Being an orthodontist allows me to positively change so many lives. I love helping people to have more confident smiles. A beautiful smile can change someone’s life, and that transformation is what excites me most!
I love getting to know our patients and seeing the changes in each person during their treatment. Watching a child mature into a self-confident young adult, or an adult achieve a smile they have spent years longing for, is incredible!
I believe one of my main responsibilities is to put patients at ease, as some are nervous about treatment and have lots of questions about what will happen. That is one of the ways Nolan & Guest Orthodontics stands apart: we truly listen to our patients and invest time to address all of their concerns, from first visit through every step to their new smile.
Beyond that, we have fun in our office and constantly check to make sure our patients are comfortable, informed, and happy. Our greatest reward is spending our days surrounded by beautiful, confident, and growing smiles!
~ Dr. Susie Sandstrom Guest
Education and Experience
Dr. Susie Guest always knew she wanted to have a positive impact on people through healthcare, and found orthodontics to be the perfect fit for her interests and personality.
She started her education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. Her Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. She completed her three-year combined certificate and Master of Science in orthodontics with the University of Michigan Orthodontic Department.
Dr. Guest joined Dr. Nolan at the practice in the summer of 2008, after the completion of her orthodontic training.
Professional Affiliations and Activities
Dr. Guest is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. She is also an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Michigan Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Western District Dental Society
- Women in Orthodontics
In addition, Dr. Guest is a guest lecturer for the orthodontic techniques course in the graduate orthodontic department at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Dr. Guest strongly believes all professionals, regardless of their field, owes it to themselves and those they serve to stay abreast of the latest developments in their respective specialty. Seeking the best training and education has always been and will always be her priority. Through ongoing continuing education, she remains confident she is providing the most appropriate, effective, and advanced care for her patients.
Dr. Guest resides in her hometown of Ann Arbor with her husband Tim, who sells commercial real estate in Washtenaw County, and their three children: Gunnar, Adeline, and Nora. The children keep their parents busy with many sports activities and other interests.
In her spare minutes, Dr. Guest loves exercising and staying active, as well as reading and spending time with friends and extended family.