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 Dental in 2006. She attended Lake Michigan College as well as Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she completed her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Theresa is CPR and local anesthesia certified. She attends yearly continuing education on CPR, DISC,OSHA, MIOSHA and pain management. Theresa and her husband Todd have raised two sons, Corey and Dylan. In her free time, she enjoys reading, her boxers Rocky and Delilah, weekend adventures with her Jeep club and vacationing anywhere (but especially in Tennessee).

Judy

Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy has been with Berrien Dental since 1998. She graduated from Loma Linda University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and is certified in CPR and local anesthesia. Judy keeps her continuing education current by attending courses for OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, HIPPA, pain management, DISC and other areas. Judy and her husband David have two adult children and one grandson. Judy enjoys cooking, traveling, shopping, volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends.

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, with 30 years of dental experience, 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 is the proud mother of 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 studied dental hygiene at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is certified in CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA, and MFT. Ginny loves working with our patients and especially enjoys periodontally involved cases. She is married and has two sons and two daughters. In her spare time she loves to garden, golf, and volunteer at her community schools

Heather

Registered Dental Assistant
Heather has been a dental assistant with our team since 2014. She attended Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor where she completed her dental assisting training. She is registered and certified along with completed training in Expanded Function Dental Assisting, CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA, human trafficking, pain management, DISC Behavioral Styles and Myofunctional Therapy. Heather and her husband have one son, one daughter, one granddaughter and two grandsons. In her time away from the office, Heather enjoys her time with her grandbabies, reading, traveling and being with her family. Heather is also a proud military mom!

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 joined our team in 2018 with 13 years experience. She graduated from Lake Michigan College and has completed training in Expended Functions Dental Assisting. Continuing education for Debby included CPR, human trafficking, pain management, OSHA/MIOSHA, Zoom whitening, and Core III Restorative at the Las Vegas Institute. Debby is married with two children, four grandchildren and three dogs. When she’s not in the office, Debby enjoys spending time with family, vacationing, walking her dogs and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Annette

Financial Coordinator
Annette is the “traffic controller” and our insurance wizard. She’s been with our team since 2002 and in the field of dentistry since 1971. She keeps her skills sharp by taking many continuing education courses and is CPR certified. Annette is married with one son, one daughter, one granddaughter, and two grandsons. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, refurbishing things, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life.

Stacie

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Stacie is our treatment coordinator and has been at Berrien Dental since 2016. Stacie and her husband have two sons in college. When not working, she likes gardening, traveling, and walking her two rescue dogs. Stacie has experience as a dental assistant, and continues her education with classes each year.

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, Andrew, and Audrey. 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, and five grandsons. When she’s not busy at the office, Carrie enjoys traveling and cruising.

 
 

Judy

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Judy joined the Berrien Dental team in 2002. She received her Associates in Business from Lake Michigan College. Judy’s favorite part of her job is helping to make our patients feel comfortable and a part of our family each time they come in. She enjoys taking CE classes and educating herself in communication, leadership, and other business related topics. She is married with two boys. Her hobbies include horseback riding, traveling, cruising, boating, spending time at the lake, and riding snowmobiles when we have snow!

Becky

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Becky joined Berrien Dental in May of 2021 and has brought her positive attitude and smile along with her. Serving over 35 years in the dental field, specifically orthodontics, Becky is excited to be joining our team, and her biggest strength is putting patients and families at ease. Becky has been married for 37 years and has two children. In her free time, gardening, going for walks, and spending time with her grandchildren Maeve, Millie, and Vinny are her favorite things to do.

Rachael

Bio coming soon!

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