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. Emma Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt is originally from Pittsburgh, PA but has traveled through a few states on her journey here to Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia followed by her dental degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Immediately after graduation from dental school, Dr. Schmidt pursued an optional 1 year General Practice Residency at the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital where she learned to care for medically compromised patients in a dental setting. Since then, she has joined our team and enjoys being able to offer a well-rounded dental experience to our patients focusing on patient comfort. Trust between her and the patient is of utmost importance to provide the best care possible.
In her spare time, Dr. Schmidt spends time with her husband and dog doing any activity that can get them outside, especially during the summer months. Dr. Schmidt is member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.