Our Dental Team
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.
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 – Dental Hygienist – Shelby Dental Office
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.
Nelly – Dental Assistant – Shelby Dental Office
Nelly is one of Dr. Antolak’s dental assistants and plays key roles in the office. She is the mother of two teenagers. Her hobbies are reading and learning foreign languages. She is from Bulgaria and has been personally trained by and has been working with Dr. Antolak since 1998. She transferred with him from Hamtramck when he moved his office in 2002. She is also certified in medical assisting. Nellie is fluent in Russian and Bulgarian, with a strong knowledge of French, German, Macedonian and Serbian languages which allows her to communicate effectively with those who speak these languages.
Alicia – Dental Assistant – Shelby Dental Office
Alicia graduated from Baker College of Auburn Hills in 2013 with a degree in Applied Science and holds a license as a Registered Dental Assistant. Alicia has always had a passion for dentistry, her aspiration is to continue her education and to one day become an instructor in her field. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, as well as camping and enjoying outdoor activities.
Rose – Dental Assistant – Shelby Dental Office
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.