Dr. Collins was born and raised in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. He is a 1970 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University in 1974 and attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Michigan in 1978.
Dr. Collins is currently an active member of the Detroit District Dental Society and the Michigan Dental Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Straight Wire Orthodontics, completing more than 250 hours of continuing education in orthodontics alone.He enjoys performing all facets of dentistry.
The Downriver ties for Dr. Collins and his sister, Dr. Ann Richards, are strong. Their father, Dr. Cyril Collins, began practicing dentistry in Lincoln Park in 1946 and their grandfather, the late William S. Mellus, was founder and publisher of the longtime Downriver icon, The Mellus Newspapers. In addition he is a past member of the Lincoln Park Exchange Club.
Dr. Collins and his wife of 39 years have two daughters and three grandchildren to date. Dr. Collin's wife is retired from teaching in the Plymouth School System and is busier than when "she worked". When away from the office, Dr. Collins enjoys golf and the great Northern Michigan summers.