When Frank Kizy and his wife, Dr. Amber Kizy, sat down to pick a location for her first dental practice, they made a profound discovery from a simple Google search.
“We had originally considered West Bloomfield, where we have family,” says Frank, who previously owned a Papa Romano’s Pizza franchise in Oak Park. “But when we looked on Google Maps for dentists, all of these pinpoints popped up. There were so many dentists per capita in that area, and there were very few in Flint.”
Amber, who had been a dentist in Iraq for four years prior to being re-certified in the United States, was drawn to working in an underserved area, says Frank. So, after she graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2013 and spent a year working at a large practice in Saginaw, the Kizys opened Deluxe Dental at the northeast corner of Dort Highway and Atherton Road in Flint.
And so began a business that, just over a year after opening, is already proving successful with repeat patients and thousands of children educated about dental hygiene.
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