Berrien Springs Office
8383 M 139
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: (269) 471-4055
Fax: (269) 471-3829
St. Joseph Office
711 Comings Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 983-4311
Fax: (269) 983-4985
Meet Our Hygienists
Debra M. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debra has over 18 years of dental experience. (3 years as an assistant, followed by 15 as a hygienist.)
Debra received her Bachelor of Science in 2010. Prior to that, she graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2001 with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene.
Debra is not only a skilled and gentle hygienist, but is an instructor as well. She has served as a dental hygienist at her alma mater (KVCC) for four years.
As a mom herself (Debra has twin daughters), Debra believes that a visit to the dentist should be comfortable, gentle and informative. She works with both children and adults and knows how to make our patients feel as important as we know them to be.
Jennifer C-P. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer is one of our registered dental hygienists. She has over 19 years of dental experience and has been awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.
She is involved in all aspects of a patient’s dental hygiene visit. From periodontal therapy to oral hygiene instruction, Jennifer is both knowledgeable and friendly. When she is not at the office or caring for her two children, she sings lead vocals for her band called WYSIWYG.
Judy N. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy has over 35 years of experience in the dental field and she has been with our practice for over 16 of those years. Judy graduated from Andrew Academy High School in 1976. Afterwards, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene at Loma Linda University in 1980.
Judy is married to, as she puts it, “an awesome bio-chemistry professor”. This friendly, busy mother of two gets up every morning with a smile because she gets to do what she loves: help people enjoy great dental health.
Theresa B. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Theresa is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has 15 years of experience in the field. She has been awarded an Associate of Applied Health Science degree from KVCC. Married to her husband Todd since 1994, she has two boys that are still in high school.
Theresa sees herself as an advocate who educates patients about good oral health. She is extremely caring and thoughtful and has a wonderful chair side manner that our patients love.
Ginny R. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ginny is a registered dental hygienist and has been with our practice since 2007. She attended Lake Michigan College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Ginny is both friendly and professional and finds it easy to relate to our patients’ needs and lives.
Ginny is married to her wonderful husband, Scott, and has four children. Ginny says that she really enjoys her work with patients. She especially loves what she terms “aha moments” in which the patient really understands how good oral care helps them to live an overall healthier life.
Monica D. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Monica is a one of our top dental hygienists. With a whopping 44 years of experience, she does everything from giving fluoride treatments to oral cancer exams and taking radiographs, sterilizing instruments and doing perio charts. Over the last 22 years she has had the privilege of getting to know our wonderful patients and seeing families grow.
Monica graduated with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from the acclaimed Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago. Her father was himself a dentist and encouraged her to go into the profession. Monica has been married for 43 years and has three grown children and one beautiful granddaughter.
Monica believes one of her greatest roles is to help patients establish a home care regiment that will not only meet their needs, but that they will feel comfortable using on a daily basis. She feels strongly that her job is not done until the patient has smiled (or better yet, laughed). Monica states that it is her job to give 110% of her attention to each patient and to work closely with the team so that each patient knows how much we really do care.
Kirsten G. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kirsten has 8 years of experience as a hygienist and 6 as an assistant, for a combined total of 14 years in the field of dentistry. She has been awarded an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Kalamazoo Community College as well as one in Dental Assisting from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Kirsten is married and has two stepchildren that live with her in Saint Joseph, as well as a beloved chocolate lab. She enjoys fishing, gardening, and photography. She is also an avid reader. Kirsten sees her role as that of an educator and someone to come alongside patients and help them to become healthier individuals. She strives every day to make our patients feel at ease and to provide gentle, effective oral care.