Meet Dr. Colleen Bullard
On Being A Dentist
Dr. Colleen Bullard has been a practicing dentist for more than 12 years. She loves her patients and has been caring for many of them since her dental career began. Watching children grow and mature, following the ups and downs in the lives of her patients, and forming strong, personal relationships with each of them, are all fulfilling to Dr. Bullard.
As a dentist, Dr. Bullard finds it professionally and personally satisfying to see an individual’s life improve following dental treatment. Helping people develop optimal oral health, and restoring their ability to smile with confidence, are Dr. Bullard’s passions.
Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Bullard was a clinical social worker. This insight into the human mind provides her with an unparalleled ability to help those patients who have a high level of dental-related anxiety and fear. She spends time talking with patients about their concerns and works with them to find ways through their worries, providing support, encouragement, and always offering painless care.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Michigan
- Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
Dr. Bullard knows it is essential to stay current with developments in oral healthcare. By pursuing continuing education, she is able to serve her patients by meeting their care needs with the latest proven treatments and technologies. Invisalign®, techniques in oral surgery, and ongoing training in periodontal therapy, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry are all of interest to Dr. Bullard. She’s currently planning for continuing education in the areas of the treatment of sleep apnea, as well as implant surgery and sedation dentistry.
Now calling Saline her home, Dr. Bullard grew up in Ann Arbor, MI. She and her husband, Bill, have a 10-year old daughter, Samantha, a niece, Maxine, and a cat, Maya.
When she’s not working, you will most often find Dr. Bullard enjoying time with her family, especially supporting the girls’ extracurricular activities. She also stays fit, participating in exercise classes including spinning and yoga. An avid reader, Dr. Bullard often is lost in the pages of a good book. Oh, and she’s a big fan of Michigan Wolverine sports!
Dr. Bullard volunteers at her church for a program with children, called AWANA. She works with girls in grades three through six, and finds the experience gratifying.
Dr. Molly Schott
Dr. Molly strives to get to know each of her patients and make their experience a pleasant, if not enjoyable visit. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and prides herself on every smile she gets to be a part of.
When Dr. Molly isn’t at the office, she loves spending time with her husband and family. She and her husband love to travel and explore new places. She loves being outside and staying active.
Dr. Samantha Bassil
- Detroit District Dental Society Award of Excellence in Patient Care
- The International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award
- Women in Medicine Scholarship
Immediately following graduation, Dr. Bassil’s aspirations to expand her knowledge and skills led her to complete a residency at the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital. During this residency, she gained experience treating medically compromised patients and individuals with complex dental needs. Since then, Dr. Bassil has joined our team and is excited to offer comfortable and top-notch care to our patients.
Dr. Bassil truly believes in the importance of treating her patients in a compassionate and caring manner. She has a strong desire to help patients achieve their oral health goals and she values the trust each patient places in her to improve their smile.
Dr. Bassil maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and Sigma Alpha Nu Honor Society. She is a strong advocate for life-long learning and actively pursues continuing education courses to further her knowledge and expertise in the dynamic field of dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bassil enjoys spending time with her husband and family outdoors kayaking, boating, waterskiing, kickboxing, and swimming. Her family owns a farm with many horses and mules, which she loves to ride and drive. She also loves DIY projects and always has a creative project in the works!