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. Carla Ismail:

Dr. Carla was born and raised in Michigan and obtained her D.D.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a caring dentist who uses only the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. Dr. Carla is an Invisalign certified provider and looks forward to offering cosmetic and orthodontic services to patients.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, Dr. Ali, and three children Zayn, Nora and Jude. She also enjoys reading, cooking and traveling.


Dr. Ali Ismail:

Dr. Ali is a native to the Canton area and obtained his D.D.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy. He enjoys caring for patients in his community, where he has been practicing his entire career. Dr. Ali enjoys getting to know each patient and developing long lasting relationships. He prides himself on being especially good with patients who have dental anxiety. Over the years Dr. Ali has obtained advanced training in Implantology, Endodontics and Oral Surgery. He enjoys being able to provide patients with Implants and other services within the office.

Outside of the office, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Carla, and three children Zayn, Nora and Jude. He also enjoys fishing, hunting and all things related to being in the great outdoors as well.


Dr. Johnna Daniels:

Dr. Daniels 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. Daniels pursued additional, advanced training in a two-year residency program through the University of Detroit and St. John Providence. During this time she was chosen to be “Chief Resident.” In her residency,

Dr. Daniels managed patients with complex treatment needs and has extensive experience with dental implants, dental restorations, and dentures, among other dental treatments. Dr. Daniels cares deeply about the quality of her work, and always focuses on the patient’s best interest when offering treatment recommendations. Dr. Daniels currently resides in Royal Oak. She participates in marathons and triathlons in her spare time. She is getting married in the spring of 2014 and has two Border Collie rescue dogs



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