Dr. Anthony Bielkie, DDS,FAGD
Dr. Anthony Bielkie grew up in Warren, Michigan and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in 1987 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1991.His postgraduate education includes a General Practice Residency and extensive continuing education. Dr. Bielkie is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Macomb Dental Society and a Board Member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bielkie has been recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry as a leader who is committed to life long learning and excellence in patient care. He received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in July of 2000. Dr Bielkie is certified in Lumineers, Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Dr Bielkie has taken extensive training in surgical placement of implants,wisdom teeth removal and root canal treatment. He spends most his time at the Shelby Twp. office but spends time at all the Stoneridge Dental Offices.
Dr. Anthony Bielkie, DDS,FAGD
Dr. Justina D’Agostini LaPoulas, DMD, MS
Dr. LaPoulas completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She then completed an additional three-year orthodontic residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. LaPoulas dedicated her studies to the art and science of facial development, smile esthetics, and facial balance, earning a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences from UIC. Throughout her academic career, Dr. LaPoulas has received numerous honors for her scholastic achievements and multiple awards for her research in orthodontics. She remains dedicated to education and attends various continuing education courses, ensuring that she is providing her patients with the best orthodontic care possible. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Michigan Dental Association.
Dr. Nathan Stachel, DDS
Dr. Stachel was born and raised in Clawson Michigan and received his Bachelor of Science in General Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy. He went on to attend University of Michigan Dental School and graduated in 2012. He was an adjunct clinical lecturer in Dentistry, Department of Cariology, Restorative Science and Endodontics at University of of Michigan Dental School. Since graduation, Dr Stachel practiced in Saginaw before meeting Dr. Bielkie and joining the Stoneridge team. Dr. Stachel is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is well-versed in all phases of dentistry and he is excited to be back home. The addition of Dr. Stachel allows Stoneridge Dental to offer additional evening and Saturday appointments at the Shelby Twp office.
Dr. Rashmi Swamy, DMD
Dr. Swamy graduated from dental school in 1998 and then continued on with Advanced Standing at the esteemed Boston University, Massachusetts and graduated with honors in 2004 and has been in practice in Michigan ever since. Dr. Swamy has been the lead dentist at the Clinton Township location since 2009. She is very passionate and meticulous about her profession. She takes a personal interest in each patient and her goal is prevention of oral health,comfort and quality of life for her patients through proactive, preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys pencil sketching and spending time with her husband and three beautiful and energetic children.
Dr. Michael Jennings,DDS
Dr. Jennings is a 1977 graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is a commitment to life-long learning. He has been serving the St. Clair Shores community ever since. Among his many professional organizational memberships is the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a past president of the Michigan Dental Association and has lectured across the country for the American Dental Association. Dr. Jennings is the new president of the Detroit Goodfellows and is the past president of The Michigan Dental Association Foundation, both groups are intimately involved in serving the less fortunate and at-risk children in Metro Detroit and the State of Michigan. He is married with six children and his hobbies include golf.
Jenelle, Office Manager at Shelby Township Office
Jenelle started with many years of experience as a dental assistant so she understands the needs of patients from ‘both sides’ of the office. Her calm and personable demeanor helps in her work as patient coordinator, walking clients through often complex insurance and scheduling challenges. Jenelle said, “My ten years of experience has allowed me to work both clinically and personally with patients to help transform their smiles – and in some cases, their lives. It is a very rewarding occupation.”
Cathy, Patient Coordinator at St. Clair Shores
With more than 25 years in dentistry, Cathy’s genuine interest in patients and their families brings an upbeat and friendly atmosphere to the Stoneridge practice. Cathy said, “It is fulfilling to know you are able to help patients understand and utilize their dental benefits to the fullest. Helping families better manage financial resources is another way we can provide the best dental care for our patients.”
Linda, Patient Coordinator at St. Clair Shores
Linda has been with the St Clair Shores office for over ten years and she is now also at the Shelby Township office as well. Her experience and knowledge make her an incredible patient advocate who helps patients understand how to maximize their insurance benefits. Linda is available to answer all your questions.
Misty, Orthodontic Coordinator and Insurance Specialist
Misty is an insurance specialist along with her duties as patient coordinator. With over 11 years of experience, she expertly handles difficult insurance cases and is an advocate for patients to receive the best of their insurance benefits. We are so pleased to have Misty as part of our team. “I enjoy helping people feel more comfortable coming to the dentist and strive to multitask with a smile every day,” said Misty.
Shawna, Patient Coordinator
came to us from Oregon. She is our cheerful patient coordinator, well-versed with insurance. She is very friendly, caring, patient and happy to help! She has been an integral part of the Clinton Township office since 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, meeting new people and exploring Michigan.
Theresa, Patient Coordinator
Theresa has been working in the dental field for over 25 years and as a busy mother understands that scheduling appointments that fit around your busy schedule can be tough for our patients. Theresa will patiently find that appointment that works around your busy schedule.
Deby, Dental Assistant
Deby came to Stoneridge Dental with a wealth of knowledge and a personality that is sure to make her one of your favorite people in the world. Deby spends most days at the Clinton Twp. location and she enjoys her patients.
Sally, Dental Assistant
Sally has worked at Stoneridge Dental since 1992. She has been interested in the dentistry profession since childhood as a good experience left her comfortable with the procedures and wanting to help others too. Sally said, “I like what I do. I like to be able to give patients their smile back.” Her enthusiasm and optimism compliment her skills as a good organizer and communicator. She likes to read and do things with her two children in her free time. She is currently studying in the theology program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and teaches Catechism.
Lisa, Dental Assistant
Lisa is an upbeat and easy-going person who makes visits fun for patients. This busy mom of two boys keeps active as an assistant basketball coach in her spare time. She is an avid bowler and has been in the same league for 11 years. She also likes cycling, aerobics and kickboxing. Lisa said, “The best part about being part of the Stoneridge Dental team is that the staff always keeps our focus on the patient.”
