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Nicholas Slater Dmd, MS
& Kelly Slater DDS


Hello, we are Dr. Nicholas Slater and Dr. Kelly Slater. Dr. Kelly grew up on Long Island, NY and Dr. Nick grew up in Yuma, AZ. We met when we attended Arizona State University in 2007. From there we completed our higher educations at University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and Midwestern University. We have worked as associates in both private and corporate dental offices. We relocated to Phoenix Arizona in 2016 with our oldest two boys and since then have had another son and a daughter. It’s pretty crazy at our house having 4 kids. We love going to the beach, running around outside, dinosaurs, boating, and supporting small business at the local farmers market.

We are very passionate about what we do. We both have extensive training in several fields of dentistry that allow us to help patients by doing the majority of treatment in office, which avoids patients having to travel to other locations for treatment. We also do pro-bono work for those in need and have a fund set up for people to donate to to help others in need receive free dental care. Dr. Nick’s passion lies in surgical dentistry but is not limited to implants, over dentures, and grafting procedures. Dr. Kelly prefers getting the longest amount of time out of our natural teeth and enjoys root canals, extractions, and crowns,and bridges. One of our practice goals is never wanting anyone to feel like they are being pushed into treatment in our office or that they have to choose the option with the highest price tag. We both have worked for corporate dentistry and have left for those reasons as well as others. We really do pride ourselves in the relationship we have with our patients. We hope you find our dental office to be your new dental home not just because of the good dentistry we provide but also because you feel at ease here.

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Steve Berger DMD

Hello, my name is Dr. Steve Berger. I am originally from Washington State, but have been in Arizona for the last six years. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Portland, which is also where I met my wife! I completed a Masters program in Biomedical Science at Midwestern University and then attended their College of Dental Medicine . My wife and I recently welcomed our first son into the world! Along with enjoying new parenthood, I love camping with our golden retriever, skiing, golfing, and fishing. I am very excited to be a part of the Slater Family Dentistry team and

look forward to meeting you!

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Office Manager

My name is Melissa, I am originally from Utah but have lived in Arizona with my husband and son for the last 18 years. I have been in the dental field for 16 + years and enjoy helping out our wonderful patients. My family and I enjoy attending ASU basketball games. GO DEVILS! I love to laugh and share my sarcastic sense of humor ( whether it’s wanted or not) .  I am excited to be a part of the Slater Family Dentistry family.

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Dental Hygienist

Hi. My name is Peggy.  I am one of the dental hygienists in the office. I was a dental assistant for 15 years before becoming a hygienist. What can I say, I LOVE TEETH! I have been in Arizona for 45 years. My husband and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. We also have 2 dogs. My free time is spent camping, jet skiing, hiking, and scrap booking. I am excited to be working with Dr. Slater and continuing our excellent patient care!

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Dental Assistant

Hi I'm Azalea and I've lived in Arizona my whole life. I love working with this family and learning from them everyday. On my free time I spend it with friends and watching movies with my family. I also love getting to know our wonderful patients and help making them feel comfortable as possible and with a great smile on their face!

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Front Office

Hi, my name is Kenda. I have lived in Arizona for 18 years. I am a Medical Assistant working in the dental field! I worked in the corporate dental world for 2 years & found it wasn't for me. I enjoy the care and compassion of private family dentistry and love helping our patients! I have 3 children,  7 grandchildren & 2 dogs! In my free time I love to be outdoors gardening,  hiking,  swimming,  camping, and spending time with my family & friends! I also volunteer at the East Mesa Moose Lodge. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my grandchildren! I'm excited to be part of Slater Family Dentistry! 

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Dental Hygienist

My name is Garrett and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist.  I have worked both corporate and private practice dental offices and have found that I prefer the compassion of private practice family dentistry. I am an Arizona native and live in Mesa with my wife and two dogs.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors.  I love taking the boat out for weekend cruises and fishing.

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Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Hillary.  I love anything dental related!  As a dental assistant, my primary goal is giving our patients peace of mind in knowing that they’ll receive excellent care for healthy smile. I’m currently on a career path to be a dentist one day. In my free time, I enjoy playing violin in a mariachi band. I also enjoy art,  dancing, outdoor activities, and trying out different foods. 

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Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Brianne and I am AZ born and raised! I have had an interest in the dental field ever since I was a kid and enjoy learning something new everyday. In my free time, I like to spend it being active or with my family and friends, but a little relaxation never hurt anyone! I come from a big family, being the oldest of 7, and the love I have for them grows everyday. I am very excited to start my journey into the dental field and am so grateful it is with Slater Family Dentistry!



VP of Human Resources

Hi, my name is Bill Harding, I am the VP of Human Resources for the office. I have worked in both the private and public sectors, as well as non profit and for profit organizations. Working for a family oriented private practice means the world to me. When I'm not at work, I spend my free time in the garage restoring classic vehicles. I am from Idaho and have two dogs Mozzarella and Gorgonzola and I also have two beautiful goddaughters, Hera and Antonia.

What people are saying about our office

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Rhane M.

This has to be one of the best dental offices out there. The entire team is unbelievably amazing, and every single one of them go above and beyond for their patients. I have not been able to have dental work done in years, partially due to anxiety towards dentist offices in general. Not a single person in this office ridiculed me for my lack of care, but they were all so excited to help and comforted me to the best of their abilities. Thank you so much Dr. Kelly, and Garrett specifically for forever changing my perspective and fears towards needing to get dental work done.

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Fidel H.

My hygienist Garrett who is labeled as the world's greatest hygienist, did an awesome job for me today.  He was kind, courteous, considerate, humorous, and I would recommend him. I’m 60 years old and I’ve been having my teeth cleaned since I was 18 and he did an awesome job. I’d recommend Slater Family Dentistry to anyone looking for a top notch dentist they’re located on Main Street just east of power thank you

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Zachary W.

Outstanding dentist office! This is a family owned and operated business, and they treat you as such. The entire staff is professional, personal, and clearly dedicated to making sure you receive the best care possible. The hygienist, Garrett, goes above and beyond; his love for what he does is obvious when speaking to him. You won't be disappointed with this dental practice!

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