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Michele – Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele – Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele is an integral part of our office and has an impressive level of experience. She graduated from Lakeland Community College with an Associates of Science in dental hygiene in 1988. She is gentle, thorough and caring and has the ability to convert dental phobics into clients that look forward to their dental visits.

Michele is the mother of three and the grandmother of three wonderful grandkids.

Ruthie – Receptionist / Front Desk

Ruthie – Receptionist / Front Desk

Ruthie has many years of experience in the dental field, specifically with customer service and patient

relations. She is passionate about helping clients and is particularly interested in making sure they feel comfortable at our office. An expert in overseeing scheduling, insurance claims, billing and financial arrangements. she will work with patients to find the best possible way to meet their dental needs and provide unparalleled customer service experience.

Ruthie enjoys spending quality family time, crafts, sewing, upholstery, painting and watching the Saint Louis Blues!

We appreciate Ruthie’s talent in keeping the schedule flowing, as well as her positive approach in dealing with every aspect of her position. She is a great asset to our team and we cannot imagine doing it without her.

Ruthie – Receptionist / Front Desk

Abigail – Certified Dental Assistant

Abby has been with our office since 2018. She is very intelligent, organized and detail-oriented and has been Dr. Shabany’s right hand person from day 1. Her performance and work ethic rival assistants with many more years of experience. Her sensitivity, understanding, and calmness helps clients during their appointments.

Abby enjoys crafts and spending time with her family and friends.

Ruthie – Receptionist / Front Desk

Karla – Certified Dental Assistant

Karla is our newest team member. She has over 30 years of experience with Expanded Function certification in Removable Prosthodontics. She is a former athlete and stays active in gymnastics, roller-skating and track. Her hobbies include photography, jewelry and pottery. We are very excited to have her join our team with her skillset and passion for chairside assisting.

Jane - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jane – Registered Dental Hygienist

We are happy to welcome Jane to our team. She is passionate about getting to know her patients and assuring they get the care they need. A St. Louis native, she enjoys exploring the city and spending time with her family.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of care and service in the most pleasant environment possible. 

Metro West Dental & Implant Institute
443 North New Ballas, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm