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Meet Our Dedicated Team

Emily - Dental Assistant

I joined GFD in November of 2015. I have been a dental assistant for 4 years and enjoy working with our friendly patients and staff.

I graduated from Owosso High School in 2003. I worked in the medical field for many years before going back to school for dental assisting. I absolutely love what I do and look forward to building relationships with our patients.

I am married to my Husband, Scott, of 3 years. We got married on April 25, 2014. We have three sons Brayden who is 8, Issac who is 2 and Owen who was born in February 2017.

In my free time I enjoy biking, shopping, enjoying the warm weather and spending time with my family.

Kristie - Treatment Coordinator

Ever since I joined Dr. Gentner’s team as an assistant, I have been welcomed into a warm and friendly environment. I look forward to bringing the same feeling to our patients each day. I have been very blessed to have been offered a position of Dr. Gentner’s Treatment Coordinator. As Treatment Coordinator, I work with our patients to develop the best plan according to their needs. Using videos, models and brochures, I make sure the patients understand the different options Dr. Gentner is recommending- and what will happen if they choose not to get treatment. We want patients partnering with us for every step of their dental experience. I even help them coordinate their dental care with challenges such as schedules, health concerns, dental fear, insurance benefits, and financial responsibilities.

I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing dental team and look forward to building relationships with my team and our patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends at the lake. On June 21st, 2014, I married my high school sweetheart of 10 years. In our free time, we love to be outdoors and travel Michigan. We welcomed our precious daughter Addison to our family in July of 2016. We are so blessed and enjoy every minute with her.

Michelle - Hygiene Coordinator

In January 2014, I joined the GFD Team as the Hygiene Coordinator. I handle the hygiene schedule- appointment planning and continuing care communications. I help ensure patients are reminded when it is time to come in again. I also counsel on treatment options. I manage social media and marketing for our office.

I graduated from Owosso High School in 1996. I earned my Associates Degree in Business Management.

When I am not at work, I enjoy my time with my family. My husband Jeff and I enjoy watching our children with their school sports. Our son Carson is a 2018 graduate of Ovid-Elsie high school and is attending Mid-Michigan College and will also be a member of their basketball team, go Lakers!. Our daughter Makenna is a 2016 graduate of Ovid-Elsie high school and is attending Central Michigan University, “Fire Up Chips!” Together we live in Elsie, Michigan.

I love and enjoy my position at Gentner Family Dentistry! Helping patients stay on their routine schedule for their overall health is a pleasure.

Rebecca - Dental Hygienist - RDH

I graduated from Fowler and have lived there my whole life. I went to Lansing Community College’s Dental Hygiene program and have worked at GFD my whole career. I work with Dr. Gentner to explain what conditions are found in the mouth and why recommended treatment is beneficial. I also educate patients on oral hygiene.

My husband and I enjoy going up north to Houghton Lake, boating and spending time with family and friends. We also love watching our daughter and son grow. I think Gentner Family Dentistry is a great dental office because everyone has the same goal- to provide great patient care. Dr. Gentner is always looking for new technology to better the office, and we provide a relaxing environment for all ages.

Rosanne - Dental Hygienist - RDH

At the office, I promote good oral health by providing dental services and dental health education. I have been part of the Gentner Family Dentistry team since its beginning.

I graduated as Salutatorian from Ovid-Elsie High School in 1980. I also graduated from Ferris State in 1983 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. In school I was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Dental Hygiene Honor Society, graduated in the Top Ten of my Dental Hygiene class, and earned the Victor Spathelf Award for Honors and Service.

In 1983, I married the love of my life, Chuck. He works in telecommunications at MSU. I enjoy camping, scrapbooking, jogging, bike riding and crafts.

My children are my pride and joy. Michael completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Olivet College and has completed his Master’s work at the University of Florida in Environmental Science Education; Brianna has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family Services Social Work at MSU; and Jonathan is earned a Civil Engineering Degree at Lawrence Tech University while maintaining a basketball scholarship.

I have been a hygienist since 1983 and am blessed to be a part of the team at Gentner Family Dentistry where serving the needs of the community is our mission.

Ashlynn - Dental Assitant

I joined Gentner Family Dentistry September of 2017 as a dental assistant. I graduated from Fowler High school and will be attending Lansing Community College starting in January of 2018 to complete my basic required classes. I will then be applying to LCC’s Dental Hygiene program to pursue my dream of being a Dental Hygienist.

I have been a patient at GFD my entire life. As a child, I was constantly in and out of the dentist office for treatment. GFD’s kind and comforting team, along with their upgraded technology has always been sure to keep my family and I beyond satisfied after each and every visit. I am here to ensure that you and your family can have the same amount of confidence in us that my family and I always have. I am proud to be a part of GFD’s team and I hope to stay with GFD throughout my dental career.

Lauren - Hygienist

 Nothing makes me happier than putting a smile on others faces. I love to make people laugh and have a passion for helping others. Growing up I was one of the few kids that loved going to the dentist. When I was a freshman in high school I knew that if I became a dental hygienist I would be able to help others have confidence in their smile and use my love of dentistry to educate patients.

 I graduated from Owosso High School in 2013. In May 2018 I graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I am extremely excited to see how much I will grow as a clinician at Gentner Family Dentistry.

I have two dogs Ozzie and Chief that keep me very busy. I love to take them swimming in the pond behind our house during the summer. We also go for a nightly run down the trails on our property. In my spare time I love to take advantage of the four seasons that Michigan has to offer by engaging in outdoor activities. My family and I enjoy spending most weekends in Northern Michigan.

Makayla - Patient Facilitator

I joined the Gentner team April 2018. I have always worked in healthcare I decided it was time for a change and wanted to explore the dental field. I have so far found I couldn’t have picked a better place to explore this new territory. The Gentner team has been so great in teaching me the vast world of dentistry. I truly appreciate the compassion, and hard work everyone puts together to make patients feel at ease when they walk through the door.

A little about me. I have always been in the country I enjoy the outdoors life. One of my favorite things to do Is go fish! I also love hunting, shooting targets, and kayaking. My boyfriend Brandon and I have recently bought our first home and decided to start a family we are now expecting our first child.

Candace - Financial Coordinator

I graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School in 1989.  I married my high school sweetheart in 1991 after dating for 4 years and we went on to have 3 children Emily, Alison, and Kyle.  We were blessed with our first granddaughter Masynn in 2012, and our second granddaughter Ivy in 2018.

I joined the GFD team in August 2018.  As Financial Coordinator, my job is to work with insurance companies to ensure as little out of pocket cost to our patients as possible.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with our granddaughters on our farm where we have 3 goats, numerous chickens, and 3 dogs.  I love spending time outside (fall is my favorite), fishing, cooking and taking pictures.  My husband and I love to vacation in Mackinaw and we hope to go to Hawaii for our 35th anniversary.

I am excited to see where my career here at GFD takes me and I am so excited to be part of such an amazing family here.

Sierra - Dental Assistant

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