Meet Our Team
As Patient Coordinator for Dr. Shlafer, I welcome patients into our office, as house guests are welcomed into my home. I am the voice you hear on the phone, the greeter when you arrive and the farewell as you leave. Before your appointment, plans for the perfect visit are set in motion by gathering all the information needed to properly care for you. I always want to meet and exceed your needs by listening and considering each aspect of your individual circumstance. This includes researching insurance information, reviewing proposed treatment, and making financial arrangements. All discussions are done with graciousness, compassion and care. My goal is to ensure that our patients leave completely satisfied and anticipating a comfortable next visit.
Originally from Alpena, Michigan, I started my dental assisting career at a general practice in 1977. I then moved to the Detroit area in 1980 and have lived here for 30 years. After taking time off to raise a family, I returned to dentistry working in periodontics, implantology and general dentistry. I have worked as Dr. Shlafer’s assistant for 13 years, and love the warm, caring, service-oriented environment that our office provides for our patients. “Dr. Shlafer is always bringing the latest and best technology and treatment options to his patients, which allows me to continually grow and advance my knowledge and skills as his assistant.”
I have an Associate’s degree and belong to a Prayer Shawl Ministry at my church. My favorite pastime is spending time with my son and daughter-in-law, although I also enjoy cooking/baking, knitting/crocheting, reading and gardening.