Dr. Eric Stefanski

Associate Dentist

Dr. Eric Stefanski was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he spent the first four years of his life playing near the backyard stream with his younger brother.  For the rest of his childhood, he grew up sailing, fishing, and swimming on a lake in northern Kalamazoo County, Michigan.  After graduating from Gull Lake High School, he went on to pursue a bachelors degree with majors in anthropology-zoology and biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, followed by a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree on the same campus, earned in 2015.

Soon after graduation, Dr. Eric and his wife Elle joined their hands in marriage, starting their life together in the Granger area.  They enjoy riding their tandem bike together on Michiana’s many bike paths, tasting wine along the various wine trails along Michigan’s west coast, and cooking together.  In December of 2019, they welcomed their little boy, Chase, who now fills their lives with giggles, wonderment, and smiles. 

Dr. Eric has been practicing in the Michiana area since moving here in 2015, where he developed the set of skills he continues to hone today.  In particular, Dr. Eric enjoys taking on the challenges of orthodontic and endodontic therapies, and he welcomes the stimulating challenges involved in interdisciplinary treatment.  He holds the same high priority as the Drs. Zent when it comes to delivering conservative, patient-focused care, as well.  He realizes that each patient comes with needs specific to their own life story, and strives to treat and educate in a way tailored to those needs. 




Office Manager

Lauren has worked as a dental assistant for 12 years before stepping into management in 2018. Her long time clinical background has made her an efficient liaison to the office by balancing the clinical needs with the front desk responsibilities. Lauren loves personal patient interaction and supporting the team of Zent Family Dentistry in any way possible. In her spare time you can find Lauren with her husband Gavin and 9 year old son, either mountain biking or skiing.   Lauren and her family are also avid Notre Dame fans, and you can always find them on campus during the football season. 



Front Desk Coordinator

Becky was born and raised in South Bend, and has enjoyed working in the dental profession since 1977. She is dedicated to helping patients with treatment planning, scheduling, and getting the most out of their insurance benefits. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Front Desk Coordinator

Lisa was born and raised in Mishawaka and has been working in the dental field since 2000. She enjoys being in the front office and working closely with our patients to make their dental experience a happy and positive one from check in to check out. Lisa is a BOYMOM to two grown sons and is a BOYMIMI to two precious baby boys. When Lisa isn't at the office, she loves her down time, playing games with her extended family, cooking, traveling and all types of music.



Front Desk Coordinator

April was born and raised in Niles, Michigan.  She has been in the dental field since 2003.  April really enjoys helping our patients feel welcome to our office.   April's hobbies include reading, spending time with family & friends, and taking long walks with her dogs.



Front Desk Coordinator

Stacie was born and raised in Chicago, IL.  She recently moved to Plymouth, IN.  She has been working in dentistry for the past 13 years.  Stacie strives to make the patient experience as comfortable as possible.  In her free time, Stacie enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with her family.

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Hygiene Schedule Representative

Willie is the the dental hygiene appointment coordinator. This position allows her to be one of the first to meet, greet, and be sympathetic to the patient's needs. She strives to be professional, courteous, and caring, and considers it a privilege to help patients.



Dental Hygienist

Jaci is passionate about being a dental hygienist. She is a graduate of IUSB with a degree in Dental Hygiene, as well as a Bachelor Degree of General Studies. As an adjunct faculty member in the IUSB Dental Hygiene Program for 10 years, Jaci developed a strong interest in learning and teaching, and is very interested in the link between oral health and total body health. Most of all, Jaci enjoys and values the relationships that she has with patients of all ages. Jaci is inspired by them to provide the highest level of care possible. It is a pleasure to work with such a professional, skilled, and caring staff in our new state of the art dental facility.



Dental Hygienist

Audrey graduated from IUSB and is a licensed dental hygienist. She has worked at the Colfax office since graduating in 2005. A few things she enjoys about her profession are helping people obtain optimal oral hygiene, sharing patient education information and building friendly and lasting relationships with her patients. Audrey loves spending time with her husband, two young children and dog. She spends most of her time at her kids sporting events, working out, cooking, traveling and socializing with family and friends.



