About Our Practice

Our experienced and friendly staff are here to handle your every need. Our highly trained hygienists, assistants and office staff will ensure that your appointment is on time and that everything goes smoothly. We invite you to take a moment and get to know a little bit about us.

Dr. John M. Sushko, D.D.S.


Dr. Sushko has been treating patients for over 32 years and that experience has earned him a 100% satisfaction rating among his patients. Dr. Sushko was awarded Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious honor reserved only for the top percentile of general dentists in the country.

Dr. Sushko knew that he wanted to become a dentist since his first visit to the dentist when he was three years old. He was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived in the Detroit area since early childhood. He graduated from Warren High School in 1973 as co-salutatorian, from the University of Detroit in 1977 summa cum laude and from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1981 at the top of his class.

Dr. Sushko founded his dental practice in 1982 and has kept up his continuing education in general dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic

Dr. Sushko always stays on top of the latest developments in technology in the fields of dental and orthodontics so that he can provide his patients with the best care available.





The Dentist with a Heart

When he’s not creating smiles in his office, Dr. Sushko is creating smiles through volunteer work with his church, community and through social betterment activities.

Every year Dr. Sushko encourages children in the neighborhood to get creative by sponsoring the annual Halloween Paper Pumpkin “Make a Face” contest. The contest is open to children 3-12 and Dr. Sushko gives away fantastic prizes to the winners.

“Our annual contest is meant to show children that one of the best treats, a smile, is meant to be shared with others,” he said.

But smiles aren’t the only thing Dr. Sushko shares with the community. Dr. Sushko is an active participant of the Dentist With A Heart program. As part of this program, once a year Dr. Sushko offers dental care to adults and children in the community who couldn’t afford it otherwise.

Patient Testimonial

“We want to thank you for once again providing dental services for 16 of our beneficiaries. They truly appreciate it. Certainly we appreciate the time and expense you have given to make their lives more comfortable.

"May God richly bless the “Dentist with a Heart” (a big heart) and his staff.”

—Carmon Harris,
Major, The Salvation Army

One day each February, Dr. Sushko provides free care to carefully selected, qualified individuals who are in need but have no or little financial wherewithal. The motto of the program is changing lives one smile at a time. The program was founded by a group of visionary professionals who aspire to impact the lives of the less fortunate by providing quality dental services.

Dr Sushko is also a past supporter of the Mission of Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit hunger-relief organization in the greater Detroit area that helps feed the city’s hungry.

Serving the Community Since 1981

1“We are happy to have served this community since 1981 and thank all those who have shared those wonderful years with us. We look forward to seeing new people come in who need our help, and the families and friends of our present patients.

I feel very confident we can continue to provide exactly what you need in the future. We strive to do everything we can to make sure you don’t have to worry, and are comfortable with any procedure.

All of us can use a little less stress or fear. I like to provide what I can for all my patients to ensure their experience here is a good one. Here’s to your continuing good health!”

— Dr. John Sushko, DDS.

Call us at (248) 712-1331 to schedule an appointment or click here to book online.

Our Staff

Jan Chaffee, R.D.H.

Jan has worked in the dental field for over twenty years. She began her career as a dental assistant and eventually became a dental receptionist. In 1995 Jan trained to become a dental hygienist and graduated from Oakland Community College several years later. She has been a staff dental hygienist with Dr. Sushko since 2000. Her vast experience and gentle touch are great assets to the practice.


Alan Twietmeyer, Office Manager

Alan attended Eastern Michigan University. Prior to working for Dr. Sushko, Alan worked for the Kmart Corporation for fourteen years. He joined Dr. Sushko’s team in 1999 as the Office Manager.

Jann Sommer, Director of Communications

Jann grew up in Detroit and graduated from Nativity High School. She attended Macomb Community College where she studied business and law enforcement. She worked in the field of finances for thirty years, including seven years at Dr. Sushko’s office as the Finance Manager in the early 1990’s. Jann returned to Dr. Sushko’s office in 2008 where she acts as the Director of Communications.


Gwen Schram, R.D.H.

Gwen began her career as a dental hygienist over twenty years ago. She graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1983 and went on to Wayne State University in the Honors Chemistry Program. She continued her education at Oakland Community College where she earned associate degrees in Science and Applied Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude in both programs.

Gwen was the Vice President of her graduating Dental Hygienist class. She began working at Dr. Sushko’s office in 1998 and trained at the University of Detroit where she
earned her license to deliver anesthesia. Gwen is
actively taking additional continuing education classes.


Call us at (248) 712-1331 to schedule an appointment or click here to book online.