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 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.
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.
Cathi Pierce - Hygienist
Cathi Pierce is a Registered Dental Hygienist that has been in the field for 15+ years. She has been here at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak since April 2018. Cathi received her degree in Florida where she raised her family. She recently came back home to Michigan five years ago.
Cathi loves interacting with people and specializes in creating a comfortable atmosphere for anxious patients. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time outside, cleaning ANYTHING, and loves all animals... especially dogs! She looks forward to getting to know more families here at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak.
Jill - Hygienist
Jill has been a hygienist for 22 years. She joined the team here at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak five years ago. "I am happy to be working with such a wonderful, caring staff. It's been a great experience to be part of a knowledgable and professional team."
Jill and her husband have been happily married for 30 years. They have two college age sons. Jill likes to spend time with her family and friends. In her down time Jill enjoys to read and go running. She is excited for the years to come of seeing patients and building relationships here at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak.
Shari - Patient Coordinator
Shari has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She enjoys working closely and establishing relationships with the patients. Shari works diligently to keep up with the constant changes with insurance.
Shari enjoys spending time with her family; especially with her 5 grandchildren. Shari loves to travel; she and her husband are always up for an adventure. In her spare time Shari enjoys to garden, swim and cuddling with her cat. Shari is an avid reader.