David Swan is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan where he received both his undergraduate and dental degrees.  After finishing near the top of his class in 1984, Dr. Swan spent an additional year of advanced training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.  Over the years, Dr. Swan has invested heavily in continuing dental education, accumulating over 2,000 hours of training after dental school.

Dr. Swan has pursued managerial and behavioral training through The Center for Professional Development in Arizona, implant training through the Misch International Implant Institute in Pennsylvania, and trained in advanced restorative therapy through the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Florida.  Dr. Swan was the founder and first president of the

Northern Michigan Implant Study Club and is a member of several dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor dental fraternity.

Dr. Swan’s professional accomplishments include Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and  Fellow of both the Misch International  Implant Institute and the Academy of General Dentistry.  He has also achieved the prestigious designation of Pankey Scholar from the L.D. Pankey Institute where he serves as a mentor for other dentists seeking to advance their skills and their practices.

Dr. Swan established a private practice in Chelsea, Michigan after his residency at Sinai before joining Traverse Dental Associates, P.C. in 1994.  Dr. Swan provides intravenous sedation and most surgical services for the practice.  He especially enjoys providing dental implants and advanced restorative and esthetic dentistry for his patients.  “I believe it is vital to take the time to know my patients and perform a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. This allows them to choose the level of care that best suits their goals, circumstances and temperament. Optimal care isn’t one size fits all, and technical mastery, while important, is only a part of treating the needs of the whole person.”

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