Dr. Omar Salamen, Oral Surgeon

Dr. Omar Salamen, Oral Surgeon

A Michigan native, Dr. Salamen attended dental school at the University of Michigan and then completed his oral surgery training at the NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Florida. After seven years of successful private practice in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Salamen returned home to Michigan to open Dexter Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Dexter, Michigan.

Dr. Salamen is an American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons board certified doctor, and a member of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Michigan’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and holds certifications in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal, corrective jaw surgery, cosmetic procedures and the management of tumors and pathology. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild jaw bone structure, diagnose and treat facial pain and traumatic facial injuries.

Dr. Salamen lives in Ann Arbor and is active in his community. He is married to Manal and the proud father of two sons. He enjoys the outdoors, mixed martial arts, and exercise.

university of michigan school of dentistry
NOVA SOUTHEASTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS
 

Anya L. Cobler, Office Manager

Anya Cobler, Practice Manager

Anya grew up in Dexter, Michigan. After graduating a proud Dreadnaught, she went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from the University of Michigan. After graduate school, Anya taught college creative writing and english courses at Eastern Michigan University and Oakland Community College. From there her path veered back towards the medical field, having worked for much of her life in her father’s oral surgery office. After enjoying a brief, but highly instructive and uplifting stint at the University of Michigan’s Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery as a surgery coordinator for the Neurotology group, she decided to venture back to what she knew most–oral surgery and how a private practice should be run. She is excited to be back in the field working with such a positive, family-centric, hard working team.

Anya is certified in basic life support. In the oral surgery world she is passionate about superior service for all people, building relationships, and caring for her team. On the home front she seeks to be a strong and humble mother, as well as a loving wife to David, her life partner. She is a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church family, and lives with her husband and three children just outside of Dexter where they enjoy gardening, food, and their close proximity to a lot of family.


Heather Roberts, Lead Surgical Assistant

Heather Roberts, Lead Surgical Assistant

Heather is our Lead Surgical Assistant. This girl knows her stuff and is exactly who you want at your side during an oral surgery procedure. She is married and has two amazing daughters Natalie and Marlee.

After being a steel worker, she became certified as a dental assistant from ROSS. She is also ACLS, X-ray and Dental Anesthesia certified. She plans on continuing her dental assistant education working toward the registration program with the State of Michigan.


Ashley Silverest, Surgical Assistant in Dexter

Ashley Silverest, Surgical Assistant

Born and raised in Lowell, Michigan, Ashley graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with an Associates in general studies. Soon after she met her husband David of five years. After being married for a short time they moved to Germany and have recently come back home to Michigan after their final tour in the Air Force. In Germany Ashley studied and graduated with a certificate in medical administration, and hopes to continue her medical career in state and continue helping people in the best way she can, one smile at a time here at Dr.Salamen’s office.

 

Char Davis, Patient Care Coordinator

Char Davis, Patient Care Coordinator

Charlotte grew up in Brighton as the daughter of Harry A. Davis, DDS. She has had numerous opportunities to work in dental offices through the years, even as her father’s dental assistant on two different occasions.

She now calls Maple City her home, which is near Traverse City in northern Michigan. As our remote employee, she is able to help with tasks such as validating our patients’ insurance coverage, phone calls and countless other daily assignments that assist with the in-office work-flow.


Elizabeth Munyon, Patient Care Coordinator

Elizabeth Munyon, Patient Care Coordinator

Liz is a Michigan native and comes to our office from the world of education. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Studies Education from Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin.

After graduating she taught high school for a year in Allen Park before moving to the Ann Arbor area where she was an early childhood educator for 4 years prior to joining our staff. Liz loves to use her education background to help guide our patients through their experience in our office.

When she isn’t at the office Liz enjoys spending time with her husband Steven. They love exploring the Ann Arbor area and running their photography business together! They are active members at Grace Bible Church where Liz volunteers in the nursery along with singing in chorus and leading a small group with Steven. Liz and Steven are currently in the process of adopting a baby and are excitedly prepping for their little one!


Deb Mantel, Patient Care Coordinator & Media Specialist

Deb Mantel, Patient Care Coordinator & Media Specialist

Deb is a Michigan native who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in communications. She and her husband Corey live in Chelsea with their adult daughter Melissa. They also have four sons who live in Grand Rapids.

Deb is an entrepreneur with several businesses including website design, professional organizing, and speaking. She is also a singer/songwriter/musician who leads worship at her church—Knox Presbyterian in Ann Arbor.