Neil Blavin, DDS

Dr. Neil Blavin is a caring and experienced dentist, providing dental services in Michigan for over 30 years. He has a special focus working with patients who are afraid to go to the dentist. Since 1985, he has successfully and safely provided sedation dentistry to thousands of patients who otherwise may not have been able to go to the dentist at all.

Education & Experience

Dr. Neil Blavin graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1985. Upon graduation, he completed a residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and studied advanced techniques in dental care and anesthesia.

He was awarded fellowships from both the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Blavin opened his current practice in Novi in 2013. Prior to that, his office was located in Livonia at Newburgh and Seven Mile Road. He continues to learn the most modern dental techniques, attending over 2000 hours of continuing education in every facet of dental care.


Dr. Blavin has been married for over 30 years. He and his wife have four wonderful children, three of whom are married with children of their own. Dr. Blavin’s hobbies include reading, sailing, camping, coaching hockey, playing basketball, skiing and traveling with his family. Dr. Blavin is also very active in his religious community.

Rikki Blavin, DDS

Education & Experience
Dr. Rikki Blavin joined our office in 2020. She graduated with honors from Wayne State University, where she was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the nation’s very first dental school. There, she was a member of Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society and completed further education in esthetic dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Rikki completed advanced training in anesthetic and sedation administration.

Dr. Rikki is married to Dr. Neil’s son, Shua, and is the mother of three adorable children. She brings excellent skills and technique to the office. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new recipes and reading. She also plays basketball and volunteers as a mentor for the Maternal Wellness Initiative, a program to support postpartum women. Her friendly personality and gentle touch makes patients feel comfortable. You can look forward to meeting Dr. Rikki.

Meet Our Team

The caring and experienced team at Briar Pointe Dentistry is here to help our dentists create your new smile, while making sure that your visit to our office is a positive one. In addition to providing you with the care you need, our team members will make sure that you are comfortable and that you understand your needs and treatment options. The members of our office speak English, Hebrew and Korean to better serve our community, and you can contact us at 248-347-0030 for your dental appointment in Novi, Michigan.

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