For Dr. Shlafer, continuing education isn’t just an obligation to meet state-mandated requirements — it’s one of his guiding principles in life.
Striving to always learn more and provide better dental care is a never-ending goal for Dr. Shlafer, a goal that will continue as long as he’s practicing dentistry. He expects the same level of passion and commitment from every member of our dental team to ensure that you get the high-quality treatment you deserve.
During his 32 years of service, Dr. Shlafer has earned a reputation for providing personalized care that’s tailored to fit each patient’s needs in a comfortable and friendly environment. This high level of service makes him one of the most trusted and respected dentists in the Farmington Hills area.
Dr. Shlafer has enjoyed the privilege of training with well-known experts at some of the most respected institutions in dentistry. He began his training at the University of Michigan, where he studied under top-level reconstructive and cosmetic dentists to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1986.
From there, he moved on to St. Petersburg, FL and continued his education at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. This is where he trained under renowned dental expert Dr. Peter E. Dawson. Dr. Shlafer credits this experience as well as his training at the Pride Management Institute for inspiring his flexible and patient-focused approach to dentistry. Dr. Shlafer is the ex-president of The Vedder Crown and Bridge Society.
Dr. Shlafer and his team follow a simple guiding principle — treat every patient as if they’re a member of your own family. This caring approach is the key to establishing trust and forming long-lasting relationships with our patients. Dr. Shlafer also takes pride in his creativity, often finding solutions for patients that their previous dentists couldn’t provide.
Community Work and Hobbies
Dr. Shlafer’s passion for dentistry is simple — he genuinely enjoys helping people and he feels extremely gratified when he can make a difference in a patient’s life. He also stays active in our community, making a difference by providing free dental care to Holocaust survivors.
As a refugee from the Ukraine who moved to the U.S. when he was 18 years old, Dr. Shlafer exemplifies the idea that anything is possible through hard work and determination.
When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Shlafer enjoys spending family time with his wife and two children. Though he’s given up free diving with sharks at his wife’s request, he remains active through skiing, tennis, and golf. He’s also an avid reader who lists Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near among his favorite books.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your practice stand out from the rest?
We strive to earn your trust so you can feel confident that you’re in good hands. Dr. Shlafer has over three decades of experience improving his patients’ dental health. His skills and expertise are trusted in the Farmington community for his ability to craft beautiful smiles that last.
Over the years, Dr. Shlafer has made it a point to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in dentistry. He has completed advanced training with respected experts, so he can utilize techniques that provide additional comfort and promote faster healing.
When we craft your smile, we care about the end result. That’s why we use the latest technology to complete your procedure with precision and care. We use specialized tools during the screening process and the surgery to create flawless smiles that will last for years to come.
Dr. Shlafer can replace any number of missing teeth with our dental implant solutions. If you’re interested in learning about your implant options, give us a call, and schedule a consultation at our office. During your consultation, Dr. Shlafer will examine your oral health and discuss which dental implant procedure would benefit you the most.
I have dental anxiety, how can you help?
At our Farmington office, we’ll always do our best to ensure you’re relaxed and pain-free throughout your treatment. If you have a phobia of visiting the dentist or low pain tolerance, be sure to let us know, and we’ll take everything we can to keep you comfortable. We’ll always numb the treatment area before any procedure that may cause discomfort.
If you have dental anxiety, there are a few ways you can put your worries at rest, including:
- Avoid caffeine before your appointment
- Use hand gestures if you’re experiencing discomfort
- Refrain from holding your breath
- Bring headphones to your appointment if the sound of drilling bothers you
- Schedule your appointment at a time when you won’t feel rushed to arrive
In addition to following these guidelines, we also offer oral sedation so you can feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shlafer to see if dental sedation is right for your upcoming procedure. Depending on your treatment, we can offer IV sedation and oral sedation to ensure you’re confident and free of stress.
Visit Dr. Shlafer for Dental Implants
Give us a call at (248) 579-4925 to schedule your complimentary consultation or stop by to meet our exceptional team of dentists. We proudly serve patients from Canton, Plymouth, Southfield, Franklin, Beverly Hills, and throughout Michigan.
Don’t wait, come and see how dentistry is done differently at Roman Shlafer, DDS.