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Gabriele G. Bugli, DDS, Sterling Heights Dentist

Personal Info

While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Bugli met his best friend and future wife Terri. They have been married for over 35 years and have 3 wonderful children. Their oldest daughter lives and works in San Francisco and is married with 2 children. Their son works for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and travels to Africa on many assignments. Their youngest daughter is a teacher in Raleigh, NC and is married with 2 dogs. All three children followed in their parents footsteps and graduated from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Gabe has many interests outside of dentistry. He enjoys traveling, landscape photography, hunting, fishing, wine making, gardening and woodworking. He is an avid sports nut and enjoys being a fan of the Tigers, Lions, Redwings and Pistons.

Dr. Gabe is a proud member of the San Marino Social Club in Troy. San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe and is located in Northern Italy. Both of Dr. Gabe’s parents immigrated to Michigan from this country in the early 1950s.


Centerline High School 1975
University of Michigan1979, Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology
University of Michigan1983, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Qualification and C.E. classes:

Worked in a large group practice for 3 years under the watchful eye of experienced practitioners. Have taken numerous continuing education classes over the years, including classes in TMJ evaluation and treatment at the Dawson Institute, material update classes with Gordon Christianson, completed an oral sedation program at the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, oral sedation classes through North Carolina University, and oral surgery classes with Dr. Karl Korner, and various cosmetic dentistry classes. Dr. Bugli has also taken numerous courses in bone grafting and dental Implantology, including classes at the Engle Implant Institute, University of Detroit and Implant Direct Center.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and the Parkway Dental Study Group

Treatment Philosophy:

Our office strives to take a preventable approach towards dental care. Early detection and prompt care can help our patients maintain their teeth for life. Discovering dental disease in the early phases has the advantage of saving patients both discomfort and expense. In addition to using visual and radiographic diagnostics, our office also uses laser fluorescence for early cavity detection. Intra-oral Digital photography and digital radiography are also used for detecting and demonstrating adverse dental conditions.

Our Staff

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Jeanne – Dental Assistant

I’ve been a dental assistant for over 20 years. I’ve been with Dr. Bugli’s Family Dental Care for 13 years. I am a certified dental assistant and received my certification from Ross Medical School in 1993.

I’m a friendly, outgoing and positive person. I think family is very important…as important as friends. I enjoy walking on the beach, watching sunsets, the change of colors in the fall and reading. Also, I love my hometown sports, especially the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings.

Darlene – Office Manager/Receptionist

I have enjoyed working with Dr. Bugli since February of 1991. I consider myself a people person and derive gratification helping our patients in any way I can to make dentistry more comfortable and affordable for our patients.

I have been married to my husband Mike for over 30 years, and have two grown children and three grandchildren. Outside of Dentistry, I enjoy spending as much time as I can watching and teaching my grandchildren

Becky – Dental Hygienist

I have been in the Dental field for 28 years and with Dr Bugli for the past18 years. Initially I started out as Dr. Bugli’s assistant. After a few years, I decided to study Dental Hygiene. In 1994 I graduated from Oakland Community College’s program and have been working as one of Dr. Bugli’s Hygienist ever since.

I have always been a people person, so dentistry has been a wonderful career choice for me. Helping patients feel confident about their smile and maintaining great oral health is very rewarding.

I have been married to my husband Steve for 15 years. I have 3 beautiful children, Ashley 13, Alyson 12 and Devin 10. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, friends, camping.

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Gabriele G. Bugli, DDS

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