Meet the Doctors

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Dr Majella Caven-Nwagwu DDS

General Dentist

Dr Caven-Nwagwu is a gentle, caring dentist who uses advanced materials and procedures available in dentistry.  Dr. Caven received her Bachelors of Science degree and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. She went on and completed a Post-Doctoral General Practice Dental Residency program at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. She was able to learn advanced techniques in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry . Dr Caven has several years of experience in the practice of dentistry, having  served as a Clinical Faculty at the University of Detroit mercy, School of Dentistry and currently on Staff at  the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge of dentistry, Dr Caven continually completes advanced continuing education courses.  She is certified and experienced in clear aligner therapy through Invisalign. In 2014 she completed the F.O.R.C.E International  Orthodontic Internship in Birmingham, Michigan, allowing her to offer traditional braces to her patients.

In addition to being a dentist, Dr Caven is also an accomplished artist with a great eye for detail. (Art Gallery) She uses her creativity to create natural looking smiles. Her attention to detail and genuine care for patients is what sets her apart.

Dr. Caven is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD),the American Dental association and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists . Committed to community service, Dr Caven started the Anchor Smiles Community programs, which has partnered with, local and national charities to provide,  funding and donations to our local communities and Veterans.  She also enjoys volunteering at the Father Solanus center and soup kitchen in Detroit. A strong advocate for education, Dr Caven also created the Anchor Future Dentist program which gives high school students and pre-dental students the opportunity to shadow a dentist, receive mentoring  and receive a mini scholarship towards  College. Dr Caven also serves as a Dentaltown mentor to new dentists and dental professionals.

 Dr Caven-Nwagwu is married and a busy mom with four young sons . She spends her leisure time reading, creating art pieces,  and travelling.

Dr Caven-Nwagwu and the entire team at Anchor Family Dentistry are dedicated and committed to providing honesty, compassion and respect to each person that comes through our doors

meet the dentist

Dr Andrea Hislop DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Andrea Hislop, a native of Michigan, has been in the dental field since early 2000’s, beginning as a dental assistant while taking courses to pursue a Post Baccalaureate degree in Physics and Secondary Education. She earned a Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Detroit Mercy. During her stint as an assistant, she fell in love with Dentistry, switched her career path, and returned to her alma mater to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry.

She has a sincerity for helping those in need. During her senior year of undergrad, she organized and led a group of over 50 college students from several Metro Detroit campuses to aid in post Hurricane Katrina relief, giving their spring break to gut and paint houses of residents of New Orleans and the surrounding area affected by the natural disaster. After graduating, she dedicated a year of her life to campus ministry in Metro Detroit.

A lifelong learner, Dr. Hislop enrolls in study clubs and continuing education courses to keep current. She is meticulous and fosters a positive and peaceful environment. Dr. Hislop takes time with her patients, with personalized plans after discussing with her patients their hopes and goals. Eager to treat kids and to instill a desire to have a healthy smile. Dr. Hislop is a proponent of promoting oral health, to foster oral education and preventative practices.

She loves spending time with her husband, Jason, and their three young children. They enjoy walking in the woods with their collie. In her spare time she will garden, read or paint. She uses her creativity to bless family or friends with floral arrangements for their weddings, from past experience as a florist. She is an active member of her church, along with her husband, helping to build it in its early years. Dr. Hislop is involved in the children’s and women’s ministry, taking pleasure in painting props for the latest Christmas children’s production.

Here’s what patients are saying about Dr. Hislop:

“I have truly enjoyed my visits with Dr. Andrea Hislop. I stayed out of any dentist office for several years and this did not help me, but only made me more nervous to get back in. I finally got in to see Dr. Hislop earlier this year as a new client, and I am so happy I did. Though I have needed a lot of work done, she had been so amazing. She is detailed and thorough. I sincerely know that she cares. I feel more relaxed in her care than I had expected to. I deeply appreciate her taking such good care of my teeth. I’m so glad she is my dentist. I trust her and she will always remain my dentist.”  

--Jackie G.


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