New Address! 7225 Dan Hoey Rd 734.426.9000

Dr. Dorothy "Dottie" Ruhlig

Dr. Ruhlig is thrilled to return home to Michigan and join the Dexter Family Dentistry team. She is dedicated to the Dexter Family Dentistry mission of providing excellent patient care and service.

Dr. Ruhlig attended the University of Michigan Dental School to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. While at the dental school she was awarded the Vedder Society Award for Excellence in Crown and Bridge Dentistry. As a member of the American Student Dental Association she participated in numerous community outreach programs such as Give Kids a Smile, student mentorship and dental education in the Detroit Public Schools. Dr. Ruhlig was also active with student council as a representative for her clinic where she first worked with Dr. Kolb!

Dr. Dorothy M. Ruhlig was raised in Madison Heights, MI where she attended Bishop Foley Catholic High School. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. Outside of the classroom she enjoyed her time as an assistant researcher in a Neuroscience lab, University of Michigan Autism and Communicative Disorders Center and position as PR coordinator for the Detroit Project service group.

Dr. Ruhlig is a current member of The American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, yoga, reading and cheering on her favorite teams: the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers!