Sheldon Family Dental

Meet the Team at Sheldon Family Dental

Our Michigan-trained dentists enjoy paying it forward by providing quality dentistry to patients across Canton, Plymouth, Westland, Garden City, Inkster, Livonia, and all points beyond. The combined experience of Drs Ali Ismail, Carla Ismail, and Janis Hayward represents more than four decades of skilled dentistry, which means superior diagnostics and fantastic outcomes for patients just like you.

Our Canton, MI dentists also study the latest advances in dentistry and are always researching new technologies and techniques to provide superior outcomes for all patients. The team at Sheldon Family Dental is dedicated to advancing their skill set and improving the dental experience for every patient.

At Sheldon Family Dental, our dentists have chosen like-minded dental professionals who complement their commitment to patient care. When you are with us, count on a friendly team who always strive to put you and your family members at ease in our dental office.

Aside from excellent dentistry, we are also dedicated to patient education. We want you to be armed with the best information so you can make good decisions about your dental care.

Whether you’re looking for general dentistry, advanced cosmetic services, or emergency dental treatment, we are always here for you.

Check out the biographies below to learn more about our Canton, MI dentists and their compassionate team.

Ali Ismail


Dr. Ali is a native to the Canton area and obtained his DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy. 

He enjoys caring for patients in his community, where he has been practicing his entire career. Dr. Ali enjoys getting to know each patient and developing long-lasting relationships. He prides himself on being especially good with patients who have dental anxiety. Over the years Dr. Ali has obtained advanced training in dental implants, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. He enjoys being able to provide patients with comprehensive treatment all under the same roof.

Outside of the office, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Carla, and three children Zayn, Nora, and Jude. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and all things related to being in the great outdoors as well.

Carla Ismail


Dr. Carla was born and raised in Michigan and obtained her DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy. 

She is a caring dentist who uses only the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. Dr. Carla is an Invisalign certified provider and looks forward to offering cosmetic and orthodontic services to patients.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, Dr. Ali, and three children Zayn, Nora, and Jude. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

Janis Hayward


Dr. Hayward obtained both her Dental Hygiene degree and her DDS from the University of Michigan, during which time she received the Arthur H. Merritt Award for excellence in the practice of Periodontics. 

Following her graduation from dental school, Dr. Hayward served as a faculty member at U of M, teaching removable prosthodontics. Dr. Hayward is well-respected and actively involved in the dental community, and she served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and finally President of the Western Detroit District Dental Society (’90-’91). She is also a member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

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