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 for over 15 years in General Dentistry.
I then enjoyed the position of Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator for 13 years, guiding patients through their orthodontic experience from start to finish. I have witnessed how life-changing Orthodontic treatment is. 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.
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!
CLINICAL COORDINATOR/ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT
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 riding motorcycles with my husband and the beautiful summers here in Northern Michigan. We love taking our dogs to the beach and the coziness of the winter time next to our fireplace.