Dental Hygienist

Lynn is an IUSB graduate. She has worked in the local dental community full-time for ten years now. Keeping the patient's needs in mind during their appointment, Lynn is most concerned for her patient's comfort. It is important to Lynn to share her dental knowledge for her patients to have confidence in their own home care routine. When she is not working, Lynn spends time reading, running and doing Pinterest projects. Lynn enjoys spending time with her family most. Lynn was exicted to join our team in 2015 due to the wonderful family friendly environment. 



Dental Hygienist

Jaime is a 2007 graduate from the IUSB dental hygiene program and has been practicing in our area for over 10 years. She enjoys developing relationships and working one on one with patients. Jaime feels education plays a key role in disease prevention and loves providing the knowledge her patients need to improve their oral health on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as cooking and making sweet treats.



Dental Hygienist

Tracy is a graduate of Ferris State University, and has been practicing dental hygiene in the area for over 18 years.  Tracy believes in treating each patient like family, making them feel comfortable and giving the best care possible.  Her favorite part of her job is getting to know so many amazing people and building relationships with her patients.

Tracy feels privileged be a a part of the Zent Family Dentistry team because everyone in our office is sincerely devoted to our patients and giving them the very best treatment in every aspect of their visit.  When Tracy is not at the office, you can find her enjoying time with her  husband and 2 children at their sporting events, volunteering at school, exercising, traveling and serving at her church.



Dental Hygienist

Anna has been a hygienist for 5 years. She recently moved from Illinois and is excited to see all South Bend has to offer. Anna loves the family atmosphere at Zent Family Dentistry and enjoys providing dental education and encouragement to her patients. Outside the office she likes to spend time with her fiancé, family, and friends.



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Martha was born in Louisiana and raised in Arkansas, but she has been living in South Bend for 11 years.  She received her training at the Michiana Dental Assisting School.  Martha is a fun-loving, outgoing person who loves developing relationships with patients and helping to make their appointment enjoyable and comfortable.  As an expanded duty dental assistant, Martha also takes pride in restoring patients’ teeth so that they can have a smile that they can show off to friends.  Martha has been married for almost 3 years and has a 1 year old baby.  They also have an 8 year old puggle named Primo.  In her spare time, Martha loves to hang out with family and friends, and spend time outdoors.



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Valerie received her training in dental assisting from IUSB in 2005 and graduated with her Bachelor's in General Studies in 2014. She has worked at this location for over ten years and also has a history teaching Dental Assisting at Ivy Tech. Valerie enjoys making patients feel comfortable with dentistry and improving people's confidence in their appearance. In her free time, Valerie loves exercising, being creative and spending time with her friends, family and two dogs.



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Saleena was born and raised in the Niles, MI and now lives in South Bend. She is a graduate of  Lake Michigan College with a degree in Dental Assisting. Saleena enjoys growing, learning and expanding her abilities in the dental profession.She loves spending time with her family,friends and two dogs. In her spare time, She enjoys reading and crocheting. Saleena is very excited to be apart of our dental team. 



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Tina graduated from IUSB in 2003 and has worked in the Michiana area for 18 years as an Expanded Dental Assistant. She loves making her patients feel relaxed and making sure their dental experience is a great one. She takes pride in being very detailed and thorough and listening to her patients needs. In her free time she likes spending time with her son , and enjoying the outdoors. She loves walking trails at parks, riding bikes, and going to the beach towns of Saugatuck and South Haven. She is happy to be part of the Zent team and looks forward to seeing you at your next visit. 



Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Serena was born and raised in Oregon and now lives in the South Bend area. She is a graduate of Ivy Tech College with a degree as an Expanded Functions Dental assistant.  Serena enjoys learning more about patients and strives to help them achieve their best smile. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and photography. Serena is so excited to meet you and learn more about dentistry.