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. Lawton
Dr. Lawton is a second-generation dentist that is proud to be a Tucson native and a former UofA Wildcat. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. where she graduated magna cum laude before continuing her education through a general practice residency program in Bethlehem, PA.
Dr. Lawton has a passion for providing volunteer dental services to the underserved and has participated in dental mission trips both locally and abroad. She is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband Hubert, relaxing with their cats, and various outdoor activities such as mountain biking and skiing.
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.Richelle cherishes the long term relationships she has formed with our patients while helping them with their oral health needs.
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, loves to attend concerts, and travel.
I am a lifelong resident of our beautiful south east corner of Arizona. I have been in the dental profession about as long; starting out as a Certified Dental Assistant for 20 years, going back to school and earning my degree in Dental Hygiene, and then practicing for another 20 years, and still loving it. My husband and I enjoy a country lifestyle with dogs, horses, and a desert tortoise. We enjoy extreme trail riding and Cowboy Mounted Shooting as hobbies. I also love 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 is happily married, and she and her husband have two crazy teens. They enjoy traveling, camping, reading, and gaming.
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 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 on her spare time. Becoming a Dental Assistant has been one of the most rewarding decisions she has made so far.
Patient Care Coordinator
Jerri has been with our team since 2005. She is highly experienced in handling insurance claims and customer service. Jerri has two children, Emily and Joseph, who keep her on the go.
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.
Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Leann moved back to her hometown of Tucson after living in the Bay area for 35 years. She joined Stratman’s Family Dentistry in 2016, with eighteen years’ experience in the dental field. Leann loves helping patients understand and feel comfortable with their treatment plan. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as her dogs and cat. In her spare time, she likes outdoor activities with her five grandchildren.
Front Desk Administrator
JVeronica is a former hospitality professional that joined our front office team in 2018. She is finishing her degree in Hospitality Management and raising her daughter Hazel. In her free time, she enjoys community activism and volunteer work.