Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

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Dr. Patrick Latcham

Dr. Patrick Latcham

Dr. Latcham has practiced dentistry in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, since 1981. His special interests include comprehensive implant procedures, cosmetic dentistry, and TMJ treatment.

In addition, Dr. Latcham received extensive training in laser treatment for gum disease, as well as CEREC, the system for one-visit crowns.

Dr. Latcham received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, following his graduations from University of Detroit High School and Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. He also earned the prestigious Masters award (MAGD) the highest available from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Latcham has been an evaluator for Clinicians Report, a non-profit educational research organization. Their monthly reports are published worldwide in seven languages.

Dr. Latcham balances his busy career with an active home life. He and his cherished wife, Linda, enjoy skiing, water sports, sailing, and biking with their four terrific sons. Commitment to family, community, and patient satisfaction is part of what makes Pointe Dental Group great!

What Patients Say About Dr. Latcham

“I love visiting Dr. Latcham and the team at Pointe Dental Group. I appreciate that they take the time to listen to you, explain what they're doing, and why they're doing it… For over a decade I've been going to Pointe Dental Group and I don't plan to switch any time soon!”

-Alexander Morgan

“I just wanted to personally thank you for all you have done for me and my family over the years! We have trusted you implicitly and have had the utmost quality of care and compassion from you. So much so that we were very hesitant to find a new dentist after moving to Northville 3 years ago… We wanted you to know what a blessing you have all been to us over the years and that we pray for continued success in your business!”

-Lisa Humphrey
Dr. Paul Van Walleghem

Dr. Paul Van Walleghem

Dr. Paul Van Walleghem has been practicing Dentistry for 30 years and Dental Sleep Medicine for 25 years.

Dr. Van Walleghem is known for his professional approach, attention to detail, and warm and caring manner. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1986 with honors. Dr. Van Walleghem received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1999, and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Paul Van Walleghem helps Macomb and Wayne County residents get a more restful night's sleep, as well. Dr. Van Walleghem recently became an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) Diplomate. ABDSM is the board for the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective alternative treatment to the standard continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.

What Patients Say About Dr. Van Walleghem

“Dr. Van Walleghem is the best. He makes me feel at ease when I'm nervous. I always feel he really cares about me and my dental needs. He's always gentle and kind.”

-Vicky Moore

"Ever since I met Dr. Van Walleghem, my sleeping has improved 100%. I found that I no longer had the need for a CPAP hook up to my face while sleeping. It was nice that Dr. Van Walleghem has an oral/dental appliance which has been fantastic since 2015 when I switched over from CPAP to the oral/dental appliance. The office staff is very friendly and professional. I'd recommend Dr. Van Walleghem if you’re looking for an alternative method to the CPAP. Sweet dreams!”

-Walter Sabotka
Dr. Kirsten J. Fanelli

Dr. Kirsten J. Fanelli

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Biological Anthropology, she continued her education at Midwestern University of Dental Medicine back in Chicago where she met her Michigander husband (also a dentist) and made her way back to the mitten state.

Dr. Fanelli’s special interests include restorative dentistry, oral pathology, and dental education. While at Midwestern she won awards for academics, leadership, and excellence in patient care, and she strives to maintain these ideals now as a practicing dentist.

In her free time, Dr. Fanelli is an avid reader and traveler who enjoys spending time with her husband Joseph and beloved cat, Murphy. She watches Jeopardy religiously and is always planning her next adventure.

Dr. Christopher E. Degenhardt

Dr. Christopher E. Degenhardt

Dr. Chris Degenhardt graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and graduated in 2018 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. While in dental school, he volunteered for dental missions both in Haiti and the Philippines providing dental services to under-served communities. In addition, Dr. Degenhardt volunteered during his 4 years of dental school at St. Vincent de Paul’s Dental Clinic in Detroit, serving as the Student Program Director his last year. Self-taught in the German language, Dr. Degenhardt also worked in a dental office in Cologne, Germany which increased his language proficiency.

Since graduating, Dr. Degenhardt has been providing restorative dentistry to adults and children, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery including removal of wisdom teeth. Dr. Degenhardt is also certified in Invisalign and Clear Correct invisible braces. Dr. Degenhardt is involved in many aspects of advanced dental education including placement and restoration of dental implants.