About Us:

Welcome to the orthodontic office of Robert W. Shafer, DMD, MS, conveniently located in Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Shafer is proud to offer outstanding orthodontic care for the entire family in a clean, relaxing atmosphere. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment to meet the needs and desires of each individual patient. Dr. Shafer’s office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure our patients receive optimum results in the most efficient manner possible.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Shafer has been practicing orthodontics for over 16 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University (’92) where he was second in his class. He received his master’s degree in orthodontics from Marquette University (’94). Dr. Shafer was certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in February 2005.

Dr. Shafer and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Lane, Sydney and Ella. He and Michelle grew up in Catlin, Illinois, and they now reside in Mahomet. Dr. Shafer became interested in orthodontics as a result of his own experience with his orthodontist. This helped him to realize the importance of a beautiful smile and how it affects a person’s self-esteem. Dr. Shafer and his family are active in their church, and Dr. Shafer himself has been the supervisor of the Children's Bible Study Fellowship for fourteen years!

Meet Our Staff

Hanah Schluter-Observation Coordinator

Hanah has worked in the dental field for four years before joining the Shafer Smiles Team. She enjoyes working with her patients and making them feel comfortable. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and helping out on her family farm. Look for Hanah on your first visit to meet Dr. Shafer and her smile will make you feel at ease!

Stefani Warsaw- Treatment Coordinator



Stefani graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science. She lives in Farmer City with her husband, Greg, and two daughters, Melia and Linnea. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.

Amber Shinker– Orthodontic Assistant

Amber has been an Orthodontic Assistant for seven years. She values the relationships she builds with her patients. Whether making the Shafer Smiles team laugh, or having fun with her patients, Amber's light heartiness makes every patient leave with a smile. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, and her two daughters, Carly and Emalee.

Laura Reisner- Orthodontic Assistant



Laura has been part of the Shafer Smiles team for over 13 years. Being part of the Shafer Team has enabled Laura to use her compasion and patience to help her patients feel at ease during their visit. She enjoys spending time with her husband Casey, and her daughter Mya.

Cristin Gudgel- Orthodontic Assistant

Cristin had worked in the dental field for two years before joining Shafer Smiles. She lives in Bement with her daughter, Siciley. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going antiquing. She an orthodontic assistant with our Shafer team. She enjoys laughing with her patients and celebrating the end results with them. Look for Cristin at your next appointment to brighten your smile.

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