About Our Team

Dr. Susan and the rest of the team at our practice work hard to ensure that you receive quality treatment in a friendly, warm and relaxing environment. We believe that having an excellent dental practice begins with open patient communication. We encourage our patients to ask any questions that may arise during treatment, as well as discuss any concerns that they have at their appointments. Our team members are happy to assist you in any way possible, and will do their best to make each appointment even better than the last. Learn more about our dynamic team below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

 

Jean Voss

Jean has been working with Susan since 1995 as a certified and registered dental assistant and now as the Health Relationship Coordinator (HRC). Her position as HRC is a wonderful and exciting role as a partner and health advocate. Jean facilitates the new patient appointment, communicates on your behalf with your medical team, helps you understand financial options for the treatment you desire, and coordinates follow-up treatment visits in- and outside our office. Her personal mission is to partner with you to achieve your best possible health.

Away from the office, you will find Jean and her husband Jim enjoying the roles of mom and dad to children Landon and Amelia, and hanging with family and friends when she can. She is trying her hand at gardening – both flowers and vegetables, and she enjoys cooking, crafts, exercising, and a good beer or going wine tasting. She loves to travel and her favorite places to frequent are the family getaways on Fife Lake and Higgins Lake.

Kelly Mitchell

Since November 1st, 1997, Kelly has been a dental assistant and has spent nearly 2 decades with Susan. Kelly loves doing her best work. She often says, “I always think of what I would want in my mouth and strive to do just that for every patient.” Helping people through their anxiety and being part of the beautiful, perfect, finished project is what Kelly loves most about her position.

Kelly loves to work with Dr. Susan and the team. “I like that each of us can be ourselves. We all share in the management and responsibility so we also celebrate successes together.”

Her life beyond the office is enjoying her and 10 year old son, weight lifting, and walking/running with her golden retriever. 

Georgette Taylor

Georgette has been a hygienist since 1993 and has been with Susan since 1994. Georgette says, "It is truly an honor and a privilege that I am extremely grateful for. I have learned so much from Susan that has fostered growth in my professional career, as well as in my personal life. I am proud to be a part of such an elite team of professionals that expedites the growth and potential of each individual patient into life changing behaviors. The outcomes are amazing!"

Georgette has such a passion for the individual connections and friendships she has with each of her patients. She says, "My profession has enabled me with the unique opportunity to build long term relationships with people by seeing them multiple times each year. I look forward to picking up where we last left off and moving mountains with them!"

Away from work, Georgette's other full time job is actively raising her two fabulous children with her husband. She enjoys gardening, decorating, volunteer work, cruising with her husband in their '56 t-bird, and oh yes....shoes!

Anna Guerrero

Anna is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and has been in dentistry since 2001. She began her career as a hygiene assistant and eventually became a chair side assistant. Anna began working side by side with Susan in 2012 and helping her change patients’ smiles and lives. She is passionate about sharing her health journey with patients who may be struggling with their own.

In her free time, Anna enjoys a 5:00am session of HIIT at her gym, Elite Fitness, as well as spending time with her family, especially her three children Rome, Keith and Sidney and her step-kids Matthew, Austin and Jacob. Lastly, she loves spending time with her significant other, Daryl, at Houghton Lake doing everything outside and on the water. 

Molly Day

Molly is our Marketing and Financial Coordinator. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, and received her bachelor’s degree from The School of Hospitality Business. She also has her MBA from Northwood University’s prestigious DeVos School of Business Management.

Molly has been one of Susan’s patients since she was 4 years old and joined our team in 2013. “I love being able to leverage my previous business experience for the benefit of the practice, and working with such awesome women. We are SO much more than just teeth!”

Molly loves spending time with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters. She also enjoys cooking, theatre, and traveling.

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth has been a massage therapist since 2008 and joined our team of professional and fun-loving ladies in 2013. The best part of her position is to be the bright spot in our patient’s busy and stressful day. She recognizes that many people experience dental anxiety and stress. Through relaxation services, such as hand/foot massage, heat, vibration and aroma-therapy she can melt the stress away. Elizabeth loves to help people relax!

Away from work, Elizabeth most enjoys being at home with her husband and adorable springer spaniel, Lucy. She likes to read, garden, practice yoga and spend time with her family.

Lori Rood

Lori was a chair-side assistant for 12 years before having her son, Nicholas. Once Nick was in kindergarten, she re-entered the dental field, but this time in the front office. Lori takes great pride in her work and enjoys assisting patients with their financial as well as clinical and scheduling needs.

Lori is also a Certified Medical Transcriptionist and has an Associate Degree in Applied Arts and Science which has helped to give her the background needed for her position. Lori is also certified in radiography, and because of her 12 years of assisting experience, she is able to provide support in our clinical area when necessary. Lori enjoys reading, walking, golf, and loves to travel with her husband of 32 years, Wayne.

Sara Wilson

Sara's love for the dental field began in 2009. While preparing to attend the dental hygiene program at Lansing Community College, she was trained by a local oral surgeon as a dental assistant. Upon completion of the program in 2012, she began her career as a dental hygienist. Sara has an ever growing love for learning, developing a trusting relationship with her patients, and tailoring each appointment to their individual needs. Sara says, "I am elated to grow and learn with such a strong team of women! The opportunities to help people achieve optimal health are endless here, and the Hands-On Learning Lab™ is an incredible gift to our patients!"

Sara is a lifelong resident of the East Lansing area. Outside of the office, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband Shelby, and daughter Paige. "Each day is an adventure, and I wouldn't trade it for the world!" she says.
 

Jessica Dunn

Jessica has been in the dental field for over 18 years. Not only is she a skilled dental business team member she is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. In addition, Jessica currently works part time as a Technology Trainer for Benco Dental and 3M in other offices around the country. In the office, she loves the individual connections and friendship she is developing with the patients. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Hayley and Chandler, fitness, running, working out, camping, reading and inspiring others to live a healthy lifestyle.


Melissa Svarc

Melissa joined our team in 2016 and has been a hygienist for 14 years. A native resident of Swartz Creek, MI, she attended Mott Community College and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2004. “I love learning about health and how our mouth really ties in with the rest of our bodies. This field is constantly changing, and it’s exciting to be working for an office that’s on the cutting edge of all of it.”

She has two boys, Levan and Lincoln, and she also runs a family-owned cinnamon roasted almond business on select weekends. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, enjoying nature, the arts, theater and spending time with her family.