We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient. One of our main goals is to make sure that your entire orthodontic treatment process is comfortable and convenient!
Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Our staff includes:
My dental career began as a receptionist for my family dentist when I was in High School! After attending college for Dental Assisting, I worked over 15 years in General Dentistry. Over the last 10 years I have enjoyed a position as an Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator, guiding patients through their orthodontic experience from start to finish. I think that Orthodontics is life changing. Having a beautiful smile and the bite that fits properly, means a lifetime of wellness and confidence!
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northern Michigan University, so the field of dentistry and orthodontics is a different interest for me! I am very happy to be with Tip of the Mitt Orthodontics, as helping people become the BEST version of themselves has always been a passion of mine. Watching patients gain confidence while improving their dental health has been extremely rewarding. When I’m not in the office, I love to spend time outside with friends and family- especially my niece, Brooke.
A smile is the first thing I notice on someone, so to be part of a team that helps give people a beautiful smile is so rewarding! I am a Petoskey native and from a large family, whom I spend a lot of time with! When I am out of the office I enjoy relaxing with friends on my boat on local lakes and playing with my pets. In winter, snowmobiling is a favorite activity of mine.
I am very thankful to be able to work with such amazing people. I have always loved being around kids, so this has been a wonderful opportunity for me. Being able to watch our patients grow and gain so much confidence by helping them achieve a smile they are proud of is such a rewarding feeling. When I am not in the office you can usually find me somewhere on the water and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with friends and family.
I worked in the medical field as a home health care professional before I started at Tip of the Mitt Orthodontics. Helping people has always been a passion of mine. I have such an amazing job here where I can talk to, and help people all day. A great smile is something that helps everyone feel good about themselves and I’m so lucky to be a part of making that happen!
After pursuing years of schooling in the medical field I found my true passion was working with teeth! My journey began with dental assisting as well as many clerical duties to achieve my 3 years of experience in general dentistry.
Having gone through orthodontic treatment myself I have always found it fascinating how the alignment of the teeth and jaw come together and can be manipulated. It’s very rewarding to work in this field of dentistry.
When I’m away from the office I enjoy walking nature trails as well as boating on all of Michigan’s beautiful lakes. You’ll find many smiles here at Tip of the Mitt Orthodontics and they’re all from great patients like you!
Teeth have always been fascinating to me. This job opportunity was unexpected and I love it! Orthodontics is an amazing transformation from start to finish. Patient smiles and lives are changed by it! When I am not working, I enjoy playing ball with my 3 dogs, Abby, Shea, and Sadie.