Dr. Christopher Sanker, MD
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Making a personal connection with my patients is very important to me. I believe every patient deserves a positive experience, and I work closely with each patient to design the right treatment plan with the best outcome for them.

Biography

Dr. Christopher Sanker was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. After completing college, Dr. Sanker decided to take a year off to go to Ecuador and work in a dental clinic. His mom had advised him to look into dentistry, and he was inspired by both her encouragement and by the advice that was given to him by a friend's father, who was a dentist. After realizing he had an interested in the dental field, he chose to go to dental school. It wasn't until he completed a one-year General Practice residency that he realized he was more interested in surgery. He enjoyed spending time with the people in the oral and maxillofacial surgery program and liked that he was able to get a wide scope of training and experience, which always kept things interesting. Dr. Sanker loves working at Michigan Oral Surgeons because it's a fun practice and allows him to help a wide range of people. For Dr. Sanker, oral surgery is like solving a puzzle, and it's extremely satisfying when he can find the solution and help a patient in need. Surgery allows him to actively and continuously help people get better right away. He likes the urgent aspect of treatment because the fast-paced environment inspires him to solve problems and helps him work towards all of the short-term treatment goals. He strives to treat everyone the way he would treat his family, and truly enjoys getting to know and caring for patients.

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Dr. Sanker's Reviews

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4.8
based on 20 total surveys (12 with reviews)
Dr. Sanker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
Dr. Sanker is absolutely the best surgeon around. His kindness, care and passion for his job really shows. I would recommend him to anyone.
Thank you for recommending our practice. We appreciate you sharing your great experience. Please tell your friends and family!
in Dearborn Heights, MI |
Dr. Sanker is awesome! My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and he made the entire experience comfortable and easy. His personality and professionalism is above five star. I would recommend Dr. Sanker to family and friends without hesitation. I would definitely take my other children to him when they need to have their wisdom teeth removed. I felt very comfortable with his staff, they are all very nice and accommodating.
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure to take care of your daughter! Looking forward to hearing from you in the future!
White Lake, MI |
Let me start by saying Dr. Sanker is a very nice and a caring individual. Having said that I feel his level of experience with a non-standard procedure is very lacking. During a very difficult tooth extraction last Fall Dr. Sanker perforated my sinus cavity. This resulted in a severe infection of my sinus cavity which required a surgical procedure and an extensive healing process. Besides the associated time and pain I have to date incurred over $3,400 in out of pocket costs resulting from this.
in Canton, MI |
I highly recommend this office and Dr. Sanker! When arriving for our daughter Sarah's appointment, we were greeted with a very welcoming smile by the front desk girl, Sarah. She was so knowledgeable and kind. She immediately put us at ease. The office is beautiful and the staff as a whole were very professional and upbeat. Sarah really appreciated the assistant, Lisa and Dr. Sanker for having such an incredible bed-side manner and making her comfortable! Thank you! - The Budnick Family
Thank you for the wonderful review. We strive to give our patients the best possible outcome and we are happy that you had such a great experience.
in Plymouth, MI |
Dr. Sanker did an excellent job of gum surgery; the area healed quickly and well. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and answered all of my questions.
Thank you for the 5-star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for choosing us.
in Tecumseh, MI |
I had my bottom two wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Sanker did a great job explaining the options I had and what the possible outcomes were. I was very pleased with the entire procedure. When everything was complete there were no surprises, everything was as I expected. The entire staff were very kind, courteous and professional.
Our pleasure, JohnL! Glad to hear you had a 5-star experience. If you need anything in the future, we'd be happy to assist.
Livonia, MI |
Staff was professional and friendly to a degree that I find way above normal. They were helpful and attentive,, and followed through on all requests. They went above and beyond to make sure this was as comfortable an experience as possible for my family, especially my special needs son!
Ypsilanti, MI |
Dr. Sanker put me at ease. I'm a 52 year old woman that had to have 2 wisdom teeth pulled. This is usually done in adults about 20, I was scared as I am a chemotherapy patient. Dr Sanker assured me that everything would be fine, and it was.
in Jackson mi |
The entire office staff was very friendly and helpful. Day of procedure they did everything possible to make my daughter comfortable.
in Farmington MI |
Dr. Sanker and his staff are very professional and friendly.
Tecumseh, MI |
Very kind listened to my concerns regarding different sedation.
in Ann Arbor, MI |
Dr. Sanker was very welcoming and professional throughout the entire process of getting my 4 wisdom teeth removed. He did everything possible to comfort me and let me know that I was doing a great job, and that nothing was my fault (although I know it was my fault for waiting so long to have them removed). He explained everything during my procedure letting me know what he was doing and what sensations I could expect to feel. Afterward everything went well, and I'm now pain free!
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Dr. Sanker says...

Dr. Christopher Sanker was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. After completing college, Dr. Sanker decided to take a year off to go to Ecuador and work in a dental clinic. His mom had advised him to look into dentistry, and he was inspired by both her encouragement and by the advice that was given to him by a friend's father, who was a dentist. After realizing he had an interested in the dental field, he chose to go to dental school. It wasn't until he completed a one-year General Practice residency that he realized he was more interested in surgery. He enjoyed spending time with the people in the oral and maxillofacial surgery program and liked that he was able to get a wide scope of training and experience, which always kept things interesting.

Dr. Sanker loves working at Michigan Oral Surgeons because it's a fun practice and allows him to help a wide range of people. For Dr. Sanker, oral surgery is like solving a puzzle, and it's extremely satisfying when he can find the solution and help a patient in need. Surgery allows him to actively and continuously help people get better right away. He likes the urgent aspect of treatment because the fast-paced environment inspires him to solve problems and helps him work towards all of the short-term treatment goals. He strives to treat everyone the way he would treat his family, and truly enjoys getting to know and caring for patients.

Dr. Sanker's Care Philosophy

Making a personal connection with my patients is very important to me. I believe every patient deserves a positive experience, and I work closely with each patient to design the right treatment plan with the best outcome for them.

Dr. Sanker says...

Dr. Sanker attended Kalamazoo College for his undergraduate career, where he graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in biology. Following his year off in Ecuador at a dental clinic, Dr. Sanker chose the University of Michigan for dental school. It was here that he met and formed a lasting friendship with Dr. Lopez.

After earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from dental school, Dr. Sanker was fortunate enough to enter a program that allowed him to complete an oral and maxillofacial residency and medical school at the same time. When he completed both, he was honored to join our oral and maxillofacial team.

Dr. Sanker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
  • Undergraduate School
    Kalamazoo Cntr For Med Studies

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Chalmers J. Lyons Academy, Member
  • Michigan Dental Association, Member
  • Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
  • Michigan State Medical Society, Member
  • Washtenaw County Medical Society, Member
  • Washtenaw District Dental Society, Member

Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction