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Brian J. Petersburg, D.D.S.

Dentist in Fowlerville, MI

Fowlerville Family Dentistry

Brian J. Petersburg, D.D.S.]

Brian J. Petersburg, DDS is originally from Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. In 1968, Dr. Petersburg moved to Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated in 1972. Since then he has been practicing dentistry in Brighton. In 2013, he and Dr. Giammalva expanded their practice to include Fowlerville Family Dentistry. They have also founded Livingston Dental Sleep Therapy, focusing on the treatment of sleep apnea.

Dr. Petersburg is an active member of organized dentistry, being a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Livingston District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics. He is past-president of both the Washtenaw District Dental Society and the Livingston District Dental Society. He is active in the community, having served on the Livingston County Board of Health, the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the board of directors for Work Skills, Brighton Area Schools Education Foundation, Brighton Area Schools Substance Abuse Council, and is a past leader in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Dr. Petersburg is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Dr. Petersburg and his wife, Jean, have two children and four grandchildren. Jean is a retired Brighton Area Schools teacher with 41 years of service. Both he and Jean volunteer regularly at the VINA Community Dental Center. Dr. Petersburg's interests include travel, golf, fishing and flying.


Brian K. Giammalva, D.D.S.

Dentist in Fowlerville, MI

Fowlerville Family Dentistry

Brian K. Giammalva, D.D.S.

Brian K. Giammalva, DDS is originally from Custer, MI, and now resides in Brighton Township. He received his Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in 1993. Dr. Giammalva attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, graduating in 1997. He has since been practicing in Brighton and enjoying life in Livingston County. In 2013, he and Dr. Petersburg expanded their practice to include Fowlerville Family Dentistry. They have also founded Livingston Dental Sleep Therapy, focusing on the treatment of sleep apnea.

Dr. Giammalva actively participates in organized dentistry. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Livingston District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and the Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics. He has served on the executive board for the Livingston District Dental Society, including a term as president.

Dr. Giammalva and his wife Lisa have three children. Lisa taught for Brighton Area Schools for 18 years, and is now working at Cornerstone Christian Schools. Dr. G's interests include camping, hunting, off-roading, radio-control modeling and reading.


Wendy A. Jativa, D.D.S., M.S.

Dentist in Fowlerville, MI

Fowlerville Family Dentistry

Wendy A. Jativa, D.D.S., M.S.

Wendy A. Jativa DDS, MS is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She attended dental school at the University of Guayaquil, receiving her DDS degree in 2002. Shortly after, she moved to the United States to further her education. Dr. Jativa attended graduate school at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, receiving an Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2005 and a Masters of Restorative Dentistry in 2007.

Dr. Jativa practiced general dentistry in Macomb County, MI from 2007 through 2014. In 2014 she accepted a position with Brighton Family Dentistry and Fowlerville Family Dentistry. Dr. Jativa is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she continues to teach part time. She continues her quest to further her education with her commitment to continuing education. Dr. Jativa brings a bilingual advantage to both Brighton and Fowlerville.

Dr. Jativa currently lives in Washtenaw County and gives back to the community by volunteering as a big sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program. She also enjoys exercising and combines her creative and artistic skills by making jewelry as a hobby.