Our Doctors



Safaa Bader DMD

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Dr. Safaa Bader was born in Syria and moved to the United States in 1993. She is fluent in both Arabic and English. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Bader enjoys reading, yoga,  and traveling with her husband and their two children.

Dr. Bader received her Dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1997.She has been practicing general dentistry for the last 16 years and joined Royal Oak Family Dentistry in 2013. What she enjoys most about dentistry is being able to help each patient reach their optimum oral health in a kind and caring manner. She has a warm demeanor with patients, which makes their dental experience as smooth and comfortable as possible.


Stephanie Ligerakis, DDS


Dr. Stephanie Ligerakis received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She also completed a one year General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. During her residency, she received training in sedation dentistry. Dr. Ligerakis enjoys working with patients of all ages. She understands that dental appointments can be filled with anxiety; so, she strives to make each dental appointment a comfortable experience. She stays current in dentistry by taking continuing education courses as often as she can. Giving back to the community is an important part of her life. She has participated in dental missions’ trips to Honduras, as well as local dental outreach events here in Detroit. She also volunteers in Stephen Ministry at her church. During her free time, she enjoys taking yoga classes, biking and kayaking. She always looks forward to spending time with her friends and family, especially her five nieces and nephews and her dogs, Gracie and Daisy.

Dr. Ligerakis is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Christian Medical and Dental Association.





As a team of over 40 years of experience we pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable. We enjoy getting to know you while providing the most comprehensive individualized care.

We Keep current with the ever changing dental world through regular continuing educations courses to provide you the the best information.

We look forward to helping you reach you smile goals!








Kristina has been in the dental field since 1997. She enjoys being a mother to her precious little girl, spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, nature walks, and going to concerts.





Dan Costello


Dan has been in practice management at Royal Oak Family Dentistry for over 25 years. What he enjoys most about his career is developing good people into great leaders. On his off time Dan loves to play handball, spend time with his family, travel, and play with his dog, Mac.




Kate is the Operations Manager at Royal Oak Family Dentistry and has been a part of the team for 13 years. She loves the connection she has with the patients at ROFD. When she’s not at the office Kate enjoys cooking, being a mom and spending as much time as she can with her family – especially her daughter and son.





Amy enjoys being the insurance coordinator here at Royal Oak Family Dentistry. She has been in the dental field for 11 years. In her free time she enjoys walking and spoiling her yellow lab, Daisy.