Our Team

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset!  They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of dental patients. All of our dental assistants and dental hygienists are licensed professionals with many hours of training. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. Feedback from our dental patients about an experience in our dental office is always welcomed. You will feel our friendly, caring environment the moment you step into our office and this is a direct reflection of the people who work here.

The Gentle Dentist Team 2024

Hygienist Team

Compassionate Care Rooted in Christian Values

At The Gentle Dentist, we believe that dental hygiene is more than just a routine – it’s a pathway to enhancing your overall health and wellbeing. Our dedicated team of hygienists embodies the Christian values of compassion, kindness, and integrity, ensuring that every visit is not just about dental care, but about nurturing a positive and caring environment.

Personalized Hygiene Treatments

Our hygienists are skilled professionals who are passionate about oral health. They use the latest techniques and gentle approaches tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether it’s a regular cleaning, periodontal maintenance, or educational insights on better home care, our team is committed to providing thorough and gentle care.

A Focus on Education and Prevention

In line with our Christian ethos, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge. Our hygienists take the time to educate patients about oral hygiene practices that can prevent dental issues. They share insights in a friendly and understandable manner, ensuring that you leave our office not only with a brighter smile but also with the knowledge to maintain it.

Prayerful and Supportive Environment

At The Gentle Dentist, we understand that dental visits can be daunting for some. Our hygienists, guided by faith, offer an empathetic ear and a prayerful approach if desired. We’re here to support not just your oral health, but also your spiritual comfort, making each visit a peaceful and uplifting experience.

Christine, Dental Hygienist - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Christine has worked as a dental hygienist for over 25 years, She has been with The Gentle Dentist team for 17 years. Christine values the relationships with her patients and helping them achieve their optimal dental health. She always makes sure her patients feel comfortable and relaxed while providing the best care possible. In her spare time she is busy raising three teenage boys who are her pride and joy. Christine loves sports and especially watching her boys play. She enjoys sewing ,bowling and euchre with her husband and playing with her two Great Danes Rookie and DaVinci. She looks forward to meeting new people, learning about them and giving them the best experience possible! She feels truly blessed to be a dental care provider in a warm, welcoming Christian dental home.

Jessica, Dental Hygienist - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Jessica is a dental hygienist at The Gentle Dentist. She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2010. She started working here shortly after graduation and has worked here ever since. She loves working in a Christian office where she can express her faith openly and pray for her patients. Jessica enjoys working with patients of all ages but especially loves seeing children and teenagers. In addition to dentistry, she is passionate about nutrition and fitness. She likes to help people with their overall health along with their dental health. Jessica is married to her husband, Robert, and they have two busy boys. Her family is very active at their church in Sterling Heights. In her free time, she enjoys running, going to Lions games, and watching her boys play sports.

Margie, Dental Hygienist - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Margie has been in the dental field since 1978 and a registered hygienist since 1984. She enjoys connecting with her patients on a personal level as well as helping them with their dental needs. Outside of the office she lives to create with crafts, home décor scrapbooking, sewing….. Margie has been married for over 30 years and a son who just married in September to his love of his life and Margie’s new daughter!

Administrative Team

Welcoming You with Warmth and Efficiency

At The Gentle Dentist, our administrative team is the first smile you see and the helpful voice you hear. They embody our Christian values of warmth, kindness, and service, ensuring that every interaction with our office is as pleasant and efficient as possible.

Heart of the Office

Our administrative professionals are more than just the face of our office; they are the heart that keeps it running smoothly. From scheduling appointments to handling billing inquiries, they manage every administrative detail with precision and care. Their goal is to make your experience hassle-free, allowing you to focus on your dental health and well-being.

Committed to Compassionate Service

Guided by Christian principles, our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized service. They understand that each patient’s needs are unique, and they go above and beyond to accommodate those needs, whether it’s finding a convenient appointment time or explaining insurance benefits and payment options.

A Supportive Link between You and Our Dental Team

Our administrative staff serves as the vital link between you and our dental team. They ensure that communication is clear and that your needs and preferences are communicated to our clinical staff, ensuring a seamless and personalized dental care experience.

Experience Our Welcoming Environment

Join us at The Gentle Dentist, where our administrative team is ready to welcome you with open arms and a heart full of kindness. Experience the difference of a dental office where every aspect of your visit is handled with professionalism and a touch of Christian compassion.

Hanna, Admin - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Hanna has worked in the dental field for 4 years and is passionate about helping patients feel confident about their smile. She has completed her undergraduate degree from Wayne State University and is continuing on pursuing her masters degree. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, being active, walking her dog, and going shopping. Hanna loves to expand her knowledge and is always excited to meet new people.

Lisa, Admin, the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Lisa is one of our front desk patient coordinators. She has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She has done everything from assisting to orthodontics. She enjoys spending time with her family and Yorkie Poo, sports, traveling, concerts, trying new restaurants and visiting wineries.

