Our staff at Ann Arbor Smiles is serious about your dental health. In our office, you should expect compassionate and friendly care from each member of our staff. Whether your appointment is for a routine checkup or a dental emergency, our hard working and dedicated employees will treat you like family. Each of our incredible staff members are ready to provide you with a gentle, calming dental experience. We couldn’t achieve the best in dental care without them!
The best part of my career is seeing children in my schedule and being part of teaching them good oral health. It’s been a pleasure watching them grow up from their first cleaning with me to now be in high school and college. I am an Army Veteran, and have been practicing dental hygiene since 2000. My very rewarding career with Ann Arbor Smiles began in 2004. The doctors always provide staff with the latest technology and up to date continuing education courses. Outside of the office I spend time playing softball several days a week and riding my motorcycle. During the winter months I bowl, lift weights, and play racquetball.
I have been with Ann Arbor Smiles for 26 years, and I wouldn’t consider working anywhere else. I enjoy practicing Dental Hygiene and find that we are a fantastic team. I truly feel a calling to serve and help others. I have two wonderful girls, Alexis and Averie, and two crazy pups. I enjoy dabbling with art and sports. I love to travel, and take in Mother Nature.
I feel so lucky to be a part of such an innovative, patient centered practice. I love getting to know my patients and their families. It is such a pleasure to educate and motivate someone to have a gorgeous healthy smile. I have been with Ann Arbor Smiles since 2010. I began my career in dentistry as a pediatric dental assistant, and completed my degree in dental hygiene in 2005. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, whether golfing, boating, or running with my dog Mya. My Saturdays in the fall are dedicated to University of Michigan Football. At the Big House, or on the TV, I cheer loudly for the Maize and Blue!
I feel very fortunate to join the innovative and supportive team here at Ann Arbor Smiles! I graduated from the University of Michigan’s Dental Hygiene program in 2005 with honors and have been practicing hygiene ever since. My favorite part of my career has been getting to know my patients and their families and helping them to have healthier mouths over time. I strive to provide gentle, thorough care to all my patients. When I’m not cleaning teeth, I enjoy golfing, sporting events, cooking and trivia with friends. My fiancé and I have two large dogs and a cat who keep our house very busy!
My name is Denise and I started out in the dental field in 1984. I loved it from the start. Over the years I have been lucky enough to learn and master nearly every specialty. I am excited to be at Ann Arbor Smiles and to be a part of such a wonderful family. When I am not elbow high in dentistry, I love to be on the slopes in the winter or on the water in the summer with friends and family. I look forward to caring for each and every one of you.
What I love most about our dental team is the camaraderie I have with my patients, helping them to feel at home. I have been a certified dental assistant at Ann Arbor Smiles for over ten years, assisting Dr. Gray in life changing cosmetic and sedation dentistry. I enjoy spending time with my two sons—fishing, bicycling, and playing basketball together. I also enjoy playing golf with friends.
I have over 33 years of dental office experience. My true passion is being part of our business team. We have worked very hard to move into a paperless world, using advanced technology to offer patients convenience. I absolutely love getting to know our patients, greeting them each day and treasuring the special moments they share about their lives. I enjoy spending time with my husband Tom, and our son and daughter. I love working on my genealogy and baking up a storm to share with others.
Working in the Medical and Dental fields since 2002, I have a passion for customer service and being a part of each patient’s positive experience with us. After moving to Baton Rouge to serve with a church there, I have returned to Michigan, and am honored to join the Ann Arbor Smiles team. I am so happy to work at a practice committed to excellence in all aspects. I am married to my wonderful husband, Josh and am a first time mom to our sweet boy, Jeremiah. They are my heart. I also love being involved with church, community outreach and singing. I look forward to meeting each and every patient that walks through our doors and being with this great team for many years to come.
I have been in the Medical Field since 2008 and I have worked in a variety of fields as a caregiver, a patient care technician, rehabilitation service technician, and as a medical receptionist. I’m so very excited to be part of the Ann Arbor Smiles team and I look forward to the years that come. I love interacting with the patients and their families and I can’t wait to get to know the patients here at Ann Arbor Smiles. In my free time I love spending time with my family, my husband Chris, and our 2 beautiful dogs Cleo and Kinsea. When the weather is nice you can find us outdoors hiking, camping, hunting, or just enjoying the fresh air. I enjoy to sketch, write, and sing whenever I get a chance.
I’ve been in the dental field for nearly 12 years. I am very excited to be a part of the Ann Arbor Smiles Dental Team. I look forward to getting to know the patients and helping them with their dental questions. I enjoy spending time with my husband Jeremy, our three children Alyssa, JC, and Lainey, and our dog Bo. I enjoy photography, camping, reading, and writing.
I feel very fortunate to join the Ann Arbor Smiles Dental Group as part of their business team. I have worked in the dental field for over 26 years and I enjoy building relationships with patients and assisting them in achieving their dental needs. Since joining Ann Arbor Smiles, I look forward to going to work knowing that I will spend time with coworkers who are equally passionate about providing excellent service to our patients. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 2 children. We love to spend our time boating on lake Erie and traveling throughout the United States.
Sleep Medicine Team
I have been a dental assistant for 8 years, and have been with Ann Arbor Smiles assisting Dr. Kennedy since the spring of 2012. I take pride in making sure my patients get the best care and experience possible. I assist Dr. Kennedy with orthodontics, endodontic, and cosmetic procedures. I enjoy the many opportunities our generous doctors give us to further our careers, while improving dental care. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my son, and attending his soccer games and swim meets. We also enjoy relaxing at our family cottage.