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Meet our team of dedicated dental professionals

Our talented team of dental professionals has many years of experience in treating dental patients. We understand that dental office visits, even for routine services like preventative dentistry, are not always enjoyable — so, we work hard to make our patients feel comfortable, relaxed, and well taken care of. We believe open communication and understanding is paramount in providing the best oral healthcare and patient experience possible. Our patient-centered practice listens to your needs and works with you to develop the best treatment plan for your overall health.

Kelli graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Kellogg Community College in 1989. She has worked for Dr. Houghtaling since 1990 as both a hygienist and as his office manager.

Kelli
Hygienist & Office Manager

Lauren graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Kellogg Community College in 2010 and has worked for Dr. Houghtaling since 2014.

Lauren
Hygienist

Sarah graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Kellogg Community College in 2003 and has worked for Dr. Houghtaling since then.

Sarah
Hygienist

Jenny started working as a dental assistant with us in 2005. She keeps us up-to-date as far as sterilization and OSHA compliance.

Jenny
Dental Assistant

Jessica started working as a Dental Assistant in 1998 and joined our team in 2000. Along with her chairside duties, she deals with the people that bring us dental supplies, making sure the office has everything we need to provide excellent dental care.

Jessica
Dental Assistant

Samantha has been with us since 2014. She graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2010 and plays a dual role in our office as a receptionist and dental assistant.

Samantha
Dental Assistant & Receptionist

Kristy has worked in the medical / dental field since 1987 and has worked for Dr. Houghtaling since 2000. She takes care of making appointments for patients, as well as dealing with the financial aspect of patient care.

Kristy
Receptionist