Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset! They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of dental patients. All of our dental assistants and dental hygienists are licensed professionals with many hours of training. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. Feedback from our dental patients about an experience in our dental office is always welcomed. You will feel our friendly, caring environment the moment you step into our office and this is a direct reflection of the people who work here.
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The Gentle Dentist in Shelby Township – Mission Statement
“We use our God given talents and abilities to serve all with Christ like compassion by listening to their needs first and then delivering individualized uncompromised care with respect and integrity”.
Constant Improvement Professionally and personally – Iron Sharpens Iron
Humility – I Consider others better than myself
Reliable – I do what I say that I will do.
Integrity – My decisions are based on the truth even if it works against my gain.
Spirited and enthusiastic – I am excited to see what God will do in my life today.
Team first – I am a part of something much bigger than myself.
To be the premier Dental office where patients come to experience a significantly higher level of care in mind, body and spirit then they ever have in the past.
Maureen – Insurance Coordinator – Shelby Dental Office Maureen began her dental career as a dental assistant. Using her clinical experience in the dental office, she transitioned to a position at Delta Dental Plan of Michigan as a representative in the Professional Review Department. After marrying her husband, Don, she worked part-time for Delta & returned to the dental practice as insurance coordinator as they raised their three sons. She has volunteered for years at school, taught Sunday School, VBS and women’s Bible studies. She is a Tiger and Red Wings fan and can be found on most Saturday nights with her husband as they cheer on their sons as they play hockey.
Lisa – Patient Coordinator – Shelby Dental Office Lisa is the patient coordinator at the Gentle Dentist. She has been in the dental field for 9 years. She has done everything from assisting, orthodontics and front desk. She lives in Macomb Township with her husband and three daughters. Her family keeps her busy with competition dance, soccer, and softball. Lisa also loves animals and has 2 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, movies and going out to dinner.
Margie graduated from Oakland Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1984. Since then she has refined her technique and has been specially certified for local anesthesia through University of Detroit Mercy. In her spare time she loves taking pictures of her family and scrap booking. She is blessed with her son and husband.
Christine – Dental Hygienist – Shelby Dental Office Christine graduated from Oakland Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999.
Two years ago she became state certified to administer local anesthesia through University of Detroit Mercy. She has been married to her husband Chris for 14 years and they have three boys and a Great Dane dog. Christine is committed to providing her patients with comfortable dental cleanings with a personal touch.
Jessica- Dental Hygienist – Shelby Dental Office Jessica graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010. She is certified in administering local anesthesia and nitrous. Jessica was fascinated with dentistry since she was a young child and has always wanted to make a positive impact in this field. She loves working with patients of all ages, but especially loves children. She has been an active member of her church her whole life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and running.
Rose is a dental assistant with Dr. Antolak’s team. She has over 25 years of experience, with a broad range of skills. One of Rose’s greatest strengths is making her patients feel relaxed and comfortable, giving them the best care possible. Spending time with family and friends is a high priority for Rose, who is a wife and mother of 3 young adult children. When she is not working, Rose is very active in her church and volunteering in her community.
Becky – Dental Assistant – Shelby Dental Office
Hi I’m Becky
I am one of your Certified Dental Assistants. I have been helping to change my patient’s lives through their smiles for the past 25+ years. It is my passion to bring the outward joyful smile to those that God brings into my path. To match people’s beautiful smiles to their Joyful souls for them to share with others.
When I’m not at work with this great team, you can find me deep in my other passion. Serving those in need through Graceful Beginnings. A ministry that I founded about 2 years ago. We serve those in need in Macomb & St. Clair Counties. We help to turn their houses into “homes”! Think “Move That Bus!” I’m BLESSED enough to have friends and family whom I get the privilege to serve along side with, doing ALL of this!
God has BLESSED me with a wonderful Man. My husband, who gives me his wisdom & great perspective. He “tries” to keep me in check with my time. LOL! Our oldest is in her second year at Northern Michigan University. Our next in line is always willing to share her Godly Wisdom with me when I need to be reminded of God’s Love & Grace. She is wise beyond her years. Our youngest keeps me going and gives Momma a warm hug whenever I need it, and he’s always up for a family Nerf Battle or just chasing our dog, Willow, around the house!
I cannot wait to serve you here at The Gentle Dentist!
Shilo – Dental Assistant – Shelby Dental Office
Shilo’s career in dentistry began in 1998. She has an Associates Degree in Basic Studies along with her Dental Assistant Certification. As a highly skilled dental assistant she feels it is important for patients to understand the treatment that you will be receiving so you can be relaxed and be given the best care possible. In Shilo’s free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, family, and friends.