All professionals at Island Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Michael J. Vilag, DDS, FAGD is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He grew up locally in Woodhaven and attended Gibraltar Carlson High School. He has earned his Fellowship Award from the Acadamy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Vilag is currently the President of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Alumni Board of Directors. As an adjunct faculty, he voluntarily brings dental students to local Metro Detroit free dental clinics to help the underserved. He started and continues to run an annual dental mission trip to Dominican Republic. He is an active volunteer with Donated Dental Services, Mission of Mercy, and Malta Free Clinic in Detroit.
Dr. Vilag is very involved in organized dentistry and has held several roles in the following organizations:
•American Dental Association
•Michigan Dental Association
•Detroit District Dental Society
•Alpha Omega International Dental Service Fraternity
Dr. Vilag has been awarded the Pierre Fachaud's Dr. Cambell New Dentist Award, Detroit Mercy Dental '10 Under 10' featured Dentist, HOUR Magazine's Top Detroit Dentist List, MDA Public Service Award, the Community Dentistry & Public Health Award.
Dr. Morris has been in private family practice since 1981. She received her D.D.S. from University of Detroit Dental School in 1981. She then did a general practice residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO in 1982. On June 23, 2012, in Philadelphia Dr. Morris was awarded the degree of Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Morris prides herself on keeping up-to-date on the latest technologies and materials by attending continuing education courses on many aspects of dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. You can be sure you are in good, experienced, and gentle hands when you choose Dr. Morris.
Dr. Morris enjoys traveling with husband, Dr. Ronald Morris of Downriver Surgery Center. She also enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She has two adult children, Jonathan and Christine.
Professional Associations: American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Detroit District Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Angie has been in the dental field since 1992; she joined our team in 1994 as the Business Manager. She's been happily married since 1994 and loves singing at her church and working out. She is exceptional at her job and goes above and beyond to ensure the best experience for all of our patients.
Chelsea has been a hygienist with our office since 2012. Helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy mouth is most rewarding for her. Chelsea and her Husband welcomed their first child, Jonah May of 2019! Outside of the office she enjoys staying active and spending time with her son, family and friends.
Ruth Ann received her Associate Of Science in Dental Hygiene from Wayne County Community College District in 2004. She has been in the dental field since 1995. She enjoys helping her patients achieve good oral health and addressing all their dental needs. Outside of work Ruth Ann loves to spend time with her three beautiful daughters!
Renee has been a Dental Assistant since 2011 and has been working with Dr. Morris since 2014. She is very passionate about dentistry. Renee has two sons, Nolan and Harken. Renee currently resides on Grosse Ile with her family. Outside of the office she enjoys sailing, baseball and spending time with her family & friends.
Hannah graduated in 2017 from Carlson High School where she took her 2 year Dental Assisting program. She is now attending Wayne County Community College to pursue her career as a Dental Hygienist. Outside of the office she enjoys staying active and spending time with family and friends.
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