Stuart T. Zaller, DDS
Dr. Stuart Zaller earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Maryland — College Park and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. His further qualifications include membership in the American Dental Association® and Advanced General Dentistry, and he has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and attends over 40 hours of continuing education courses every year. Dr. Zaller has been a clinical instructor at the Deans Facility since 2016 and is also a consultant for dental malpractice claims for NADENT, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Criminal Justice Information Service Division. He is on the Dental Advisory Committee for Blue Cross Blue Shield and also donates his services to the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. Dr. Zaller took over Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry from his father, and as a second-generation dentist, his goal is to continue providing the same excellent dental care to patients in Reisterstown, Maryland. He was named America’s Best Dentist in 2017 and is committed to always living up to that honor!
Dr. Zaller and his wife, Stacy, have three children: Garrett, Lindsay and Madison. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Erin Lessans, DDS
Dr. Erin Lessans earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her commitment to providing high-quality dental care, she completes 30 credits of continuing education every two years and maintains membership in the American Dental Association®, the Owings Mills Study Club and the Progressive Dental Study Club. She has also received advanced training in BOTOX®, sleep apnea and Invisalign® treatments.
Michele Shenk-Cooper, DDS
Dr. Shenk-Cooper joined our office in July 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with her DDS. She also served one year of an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shenk-Cooper specializes in addressing dental anxiety through the use of techniques such as relaxation therapies and essential oils. She enjoys the warmth, friendliness and laid-back nature of our office and appreciates the way everyone works together and helps one another out.
Dr. Shenk-Cooper has been married to her husband Jeff for over twenty years and they have two daughters, Daniella and Sami. In her spare time she enjoys arts and crafts, Zentangle® and barre workouts.
Meet Our Team
When you visit Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you will meet a team that is both professional and fun as we do everything we can to keep you comfortable and help you understand your treatment plan. We also have team members who speak Spanish to better meet the needs of the people in our community. Read about our team members below or come meet us in person by calling 410-833-4880 to make your appointment with our dentists in Reisterstown, Maryland.
Tracey — Office Manager, Finance and Insurance Coordinator
Tracey has been in dentistry for over 30 years and started her career as a dental assistant. She puts her years of experience to work making sure that our office runs smoothly and efficiently. She enjoys working with team members who genuinely care about our patients and treat them like family, not numbers.
Tracey makes her home in Manchester and is married with three daughters, eight grandsons and five granddaughters. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.
Krystie — Front Desk and Patient Coordinator
Originally a dental assistant, Krystie enjoys the great atmosphere at Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and getting to know each patient on a personal level. She lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with her husband, daughter and two sons. She relaxes by shopping and exercising.
Missy — Dental Hygienist
Missy has been a part of Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry since 2002. Her uncle is a dentist, so her love for dentistry is no surprise! She graduated magna cum laude from Allegany College and started her career as a dental assistant. She loves being part of a caring and ethical work family, and she truly cares about each patient who steps into our office.
Missy lives in Manchester with her husband and three sons, and she spends her free time enjoying outdoor activities, being with her family, and watching her boys play baseball, football and basketball.
Elisabet — Dental Assistant
Elisabet joined the Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team in 2019 and helps us better serve the members of our community by speaking Spanish. She appreciates the moral and ethical approach to dentistry at our office. She is the mother of three boys, and in her spare time, she looks forward to sports, reading and brunch.
Ashley — Dental Assistant
Ashley joined Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the summer of 2020. She enjoys working with our friendly, outgoing team members with their helpful “jump in it” attitudes.
Ashley lives in Manchester with her fiancé and her son. In her spare time she looks forward to playing basketball and spending time with her family in the outdoors.
Robin – Front Desk
Robin loves her friendly and outgoing coworkers. She has been married for over 20 years and has a daughter, twin boys and a Labradoodle. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with family, shopping and relaxing.
Luba joined the practice back in the fall of 2020. She has been a dental hygienist for over 14 years. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients and gets along well with our crazy staff. She has really become part of our family. Luba lives in Finksburg, Md. with her husband and 2 children.