Meet the Doctors

Jennifer L. Wiens Priebe, DDS MS FACP

Jennifer Wiens Priebe, DDS MS FACP, has a trained eye for detail and a zeal for esthetics in prosthetic dentistry. Always knowing that she wanted to be a dentist, she completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then graduated from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2002 and completed an additional one year General Practice Residency at The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, which consisted of hospital-based dental treatment for medically compromised patients. After returning to Michigan to practice general dentistry for four years, Dr. Priebe was accepted to a four year Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Residency at the esteemed Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN where she was mentored by some of the most world renowned Prosthodontists in the field. She served as chief resident for two years and obtained both a Certificate and a Masters in Prosthodontics in 2011. Dr. Priebe has authored several publications and has made multiple local and national presentations on subjects including bone lengthening, the use of vincristine for cancer patients, bone mineral density and dental implants, dental implant research techniques, and the relationship of dental condition to risk for hip fracture. Dr. Priebe has donated her time on three separate occasions to a Denture Outreach Program which meets in Macy, NE to treat an underserved Indian Reservation with Prosthodontic specialty care.

Dr. Priebe is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and was elected and installed as Associate Fellow of the esteemed Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Priebe has returned to West Bloomfield, MI to practice Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in private practice alongside her father, Dr. Wiens. She is on staff at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI in the Ian T. Jackson Craniofacial Cleft Palate Clinic, which meets monthly to treat children with syndromes who require Prosthodontic care to improve their quality of life. Dr. Priebe is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is Director of Educational Programs for Private Practitioners for Career Design in Dentistry, and has been a participant turned faculty for Future Leaders in Prosthodontics workshops. She was appointed Chair of the Communications Committee and Newsletter Editor of the Academy of Prosthodontics in 2018. She was an instructor at The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry from 2011-2014, and left when her daughter, Taylor Olivia, came along. Her hobbies and interests include photography, travel, tennis, yoga, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and two small dogs.

Jonathan P. Wiens, DDS MSD FACP

Jonathan P. Wiens received his Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and received his DDS from the University of Detroit, magna cum laude, in 1973. He received the SG Applegate Award for outstanding achievement in prosthodontics and the PS Crosby Award in operative dentistry. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national honor society.

He completed prosthodontic advanced training in fixed and removable prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1979 and received a MSD degree. In addition, he has completed more than 2,000 continuing education credit hours with experiences in evidence-based dentistry, as well as quality of life research at Mc Masters University in Hamilton, Ontario.

In 2004 he received the UDM Alumnus of the Year Award. In 2009 he received the highest honor bestowed by the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics as recipient of the Andrew J. Ackerman Award for distinguished service and contributions.

Michigan general dental licensure attained in 1973 and Michigan Prosthodontic Specialty licensure in 1980. Achieved Diplomate status of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1982. He was elected as an ABP Board Examiner in 2006 and currently serves as an ABP Examiner and Vice President.

He is in private practice limited to prosthodontics in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He has held teaching positions at the VAMC-University of Michigan and University of Detroit Mercy were he reached the rank of Clinical Professor. He also was the attending staff maxillofacial prosthodontist in the Craniofacial Department at St. John Providence Health System in Novi, Michigan.

Dr. Wiens has been very active in organized dentistry holding memberships in a variety of prosthodontic organizations. He is a Past-president of the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Michigan Society of Prosthodontists. He is the Immediate Past-president and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

He has chaired/served on many committees including the recognition of the specialty, scientific program, national prosthodontics awareness, finance, governance, evidence-based dentistry, executive director search, informatics, maxillofacial, Messenger Editor, nominating, occlusion task force, parameters of care, strategic planning, knowledge-based governance and quality of life. Memberships are held in the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental A, MDA and Oakland County Dental Society.

Currently, he serves on the Maxillofacial Foundation and ACPEF Foundations that awards treatment funds for patients with oral and facial cancer, birth defects and severe trauma as well as educational grants for prosthodontic students. Dr. Wiens also donates his time treating patients at Indian Health Outreach programs through the Academy of Prosthodontics.

Clinical research areas of interest include trauma, quality of life, occlusion, craniofacial and dental implants. These activities have resulted in 100 invited lectures to state, national and international organizations, 15 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed prosthodontic journals and 11 book chapters. He has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics, the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association.