Dentist in Traverse City, MI
Our friendly, full service office ensures that you and your entire family will always be welcomed by an outstanding team of dental professionals that you will come to know and trust.
Meet Dr. Paul G. Sternhagen, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS
Paul Guy Sternhagen, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS completed his undergraduate studies at Central Michigan University in 1981. He received his training and Doctorate in Dentistry from Loyola, University Chicago in 1985. Dr. Sternhagen has served on the advisory boards of both Delta College and Ross Medical Center for their dental assisting programs.
Dr. Sternhagen received the prestigious Fellowship Awards from both the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. He strives to provide the highest level of dental care by continuing to pursue current education for dentistry. The Fellowship Awards symbolize excellence in the dental profession, and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.
Dr Sternhagen has advanced training in the area of TMJ disorders, cosmetic, restortative, implant, family, and sedation dentistry. In addition to hundreds or hours of additional post graduate study, Dr. Sternhagen has trained at the highly regarded Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study, The Pankey Institute, Dental Organization Of Conscious Sedation, The Ruddle Center for Advanced Endodontics, and The Turbyfill Advanced Denture Technique Courses. Dr Sternhagen completed a "mini" residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Unniversity of Minnesota. He earned his certification in Intravenous Sedation at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr Sternhagen is committed to patient safety and holds an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Dr. Sternhagen grew up on Torch Lake and is a 1985 graduate of Loyola Dental School. Dr. Sternhagen and his wife, Kim, have a son, Jacob, and a golden retriever, Sport. They enjoy and support the community. Dr Sternhagen has enjoyed years of coaching youth basketball and baseball teams. They love our great state of Michigan and participate in many of the outdoor activities that each of its four seasons offer.
"I have practiced General Dentistry since 1985 and the philosophy of my practice has been the key to my success. It is simply to give my patients the opportunity to have the best care possible. I love my family and I know you love yours too! Thats why I am committed to giving you the same thoughtful care and personalized attention to you and your family as I would want and expect for my own. I will take time to discuss treatment options with you so you can make informed choices for what is the appropriate dental care for you. My commitment to post- graduate education has made me an excellent clinician, and I offer a wide range of treatment including sedation dentistry."
Dr Sternhagen has trained with some of the world’s most prominent SEDATION dentists. He is rapidly becoming known as the leading dentist in Northern Michigan for people who want SEDATION DENTISTRY
- Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow-Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Resort District Dental Association
- Past President, Saginaw County Dental Society
- L.D. Pankey Institute Alumni Association
- Dawson Alumni Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Meet The Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our office.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you!
Registered Dental Hygienst
We are delighted to have Marie as our lead hygienist at Dentistry For Northern Michigan. She is a native of Empire and a graduate of Glen Lake High School.
After earning her Associates degree from Northwestern Michigan College, Marie continued her education at Ferris State University, studying dental hygiene. Marie earned her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined Dentistry For Northern Michigan.
Marie has been a great addition to our practice. She is caring, thorough, and gentle, and she loves her patients! Marie is dedicated to finding methods that will improve our patient’s dental health.
Aside from her love of dentistry, Marie enjoys the out-of-doors and spending time with her family, friends, and especially her fiancé Jake and their dog, Jasmine.
" I feel honored to serve our valued patients. I am proud to work with our great team and Dr Sternhagen to provide a comprehensive approach to dental care for all our patients."
We are very fortunate to have Tammy as our Dental Assistant at Dentistry For Northern Michigan.
She received her Certification in Dental Assisting from Northwestern Michigan College.
Tammy has been a Dental Assistant for over twenty years. Her experience, her genuine interest in her patients, and her clinical skills allow her to provide our patients with the excellent dental care they deserve.
Tammy and her husband, Mark, keep busy with their five children and two dogs. She enjoys her family, reading, and spending as much time on the water as she can!
"I am excited to provide you with the best care that dentistry has to offer. I am proud to be working in an office that not only has teamwork, but a positive work environment that offers comprehensive dentistry as well as excellent patient care. Our office is very friendly and family orientated. I know that you will love it here as much as I do!"