Our Team

At Vienna Family Dentistry, we have a dedicated team of staff to provide you with the best care in dentistry. Our doctors and staff frequently travel the country to seek out the most renowned continuing education courses available to stay on the cutting edge of technology and provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Paul Racine

Dr. Racine grew up in Flint and Grand Blanc, the 4th in a family of 6 children.  He was a part of the first class to graduate from Powers Catholic High School.  Dr. Racine didn’t always know he wanted to be a dentist. In fact, at one point after high school, he thought about a life in the priesthood and studied at Thomas Aquinas University in Rome, Italy.  He returned to America and attended the University of Michigan-Flint where he received a degree in Biology, and continued on to Ann Arbor to graduate from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1983.  He practiced in Flint for 4 years before joining Dr. Gregory Peacock in Clio in 1987, and has loved it here ever since!  He is caring, kind, and compassionate and his love for dentistry shows in the great practice and staff he has attained over the years.

Dr. Racine’s passion for dentistry is reflected in his constant drive to further his education. He has completed over 2,500 hours of continuing education with particular emphasis on Prosthodontics, Sedation, Occlusion, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.  He has also completed two mini-residencies in Implant Dentistry and has performed implant procedures since 1990.  He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Racine also attained a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Mastership in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  He has been a research associate with the University of Michigan and a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Genesee District Dental Society. 

Dr. Racine has a full life outside of work as well!  He and his wife Sandy have been married for 32 years and stay active keeping up with their five children in Austin, TX, Cleveland, OH, Grand Rapids, MI and East Lansing, MI.  His hobbies include swimming, biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and a general interest in liberal arts.  He loves spending time up north with his family and having a good time.

Dr. Kenneth Ackley

Dr. Ackley was born and raised in Owosso, Michigan and is the youngest of three children. After he graduated from Owosso High School, he studied at Michigan State University where he earned a B.S in Landscape Design. He worked for a short time in the landscape field before realizing he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry, so the University of Michigan School of Dentistry it was! While in dental school, he did some landscape design work on his breaks and did a design for Dr. Racine's office. Dr. Ackley graduated in 2005 and has been practicing with Dr. Racine for eleven years. He splits his time between Vienna Family Dentistry and his Oak Tree Dental practice in Fenton. Dr. Ackley loves dentistry and providing excellent care to his patients! He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Genesee District Dental Society. Dr. Ackley attends many continuing education courses to further his dental skills and knowledge. He loves to learn new things, and is very interested in business. He even recently became a partner in a glass business in Owosso.

Dr. Ackley has been married for 19 years to his wife Patty. They have three children-Jake, Lily, and Eden. He is dedicated to his kids’ activities and tries to attend each one of them. Currently, he is coaching his youngest son's youth baseball team. In his free time, he likes to read, kayak, cook, fish, and watch Tiger baseball & college football. Most of all, Dr. Ackley enjoys spending time with his family and vacationing in Northern Michigan!

Dr. Nermine Shehata

Dr. Nermine Shehata is from Grand Blanc, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She continued her education at Midwestern University, receiving her D.M.D. After 4 wonderful years in Arizona, Dr. Shehata returned to her home state and completed her residency at the University of Detroit Mercy in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Dr. Shehata practices all aspects of general dentistry,with special interests in implant restoration, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry. She has completed numerous hours of continuing education and is constantly expanding her knowledge and staying current with new technology and techniques.

Dr. Shehata and her husband have two young sons, Jacob and Andrew. During her spare time she enjoys time outdoors, traveling, and baking.

Dr. Richard J. Resler, Jr.

Dr. Resler is a Board Certified Orthodontist, and is licensed by the State of Michigan as a specialist in the dental practice of orthodontics. Dr. Resler is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree. He then continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina and earned his Doctorate Degree in Dentistry. The final part of Dr. Resler's education was three years of intense training in the specialty of Orthodontics at Temple University. He was ultimately granted his Masters of Science Degree in Oral Biology and his Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Resler has an established practice in Saginaw, Michigan where he works alongside of his father, Dr. Richard Resler Sr., and his wife, Dr. Tracie Resler. He joined the practice of Drs. Racine and Ackley in 2007. He currently resides in Saginaw, where he enjoys golf, biking, and spending quality time with his family.

Dr. Kelly Misch

Dr. MischDr. Misch received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University and continued on to receive her D.D.S and M.S in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a Fellow & Faculty of the Misch International Implant Institute, and a Recognized Kois Center Specialist. She is currently the President of the Russell Bunting Periodontal Society and an active member of many dental organizations. Dr. Misch is a Dean's Faculty in the Periodontal Department at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She has written publications in reputable periodontal and implant journals, as well as lectures on topics such as implants, surgical complications, bone grafting, etc. She has received numerous awards including Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Kramer Award for Excellence (2008 nominee), the Billy A. Smith Patient Rapport Award (2007), the Academy of Osseointegration Outstanding Dental Student Award in Implant Dentistry (2005) and the Russell Bunting Periodontal Study Club Award (2005). Dr. Misch is married and mom of three busy boys! In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family.


Meet Our Staff


Angela- Office Manager

 


Kecia - Business Manager


Melissa - Insurance Coordinator

 


Val-Scheduling Coordinator


Pam - Receptionist

 


Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist, Department Coordinator


Michele - Registered Dental Hygienist


Jenny - Registered Dental Hygienist

 


Ronda - Registered Dental Hygienist


Michelle - Registered/Certified Dental Assistant, Department Coordinator


Whitney-Certified Dental Assistant

 


Jody-Registered Dental Assistant


Michelle - Dental Assistant


Dawn - Dental Assistant

 


Lindsay - Hygiene Assistant