Milan Sata, DDS
Dr. Milan Sata grew up in Dearborn Heights and graduated from St. Agatha High School in Redford, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and furthered his education, receiving his doctorate in 1995 from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry.
Once he completed dental school, Dr. Sata worked for 4 years as an associate in his family’s practice before purchasing Dr. Brown and Dr. Weber’s practice in Grand Blanc, MI. He has been practicing dentistry in the Grand Blanc community for over 17 years and considers it an honor.
Dr. Sata will tell you that he has been making people smile since 1969. It is no coincidence that it was the year he was born. He believes in bringing that same sense of humor into his practice to help his patients feel at ease. Dr. Sata has a strong sense of community, has sponsored many local athletic clubs, and supports many children’s causes. He was also involved with a program that offered a free month of dental care for military personnel from Selfridge Air National Guard Base. This moved him and his team to extend the program for 3 months to include military individuals and veterans. Dr. Sata continues to offer discounted dental care to military individuals and veterans, as well as free exams and X-rays to active military personnel. He enjoys sporting events, music, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his three nieces, Milani, Zamina, and Inika.
Meet Our Team
Cindy Spokes, Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy graduated from Mott Community College in 1974 and has worked in the same practice for 38 years. She loves the fact that she saw patients as children, and now they are bringing their own children into the office for dental care. Cindy is eager to meet new patients and to help in their care of oral health. Cindy enjoys attending continuing education classes that will help her better serve her patients. Working in an evolving, high-tech office, Cindy has enjoyed the challenge of learning computer and imaging skills, and she appreciates how these tools have improved patient care. Cindy’s hobbies include cooking, entertaining family and friends, and being involved in church activities.
Melissa Bunting, Office Manager
Melissa has been in the dental field for 24 years. She spent 17 of those years working as a dental assistant, and an additional 7 in office management. For the last year, Melissa has been a part of Dr. Milan Sata’s team. She loves the longevity of both the team members and patients at Milan Sata DDS, which allows her to build long-term relationships with those she works with. As an office manager, Melissa strives to ensure that all patients understand their treatment options and their account balances. She wants to make sure that patients and team members look forward to coming to Dr. Milan Sata DDS. Melissa lives in Lapeer with her husband and 2 sons, Maxwell and Lucas. She enjoys golf and cheering on the Detroit Tigers and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Roni West, Dental Assistant
Roni has been with the practice for over 30 years, staying with Dr. Sata when he bought the practice in 1999. After over 30 years, you can only assume that the patients are like family to Roni. With these long-standing relationships, she loves how the patients feel comfortable when at the office. She enjoys sharing the latest technology with all of the patients and making sure everyone gets the experience they deserve. Roni has a daughter that is a diesel mechanic in Ohio and once grandson. When not visiting them on the weekends, you will find her traveling to the west side of the state or anywhere there is a beach. She enjoys walking, kayaking, biking, and the Michigan State Spartans … GO GREEN!
Sheri Roy, Administrative Assistant
Sheri graduate from Ross University School of Medicine in 1991 with a certificate in dental assisting. She has been working in the dental field for over 27 years, two of which as a chairside dental assistant and 25 as a financial coordinator. She has worked with Dr. Sata since he took over the practice in 1999. She has three grandchildren, one of which spends almost every weekend with her. She enjoys taking walks, watching movies, camping, and spending time with family. Working here for as many years as Sheri has, she has made great connections with the patients and loves being able to serve them from many levels.
Kristen Overfield, Dental Assistant
Kristen graduated from the Mott Community College dental assisting program in 2013. Her career started in pediatrics, but she really appreciates all aspects in patient care. Outside of work, you can find her at one of her son’s sporting events.
Lisa Hamilton, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa graduated from Mott Community College in 1992 with an associate degree in applied science. She grew up in the Otter Lake area and now resided in North Branch. Lisa has one son, Adam, and is gaining a daughter-in-law in 2019. She has always had a fondness of water, growing up on Hemingway Lake, so when she has some leisure time, you will find her near the water. She loves boating, kayaking, zip lining, hiking, biking, working out, and yoga. In the winter months, you will find Lisa repurposing, refurbishing, and remodeling her home. She has worked with Dr. Sata for almost a year and the patients absolutely love her.
Diana, Registered Dental Hygienist
Diana began working for Dr. Sata in 2000 after graduating from Mott’s Dental Assisting program. While working, she continued her education and graduated in 2003 as a dental hygienist. Diana takes pride in caring for her patients while providing patient education and developing lasting personal relationships. Diana lives in Davison with her husband, Rob, and their two sons, Nicholas and Christian. She enjoys anything to do with flowers, cooking/baking, volunteering at her children’s school, being active in her church and spending time with her family.
Brenda Chapelle, Dental Hygienist
Brenda has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She started as a dental assistant and quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education and become a dental hygienist. Brenda is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs and encouraging them to maintain good oral health. Brenda enjoys attending continuing education classes that will help her better serve her patients. She resides in the Linden area with her husband and is a dedicated mom to their six children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, walking, and traveling.
Michelle Pickett, Business Coordinator
Michelle joined our team almost a year ago but brings over 22 years of dental office experience with her. She and her husband, Greg, moved to Grand Blanc a few years ago. They have four grown children, four grandchildren, and a dog named Rosie. Michelle’s positive attitude and knowledge in the dental field makes her a great resource for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your treatment or insurance. When Michelle is not at work, she enjoys taking walks with Rosie, shopping, working on home improvements, and reading.