Our Staff

Sara Kazan, CDT: President

Sara founded Nellmar Dental Laboratory in 2002 after 20 years as a dental technician, more than 11 of them as a business partner and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) at Studio Dental Ceramics. Sara saw an opportunity to pair her technical and business strengths, building a team of professional dental technicians and artisans who have diverse and deep skills in all aspects of creating high-quality, aesthetically pleasing restorations and implants. Sara and her team have grown and evolved the business to meet the needs of a growing and evolving dentist community, while remaining true to their business ideals, their ongoing pursuit of excellence, and their local community. Sara is the proud mother of three boys. She’s an equestrian and enjoys cooking during her off hours.

Wendy Romans: Executive Assistant

Wendy completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1996. She joined Nellmar in 2004 and has managed the business side of the lab ever since. Away from the lab, Wendy enjoys family time with her husband and son, baking, watching movies, and cheering for college football and basketball especially the University of Michigan.

Dawn Pierson: Office Administrator

Dawn joined Nellmar in the beginning of 2021. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations in 2010 and has over 8 years of office management experience. Dawn’s responsibilities include office administration, customer accounts, shipping and delivery, and workflow. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and son, visiting friends and family, playing board games, and camping.

Laura Blackmer, CDT: Dental Technician

Laura has been with Nellmar since 2005, having started her career in dental technology in 1998. Laura, like so many of her colleagues, believes it is important to stay current in her field, and she is proud of obtaining her CDT certification in 2011. She is the lead technician of our state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment, which offers the highest quality results with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Laura is a true craftsperson handling the CAD designing as well as crown finishing and staining and glazing. Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and sweet dog, Murphy.

Michael Luenavos: Dental Technician

New to this challenging career Michael has been with Nellmar Lab since August, 2016. He manages the model department while learning the CAD/CAM and pressable department. He also serves as our delivery driver to our local offices. Michael’s passions are art and being a dad to two beautiful girls. He enjoys interactions with coworkers, customers and his many friends.

Jennifer Soule: Dental Technician

In March 2017, Jennifer joined Nellmar as a ceramist bringing with her 20 years of experience. She has worked in many different phases of the crown making process from receiving cases to model fabrication to building porcelain. In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Elliot Kazan: Dental Technician

Elliot (Sara’s son) joined Nellmar in 2019 with a desire to begin a career as a dental technician. He manages the pressable and bite splint departments. He also works in the CAD CAM department. Away from the lab, Elliot enjoys working out and cooking.