About Dr. Skoney
Dr. Jim Skoney grew up in a dental environment. His father, Dr. Daniel J. Skoney, has been a Dentist for 55 years. Dr. Jim became interested in dentistry when he started assisting for his father at the age of 10. By the time he entered dental school at age 20, Dr. Jim had 10 years of Dental Assisting and 300 hours of job-shadowing other specialists.
After only 3 years of undergraduate study at Wayne State University, Dr. Skoney was accepted early to Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. At 24, he was one of the youngest dentists to graduate. While attending, he was Vice President of his freshman class, Vice President of Delta Sigma Dental fraternity, and was very active in the Apollonian Society. He was offered a position in the Pedodontic Department, but chose to return to his home in Michigan.
In 1986, Dr. Skoney hung out his shingle, and has owned his own private practice in St. Clair Shores for 25 years. He is very enthusiastic about his work and enjoys all aspects of Family Dentistry. He is very proficient at extractions, root canals, crown and bridge work. Dr. Skoney especially loves working with children. He also has a passion for cosmetic dentistry, where watching a patient’s personality and outlook change for the better following a makeover is uniquely rewarding.
Dr. Jim Skoney is extremely confident at tackling difficult cases and has been fortunate enough to do numerous full mouth reconstructions. This includes crown and bridge work, implants, veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, and many other procedures.
Currently Dr. Skoney is a dental consultant for Asset Health. He assists in research and continuing education. He is also involved in supporting our military, giving complete dental examinations to soldiers before they deploy, where he may examine 100 soldiers a day.
Recently, Dr. Skoney was voted Best Dentist in Macomb County 2010, and was asked to be Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School.
This is also Dr. Skoney’s third year teaching anatomy at an elementary school, where in the last two years the students took first place overall in Macomb Science Olympiad.
Above all, Dr. Jim Skoney is a people person. He loves seeing patients of all ages – from 1 to 104. He is very motivated and highly energetic. A committed family man, he and his wife Michelle are deeply involved with raising their three beautiful children. He enjoys golf, exercise and writing books.