Dr. Janis J. Hayward:

Dr. Hayward started the practice almost 30 years ago at its original location at Sheldon and Warren in Canton. She moved the practice to its current location at Joy and Sheldon in Canton 17 years ago; the building is a former bank that was renovated by Dr. Hayward into a welcoming, comfortable dental office. The bank vault is still here, though!

She obtained both her Dental Hygiene degree and her D.D.S. from the University of Michigan, during which time she received the Arthur H. Merritt Award for excellence in the practice of Periodontics. Following her graduation from dental school, Dr. Hayward served as a faculty member at U of M, teaching removable prosthodontics. Dr. Hayward is well-respected and actively involved in the dental community, and served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and finally President of the Western Detroit District Dental Society (’90-’91). She is also a member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

As a supplement to her many years of clinical experience, Dr. Hayward regularly attends Continuing Education courses to incorporate the latest evidence and dental materials into her practice. Invisilign and oral sleep apnea appliances are two examples of “cutting edge” dental treatment that Dr. Hayward offers.

Giving back is also important to Dr. Hayward; she spent time in Peru performing dental care for those lacking access to care. In the local community, Dr. Hayward enjoys sponsoring sports teams, theater troupes, among other organizations. She regularly donates dental supplies to the armed forces.

Dr. Hayward is deeply invested in improving quality of life for her patients, and values the trust that patients place in their dental practitioner. Dr. Hayward approaches each patient with warmth and genuineness; every patient is treated as a family member. She is committed to using the highest quality dental materials and is meticulous in her work.

Dr. Hayward has 4 children and 3 dogs. She and her husband Dave are avid Scuba divers!

Dr. Johnna P Mills:

Dr. Mills, formerly Dr. Daniels, has been with the practice since early 2013. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her D.D.S. from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Following dental school, Dr. Mills pursued additional, advanced training in an intensive two-year residency program through the University of Detroit and St. John Providence. During this time she was “Chief Resident.” In her residency, Dr. Mills managed patients with complex treatment needs, and has extensive experience with dental implants, dental restorations, and dentures, among other dental treatments. She is a member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She is currently an adjunct faculty member and clinical instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Dr. Mills cares deeply about the quality of her work, and always focuses on the patient’s best interest when offering treatment recommendations. Dr. Mills resides in Royal Oak with her husband Justin and two Border Collie rescue dogs. She enjoys running, knitting, and reading in her spare time.


Lori has been gracing the front desk with her kindness and knowledge for 14+ years. She is married to Mike; they have four children and two cats. She is an avid exerciser and can be found biking on Hines Drive almost every weekend. Lori competed in her second mini- triathlon in June of last year!


Carol has been a loyal member of the front desk team since 1996. Her calm attitude and kindness make her easy to work with; she is great at addressing any patient questions or concerns. Carol is married with two children, and has a rescue dog, Bella. She spends all of her spare time with her four grandchildren!


Sam has been a hygienist with the practice since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy and WCCC, and regularly attends continuing education courses to provide the best and latest care for her patients. She is easy to talk to, and makes dental cleanings such a pleasant experience! She and her husband Rob have two adorable children. 


Sharon joined the practice in 2016, but has been a practicing hygienist in the area for 30 years. Her gentle touch and upbeat personality are a wonderful addition to our team.  


Rachel has been a dental assistant with the practice for 20+ years. She enjoys a great rapportwith her patients, and is always up for a good laugh. Rachel enjoys crafting, especially sewing, in her spare time. Rachel has two children and three dogs. She is a huge Detroit Tigers fan.


Barbara joined our team at the beginning of the summer, 2017, after relocating from Texas to Michigan to be with her grandchildren. Barbara has decades of dental assisting experience and is an incredible asset. Her calmness and competence helps put patients at ease, as well as her amazing sense of humor!

At the corner of Joy and Sheldon
8701 N Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI 48187