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Great Lakes Family Dental Group - Saginaw

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Gillian Edwards

Dr. Gillian Edwards

Dr. Edwards completed her undergraduate studies at Albion College and her dental studies at the University of Michigan graduating in 1986. Dr. Edwards is a member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She is committed to the field of dentistry keeping abreast of the latest advances and techniques in her field through a heavy schedule of continuing education courses, analysis of dental publications and participation in case study groups with her peers. As a general dentist, Dr. Edwards provides patients a comprehensive array of dental services including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, wisdom tooth extraction and orthodontia.

With over twenty years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Edwards is a valued and respected member of the dental community. She combines her knowledge and clinical experience to provide the highest level of care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere from the initial exam through all phases of prescribed dental treatment and patient education. She and her support staff are committed to maintaining strong patient communication, providing comprehensive treatment planning and detailed explanations of treatment options. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Edwards enjoys traveling to the Petoskey and Traverse City areas. She is a devoted supporter of the University of Michigan football program and an avid fan of the theater and movie industries.

Dr. Heba Abuhussein

Dr. Heba Abuhussein

Dr. Heba Abuhussein was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved back to her native country Saudi Arabia when her father completed his PhD in education at the University of Southern California. She grew up in Saudi Arabia, where she completed her education and graduated the top of her class earning a DDS degree at King AbdulAziz University Dental School. She moved back to the United States in 2006 where she completed the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Michigan in 2009. She loves teaching and has taught at the University of Michigan’s Dental School and King AbdulAziz University Dental School.

She spends the rest of her professional career working in private practice. She has volunteered her services in treating migrant patients at University of Michigan Dental Migrant Program in Traverse City and has rendered free oral cancer screenings at local hospitals. Dr. Abuhussein is an active member and Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology. She feels extremely fortunate to be in such a wonderful profession that enables her to improve the quality of life of her patients.

Dr. Abuhussein lives in Ann Arbor and loves nature and outdoor activities like playing sports, biking, skiing, and swimming. She spends most of her leisure time with her three dogs, friends and visiting her family.

Dr. Ritish Chhabra

Dr. Ritish Chhabra

Dr. Ritish Chhabra was born in New Delhi, India and raised in Grand Blanc, Michigan from the time he was 2 years old. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. During dental school, Dr. Chhabra was the Vice President of UDM's American Association of Public Health Dentistry and spent time going to elementary schools around the area teaching children proper oral hygiene.

In his free time, Dr. Chhabra enjoys watching and playing basketball, traveling, and spending time with his puppy, Cooper. He is thrilled to be joining the Great Lakes Family team and is excited to get to know his patients while providing quality dental care.

Dr. Chhabra is an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
Dr. Amelia Richardson

Dr. Amelia Richardson

Dr. Amelia Richardson graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Science degree. Prior to her career as a dentist, she worked full-time for 5 years in dental research focusing on the human genetics of developmental anomalies of the dentition. Her contributions resulted in authorship on 17 peer-reviewed publications. While in dental school Dr. Richardson received the Louis C. Schultz Award in Operative Rehabilitation and the Michigan Periodontal Alumni Award. Additionally, she is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society that honors their members for academic excellence and professional character. When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, and playing trivia. Dr. Richardson is very excited to work with, and get to know, the community members of Saginaw and its surrounding areas!