Shwedel Dental is a Taylor based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Shwedel, Dr. Okonkowski, Dr. Nadia Al-Asam and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 313-482-9061 and experience why our patients think Shwedel Dental is the best dentist in Taylor.



Meet The Doctors


Dr. Steven Shwedel

Dr. Steven Shwedel

There's a reason people keep coming to see Steven Shwedel, D.D.S. It’s because Dr. Shwedel is well known for the quality of his dental work and the superb service he and his team provide to all patients. He has been practicing in Taylor for more than 35 years. Dr. Shwedel is committed to offering patients the most advanced techniques and best materials in dentistry. The office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and provides a warm, friendly and relaxed environment. His care and concern for patients has brightened thousands of smiles.

Dr. Shwedel graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry. Afterwards, he completed a general practice residency in advanced dental techniques at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He's an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Michigan Dental Association and a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Shwedel and his wife Joyce have three children and three beautiful grandchildren. Dr. Shwedel enjoys traveling and scuba diving. Many of his diving trips are family affairs with his children and grandchildren joining him. His office showcases photos of the sea life he has encountered on his dives—truly a sight worth seeing!

Dr. Shwedel is very involved in the Taylor Community. On Saturday September 9, 2017, Dr. Shwedel will be hosting his 9th Annual "Dentistry from the Heart," which is a daylong event providing free dentistry to adults in need. He also proudly sponsors “Turn Off the Violence” with the Taylor Rotary, Taylor Little League, Taylor Farmers Market, local health fairs, and Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry.

Dr. Shwedel looks forward to continuing to serve you.

Dr. Caroline Okonkowski

Dr. Caroline Okonkowski

When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying our smiles, we all want the best. The best care, the best service, the best results—it’s as simple as that.

Caroline Okonkowski, D.M.D. takes a gentle approach, easing any concerns, and offers an exceptional dental experience to all of her patients. She listens carefully so she can best understand your individual needs. She then strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care using her skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology.

Dr. Okonkowski graduated from University of Montreal, Canada in 2002. She then completed an Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) in general dentistry at University Laval, Quebec. She has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry since 2003. She is an active proponent of post-graduate continuing education and is committed to staying current with quickly advancing dental technologies. She provides her patients with the latest state-of-the-art dentistry in a caring and compassionate environment.

Dr. Okonkowski became a full partner of Shwedel Dental in 2016. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and an Associate Fellow of the World Laser Institute. Dr. Okonkowski is married, has two beautiful girls and enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She also speaks French fluently.

Dr. Okonkowski is very involved in the Taylor Community and co-hosts our annual "Dentistry From the Heart" event, which provides free dental treatment to anyone in need. She is looking forward to our 9th Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Dr. Okonkowski looks forward to bringing out the full beauty of your smile.

Dr. Nadia Al-Aasm

Dr. Nadia Al-Aasm

Dr. Nadia Al-Aasm is strongly devoted to offering an exceptional dental experience to all of her patients, by giving them the knowledge and education to keep their teeth for a lifetime, one smile at a time. She provides her patients with the latest state of the art dentistry in a caring and compassionate way.

Dr. Al-Aasm grew up in Canada and attended the University of Windsor for her undergrad degree. She received her degree in dentistry from Detroit Mercy Dental School in 2010. She's an Associate Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. She looks forward to bringing out the full beauty of your smile.

Dr. Al-Aasm is married and has 2 adorable daughters and a son. When she is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, restoring old furniture and doing DIY projects around the house.

Dr. Al-Aasm is also involved in the Taylor Community and co-hosts our annual "Dentistry From the Heart" event, which provides free dental treatment to anyone in need. She is looking forward to our 9th Annual "Dentistry From the Heart" on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Dr. Al-Aasm looks forward to serving your dental needs.

Meet The Team


Marketing/Community Event Coordinator

Marketing/Community Event Coordinator

Gaye C.

Gaye has been with Dr. Shwedel and Dr. Okonkowski since 1979. Besides being Marketing Coordinator, Gaye is the office "Party, Contest, & Community Events Planner." She can frequently be found at Heritage Park or other Taylor locations handing out toothbrushes and promoting the office.



Insurance / Financial Coordinators

Insurance / Financial Coordinators

Darcel & Karen









Hygiene Team

Hygiene Team

Sara, Cheryl S, Gaye & Marissa

Gaye C.
Gaye graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been with Dr. Shwedel and Dr. Okonkowski since 1979. Gaye is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Assoc. and the the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She is married with 2 grown sons and 2 wonderful grandchildren.

Marissa
Marissa has been with us since 2002. She started as our "co-op girl" while still in high school and then continued as part-time Dental Assistant and Sterilization Coordinator while attending Wayne County Community College to earn her Dental Hygiene degree. Marissa is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Cheryl S.
Cheryl has been working with Dr. Shwedel and Dr. Okonkowski since 1989. Cheryl is a member of Academy of Laser Dentistry. She is married and has a son, a daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. Cheryl enjoys hanging out with her grandchildren



Assistant Team

Assistant Team

Pam, Marilyn, Brittany, Angela, Angie & Cheryl M

Pam
Pam attended Ferris State University and has been working with Dr. Shwedel and Dr. Okonkowski since 1977. Pam is married and has twin sons and a daughter. Now that she is an "empty nester," she has time to enjoy traveling, exercising and socializing.

Cheryl M.
Cheryl has worked at our office since 2002 and is Dr. Okonkowski's assistant. Cheryl is married and has one son.

Angie
Angie has worked with Dr. Shwedel and Dr. Okonkowski since 1981. She is married and has a daughter and a son and 2 adorable grandchildren. Angie is also a licensed Cosmetologist and Reiki Therapist. And in her spare time enjoys reading, movies, and antiquing.