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Meet Your Livonia Dental Team

Our Livonia practice would not operate so efficiently and smoothly without our wonderful support team—the dental hygienists, the dental assistants, and the business office staff. Many of us have been with Livonia Dental Group for 15 years or longer. The inspiration, dedication, and professionalism of our doctors encourage us to stay right here.

Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienists

laurenLauren — Registered Dental Hygienist

As Livonia Dental Group's only full time hygienist, Lauren helps treat smiles of all kinds in the Livonia area and beyond. She does her best to help patients feel at ease in the dentist's chair while also educating them about treatments and procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her puppy Jax, snowboarding, and attending sporting events.

kathymKathy M — Registered Dental Hygienist

Kathy joined our team as a regular dental hygiene sub in 2006 and became a permanent member in 2008. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo. She decided to change her career after 10 years in the long-term care industry and graduated from Oakland Community College in Waterford with an Associate's in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene. While working in long-term care, she received her Nursing Home Administrators' License and held several positions from Director of Marketing to Executive Director. Her interest in dentistry came from a dentist friend who recommended her for the profession, and she is so happy to have taken his advice. Kathy loves meeting new people and the "uniqueness" of every mouth, which in turn gives her the opportunity to educate patients about their overall health.

She is dedicated to her profession, and is involved with the American Dental Hygiene Association, Michigan Dental Hygiene Association, Oakland County Dental Hygiene Association, Michigan Dental Association Foundation, and is also an Alumnae Advisor for her sorority at the University of Michigan. Kathy has been named Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2009 by the Michigan Dental Hygienists Association. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to her profession and recently started teaching in the dental hygiene program at Baker College of Auburn Hills. Kathy moved to Michigan in 2000 where she met her husband, Jeff, who works in the telecommunications field. They have one child, a beautiful daughter named Larkin. Kathy enjoys sports and spending time with family and friends. Her outgoing personality will make your visit enjoyable, so make your appointment today!

doloresDolores — Registered Dental Hygienist

A 1965 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dental Hygiene, Dolores got her start in the dental field at 16, working as a dental assistant. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, the Michigan Dental Hygiene Association, and the Oakland County Dental Hygiene Association. Dolores attends to your oral hygiene needs hands-on by educating patients on different treatments and ensuring that patients feel comfortable in our office.

Dolores really loves playing cards and games, especially pinochle and bridge. She also enjoys reading and going for walks.

debDebbie — Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 1974, and while she has worked in all aspects of a dental office, she loves dental hygiene and working with children most of all. Her forte is putting patients at ease with her knowledge and skill in treating dental disease, and she has great ideas about how to care for your teeth! Debbie has been educated in the treatment of Zoom! teeth whitening and gets excited when she sees a patient on her schedule for this procedure – as she knows firsthand what a difference it can make to your smile! A graduate of Oakland County Community College in 1992, Debbie is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Michigan Dental Hygiene Association, and a board member with the Oakland County Dental Hygiene Association. In 2004, she was honored with the award of Dental Hygienist of the Year by the Michigan Dental Hygienists' Association.

When she's not working, Debbie enjoys designing jewelry, baking, cooking, sewing, and listening to audio books.

mariaMaria — Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria started her career in the dental hygiene field in 2004. She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy . Currently, she holds a bachelors degree in science and in dental hygiene. She is licensed and certified in administering local anesthesia. She started here as a sub and quickly became a permanent member 3 days a week . Maria is passionate in all aspects of the dental field. She brings her passion for hygiene at each appointment, with the intent of motivating patients to do the best they can do. Maria loves dental hygiene and is here to help with all of your dental concerns. Maria grew up in this area and resides in Livonia now. She enjoys traveling, gardening , and being outdoors. She spends as much time with her four year old daughter as possible. Maria is very excited in getting to know you all.

staff_lynda01Lynda — Registered Dental Hygienist

Lynda has been working in dentistry for 24 years and counting, having joined our practice one year ago. She received her education from Madonna University and Oakland Community College. Her favorite part of her job is the enjoyable people she works with and the interactions she has with her patients.

