
Dr. Sarah strives to make sure each child is comfortable in the dental chair. She realizes that for many children, this is a very different and strange environment—and sometimes that can be overwhelming. She prides herself in being patient, compassionate and understanding. For these reasons she always allows parents to come back with their child. She will always do her best to ensure that both you and your child have a positive dental experience!
Outside of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Shereef. Together they enjoy travelling around the world and hope to someday visit all 7 continents!