Meet Your Team

Debra

Registered Dental Hygienist
Debra has brought a very positive vibe to the practice since 2008. She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Siena Heights University and completed her dental hygiene training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is certified in local anesthesia, myofunctional therapy, and CPR. She continues her education each year with OSHA, MIOSHA and DISC training.

Debra and her husband Craig have twin daughters, Hayden and Emma, and in her free time, she enjoys crocheting.

Theresa

Registered Dental Hygienist
Theresa joined Berrien in 2006. She attended Lake Michigan College as well as Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she studied dental hygiene. Theresa is CPR and local anesthesia certified. She attends yearly continuing education on CPR, DISC, OSHA, MIOSHA, pain management and human trafficking.

Judy

Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy has been with the Berrien team since 1998. She attended Loma Linda University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and is also certified in CPR and local anesthesia. Judy keeps her continuing education current by attending courses for OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR and DISC.

Kirsten

Registered Dental Hygienist
Kirsten studied dental assisting at Kirkwood Community College and dental hygiene at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She has been with our team since 2014 creating a happy and positive environment. Kirsten is certified in nitrous oxide and local anesthesia and keeps current with continuing education classes in OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, DISC and Myofunctional therapy. Kirsten is married with two stepchildren as well as two labs (one chocolate and one yellow). She enjoys reading gardening, photography, and looking for fossils and beach glass on the beach.

Jennifer

Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer joined our team in 1996 and enjoys helping our patients find the best way to care for themselves. Jennifer earned her associates of applied science in dental hygiene from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is certified in CRP, First Aid and anesthesia. Each year she continues her educational courses in OSHA, MIOSHA, DISC and Management.

Jennifer is married and has one daughter, one son and one granddaughter. She sings in a cover band (she loves Steve Perry and Def Leppard!) in her free time, and also enjoys crafting, sewing, painting and making new art pieces.

Cindy

Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy joined our team in 2018 and brings many new ideas and team support to our group. Cindy completed her dental hygiene prerequisites at Lake Michigan College and then attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she completed her associates in applied science and dental hygiene program. She is also certified in local anesthesia, CPR and is a licensed healthcare provider. Cindy has completed continuing education courses in TMJ and sleep therapy research, Invisalign fundamentals, pharmacotherapeutics in general dentistry, human trafficking, MIOSHA, and HIPAA guidelines. Cindy has two sons and one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time camping, traveling, spending time with her children, going to church, watching HGTV, coffee, wine and summer time.

Ginny

Registered Dental Hygienist
Ginny completed the Registered Dental Hygiene program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is also certified in CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA and MFT. She is a professional at making our team laugh and is a rock star when it comes to periodontally involved cases. Ginny is married and has two sons and two daughters. When she is not busy at the office, Ginny enjoys reading, vacationing, golfing, and volunteering in her community.

Carole

Registered Dental Assistant
Carole has been an integral part of our team since 2010. She does a great job of explaining procedures to our patients. She studied dental assisting at Lake Michigan College and is also a certified Expanded Functions Dental assistant. She continues her education by attending the Las Vegas Institute and completing courses in MDA, CDA, CPR, MIOSHA, human trafficking, DISC training, pain management and neuromuscular dentistry. Carole enjoys doing Invisalign and seeing the great outcomes the patients experience. Carole has three sons and four grandkids and enjoys gardening and crafting in her down time.

Lori

Registered Dental Assistant
Lori joined the Berrien team in 1997. She received her dental assistance training at Lake Michigan College and is also EFDA certified. Lori has completed continuing education courses in DISC training and also in neuromuscular dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute. She has two adult children, one son and one daughter. When she’s not busy at work, Lori enjoys biking, traveling, walking, and stained glass.

Heather

Registered Dental Assistant
Heather has been a dental assistant with our team since 2014. She attended Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan where she did her dental assistant training. She is registered and certified and has completed training in EFDA, CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA, human trafficking, pain management, DISC and MFT. Heather and her husband, have one son, one daughter, one granddaughter and one grandson. In her time away from work, Heather enjoys spending time with her grandbabies, reading, walking, traveling, and being with her family.

Natalija

Registered Dental Assistant
Natalija has been keeping our office organized since 2006. She attended Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She’s certified in EFDA and also continues her education in OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, DISC and Neuromuscular Dentistry (at the Las Vegas Institute). Natalija is married with two boys. She enjoys helping at her boy’s school when she can, reading, walking, and gardening. She also has a secret talent…she’s good at Archery!

Nancy

Registered Dental Assistant
Nancy joined the Berrien team in 2014. She attended Lake Michigan College where she studied dental assisting. She continues learning by taking courses such as Neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute as well as DISC training. Nancy has been married for 44 years, has two children and 10 grandkids. She enjoys cooking, quilting, crafting and spending time with her grandkids.

Debby

Registered Dental Assistant
Debby graduated from Buchanan & Galien High School and attended Lake Michigan College where she studied dental assisting and joined our team in 2018. She has completed continuing education courses in human trafficking, In-office whitening, and shade selections. Debby and her husband Brian have two children, a son, Justin, and a daughter, Jordan. They also have two granddaughters, Ashtyn and Blake. She she’s not at the office, Debby enjoys vacationing at waterfront cities, fishing and boating with her husband, riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, bowling, walking her dogs and hanging out with her grandchildren.

Annette

Financial Coordinator
Annette is the office “traffic controller” and the insurance wizard. She’s been with our team since 2002 and keeps her skills sharp by taking many continuing education courses. Annette is married with one son, one daughter, one granddaughter and two grandsons. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, refurbishing things, and watching the Big Bang Theory.

Stacie

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Stacie has been our clinical treatment coordinator since 2016. She has studied dental assisting and is CPR certified. Stacie has been married for 19 years and has 2 sons and one dog. When she’s not hard at work at the office, she enjoys traveling and scrapbooking.

Laurie

Clinical Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Laurie’s sincerity and honesty have been an integral part of our front office since 2014. Laurie studied dental assisting at Northwest Vocational and has also completed continuing education courses in DISC, OSHA/MOISHA practice management and Neuromuscular dentistry. Laurie and her husband Dan have two adult children, son Jason and his wife Ashley who are parents to Jessica and Andrew, and daughter Jenae and her husband Daniel who are parents to Corbin and Bergen. Laurie’s hobbies include spending time with her grandkids, camping, crocheting, and reading.

Carrie

Clinical Treatment Coordinator and Financial Coordinator
Carrie’s warm phone voice is the first thing you will hear at Berrien Dental. She has been in the dental field since 1997 and a part of our team since 2018. She has taken Dentrix courses and midwinter courses to keep her skills sharp. She and her husband, Doug, have one son, two daughters, two granddaughters and three grandsons. When she’s not busy at the office, Carrie enjoys traveling, camping, reading and playing pool.

Judy

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Judy has been a member of our team since 2002. She received her Associates in Business at Lake Michigan College. Judy continuously completes CE courses and educates herself with classes in communication, leadership and other aspects of dentistry. She is also CPR certified. Judy is married and two sons. She enjoys horseback riding, camping, traveling, scrapbooking, boating and riding snowmobiles.

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