Meet Our Business Office Teams
Our skilled and friendly business office teams are available to assist you with scheduling appointments, answering questions about dental benefits or billing, clarifying proposed treatment plans and setting up your treatment schedule. Whether you call our office or come in for a visit, you can be assured that our team will be there to greet you, make you feel welcome, and take care of you in an efficient, friendly, skilled manner.
Berrien Springs Location
Judy – Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Judy has been with Berrien Dental since 2002 and has an Associate in Business degree from Lake Michigan College. Her duties at the practice include Scheduling Hygiene/Operative Appointments as well as Hygiene Recall.
She is married and has two sons. Judy loves traveling, vacationing, camping, riding horses and being in the great outdoors.
Judy is a people person and enjoys getting to know the patients and assisting them with their dental health concerns. She also helps patients maximize their dental benefits and makes financial arrangements for them. Her patients say she is friendly and outgoing and makes them feel relaxed.
Annette – Insurance/Business Coordinator
Annette manages insurance payments. She has been involved in the dental field since 1973 and joined Berrien Dental in 2002. Over the years she has completed many continuing education classes in the field of dentistry. She has previous experience as a chair side assistant.
She is married and has two children and three grandbabies. Annette lives in St. Joseph, MI and enjoys going to small-town festivals.
Annette loves helping patients with their dental insurance and anything dental related. She makes patients comfortable with her knowledge of making appointment arrangements for them. Getting the right time and the right date is sometimes tricky, but she manages it easily!
Kim – Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Kim joined the Berrien Dental team recently. Her duties include greeting patients, answering the phone, presenting treatment plans and making financial arrangements for patients. Kim attended Lake Michigan college and worked as a dental assistant for 15 years and two years in the business office prior to joining the Berrien Dental team.
She is married, has two children and three fur babies. She spends her spare time with her family, going to her son’s baseball games and her daughter’s dance competitions. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends.
Kim enjoys the dental field because every day is different – different experiences and different patients. She loves to see the transformation in patients, seeing them walk out with a big smile feeling confident after their appointment. Her patients say she is warm, friendly and caring.
Stacie – Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Stacie has a number of duties at Berrien Dental. She makes appointments, explains treatments, assists with insurance, bills insurance companies and in between all that answers phone calls!
She is relatively new, just starting in July 2016, but has five years of dental experience. She was a former pediatric dental assistant many years ago.
Stacie is married and has two teenage boys who keep her busy. Helping people gain a great smile is important to Stacie. Patients say she is friendly and helpful.
St. Joseph Location
Laurie – Clinical Treatment/Business Coordinator
Working with Berrien Dental since 2014, Laurie handles all aspects of the front desk, including answering the phones, making appointments and handling financial arrangements and payments. She received her dental assistant training at a technical college.
Currently, Laurie lives in Berrien Springs with her husband, Dan. They have two adult children, a daughter and a son, who are both married and raising families of their own. As of now, Laurie has three grandchildren and another on the way. Her hobbies include being an attentive grandma, camping, reading, crocheting and being active in her church.
According to Laurie, the most rewarding element of dental work is being able to help others enjoy their experience. Patients cite her as being knowledgeable, friendly and caring.