Meet Our Team
Dr. Ryan Slipacoff studied dentistry at Semelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.
Ryan was born and raised in Sarnia. Ever since he was young he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry where he would follow in his father’s footsteps. Through a close mentorship between Dr. Lennie Slipacoff and Dr. Drew Mathany, Ryan has dedicated himself to providing comprehensive dental care with a gentle hand.
In his spare time he enjoys cooking, learning about history, and travelling. As an avid sports fan, you’ll find him cheering on his Detroit Lions. Being a part of the community is important to him so you’ll see him getting involved with various causes throughout the year.
Katie, our Office Manager, graduated from Lambton College in Business Administrative Marketing. She has worked in customer service for over 15 years and as a restaurant manager for 10 years. Katie really enjoys working with the public and has been with Slipacoff Dental Centre since 2015. She started as a dental receptionist and has progressed to the Office Manager role through continued support and education. Along with seeing patients and building relationships, she enjoys working at Slipacoff Dental because patient care is a priority and she feels surrounded by an excellent team. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, playing baseball, exercising, and being outdoors with friends and family.
Samantha, our Level 2 Certified Dental Assistant, graduated from Dental Assisting at Fanshawe College in 2009 and has been working as a dental assistant since. In February of 2011, she started her position at Slipacoff Dental Centre. Samantha enjoys her work here because she gets to be a part of an amazing team. She also loves that she can provide great dental care for her patients. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, work out, experience new restaurants, travel and shop.
Suzanne, our Dental Hygienist, graduated from Durham College in Dental Hygiene and has been with Slipacoff Dental Centre for 30 years. She loves meeting new people and she cherishes her relationships with all her patients. In her spare time, Suzanne likes baking sugar cookies, repurposing furniture, and watching her son play baseball. She roots for the Yankees and loves travelling.
Laura, our Dental Hygienist, graduated from St. Clair College in 2014 and has worked with Slipacoff Dental since then. As a dental hygiene student, she was a student mentor and graduated with academic distinction. Her favourite part of being a dental hygienist is enriching the lives of others through education and positivity. Her life is also enriched from patients daily. In her downtime, Laura enjoys globetrotting with her husband and spending time with her golden retriever, Rupert.
Darlene returns to our team after living out of town for three years. She brings over 30 years of dental office experience with her. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1988, becoming certified after “on the job training”, then formal training to write the ODAA Certification Exam. In 2012 she completed Level II training at George Brown College and became NDAEB Certified. She is committed to her career and looks for continuing education opportunities to carry her further as the profession evolves. Darlene loves meeting her patients and helping them with their dental needs. The variety that dentistry provides is what has kept her in this profession. She is thrilled to be back in Sarnia and working with our team, she says it’s because we are committed to providing top notch dental care and continuing education. When not assisting Dr. Ryan with patients Darlene enjoys being with her grandkids and family and friends. She loves to travel and enjoys planning her next adventure. Darlene and her husband live in Sarnia with 2 cats and cute chihuahua (best dog ever!!)
Tina, our Hygiene Coordinator and Front Desk Reception, grew up in Sarnia and has worked with Slipacoff Dental Centre since 2018. Tina has a profound understanding of infectious control of sterilization. She has worked in restaurant customer service for over 25 years and was later progressed to a management role. Tina enjoys working in a fast paced environment and working with the public especially in Sarnia, which is an amazing community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing baseball, pool and golf. Tina loves being outdoors and enjoys the great community in Sarnia.
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Families Trust Slipacoff Dental Care
We provide you excellent dental care to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life.
Enjoy Our Relaxing Environment
We practice gentle dentistry so that you never feel stressed about your appointment.
Broad Range of
In addition to traditional fillings, we offer crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and CEREC restorations.
Cutting Edge Practices & Tools
We are continually updating our training and investing in new technology.