Dr. Kurt L. Hofner, D.D.S.
Dentist - Canton & South Lyon
Dr. Kurt L. Hofner was born and raised in Michigan and is a native of Dearborn Heights, MI. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (“DDS”) in 1988 from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. With the help of Dr. Hofner, Sunrise Family Dental Care opened its doors in July 1998. As of 2015, Sunrise is solely owned and operated by Dr. Hofner. His practices are located in Canton, Howell, Redford and South Lyon, Michigan.
He currently resides in Northville with his wife, Michael Ann and his three daughters, Grace, Erica and Emily. He enjoys being involved in his daughters’ sporting events and is an avid follower of all University of Michigan and Detroit sports. He also enjoys spending his summers on the lake with his family. Dr. Hofner practices in the Canton office on Mondays and Tuesdays and the South Lyon office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Michael Kakareka D.D.S.
Dentist - Howell & Redford
Dr. Michael Kakareka (aka “Dr. Mike”) grew up in Warren, MI. He attended and graduated from Wayne State University in 2004 with a degree in Biological Sciences. Subsequently, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (“DDS”) from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Mike has been actively practicing since 2010 and joined Sunrise Family Dental Care’s team of professionals in 2013.
In his free time he likes to travel, fish and boat Up North. Additionally, he attends various concerts, music festivals and hometown sporting events; i.e. Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings games. You will see Dr. Mike at our Howell office on Mondays and Tuesdays and some select Fridays and Saturdays. Also you will see him our Redford office Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Amir Assad, D.D.S.
Dentist - Howell & Redford
Dr. Amir Assad graduated with Honors from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in 2015. He is also a member of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. He spent a year in Philadelphia before moving to Michigan in 2016. Dr. Assad brings a multitude of experience from his practice abroad and has been practicing for 19-plus years. Dr. Assad joined Sunrise’s team in the Fall of 2017.
He lives in West Bloomfield with his wife, Rana (who is also a Sunrise dentist) and their two children. He loves spending time with his family, watching soccer, playing games with his children and traveling. Dr. Assad can be seen in our Redford office on Monday and Tuesdays and some select Fridays and at our Howell office on Wednesday and Thursdays.
Dr. Roxanne McLaughlin, D.D.S.
Dentist - Canton
Dr. Roxanne Serkaian McLaughlin, a lifelong resident of Northville, MI, earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Michigan, Go Blue! She joined Sunrise Family Dental Care of Canton in 1998, and over the years, has enjoyed building relationships with patients and families.
Outside of keeping smiles healthy, she also likes cooking, walking, and attending youth and high school sporting events. Her favorite times are spent with her husband Sean and their three children. Dr. McLaughlin can be seen throughout the week in our Canton office.
Dr. Rana Altaweel, D.M.D.
Dentist - Canton
Rana Altaweel, DMD (“Dr. Rana”) has been practicing dentistry since 2004. Initially, she completed her dental studies and graduation abroad before arriving in the United States. She eventually attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated and received her additional dental degree in 2016. Dr. Rana has been a “Michigander” since 2008 and lives in West Bloomfield with her husband, Amir (who also is a dentist with Sunrise), and their two children.
Dr. Rana is driven to provide quality dentistry to her patients in a caring and compassionate manner. In her time away from Sunrise, Dr. Rana loves to spend time with her family, go shopping, bike with her children and spend time cooking and baking in her newly renovated kitchen!!! Dr. Rana can be seen at our Canton office on Wednesdays through Fridays and some select Saturdays.
Dr. Rashmi Swamy, B.D.S., D.M.D.
Dentist - South Lyon
Dr Rashmi Swamy graduated with distinctions in 1999 from the Government Dental College in Bangalore. She expanded and continued her studies graduating and earning a degree from the Boston University School of Dentistry (Massachusetts) in 2004. She has continued to practice dentistry in Michigan since 2004. Dr. Swamy’s passion has always been to connect with the communities where she provides exceptional minimally-invasive dental care to her patients.
As a General Family Dentist, Dr. Swamy is well-versed in preventive, cosmetic, restorative (including implants) and other dental prosthetic procedures. Additionally, she is certified to provide Invisalign as an option to her patients, for certain orthodontic conditions, giving her patients that winning and desirable smile.
She lives in Novi and loves her life in Michigan. She shares this joy with her wonderful husband and three children. When not attending to her patients, you will find her entertaining her family and friends with her exceptional cooking talents; practicing yoga; taking long hikes and biking; traveling and exploring. Anything to create a fun adventure and learn and acquire new skills is her motto.
Dr. Heba Abuhussein, D.D.S.
Periodontist - South Lyon
Dr. Heba Abuhussein was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to her native country 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 as well as King AbdulAziz University Dental School.
Dr. Heba is an active member and Diplomat 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. Heba currently lives in Saline with her husband, daughter and 3 dogs. She loves nature and outdoor activities like playing sports, biking, skiing and swimming. You can see her in our South Lyon office one Monday a month and in our Canton office one Thursday a month!
Our cordial and professional Sunrise teams present our patients with comprehensive treatment planning with insurance and financial options in an effort to guide them down their chosen path towards a lifetime of managed dental health and appearance.