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Meet the Traverse City, MI Dental Team

Our practice offers a friendly, helpful group of dental professionals situated in a relaxing setting overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay.  We utilize the best dental technologies available to ensure your visits with us are comfortable and enjoyable. Meet our team that will help make your experience the best it can possibly be.


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Jennifer
Office Manager

I have been working at Associates in Family Dentistry since 1999. I graduated from Central Michigan University in 1997 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Shortly thereafter I discovered my love for dentistry! I thoroughly enjoy working in this industry and am proud to say I work at Associates in Family Dentistry.

I love warm weather and with living in Northern Michigan it is known that summertime is my absolute favorite time of year. I enjoy fishing on all the beautiful lakes with my husband and children as well as playing sports and most any game in general.


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Renee
Patient Care Coordinator

I moved up to the Traverse City area back in 2000 and was excited to join the team at Associates in Family Dentistry. Prior to joining the team, I was a patient and was impressed with the quality of care I received and friendliness of the entire office. I currently work at the front desk as a Patient Care Coordinator.

Before moving to Traverse City I was a certified Phlebotomist and account manager for 24 years in the Lansing area.

I enjoy gardening, canning, boating and of course, Michigan softball. Living in this beautiful area, both my husband and I love spending time with our family and two grandchildren.


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Diane
Registered Dental Hygienist

Graduating from Ferris State University with my degree in Dental Hygiene, I pursued my dental career in the Traverse City area. I have been in practice now for over 20 years and am proud to be a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team. I believe making our patients feel like they are part of our family is what sets our practice apart from the rest.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy kayaking, skiing, sewing and reading as well as spending time with my husband, two grown children and my grandchild.


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Mikala
Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 2009 with my degree in Dental Assisting. During my time in school, I had the opportunity to intern at Associates in Family Dentistry and knew that if the opportunity arose for me to work there, I would in a heartbeat. 

Immediately after graduating, I relocated to the Petoskey area and assisted at a dental office there for three years.  I decided that nothing compares to home and moved back to the area happily noticing that shortly thereafter, Associates in Family Dentistry was hiring!

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy being with my family, baking, shopping, and tubing down the Platte River.


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Danielle
Registered Dental Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator

I joined the team at Associates in Family Dentistry in 2014, shortly after graduating from NMC with my degree in Dental Assisting. I truly enjoy interacting with the variety of patients we care for and strive to provide each with a warm and comforting environment while in our care.

Living and working in Northern Michigan is a true blessing! My husband and I, and as well as our two sons, are outdoor enthusiasts. The diverse Michigan seasons provide us with ample opportunities to get out and enjoy plenty of our favorite activities including ice fishing, snow shoeing, bike riding, trail hiking, boating and swimming. Let’s not forget the best part, enjoying the Detroit Red Wings!


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Justine
Registered Dental Hygienist

When growing up, I always loved going to the dentist and knew I wanted to go into the dental field. I graduated from Ferris State University in 2012 with a passion for dental hygiene. I relocated to the Traverse City area and was ecstatic when the opportunity became available to be a part of this beautiful office! I became a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team in June 2016. I truly take pride in making patients feel comfortable and allowing them to have the best care. I love working with the latest technology to provide excellent treatment to our patients.

I love being on the water and boating on all the lakes Northern Michigan has to offer during the warm summer months! I also enjoy skiing, camping, walking, and most of all spending time with my family.