Sherri Roytan (Office Manager)
Sherri has been Dr. Van Slate’s office manager since he started practicing in 1992. Sherri has become highly respected in our field for her expertise in office procedures and handling dental insurance. For over 20 years she has received regular training from the Las Vegas Dental Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Her advice has been sought by many office managers in the dental field. Her expertise and talent is not only invaluable to our practice, it is also appreciated and welcomed by our patients.
Sherri is also multi-talented outside of dentistry. She does many innovative arts and crafts and she was the lead vocalist in a country-western band for over 10 years. Sherri is married and has twin boys.
Leta Engram (Dental Assistant-CDA,RDA)
Leta is one of the most highly trained and best dental assistants in the business. She has over 25 years of dental assisting experience, and has been Dr. Van Slate’s assistant for over 12 years. She received her training from Indiana University and she has the distinction of being both a Certified as well as Registered Dental Assistant. Since 2006, Leta has continued to receive yearly training from the Las Vegas Dental Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Although she grew up in Indiana, she loves Houston (but she still roots for Chicago Sport’s teams). Leta is married and has 2 boys. Her pride and joy are her Beagles (Lola and Sophie), and her Terrier (The Bud Man). In her spare time, Leta is advocate in helping sheltered animals find forever homes, and she is a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.
Adriana Salgaldo (Dental Assistant-RDA/Administrative Assistant)
Adriana is our ultimate multi-tasker who has been a valuable part of our office since 2009. Not only is she an experienced dental assistant, she also handles our scheduling and helps co-manage our practice. She is a tremendous benefit to our patients because it is rare that someone has knowledge and skill in every aspect of running a dental practice.
Adriana grew up in Houston and is married with three children. She is the ultimate soccer Mom whose free time is spent running her kids around soccer fields.
Janie Pineda (Dental Hygienist-BSDH, RDH)
Janie graduated from The University of Texas School of Dentistry Houston, with over 15 years of experience in the dental field. In addition to her extensive experience, Janie has also earned her Laser Certification and has received further hygiene training at the LVI Global Institute in Las Vegas.
Janie loves giving back to the community and belongs to multiple dental hygiene organizations, member of the American Dental Hygeine Assosiation, Greater Houston Dental Society and the Hispanic Dental Association. Janie remains involved with multiple hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field. Her passion for Hygiene allows her to help patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient.
In her spare time Janie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and staying active
Kristin Hensler (Dental Hygienist-AAS,RDH)
We are so fortunate to have Kristin on our hygiene team. With her reputation, skill and knowledge, our patients will truly benefit. Kristin began her dental career as a Dental Hygiene Assistant in a family practice in Southeast Michigan. Excited about dentistry and knowing she had found a promising career, she became a Registered Dental Assistant, and then pursued and received a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. Kristin has a strong work ethic and is very passionate about helping her patients. She is one of a select few hygienists who has completed several dental programs at the Las Vegas Dental Institute.
Our patients continue to rave about Kristin's wonderful "bedside manner" and calming nature. Our team loves that she is so knowledgeable, easy to get along with, and her personality adds so much fun to our office!
Kristin is married and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys singing with her church choir, and is a fabulous cook!