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor began her work with Stoneridge Dental as an intern in 2010. Staff and patients enjoy her ability to put people at ease with a friendly outlook. She has amazed us how quickly she has become such an important part of Stoneridge Dental. Taylor says, “I feel fortunate to work with such a nurturing and knowledgeable staff. I feel challenged to learn every day and always put the best interests of Stoneridge patients first.” Taylor splits her time between all three offices.
Shilo, Dental Assistant
Shilo has been a registered dental assistant for over a decade. Shilo says, “I love the dental profession and truly enjoy what I do for a living- meeting new people and working with patients to help them achieve good oral health.” She has learned so much about dentistry over the years and continues to do so everyday. Shilo spends all her free time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite things to do are boating, dancing, weight training, and “just being herself.”
Carly, Dental Assistant
Carly joins Stoneridge Dental in providing stellar dental care with a warm and personable service to patients of all ages.
Miranda, Dental Assistant
Miranda started as an intern at Stoneridge Dental and she is part of our fantastic Shelby Township team!
Olivia, Dental Hygienist
Olivia’s personality won the staff over when she started an internship in high school. In the years since, her work as a certified dental hygienist has won over her patients too. Olivia said, “I have been associated with Stoneridge Dental since I was nine years old and a patient of Dr. Bielkie. The staff and patients share my goal of providing excellent service with understanding and caring.”
Donna, Dental Hygienist
Donna has brought a positive attitude and friendly personality to Stoneridge Dental for over nine years. She enjoys outdoor activities and travel with her family in her free time. Donna said, “It is my greatest service to help bring our patients to a better state of health. Stoneridge Dental is a nice mix of people that get along so well.”
Michelle – Dental Hygienist
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Her enthusiasm for a healthy smile is reinforced by her energetic, outgoing personality. She coaches a dance team at Lakeshore High School. Michelle says, “Stoneridge Dental not only offers a beautiful office for patients to visit but an entire staff of caring professionals who truly love the work they do.” Michelle is at both the Shelby Township and St. Clair Shores offices.
Nicholle, Dental Hygienist
You will find Nicholle splitting her time between the Shelby Township and the St. Clair Shores offices. Nicholle became a dental hygienist because “I love to smile and believe everyone should have the confidence to do so.” She brings a team-oriented and education-focused approach to her work, noting that “the staff here are all kind, compassionate and knowledgeable.”
Ellen, Dental Hygienist
A graduate of the University of Detroit Dental School with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene, Ellen is committed to providing quality care for patients. Ellen strives to “make dental appointments a positive experience with a relaxed, efficient, informative and thorough approach.” Ellen has been an integral part of the St. Clair Shores office for over 15 years.
Monica, Dental Hygienist
Monica is the longest tenured hygienist on the staff dating back to 1995. For over 20 years, she has been helping patients Saturday mornings at the Shelby Township office. Monica loves her craft and it shows. She loves treating patients of all ages and she has recently spent some Saturdays at the St. Clair Shores office.
Jenny, Dental Hygienist
Stoneridge patients rave about Jenny and how comfortable and confident they feel when they are in her chair. Jenny has a real ability to connect and understand people. Jenny graduated in 2008 from Baker College and has worked at the Clinton Township office since 2009. Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.
Kayla, Dental Hygienist
Kayla joins Stoneridge Dental in providing stellar dental care with a warm and personable service to patients of all ages.
Jemma, Dental Hygienist
Jemma has been a dental hygienist for 15 years and has worked with the practice for the last 14 years. She is a strong advocate for her patients’ oral health and prides herself in making each dental visit a pleasant experience. Jemma says, “There is nothing like a happy dental patient. It is a passion of mine to make each person enjoy coming to the dentist- all while providing the very best care possible.” As a graduate of the University of Michigan, Jemma is a Wolverine sports fan, as well as a supporter of both the Detroit Lions and Tigers. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, as well as cooking and reading.
Kathy, Orthodontic Assistant
Kathy is part of the Stoneridge Dental team in Shelby Township. She brings many great qualities and patients love her.
Adrienne, Orthodontic Assistant
Adrienne has worked in the orthodontic department since 2000. There are thousands of beautiful smiles around town thanks to Adrienne’s work and Stoneridge Dental. She makes sure that our orthodontic patients have a great experience every time they come in. She is a great asset to Stoneridge Dental and patients really like her.
Katie, Orthodontic Assistant
Katie started her dental career at Stoneridge Dental as an intern in 2012. She works with Dr. LaPoulas as an orthodontic assistant and she makes sure that our orthodontic patients have a great experience every time they come in. She is a great asset to Stoneridge Dental and patients really like her.
What Makes Stoneridge Dental Different?
An extraordinary dental experience focused on excellence.
We have an experienced, fun team here at our office and we like to provide an easy-going and relaxed environment where you can feel comfortable and content. We love our big dental family and we are excited to have patients join our friendly, family-oriented practice.
Stoneridge Dental is proud to provide quality dentistry in Shelby Township, St. Clair Shores and Clinton Township, Michigan and we are dedicated to the health of our patients. We are here to meet every dental need whether you are interested in preventative and restorative dental care or cosmetic dental services. We are also proud to serve our patients using state-of-the-art technology and equipment including digital x-rays and laser cavity detection. If you would like to know more about our practice, please feel free to call our office today. We are excited to care for you. We will make every effort to see emergencies the same day!
We Accept Most Insurance
Stoneridge Dental accepts most insurance plans and we have an insurance specialist on staff. We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards and we accept CareCredit which can be an interest-free option for extended payment. You can apply online at www.CareCredit.com.