Dr. Melissa D. Moccia-Patton
Dr. Melissa D. Moccia-Patton grew up in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She began working as an office assistant at Newman Family Dental Center while attending the University of Detroit Mercy, getting her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. While obtaining her degree, she was also trained in our office as a lab assistant and dental assistant. Because of her wide scope of training as a medical professional and as an employee in our office, she has been a big contributor to the success of the business.
In 2020, Dr. Melissa became part owner alongside Dr. Newman at Newman Family Dental. Her training and wide knowledge of Dentistry, her familiarity of the many aspects of our office's operations and her drive to making sure patients receive the best quality health care experience in the community makes her an invaluable part of our office.
Dr. Melissa has been practicing general dentistry at Newman Family Dental since 2007. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Detroit District Dental Society. Over the years, she has taken many postgraduate courses in different areas of dentistry, including endodontics (root canals), oral surgery and CAD/CAM (same day crowns).
Outside of the office she spends most of her time with her husband and children enjoying Michigan and all it has to offer!
Dr. Dale Garber
Dr. Dale Garber was born in 1960 in Detroit and has been a Michigan native. His affiliation with the Newman family goes back to the early 1950’s when his father Fred Garber entered the University of Michigan Dental School’s Class of 1956 with Dr. Lawrence Newman and the families became lifelong friends. When Dr. Dale Garber graduated from U of M Dental School and later began practicing at Newman Family Dental.
Dr. Garber enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes pride in making patients feel relaxed and comfortable through his gentle demeanor and sense of humor. He likes to keep current with the latest technologies and is a member of the American Dental Association. Getting patients beyond their fears and providing them with the confidence that a healthy, beautiful smile brings is what Dr. Garber enjoys most about his profession. In his free time, Dr. Garber likes to keep physically fit through biking, half Ironman triathlons, and marathons. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, and his three children. He feels very fortunate to be a part of the Newman Family Dental team, for the past three decades!