Lynda is from Farmington Hills, and she and her husband of 43 years have two daughters and four grandkids. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, boating, home improvement, hunting, and reading. She also loves designing layouts of physical spaces!

lilly-hygienist-217Lilly — Registered Dental Hygienist

Lilly has over 23 years of experience in dentistry, with more than five of those here at Livonia Dental Group. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Lilly has a bachelor’s in communication and received her bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene at the University of Detroit. She is also certified in dental anesthesia. Lilly’s favorite thing about her job, she says, is giving people the tools to live a healthier life -- starting with their smiles. In her spare time, Lilly enjoys cycling, reading, crosswords, traveling, and shopping. She also collects panda bears!

Meet Our Dental Assistants

denisewDenise W. — Dental Assistant

Denise has been with us since 1999. She assists the doctors chair-side and takes any X-rays and impressions. She is trained in all aspects of our CEREC machine. During her free time, Denise likes to participate in sports and scuba dive. She vacations 365 days of the year by as much fun as she possibly can.

micheleMichele — Dental/Business Assistant

With a career that began in her uncle's dental office, Michele has the skills and experience needed to succeed on our team, having joined our group in 1989. She helps the doctors at the chair-side, works at the front desk scheduling appointments, and provides stellar customer service. Getting to know patients and making them feel at home in our office gives Michelle great satisfaction. Michelle enjoys traveling, walking, getting together with friends, and spending as much time with her grandson as possible.

manoramaManorama — Dental Assistant

Manorama joined our team in 1999. She offers chair-side help and takes your X-rays and impressions. Her goal is to provide quality care to our patients. Outside of work, Manorama enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

staff_jessica01Jessica — Dental Assistant

Originally from Westland, Jessica became a member of our team a year ago, bringing 14 years of experience with her. She attended Eastern Michigan University and Wayne County Community College. She enjoys earning her patients’ trust through her work and helping them learn to love the dental experience!

Jessica has a husband named Kevin, a daughter named Sydney, and a step-daughter named Nadia. In her free time, she loves cooking, traveling with her family, playing with her girls, and going on family bike rides. She is also a huge Michigan football fan and has been going to the games since she was three years old. Her three year old daughter Sydney actually knows every word to “The Victors.”

Meet Our Business Staff

andreaAndrea — Office Manager

Since 2000, Andrea has kept the office running smoothly. She will greet you as you enter our office, file your insurance claims, and schedule your appointments. Andrea likes to spend her extra time reading, bicycling, and going to the movies. She also enjoys most outdoor sports activities and taking her daughter to the park.

staff_nichole01Nichole — Business Assistant

Nichole has been working for our practice for eight years and counting, with 11 years of overall dental world experience. She is trained in CPR and attends dental conventions in Chicago and Denver yearly. What she enjoys most about her job is the patient care aspect, helping people understand treatment, and helping comfort their fears of dental work.

Outside of the office, Nichole enjoys hiking in Colorado, traveling, camping in Northern Michigan, and trying new vegetarian restaurants. She has been a vegetarian for 19 years and loves making new recipes.

shelleyShelley — Front Desk

Shelley takes care of all the receptionist-type work we have here at Livonia Dental Group, from being the cheery voice you hear when you call our practice on the phone to organizing mail. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and the rest of her family, exercising, and traveling.

staff_darcy01Darcy — Front Desk

Darcy first joined our practice a year ago, with seven years of overall experience in the dental field. She attended St. Cloud State University and is trained in CPR. She loves getting to meet new people every day here at Livonia Dental Group!

Originally from Minnesota, Darcy and her husband Brian have three kids – a son named Braden, a son named Soren, and a daughter named Kellyn. They also have one Mastador and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play sports, being involved in PTA, spending time with friends, drawing, painting, photography, and traveling.

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