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Gabriele G. Bugli, DDS, Sterling Heights Dentist

Personal Info

At the University of Michigan Dr. Bugli met his best friend and future wife Terri. They have been married for over 25 years and have 3 wonderful children. Their oldest daughter is living and working in San Francisco, their son in now serving in the Peace Corp, stationed in Africa, and their youngest child in entering her third year of college at the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Gabe is currently serving as the President 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 parents immigrated to Michigan from this country in the early 1950’s.


Centerline H.S. 1975
University of Michigan 1979, bachelors degree’s in biology and psychology
University of Michigan 1983, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1983

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 classes over the years, including classes in TMJ evaluation and treatment at the Dawson Institute, material update classes with Gordon Christianson, oral sedation program at the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, oral sedation classes through North Carolina University, oral surgery classes with Dr. Karl Korner, and various cosmetic dentistry classes.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Society, Michigan Dental Society, Macomb Dental Society, Parkway Dental Study Group

Treatment Philosophy:

Our office strives to take a preventative 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 is 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.


Kristen – Dental Hygienist

I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Before settling into dentistry, I worked in the medical field and the horse industry. I have been working for Dr. Bugli since 2002. I love talking with my patients and making sure everyone feels comfortable when they come to the office. I enjoy helping patients feel confident about their smile and maintaining great oral health is very rewarding for me.

My husband Derek and I have been together for over 13 years. We spend a lot of our time outdoors with our two Old English Sheepdogs, Nyah and Nefyti. You may find all four of us boating on Lake St Clair, walking around Romeo, or vacationing in Florida. In my spare time I enjoy training and showing my dressage horse, Kazi.


Renee – Receptionist

I have been in the dental field for over 30 years. I love being around people and I am very family orientated. Between myself and my husband, Russ, we have 5 kids and 5 beautiful grand kids. Our philosophy is “Life is a Journey, Enjoy.”

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