Lynn, Admin - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Lynn is one of our front desk coordinators. She has an Associate’s Degree in Management from Oakland University. She has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She started as an assistant back in 1991 and eventually moved to the front desk. She loves to comfort patients at first contact to ease their anxiety or concerns. Her goal is to help patients feel the best they can about their smile. Lynn lives in the area. She has been married to her husband and childhood friend Jerry for 24 years. Together they have two children, Dianna and Vito.  They are both pursuing degrees in Accounting to follow in their father’s footsteps. Lynn would love to meet you; help you schedule an appointment and aide you with filling out patient forms.

Rebecca, Admin - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Rebecca is our TEAM Coordinator here at The Gentle Dentist . She has just a little over 30 years Clinical experience, giving her the opportunity to do one of her greatest passions…being part of the patient’s journeys to find their best SMILE! Helping them to match their JOY filled Souls to their Beautiful Smiles to share with the world around them. Recently, she has enjoyed spending time expanding her dental knowledge on the front administrative side of dentistry. She is a lifelong learner, so this has been a welcomed challenge! She also enjoys time at a “for cause” non-profit GRACEful Beginnings that she founded 6 years ago, where she is beyond Blessed by the clients they serve; individuals, families, and veterans of Macomb & St. Clair counties. Volunteer Teams help those who were previously homeless to be settled into a functional & dignified space that they can call Home. Her children have all been a part of this as well, and they also enJOY traveling, any adventure that life brings their way, and how God uses life as her biggest teacher every single day!

Dental Assistant Team

Providing Comfort and Care with a Christian Touch

In the heart of our practice, The Gentle Dentist’s dental assistant team brings a blend of professional skill and Christian compassion to every appointment. Our assistants are the backbone of the dental experience, ensuring that each visit runs smoothly and every patient feels comfortable and cared for.

Expertise Meets Empathy

Our dental assistants are not only trained in the latest dental practices but also in providing empathetic care that aligns with our Christian values. They assist in a variety of procedures, offering a reassuring presence and a helping hand throughout your treatment. Their dedication to your comfort and well-being reflects our commitment to treating every patient like a member of our own family.

A Supportive and Encouraging Atmosphere

The dental assistant team at The Gentle Dentist creates an atmosphere that is both professional and nurturing. They understand the importance of a supportive environment, especially for those who may feel anxious about dental visits. Their gentle approach and encouraging words are a testament to our office’s mission to provide care that touches both the teeth and the soul.

Guided by Faith, Committed to Excellence

Our assistants are guided by their faith to provide exceptional care. They are committed to excellence in all aspects of their work, from ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and organization to staying updated with the latest dental technologies and procedures.

Your Partners in Dental Health

At The Gentle Dentist, our dental assistants are more than just staff; they are your partners in maintaining and improving your dental health. They are always ready to answer questions, provide instructions for aftercare, and offer words of encouragement and prayers, if desired.

Alessandra, Dental Assistant - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Alessandra is new to the dental field and has been a dental assistant since the summer of 2023. She has recently graduated from Oakland University in 2023 with a Biology degree, and is enthusiastic about continuing her education in the future. She loves meeting new patients and learning how she can make their visit at the dentist a more pleasurable experience. Alessandra loves to spend time with her family and friends playing sports, board or card games, baking, and watching movies.

Genine, Dental Assistant - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Genine has been in the dental field since 2000. She is a dental assistant and enjoys the opportunity to meet patients and investing in their dental & life journey. She believes the greatest investment we make is in ourselves, our healing and each other.  She is a passionate soul who pours herself into evolving overall wellness, any and all things pertaining to animals and Jesus and striving to live in her highest & most authentic expression.  Genine currently volunteers assisting in wildlife rehabilitation and has just currently taken a seat on the Board of Directors for Critter Crossing Rehabilitation.  She has an endless love for her daughter and helping her blossom into who God created her as

Joanna, Dental Assistant, the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Joanna has been a Dental Assistant since 1990. Her passion is the cosmetic aspect of dentistry, veneers, whitening, or placing a tiny rhinestone for some extra bling, striving to give patients the most beautiful smile while looking natural and bright. Joanna also believes that your comfort is very important and that you feel secure and cared for.  Joanna is married to her husband Ed for over 24 years and has one daughter Samantha.  She enjoys time spent at her cottage in Caseville, walks along the beach collecting Petoskey stones, reading, and bike riding. Joanna is looking forward to meeting you with compassion and extraordinary care!

Klotilda, Dental Assistant - the Gentle Dentist, Shelby Township, MI


Klotilda has been assisting since 2009 and came from Albania in 2004. She is fluent in Albanian, and has a teaching degree from back home. She loves connecting with people and helping them change their smile. She loves everything about dentistry, especially surgical procedures. She has two boys that are her everything. Outside the office Klotilda spends time with her boys, trying new restaurants, loves shopping, and traveling.

The Gentle Dentist
15055 22 mile Rd. Ste #2
Shelby Township, MI 48315