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Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Faculty Profile - Dr. Deborah Priestap


Deborah E. Priestap, DDS, MS

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Deborah Priestap is from Battle Creek, Michigan. She completed her dental training at the Ohio State University and her orthodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy. She began practicing orthodontics in 1986. Her private practice is located in Milford, Michigan. She began teaching at the University of Michigan in 1999 and teaches on Friday afternoons in the graduate orthodontic clinic. Dr. Priestap practices with edgewise/Straight-wire (MBT) appliances and some functional appliances. In addition, Dr. Priestap teaches in the graduate orthodontic clinic at the University of Detroit Mercy on Thursdays. She and her husband, Gary, have five step-children. She also enjoys swimming in the mornings at the Milford YMCA to counteract middle-age morphological changes.