Meet Your Team

debra

Registered Dental Hygienist
Debra has brought a positive vibe to the practice since 2008. She received a Bachelor of Science from Siena Heights University and completed her dental hygiene training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is certified in local anesthesia, myofunctional therapy, and CPR. She continues her education each year with OSHA, MIOSHA, and DISC training.

Debra and her husband, Craig, have twin daughters, Hayden and Emma, and in her free time, she enjoys crocheting.

theresa

Registered Dental Hygienist
Theresa joined Berrien Dental in 2006. She attended Lake Michigan College as well as Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she completed her associate degree in dental hygiene. Theresa is CPR and local anesthesia certified. She attends yearly continuing education on CPR, DISC, OSHA, MIOSHA, and pain management. Theresa and her husband, Todd, have raised two sons, Corey and Dylan. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her boxers (Rocky and Delilah), adventuring with her Jeep club, and vacationing anywhere (especially in Tennessee).

judy-rdh

Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy has been with Berrien Dental since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Loma Linda University and is certified in CPR and local anesthesia. Judy keeps her continuing education current by attending courses for OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, HIPPA, pain management, DISC, and other areas. Judy and her husband, David, have two adult children and one grandson. Judy enjoys cooking, traveling, shopping, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

kirsten

Registered Dental Hygienist
Kirsten studied dental assisting at Kirkwood Community College and dental hygiene at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She has been with our team since 2014, creating a happy and positive environment. Kirsten is certified in nitrous oxide and local anesthesia and keeps her continuing education current with classes in OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, DISC and myofunctional therapy. Kirsten is married with two stepchildren, as well as two labs (one chocolate and one yellow). She enjoys reading, gardening, photography, and looking for fossils and beach glass.

jennifer

Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer joined our team in 1996 and enjoys helping our patients find the best ways to care for themselves. Jennifer earned her associate of applied science in dental hygiene from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is certified in CPR, first aid, and anesthesia. Each year she continues her educational courses in OSHA, MIOSHA, DISC, and management.

Jennifer is married and has one daughter, one son, and one granddaughter. She sings in a cover band (she loves Steve Perry and Def Leppard!) in her free time and also enjoys crafting, sewing, and painting.

cindy

Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy joined our team in 2018 and, with 30 years of dental experience, brings many new ideas and team support to our group. Cindy completed her dental hygiene prerequisites at Lake Michigan College and then attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she completed her associate of applied science and dental hygiene program. She is also certified in local anesthesia and CPR and is a licensed health care provider. Cindy has completed continuing education courses in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and sleep therapy research, Invisalign fundamentals, pharmacotherapeutics in general dentistry, human trafficking, MIOSHA, and HIPAA guidelines. Cindy is the proud mother of two sons and one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, coffee, wine, and summertime, as well as spending time with her children, going to church, and watching HGTV.

ginny

Registered Dental Hygienist
Ginny studied dental hygiene at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and is certified in CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA, and myofunctional therapy. Ginny loves working with our patients and especially enjoys periodontally involved cases. She is married and has two sons and two daughters. In her spare time, she loves to garden, golf, and volunteer.

heather

Registered Dental Assistant
Heather has been a dental assistant with our team since 2014. She attended Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, where she completed her dental assisting training. She is registered and certified and has completed training in expanded functions dental assisting, CPR, OSHA, MIOSHA, human trafficking, pain management, DISC, and myofunctional therapy. Heather and her husband have one son, one daughter, one granddaughter, and two grandsons. Away from the office, Heather enjoys her grandbabies, reading, traveling and being with her family. Heather is also a proud military mom!

natalija

Registered Dental Assistant
Natalija has been keeping our office organized since 2006. She attended Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She’s certified in expanded functions dental assisting (EFDA) and continues her education in OSHA, MIOSHA, CPR, DISC, and neuromuscular dentistry (at the Las Vegas Institute). Natalija is married and has two boys. She enjoys helping at her boys’ school, reading, walking, and gardening. She also has a secret talent: archery!

debby

Registered Dental Assistant
Debby joined our team in 2018 with 13 years’ experience. She graduated from Lake Michigan College and has completed training in expanded functions dental assisting. Continuing education for Debby includes CPR, human trafficking, pain management, OSHA, MIOSHA, Zoom whitening, and Core III Restorative at the Las Vegas Institute. Debby is married with two children, four grandchildren, and three dogs. When she’s not in the office, Debby enjoys spending time with family, vacationing, walking her dogs, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

laurie

Clinical Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Laurie’s sincerity and honesty have been an integral part of our front office since 2014. Laurie studied dental assisting at Northwest Vocational and has completed continuing education courses in DISC, OSHA, MIOSHA, practice management, and neuromuscular dentistry. Laurie and her husband, Dan, have two adult children. Their son, Jason, and his wife, Ashley, are parents to Jessica, Andrew, and Audrey. Their daughter, Jenae, and her husband, Daniel, are parents to Corbin and Bergen. Laurie’s hobbies include spending time with her grandkids, camping, crocheting, and reading.

carrie

Clinical Treatment Coordinator and Financial Coordinator
Carrie’s warm voice is the first thing you will hear at Berrien Dental. She has been in the dental field since 1997 and a part of our team since 2018. She has taken Dentrix courses and Midwinter Meetings to keep her skills sharp. She and her husband, Doug, have one son, two daughters, and five grandsons. When she’s not busy at the office, Carrie enjoys traveling and cruising.

judy

Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Judy joined the Berrien Dental team in 2002. She received her associate degree in business from Lake Michigan College. Judy’s favorite part of her job is helping to make our patients feel comfortable and a part of our family each time they come in. She enjoys taking continuing education classes and educating herself in communication, leadership, and other business-related topics. She is married with two boys. Her hobbies include horseback riding, traveling, cruising, boating, spending time at the lake, and riding snowmobiles.

rachael

Bio coming soon!

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Clinical Treatment Coordinator
Becky joined Berrien Dental in May of 2021 and brought her positive attitude and smile along with her. Serving over 35 years in the dental field, specifically orthodontics, Becky is excited to be part of our team, and her biggest strength is putting patients and families at ease. Becky has been married for 37 years and has two children. In her free time, gardening, walking, and spending time with her grandchildren, Maeve, Millie, and Vinny, are her favorite things to do.

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Our goal at Berrien Dental is simple: to provide our patients and community with the most positive dental experience through knowledgeable, compassionate care.