Meet Our Doctors

Meet Faith M. Aboona, DDS

Dr-Faith-Aboona-northstar-family-dentistryI was born & raised in Warren, Michigan, where I grew up as the oldest of five rambunctious children. I graduated valedictorian of my high school class & received a full academic scholarship to Wayne State University in Detroit. There I received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology & realized my passion for healthcare. My love of drawing & painting made dentistry seem like the perfect balance between patient care & art.

I am a board-certified general dentist with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Ohio State University. Don’t worry though! As a Michigan native, I remained true to my Mitten State & always cheered on the Wolverines.

My career as a dentist couldn’t be more fulfilling. I love meeting new patients & watching families grow. I enjoy performing dentistry, but I enjoy the relationships I form with my patients even more. I believe it’s my duty to provide each patient with the most state-of-the-art dentistry possible & therefore I take continuing education very seriously. Our office is on the cutting edge of technology because that’s what I would want for myself & my family.

dr-Aboona-kidsWhen I’m not in the office, my time is spent with my family. My husband Jonathan & I have three little ones; Alex, Dominic & a baby girl named Zoe. You might occasionally catch one or two of them in the office raiding the toy chest. My kids are my life, but on the rare occasion I have some free time, you can find me going for a run in the outdoors.

I look forward to meeting you & your family!

Meet Gabrielle Malette, DDS

I was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan but grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where I completed my undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Windsor. I was a student-athlete at the University of Windsor, competing in both cross-country & track-&-field. Living in a border city, my family & I took full advantage of our proximity to the U.S., frequently making the quick trip across the bridge to enjoy concerts & sporting events in Detroit, & the beauty of Northern Michigan.

When I was eleven years old, a rare tooth decaying genetic defect resulted in the need for me to receive two root canals. While many children might have been frightened by the prospect of two root canal procedures, I was fascinated by the entire process & my passion for dentistry had been sparked. This ultimately led me to the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

My passion for the profession has only grown over time. I love being able to help patients & meet so many wonderful people. I am definitely a “people-person”, which is another reason that I love the profession of dentistry – it affords me the opportunity of interacting with & forming meaningful relationships with so many great people.

Outside of the office, you’d likely find me spending time with my family. My hobbies include cooking, running, playing soccer, swimming, & playing board games. Being Canadian, I must admit that I fit the stereotype of being a passionate hockey fan, proudly cheering on the Red Wings.