An Access to Care Initiative

About Us

School Dentist staff The School Dentist Program was created in 2003 by Melanie Sheils-Vergeldt, DDS. Dr. Melanie is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. Before earning her doctorate, she worked as a registered dental hygienist for ten years, and a registered nurse in a hospital cardiac telemetry unit.

The team of professionals is comprised of licensed dentists, registered dental hygienists, certified x-ray technicians, and experienced dental assistants. The latest technology in portable equipment is used.

Professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Oakland County Dental Association. The School Dentist team annually donates their services to the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” event.




Non-Discrimination Notice

The School Dentist, PC complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The School Dentist does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


Accessibility Statement

We are continuously working to improve the accessibility of content on our website. If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration's Accessibility help page offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.

If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of our video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

Volume Controls

Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.

If the recommendations above do not meet your needs, we invite you to contact us at (248) 952-7737, or drmelanie@schooldentist.com for assistance.