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Clarkston's Regiani Holistic Dental Center Grows

New Dentist Joins Practice

Natural Awakenings News: New Dentist Joins Practice
Photo taken at the IAOMT Scientific Conference in Dallas, TX, March 16-18, 2023
From Left: Sherry & Dr. David Regiani, Dr. Rasha Kajy, Sara and Dr. Sam Gafencu

Regiani Holistic Dental Center is announcing the addition of "Dr. Sam" Gafencu to their practice.

"Dr. Sam and Dr. Rasha Kajy (who joined us in 2018) will each work full-time so I can cut back most afternoons," says Dr. Regiani. "As everyone knows, I’m getting older, but not ready to retire. I just want to take time to enjoy some of my golden years the way many are doing right now."

"The search for another dentist to join us has taken up a good part of the past year and a half," Regiani explains, 'and it would have been easy to sell my practice and walk away, but I have a great deal of pride and sense of responsibility here. Interviewing has been interesting; so many want to work here but would not respect the type of office we have. And then I met Dr. Sam. He was searching for the same thing I was – someone health-centered, ethical, science-driven and kind. He was looking to put down roots for a long-term relationship."

Samuel Gafencu, DDS, better known as "Dr. Sam," is a native of Michigan. He attended Wayne State University for his undergraduate degree, after which he attended and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. 

"I was drawn to dentistry upon realizing my passion for helping people and my love of science could be applied in this profession," says Dr. Sam.

Upon graduation, Dr. Sam practiced in a few traditional dental offices, not practicing mercury-safe dentistry. With the failing health of one of his family members, he began to question the impact modern dental practices had on one's health. He began researching and learning about the effects of mercury and fluoride on the human body. The research he found led him to the IAOMT, and the rest is history. He began applying the true science to his practice and personal life. He has committed his efforts to developing his skills and techniques to use the safest methods available. 

Dr. Sam enjoys helping his patients and strives to provide each patient with the best dental care possible. One of Dr. Sam’s goals is to listen to the needs of every patient and ensure they are comfortable with the treatment planned. He understands each patient has a unique story, and that each treatment plan needs to be catered to meet and solve their needs. 

Dr. Sam considers himself a life-long learner and believes continual education is the only way to stay on top of the newest research, equipment, and most up-to-date protocols.

"I strive to apply the best expertise for my patients," he adds. "I understands that oral health and systematic health go together. I believe working with other health care professionals to provide comprehensive care is essential to the total well-being of the patient."

In his spare time, Dr. Sam enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara, and their family. They both enjoy spending time outdoors, maintaining their health as well as traveling and exploring.

Dr. Sam and Sara have served on a mission trip in Honduras and look forward to serving on more in the future. When not in the office, you might find Dr. Sam fishing, hunting, hiking, exploring new cities or attending church. Dr. Sam looks forward to meeting you and assisting you in your health journey!

Regiani Holistic Dental Center is located at 10435 Ortonville Rd., Suite B, Clarkston. For more information or an appointment, call 248-625-5222 or visit

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