Our Team

Family Dentistry of Royal Oak

The people involved in your dental healthcare make a difference, and that’s why we’ve worked hard to assemble a team of compassionate, caring, smart, and talented dental professionals. We know that it’s important for you to trust and be able to relate to the people who are caring for you!

Every member of our team is dedicated to your healthcare and loves what they do. We are committed to caring for you and your family to the best of our ability and constantly strive to provide you with excellent care. We also believe in ongoing education and learning, and we aim to continue to educate ourselves in order to stay on top of the latest developments in our fields.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Suchi Chalasani, DMD

Dr. Suchi ChalasaniDMD

Dr. Suchi Chalasani loves making her patients smile, and this is reflected in her tagline, “Smile with confidence.” She is committed to providing quality dental care to all patients and usually exceeds their expectations.

Dr. Chalasani completed her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) program from the prestigious Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2001. She is committed to lifelong learning and participates each year in a series of continuing education activities. This commitment to learning is shared by her staff as well. Together, they are continually educating themselves to further their clinical skills, stay on top of advancing technology, and review subjects vital to the day-to-day practice of dentistry.

Certification & Memberships

Dr. Chalasani received her board certification from the American Board of General Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry for over eleven years. She holds her licensure from the State of Michigan’s Board of Dentistry and maintains an active certification in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (CPR). She also maintains membership in the American Dental Association (ADA), Michigan Dental Association (MDA), and Oakland County Dental Society (OCDS). 

Outside the Office

Dr. Chalasani lives in Northville with her husband and two children. She enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, and occasional traveling.
 

Diane Studenski: Hygienist

 Diane Studenski: Hygienist

Our hygienist Diane Studenski received her training at the University of Michigan and to this day is a devoted U of M fan.

A people person, Diane loves the opportunity to interact with people on a day-to-day basis, helping them to improve both their oral and their systemic health. She especially enjoys watching children grow up, go off to college, become married, and start their own families.

Diane cares deeply about her patients and loves visiting and seeing pictures of travel and grandchildren. As Diane says, “You can’t help but get to know the people you take care of two, three, or four times yearly for sixteen years!”

When Diane is not working, she enjoys a variety of activities, especially spending time with her husband of 32 years, her children, and her grandchildren. She loves to travel, hike, bike, read, watch sports (especially the U of M teams!), bake, cook, and attend theater and concerts. She also volunteers her time at her church and in her neighborhood.
 

Amanda Shirey: Hygienist

 Amanda Shirey: Hygienist

Amanda is one of our dental hygienists. She trained at Ferris State University.

Amanda’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and having a positive impact on their oral and overall health.

Outside of her work, Amanda loves to spend time with her family and friends, read, travel, and experience new things.
 

Tracy Graves: Dental Assistant

 Tracy Graves: Dental Assistant

Our dental assistant Tracy Graves loves building professional relationships with her patients and helping them to feel confident and secure while they are in our care.

Outside of the office, Tracy enjoys camping, hiking, sewing, and spending time with her two little girls.
 

Pat Duff: Patient Coordinator & Front Desk

 Pat Duff: Patient Coordinator & Front Desk

Pat Duff is one of our patient coordinators. She studied at Michigan State and Oakland Community College.

Pat loves the fact that her job allows her to see different patients every day, and she enjoys helping them have a pleasant experience at our practice.

When Pat is not in the office, she enjoys volunteering at Cranbrook, gardening, and hunting for beach glass and Petoskey stones up north.
 

Sara Straight: Patient Coordinator & Front Desk

 Sara Straight: Patient Coordinator & Front Desk

Sara Straight is one of our patient coordinators. She holds a certificate in Massage Therapy from Carnegie Institute, which may partially indicate why she is so skilled at putting patients at ease and helping them feel relaxed and happy at our practice!

For Sara, the best part of her job is the opportunity to meet so many different people and build relationships with them. She enjoys helping patients understand their treatment and their insurance and says that it makes for a better experience for everyone.

Sara adores her family and tries to spend as much time possible with them. She and her husband love playing with their happy dog, Rosco, and also love to travel.