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Our History









Livingston Family Dentistry, 

a traditional family dental practice, was initially known as Vaughn Clinic of Highland Park, Michigan. The founder, Dr. Richard A. Vaughn, established it over 40 years ago. He was one of the first African-American Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in the State of Michigan.

In 1981, Dr. Ronald A. Livingston, the stepson of Dr. Vaughn, joined the practice as a second-generation dentist. Years later, after Dr. Vaughn's retirement, the name of the practice changed to its current name. Today, nearly 30 years later, Dr. Blake G. Livingston has joined the family practice as a third-generation dentist.

From the first day our doors opened, we have been committed to serving the people of the inner city. Our goal is to provide the Highland Park and Detroit communities with the highest quality dental care available today in a modern and comfortable environment. Our treatments consist of all aspects of dentistry including state of the art dental implants. In 2009, the dental office was completely renovated.

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The Dentists
Ronald Livingston, DDS

Dr. Ronald A. Livingston has been practicing general dentistry for 30 years in the same location on Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, Michigan.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Detroit in 1981. He has served as President of the Wolverine Dental Society, which represents over 200 African-American dentists in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Dr. Livingston has been  an active medical staff member at Detroit Medical Center, Harper Hospital in the Department of Otolaryngology from 1995-2005, treating pre-operative and post-operative head and neck cancer patients.

Dr. Livingston also serves on the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry Continuing Education Advisory Board and is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors at the dental school. Dr. Livingston has been recognized by his peers as an Hour magazine “Top Dentist” in the metro Detroit area in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Livingston has served as President of the Wolverine Dental Society from 2016-2020.

Blake Livingston DDS

Dr. Blake G. Livingston is the 3rd generation of dentists in the Livingston family.  He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology in 2005, where he played varsity football.

Following his graduation from MSU he entered the Medical Sciences Masters program at Wayne State University. Dr. Livingston received his DDS from the University of Detroit- Mercy School of Dentistry in 2010. He completed a residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in June 2011; and joined the practice full time in July of 2011.

Dr. Livingston is dedicated to public health and has served as the dental director for multiple federally qualified health centers.

Dr. Livingston is a member of the Wolverine Dental Society and served as President 2014 - 2016.

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