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Dentist Receives Public Service Award From The Michigan Dental Association

May 15, 2019

Great Expressions Dental Centers’ Dentist Receives Public Service Award from The Michigan Dental Association.

Southfield, Mich. (May 15, 2019)Great Expressions Dental Centers is proud to announce Dr. Michael Vilag was recently recognized with the public service award from the Michigan Dental Health Association (MDA) for his exceptional and noteworthy contributions to the dental profession as well as his community service efforts.

As an active member of MDA, Dr. Vilag demonstrates his dedication to the betterment of humanity through healthcare and service as an experienced and licensed dentist. During his time with Great Expressions, Dr. Vilag has co-created an annual dental service mission trip to provide dental and oral hygiene education services to those living in impoverished areas in the Dominican Republic and the surrounding areas.

“Dr. Vilag’s commitment to take his profession beyond the office has impacted and inspired a new generation of healthcare professionals and his work will continue to better communities for years to come,” said Dan Hirschfeld, Great Expressions CEO. “We are honored to have Dr.Vilag as a team member and appreciate his dedication and commitment to our patients, as well as those around the globe in desperate need of quality dental care.”

Reaching beyond the office and into the community, Dr. Vilag also co-founded a student-run clinic in 2011 where nearly 20 doctors and students provided dental services to residents in Detroit at St. Vincent de Paul who were experiencing homelessness and physical abuse. The clinic ran for more than six years and raised awareness for the imminent need of quality dental health services and care to those who have limited access to such resources. Today, Dr. Vilag runs a similar service clinic through the Malta Free Dental Clinic at St. Leo’s church.

“I am fortunate to be in a position where I can help address a need within a community and have the support and resources from an outstanding company like Great Expressions to meet that need,” said Dr. Vilag. “There is always an opportunity to impact those that need quality dental care, whether it is in your backyard or around the world. I am honored for the recognition of this award and the platform to continue making a difference in the communities everywhere.”

Dr. Vilag continues his service as an active volunteer, innovator and alumni board president at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

About Great Expressions Dental Centers

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Texas. Great Expressions is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. Great Expressions Dental Centers branded practices are independently-owned and operated in specific states by licensed dentists and their professional entities who employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. ADG, LLC provides administrative and business support services and licenses the Great Expressions Dental Centers brand name to independently-owned and operated dental practices. ADG does not own or operate dental practices, or employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. For more information, please visit

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