Get To Know Your Dental Team
Meet Dr. Matthew Stratman
Dr. Stratman graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. He then went on to complete his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. Dr. Stratman regularly attends continuing education courses in order to provide the most advanced dental care he possibly can. He is certified in both the surgical placement and the restoration of dental implants, and he has also performed many cosmetic smile enhancements.
Dr. Stratman understands that most people don’t look forward to dental visits, so he strives to make both offices a low-pressure, judgment-free atmosphere where patients of all ages can feel comfortable learning about their dental health. He’s also equipped his treatment rooms with blankets, pillows, and cable TV to make his office feel a little more like home.
In his free time, Dr. Stratman likes to golf and cook. He is passionate about fostering kittens and cats through the Claws and Paws Rescue, and he has four furry family members of his own: two dogs, Ruby and Buzz, and two cats, Bailey and a toothless cat, Pepper.
Meet Dr. Richard Darsky
Dr. Richard J. Darsky, Jr. earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois—where he graduated at the top of his class and served as President of the student body. Dr. Darsky is a licensed dentist in six states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, and New York. Originally from Colorado, he received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Denver. Dr. Darsky began practicing dentistry in 1997 when he opened his first practice in Denver and subsequently expanded to a second location near Boulder, Colorado.
After relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005, Dr. Darsky continued to enhance his clinical skill set and expand his knowledge base to include treating obstructive sleep apnea and offering oral conscious sedation.
More recently, Dr. Darsky has gained experience in the dental insurance industry as a National Dental Director overseeing the quality of care, peer review, credentialing of dentists and deployment of key patient care initiatives. Dr. Darsky is a Certified Quality Assurance Consultant endorsed by the California Association of Dental Plans Dr. Darsky has also met with Lawmakers and Lobbyists in Washington, D.C. representing the dental healthcare interests of all Americans. He is also an invited member of the Dental Quality Alliance, an organization within the American Dental Association that drives quality of dental care nationwide.
Dr. Darsky is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Association of Dental Consultants, and the Medicaid/Medicare Dental Association. He successfully passed the written board exam for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is an experienced clinician, dental practice owner, and lecturer. As a licensed dentist in the State of Arizona since 2004, Dr. Darsky has now committed his 25 years of experience to Stratman Family Dentistry and the beautiful and warm city of Tucson.
Meet Dr. Michael Bricker
Dr. Bricker has been a dentist for many years and is highly knowledgeable in every aspect of dentistry. He got his start in the United States Air Force before becoming a dentist. He began his career in the Virgin Islands, then later moved to Prescott, AZ, where he owned a dental practice for many years. He was formerly the President of the Arizona Academy of General Dentistry Association and the Virgin Islands Dental Association. He now splits his time between Tucson and Mexico, and has joined our team part-time so that he can continue his love for dentistry and helping people.
Meet the Team
Richelle joined Stratman Family Dentistry in 1999. She graduated with honors from Pima Community College where she received the Sigma Phi Alpha, dental hygiene Honor society award and an International College of Dentists award. She then continued her education at the University of Arizona majoring in Care, Health and Society. She is a third generation Arizona native with one daughter and rescued fur babies.
Catherine is a lifelong resident of our beautiful southeast corner of Arizona. She has been in the dental profession about as long; starting out as a Certified Dental Assistant for 20 years, going back to school and earning her degree in Dental Hygiene, and then practicing for another 20 years, and still loving it. She and her husband and enjoy a country lifestyle with dogs, horses, and a desert tortoise. They also enjoy extreme trail riding and Cowboy Mounted Shooting as hobbies. She also loves working outside and glass work.
Shannon is a Tucson native that joined our team in 2011. She earned her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene after graduating in the top of her class and is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree through Northern Arizona University. She enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and gaming. Shannon is also a proud mother; her teenage daughter Olivia is a member of both the golf team and the International Thespian Society.
Salina is an Arizona native. She grew up in Oracle, AZ and lived there until she started college at Pima Community. Salina graduated in 2003 with Honors from the Dental Assisting Program and has been in our office ever since. She has one son and loves to attend concerts and travel.
Born and raised in Tucson, Amy joined our practice in 2018. She has extensive knowledge and years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Amy has four daughters and loves spending every moment with them. She enjoys outdoor activities such as swimming, soccer, and hiking, along with quiet nights in—relaxing and watching movies.
Tammy grew up in Danbury, Connecticut, and later moved to Arizona in 1995. She graduated with Honors from Carrington College in 2016, after earning her certificate in Dental Assisting. We then welcomed her to our team in 2018. She loves being a mom to her four children—all boys—and spends her free time outside of work enjoying their company.
Berenice Cabrera graduated from the Pima Community College Dental Assistant Program. She joined our team with a strive to care and improve patients’ lives day by day. Berenice finds joy in knowing that her job, at the end of the day, can change someone’s life for the better. She loves spending time with family, and gardening in her spare time. Becoming a Dental Assistant has been one of the most rewarding decisions she has made so far.
Front Desk Administrator
Jennifer joined Stratman Family Dentistry in October 2012 with over ten years of experience in the dental field. Jennifer enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her dogs.
Front Desk Administrator
Born and raised in Tucson, Jen’s mom worked in a dental office for most of her adolescent years. Therefore, the dental field felt like a natural fit. A graduate of CDO high school, she went on to earn 3 AA degrees with honors (Business, Arts & Humanities, and Behavioral Science). In her off time, she is an avid fan of electronic dance music and DJing. She has been a contributing writer for DJ Times Magazine since October 2016. She is very close to her loving parents, and loves her kitty, Remy.
Front Desk Administrator
Veronica is a former hospitality professional that joined our front office team in 2018. She loves the new challenges that the dental industry brings, and is always trying to find innovative solutions to existing problems. She enjoys teaching her young daughter Hazel how to explore the world around us, and in her free time she focuses on community activism and volunteer work.
Front Desk Administrator
Randy is a former hospitality professional who grew up in southern West Virginia and moved to Tucson in 1999. He enjoys spending time with his wife, watching classic Western movies, and live music.