Meet the Staff

Our team is truly exceptional.

We work hard to make our patients feel comfortable and cared for, and we really treat each of our patients like family. It all gets back to, “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

The people in our office are committed to making this practice resonate with a culture of excellence; this shows in the personal care we provide and the smiles we create!

~ Drs. Nolan and Guest

 
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Marisa

Marisa is our amazing office manager. Her warmth and friendliness makes everyone feel at home! She hands our billing, accounts receivable, human resources, and payroll, along with many other essential tasks. She started in the dental field in 1984 and has been with us since we opened. Marisa loves being part of a practice that feels like family, noting that we all agree it’s essential to treat people the way you want to be treated.

A mother of two, Marisa loves her family, friends, job, and her two grandchildren, who are her “extreme happy place!”

 
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Paulette

Paulette is our clinic coordinator, working to keep everything here on schedule so that nobody has to wait! She also is in charge of the daily schedule and product ordering, and works as a chairside assistant when she’s needed. She began with us when she started in the dental field in 1994. Paulette appreciates the care and thoughtfulness that makes our office so warm and professional.

She is happily married and has two great sons. The family enjoys taking vacations to Florida and going to concerts, spending time with their dogs, and going to Tiger games!

 
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Michelle

Michelle’s cheerful, caring manner keeps our patients grinning. She works in the clinic as an orthodontic assistant, helping the doctors with various procedures, including placing brackets and changing arch wires. She also takes X-rays. Michelle started in the field in 2000 and joined our practice in 2004. Being part of a team that is kind, understanding, and caring, and seeing beautiful results, has Michelle looking forward to coming into work every morning!

Outside the office, Michelle enjoys time with her husband of 20 years, their two daughters, and their family dog.

 
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Angie

As our lab technician, Angie started with us in 2008 and is in charge of the office laboratory, which keeps her very busy. She makes retainers for our patients, creates impressions, and also makes models. Above all, Angie is our professional office cookie baker, which makes her one of the most popular members of our staff! With her outgoing and sweet personality, Angie’s favorite part of her job is helping people feel good about themselves, which she has been doing in the dental field since 2004. She says she loves working at our clinic because of our caring attitude towards everyone, and she contributes to this in spades.

Angie enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, baking, walking, and hanging out with friends.

 
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Mickey

Assisting us in patient care, Mickey is one of our chairside assistants who began working in our office in 2008 after starting her career in 2001. Mickey is a big fan of the kids and loves seeing the huge smiles on their faces once they get the great results they deserve. She enjoys the easy going, caring, and respectful atmosphere we have at the office and she’s a big part of our dental care family.

Mickey is the mother of two children and loves running and softball.

 
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Lori L.

Lori Leigh is our new patient coordinator. She started chairside assisting in 2014 with our office and is a wonderful addition to our team. She is a great team player, always pitching in with sterilization and enjoys helping in the lab with retainers.

When she is away from our office, Lori enjoys fun activities with her son, her family, and friends.

 
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Priscilla

Priscilla is a chairside assistant and marketing coordinator. She joined us in 2016. She loves interacting with the patients and seeing them smile.

She enjoys her time at work, as well as at home spending time with friends and family.

 
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Tina

Tina’s warm and welcoming smile greets our patients and their families. As a front desk coordinator, she welcomes and checks in patients, assists with and updates paperwork, checks insurance, and answers the phones. She joined our practice family in 2018, enjoys helping patients and parents, and absolutely loves seeing the kids grow up! Being part of a team that is considerate, kind, and patient, and whole lot of fun to be around, keeps Tina smiling.

When she’s not at our office, Tina and her husband love entertaining, cooking, and watching their beloved Michigan Wolverines! She also loves shopping, being outside, going for walks, and following sports.

 
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Misty

As an orthodontic assistant, Misty is a key part of our patients’ experience. Her big smile and enthusiasm are infectious! Working chairside in the clinic, she helps the doctors as they straighten teeth and create new smiles. She relates to our patients and makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome. We were lucky to have Misty join us in 2018, after she started in the field in 2016. She appreciates being part of an amazing team that really cares about our patients!

Misty’s two dogs, Maggie and Mable, keep her busy with walks and playing outside. She’s also a Jeep enthusiast who enjoys exploring the back roads, an active kayaker, and a major concert fan!

 
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Erica

As a front desk coordinator, Erica is one of the first, friendly people patients meet at our office. She answers our phones, handles billing tasks, and provides technical support. Erica has been with us since June 2018 and loves working with an amazing team almost as much as she loves seeing all the patients get excited about having a beautiful smile!

Much of Erica’s free time is spent with her husband and family, often watching their two teenage children play sports. She also enjoys cooking, planning parties, and entertaining.

 
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Melinda

Melinda loves being our new patient coordinator, helping patients and parents learn about orthodontics and getting started with their treatment. She discusses treatment options, reviews financial contracts, verifies insurance, and ensures everyone’s questions are answered. She started in the dental field in 2003 and joined us in 2018. With her experience and welcoming manner, she sets everyone at ease! Melinda loves working with doctors who are excellent orthodontists and excellent people, and with a team that is dedicated to our patients.

When she’s not at the office, Melinda is usually enjoying time with her husband Ken and their two rescued Border Collies. Together, the couple has six grown children and five grandchildren. Whenever they can get away, they love walking the shores of Lake Michigan, looking for Petoskey stones and drift wood.

 
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Susan

Susan loves taking care of and interacting with our patients. She’s always ready with a big smile and encouraging words! Joining us as a chairside assistant in 2018, she brings more than 20 years of experience in general dentistry and orthodontics to our practice. She loves our caring and fun environment that’s filled with positive energy and loves seeing beautiful smiles!

Susan and her wonderful husband Justin have been married for almost 20 years. They have three beautiful daughters and three fur babies. The family loves their time together and enjoys the laughter and joy their furred companions bring to their home.

 
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Iyona

Iyona started her career in dentistry in 2014 at Midwestern Dental and completed on-the-job training to sate her thirst for knowledge in the dental field. She joined our office in 2020, where she fits in perfectly with our amazing team. Iyona loves to learn and appreciates all the opportunities afforded to her by Drs. Nolan and Guest to gain more experience in orthodontics.

Iyona is married with two sons. She is a fitness guru, enjoys cooking healthy meals, and spends her free time dancing and singing.