Department: Meet Your Team

Shayna Swartz

Hi my name is Shaynna, I am a hygienist here at Ann Arbors dentist. I started my journey in the dental profession in high school at Penta career center in Rossford Ohio for dental assisting. I never had much of an interest in school until I started the program and had a real interest in what I was learning for once. I did not grow up going to the dentist regularly due to my family having a high fear of dentistry. I think this is what drove my curiosity. Due to this experience I relate to patients that are nervous and really have an understanding for their concerns.  After my assisting education I knew I wanted to further my education and decided to go to Owens Community College right down the road from my high school. I love helping others and being a hygienist allows me to do this everyday. In my spare time I love to hang out with friends and family every chance I get, playing board games, soccer, and even video games. I am an avid animal lover, I have four cats that are basically treated as children. I hope this introduction helps you feel more welcome, my goal as a hygienist is to help you with your dental goals and your overall health.

Yvonne Zakalowski

I am a proud grandma!  My granddaughter is a wonderful next step in my life from my beautiful daughter. Life has been great since I married my high school sweetheart. In my spare time, you will see me in my flower gardens or riding my bike with my dog Laya who is a Pomeranian. Layla loves to sit in the basket as we ride around. We love cruises and our favorite has been Alaska, we have been back three times, it just beautiful and unspoiled.

I started in dentistry as a step to find my career just out of high school. Who knew I would still be in the dental field today. My area I love the most is dental insurance. I love paper work!  I have worked in several different areas of dentistry, there are general dentistry, implantology and periodontal offices. I have been an assistant, front desk receptionist, business assistant and was head of several insurance departments. I will be glad to help you in any way with questions you may have on your dental coverage.

Jessica Dobracki

Jessie is here to help our patients with any financial or insurance matters. She has received years of additional training specializing with medical and dental insurances. Her friendly personality and drive for excellence makes her a perfect fit in our office. Jessie is always going above and beyond to make sure our patients are well taken care of. She is new to Michigan by way of Georgia so Jessie is still figuring out life in the winter months. You can find Jessie at any Ann Arbor restaurant as she loves food or you can catch her in one of our many parks strolling after work. She has also become an avid GO BLUE fan!

Elaine Harper

I started in the Dental field as an assistant in 1987; I have been in this office since 1997. I attended Washtenaw Community College and finished at the University of Michigan. I am very big on family, being a mom of two, now adults and nanna to three as shown in my picture. I also have one dog named Sheila who is a German Sheppard. This office is like my family after being here for 16 years. My experience makes it easy to get to know my patients on a personal basis. I love them all! My hobbies are of course being with family, especially my grand-babies, I also love to travel, golf, shoot pool, play softball. I am very involved in my church community. I have also been part of the VLCOG Dance Team for 14 years. My favorite vacation would be anywhere along the ocean by a nice beach.