Our Dentists


Dr. Marli grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She later obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After working as a dental hygienist in Minneapolis, Dr. Marli decided to move to Indianapolis to attend the Indiana University School of Dentistry to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a dentist.

Dr. Marli discovered her passion for dentistry at age 16 when she volunteered at Open Door Dental Clinic in Door County, WI. She learned the value of connecting with patients to understand their goals and concerns. From volunteering as a receptionist and dental assistant to working as a dental hygienist and now a dentist, Dr. Marli has developed a keen appreciation for the art of dentistry and for helping people understand the importance of oral health.

Dr. Marli enjoys reading, yoga, running, and spending time in Door County with her family in her free time. She loves going to new restaurants and traveling to new places with Dr. Syrjamaki. When she's not in the clinic, you'll find her sipping on coffee and enjoying (or dreaming of) warm weather with a good book.

Fun Fact about Dr. Marli: Retired Green Bay Packer Donald Driver kissed her on the cheek!


Dr. Stephen has been a Wisconsin resident for over 20 years. He attended UW- Green Bay for most of his undergraduate and graduate education. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2012 and has been caring for the needs of his patients ever since. He believes in tailoring dental care to each patient's unique, individual needs, and he understands that no two patients are the same.

He enjoys improving his lifestyle and function through dental rehabilitation and creating beautiful smiles through artistic, aesthetic crown and veneer cases. He believes in treatment that is time-tested and the incorporation of modern technology, materials, science, and procedures into his practice. He sees dentistry as a mixture of healthcare and art and an excellent chance to develop lasting relationships with his patients while helping them smile with confidence.

Dr. Stephen enjoys exercising, music, exploring new restaurants, playing guitar, working on cars, reading, and traveling in his free time. He enjoys trying new things, new foods, and new life experiences. You might find him at a coffee shop with Marli or out for a jog when he's not in the clinic.



In 1984, Dr. David Shavlik graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in
Dental Hygiene. He put his degree to work as a dental hygienist before attending The University of
Iowa College of Dentistry.

Dr. Shavlik received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1991 and continued extending his dental
education by completing a year-long residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Following
his education at The University of Iowa, he moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan where he provided
dental care to members of the Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Dr. Shavlik returned to his home state in 1996 and became an associate at a dental practice in
Sturgeon Bay.

In 1998, the Shavliks relocated to Green Bay where Sandra, Dr. Shavlik's wife, worked as a Reading
Specialist for the Green Bay Public School District. In addition, they purchased an existing dental
practice - which is known as Amenity Dental Care, S.C.