Detroit Dental Specialty Center

Invest Detroit’s support: $150,000

Total dollars leveraged: $2,100,000

Number of jobs created: 10

Neighborhood: Midtown

The Detroit Dental Specialty Center (D.D.S. Center) is a Detroit-based, minority-owned, multi-specialty practice owned by Dr. Darnell Kaigler, Jr. With more than 17 years of experience in dentistry and a strong commitment to serving his community, Dr. Kaigler, Jr. formed the D.D.S. Center to help fill the need for comprehensive specialty-level dental services in the City of Detroit. The practice operates as a collaboration fo dentists who render comprehensive dental services. The “Comprehensive Care” concept enables them to provide all dental services patients need under the same roof. As Director of University of Michigan’s dental implant and reconstructive surgery programs, Dr. Kaigler Jr. trains dental students, surgical residents, and dental surgeons from around the world on how to perform innovative surgical and reconstructive dental-implant related procedures for which his team and the University are internationally-recognized.

Invest Detroit financing assisted with the purchase of equipment, startup expenses, and working capital needs for a new practice location occupying 6,900 square feet of commercial space in Midtown.