Meet Your Dental Team Members
Sherri Roytan (Practice Manager of Operations)
Sherri has been Dr. Van Slate's Practice Manager of Operations since he started his practice in 1992. Because of her vast experience working for over 35 years in dentistry, she has become well respected in the industry. Her dental expertise has enabled her to train many office managers in dental office procedures, communication skills and insurance protocols. For many years, Sherri has trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Dental Studies as well as many other leading practice management companies. Her talents are not only invaluable to our practice, they are also appreciated and welcomed by our patients.
Sherri has many artistic talents as well. She enjoys her time making many innovative arts and crafts, including woodwork relief carving. For over 12 years she was the lead vocalist in a semi professional C & W Band by the name of Sheree Linn & Stillwater Crossing. She also owned a thriving Karaoke business which was very popular in the Spring, Texas area. Sherri is married and has twin boys who are both currently serving in the military. Sherri often refers to them as "my heroes"!
Leta Engram (Registered/Certified Dental Assistant)
Leta is one of the most highly trained dental assistants in the business. She has over 30 years of dental assisting experience and has been Dr. Van Slate's assistant for almost 20 years. Leta grew up in Indiana and received her training from Indiana University . She has the rare distinction of being both a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. Since 2006, Leta has received yearly training from the Las Vegas Dental Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Although she grew up in Indiana and still roots for Chicago sports teams, she is also a huge Houston sports fan. Leta is married and has 2 boys. Her pride and joy are her two beagles. Her love for animals led her to become an advocate in helping sheltered animals find "forever homes". Through Marietta College, she became a Certified Mental Wellness Coach so she can share her passion for holistic health and wellness.
Kristin Hensler (Dental Hygienist-AAS, RDH)
Kristin is recognized as one of the best hygienists in her field. She continues to serve as a mentor/teacher in hygiene techniques and principles to many hygienists. Kristin is a Certified Laser Specialist and has received advanced training in Periodontal Therapy and Myo-Functional Therapy. She is also one of a select few hygienists who has completed several programs at the elite Las Vegas Dental Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Kristin began her career in dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant before receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. Our patients regularly compliment Kristin for her fun and outgoing personality.
Kristin is married and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys singing as a soloist in her church choir and she is a fabulous cook!