Doctor Lazarus has been committed to providing the best possible orthodontic outcome for his patients. To that end, he provides personalized treatment for each patient at each appointment. During treatment, the patient will be provided with a comfortable and pleasant experience. Doctor Lazarus is enthusiastic and passionate about orthodontics and his ability to enhance the well being of each patient. He fully understands the importance of how a functional bite and great dental esthetics can benefit the lifelong self-esteem of each individual. A well treated orthodontic case will improve the patients facial appearance as well.
Dr. John A. Lazarus studied at the University of Detroit where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS), graduating summa cum laude, with highest honors. After practicing general dentistry for two years, Dr. Lazarus returned to the University of Detroit and completed a two year residency program in orthodontics, obtaining his Masters of Science Specialty Degree (MS).
Dr. Lazarus has specialized in the practice of orthodontics for over 25 years. His treatment philosophy has developed over the course of time by applying various treatment techniques to thousands of patients. Dr. Lazarus has developed effective treatments to address the different needs of children and adults. His range of experience includes determining the appropriate treatment timing for the young patient, the careful use of extractions in certain types of problems, the application of growth modification for jaw imbalances, the symptomatic treatment of TMJ discomfort and the benefit of jaw surgery in certain situations.
Dr. Lazarus is a part time faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy since 1993. In this position he has contributed to the education of many orthodontic residents by sharing his years of orthodontic experience. Dr. Lazarus is a member of the Oakland County Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.
Dr. Lazarus lives in Oakland County with his wife Cindy, who is a practicing dental hygienist. Their three daughters have all graduated from the University of Michigan. Daughter Nicole is an art director for National Geographic and lives in Ann Arbor with her husband Zak. Their daughter Adrienne is in Human Resources for Johnson Controls and lives in Birmingham with her husband Georges. Youngest daughter Joanne is the personal assistant to Julia Louis-Dreyfus and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Ben.