Meet The Team
Meet the Doctors
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!
Hi there! I’m Sara Droubi, and I am a pediatric dentist. I have been in the field of dentistry for 20 years! I started out as a dental assistant in high school. After seeing patients’ smiles being transformed, I knew I wanted to be a part of this rewarding profession. I completed my undergraduate studies and dental training at the University of Detroit Mercy. I practiced general dentistry for a couple of years, then realized that I was most happy working with children. I completed my pediatric dental specialty training at the University of Toledo. Outside of the office, I’m a busy mom of three active boys. We love riding our bikes, making arts & crafts, and performing science experiments. I look forward to meeting you!
Bio Coming Soon!
Meet the Hygienists
My name is Sylvia and I have been a hygienist for 9 years after graduating from Owens. I have worked in family dentistry for 8 years but have always had a passion for working with kids. I love educating at a young age, as it will play a huge role as they grow up. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, which can be quite a relief for families! I have three kids of my own that keep me busy when I am at home. We all love the summer weather and enjoy being out on our boat or doing any other outdoor activities.
I have been in the dental field since 2001 and have been a registered dental hygienist since 2009. Pediatrics has been my passion and focus for my entire dental career. It is very rewarding to be able to provide quality care as well as create a trusting and comfortable experience for all my patients. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with family, baking, and catching up on my favorite TV shows.
Meet the Assistants
I have worked in the dental field for 5 years, and just graduated from the University of Toledo. I love to work with younger kids to help them feel safe and comfortable for all dental treatments and to create a positive experience for them. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family, I love to shop and spend time watching the sunset!
I have been a part of the firefly staff for almost two years. I am currently on a waitlist for hygiene school but have really enjoyed working as an assistant in the meantime! I love working with all the kiddos to give them a positive experience and hearing all their funny stories. When I am not working I love to spend time with my friends, family, and my rescue dogs.
Bio Coming Soon!
Meet the Sterilization Tech
I began my career in dentistry in the U.S Navy. After completing two enlistments I returned to my home state of Michigan to further my education at W.C^3 & Everest Institute. Being the father of a five year old daughter, working at Firefly Children’s Dentistry has allowed me to stay current in pediatric care while meeting many wonderful children and families as well.
Meet the Front Desk
My name is Wendy and I am a wife and mother of 2 busy boys. I have been in the dental field for about 15 years. I love working with all the children and their families just getting to know them and talking to them. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pet cat Gandall. My favorite things to do are to travel and ride rollercoasters! I love all things Disney.
Before the dental field, I worked in veterinary medicine, wildlife, and companion animal rescue for 18+ years. I LOVE working with children and watching how much they have grown between each dental visit and the fun energy they bring to every day! In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.