Dr. Esmeralda Paluka was born and raised in Albania. At age 18 she moved to Italy to pursue her studies. She received her first DDS degree from University of Perugia Italy in 2010. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude and was the youngest doctor to graduate in her class.
Later that year Dr. Paluka moved to Michigan to join the love of her life. As she was preparing to take the board exams she volunteered for two and a half years at St. Vincent De Paul outreach dental clinic helping the underserved population of Detroit providing dental care. It was there that she met Dr. Steinberg. After working together, they realized that they shared the same passion for exceptional dentistry. Dr. Paluka found a great mentor and a caring and loving professional that put his heart and soul into the work he did. They kept in touch during the time she continued her studies at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, where she earned her second dental degree in May 2016 and soon after she joined his practice.
Dr. Paluka is a strong believer in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and practices all phases of general dentistry with a special interest in esthetic dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and full mouth reconstruction cases. Being part of a family of dental lab technicians Dr. Paluka has a very good knowledge in prosthodontics, and dental materials. She stays up to date with continuing education courses to provide the best care for her patients. She is fluent in Albanian, Italian and English.
Dr. Paluka is married and has a daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling.