Meet Dr. Brent Frey
Dr. Brent Jordan Frey grew up in metropolitan Detroit and attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies and dental school education. During college, he earned a spot on the Varsity Wrestling team, as a walk on. QS World Rankings recently honored the University of Michigan as the #1 public school in the US and the School of Dentistry as the #1 dental school in the US and #2 in the world for 2017. Dr. Frey attended the prestigious Howard University for his orthodontic residency. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the National Dental Association, and is one of the founders of the Donald M. Russell Orthodontic Study Club.
Experience has played a major role in Dr. Frey’s style as an orthodontist. He has been around dentistry most of his life, as his uncle Dr. Ronald Livingston is a successful family practitioner in Highland Park, Michigan. Dr. Frey credits Dr. Livingston for providing him with the fundamentals of his practice philosophy. Simply put—treat patients and staff well with honesty and integrity, and the work will be rewarding.
In dental school, Dr. Frey had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading orthodontists and dentists. During this time, he participated in the preservation of the University of Michigan Growth Study with its curator, Dr. James McNamara. Dr. McNamara has been recognized throughout his career for his contributions to orthodontic practice, research, and education. In 2008, while Dr. Frey was working on the preservation project, the American Board of Orthodontics presented Dr. McNamara with the Albert M. Ketcham Award, considered the most prestigious award in orthodontics worldwide.
Between 2010 and 2017, Dr. Frey worked as an associate orthodontist with Drs. Henry DiLorenzo and Kenneth Hrechka in their practice, Maryland Orthodontics. Both orthodontists have been in practice more than 30 years and have been recognized for their contributions to orthodontics on local and national levels. While working at Maryland Orthodontics, Dr. Frey was able to hone his skills in treatment planning and clinical practice.
Dr. Frey has been passionate about a career in orthodontics since middle school. He always has desired to have his own practice and now feels blessed to have that opportunity. His experience learning from many distinguished dental practitioners motivates him to work with the highest standards. His goal is to provide excellent service and an exceptional result to each and every patient. To Dr. Frey, orthodontics is more than just straight teeth. His approach places critical importance on maintaining excellent oral health and choosing treatment plans that are predictable and minimize risk. Dr. Frey feels his most important roles as a health care provider are to educate patients on their condition and advocate on their behalf. He enjoys helping patients achieve the smile they desire through orthodontics and strives to provide an experience that adds value to their lives.
Giving back is important to Dr. Frey; as such, he contributes to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Howard University College of Dentistry, and to orthodontic education and research through the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation. He also returns to Howard University each year to present lectures to orthodontic residents.
When he is not at the office, Dr. Frey enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Cheri, playing with their puppies, watching sports, playing golf, and traveling. He is an avid fan of University of Michigan and Detroit sports teams. Dr. Frey is an active member of Alfred Street Baptist Church and serves on the men's usher board.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2010 National Orthodontics Award for Biomechanical Wire Bending
- American Association of Orthodontics Foundation Vanguard Society
- 2008 American Association of Public Health Dentistry Student Recognition Award
- 2007 University of Michigan Ida Gray Award winner for promotion of multicultural ideals
- University of Michigan Student Athlete Award, Varsity Wrestling