Thomas A. Hamway, DDS, MS
Dr. Hamway began treating patients in the Brighton area in 1993. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Northern Michigan University in 1982 and then a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in 1985. After working as an electrical engineer for two years, Dr. Hamway continued his education at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. At the University of Detroit, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991 and then continued on to achieve a Master of Science degree and a certificate in the specialty of Orthodontics with honors in 1993.
Memberships in several professional organizations provide Dr. Hamway with the means to influence developments in his field as well as a wider forum to improve patient care. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics, the Michigan Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association. He is also a member of the Michigan Dental Association, the Washtenaw District Dental Society, the Livingston District Dental Society and Psi Omega National Dental Fraternity.
Aside from his dedication to premium patient care and attending regular continuing education courses, Dr. Hamway has also demonstrated his expertise in an article published in the Oakland County Dental Review, titled “Naso-Respiratory Function and Craniofacial Growth,” and in the International Journal of Adult Orthodontic Orthognathic Surgery, titled “Surgical Correction of Skeletal Class II Malocclusions Using Cranial Base Length (Corrected and Uncorrected) as a Reference.” Dr. Hamway also has lectured at the University of Detroit Dental School and hosts in-office presentations for local area dentists, physicians and their staff.
Dr. Hamway lives in the Brighton area with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters. Outside the office, Dr. Hamway enjoys basketball, golf and traveling.
Timothy G. Stroster, DDS, MS
Dr. Stroster earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1988. Upon graduation, Dr. Stroster entered a general practice residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit in 1989. He practiced general dentistry for three years and then returned to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry to earn his Master of Science degree and certificate in the specialty of orthodontics with honors in 1993. He was awarded the OKU Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, the S.G. Applegate Prosthodontics Award, the American Association of Orthodontists’ Orthodontics Award, the American Academy of Pathology’s Oral Pathology Award and the Detroit Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s Award for Outstanding Proficiency in Oral Surgery.
In addition to working in private practices, Dr. Stroster continually takes courses so that he can keep up-to-date on the latest technological advances in orthodontics. He is a former Attending Staff/Teaching Staff Member for the Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.
Memberships in many professional organizations provide Dr. Stroster with the means to influence developments in his field as well as a wider forum to improve patient care. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics, the Michigan Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association. He also is a member of the Michigan Dental Society and the Livingston District Dental Society, in which he served as its president from 2006-2007.
Aside from his dedication to premium patient care, Dr. Stroster has also demonstrated his expertise in many dental publications including “Naso-Respiratory Function and Craniofacial Growth”, “Assessment of Condylar Position Following Bilateral Sagittal Split Ramis Osteotomy with Wire Fixation and Rigid Fixation” and “Effective Barrier Protection for Infection Control Using Disposable Handpiece, Hose and Cable Drapes.” Dr. Stroster also hosts in-office presentations for other dentists and their staff.
Dr. Stroster is committed to helping those in need. In October 2007, he participated in a medical-dental mission to Guatemala. During the week of the mission, Dr. Stroster extracted hundreds of teeth! His group also provided new supplies and education for proper dental hygiene to those people without access to dental care.
Dr. Stroster has been married for 24 years and has three children. He enjoys the culinary arts, golfing, and traveling.