meet dr steven lash

I love the practice of orthodontics. Whether our patients are children or adults, I enjoy getting to know them and helping them achieve a great smile. Each day provides new and interesting challenges that I look forward to solving. Since no two patients are alike, no two orthodontic challenges are alike, and that’s what makes it fun!

Education and Experience

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. I practiced general dentistry for two years in the United States Air Force and then continued my education at the University of Michigan, where I received my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Later, I became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.  

I have always enjoyed teaching and for many years I taught orthodontics and orthognathic surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy. Today, I am an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and teach craniofacial orthodontics in the orthodontic department. I am also on the Ian Jackson Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Clinic team at Beaumont Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

In the Office

I am fortunate to have such talented orthodontic assistants, technicians, and receptionists on my team. Many on the staff have proved their worth over many years of wonderful service. I also feel absolutely fortunate to be able to practice with Dr. Rebecca Rubin, my daughter. What more could a father want?

Family Life

I am a native of Detroit and live in Bloomfield Hills.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, I am active at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where I served as president of the Associates of the American Wing from 2013-15. I am also a woodworker and make American and English period furniture. I have written articles, lectured, and exhibited my furniture at a number of museums. A recent highlight was lecturing at Ham House, A National Trust House Museum at Ham, Richmond-on-Thames, England. In 2010, I received the Cartouche Award from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers for lifetime achievement. Visit and click the gallery, and then find my name to see some of my furniture!