Diane, Registered Dental Hygienist
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and have been a part of Dr. Dennis’s dental team in Portage, MI, since 1987. I am a graduate of Lansing Community College and have been practicing dental hygiene since 1981. When my husband and I moved to Kalamazoo in 1987, I was lucky to find a dental home with Dr. Susan Dennis. I was and still am impressed with her thoroughness and commitment to her patients. Working with Dr. Dennis has challenged me over the years since we continually strive to keep up with current research and technology. We are big Western Michigan University Bronco fans in our home. My husband works in the athletic department at WMU, and my daughter is currently a student there. My hobbies include reading and running, and I love to travel.
Dr. Dennis says: “Diane is a very smart and wise women and is well-read. She has a thorough, careful touch and is kind and sensitive. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Diane is excellent at listening to patients’ concerns and helping each patient to reach the highest level of oral health that one can have.”
Chrissy, Registered Dental Hygienist,
Charity Event Planner
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1999. I have been in Portage my whole life and grew up on Gourdneck Lake. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. Running is also a passion of mine. I have run the Detroit and Grand Rapids marathons. I truly enjoy what I do. I have always been a people person and enjoy helping in any way I can. As a Dental Hygienist, I am able to educate people on how to care for their teeth, gums, and overall health. It is truly a blessing to be working with Dr. Dennis and our team. I have never met such a positive and caring group of people. I have known Dr. Dennis for years and actually used to babysit her three boys. I admire what an amazing person she is. She is a talented dentist that prefers quality to quantity. She treats everyone like they are her family. Please come visit us and experience how enjoyable it can be to go to the dentist!
Dr. Dennis says: “Chrissy is such an amazing asset to our team. She is smart, fun, and knowledgeable. She is a special friend to so many people! We do many charitable events in our community that she coordinates for our office. People from all over our community volunteer to help out at these events just because they know her. Her hygiene skills are gentle and thorough. Thank you Chrissy for all that you do!”
Haley, Registered Dental Hygienist
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and a graduate of the University of Michigan. I grew up on the east side of the state, just south of Detroit, and I recently moved to the Portage area. I was blessed to find Dr. Dennis and have the opportunity to join the team. Once I found out Dr. Dennis was a U of M grad also, I knew it was meant to be! I enjoy the environment this office provides along with the exceptional care presented to all patients. Dr. Dennis’s work and dedication to the needs of her patients are one of a kind. I love that Dr. Dennis is very involved with the community and charitable events. My family is very involved with animal rescue. My mom and dad foster rescued animals until they find their forever homes. On top of our fosters, we have 5 dogs and 2 cats of our own! I love outdoor activities like going to the beach, golfing, kayaking, camping, fishing, and more. I also love getting to spend time with my family and animals at home. We are very big University of Michigan Wolverine fans and love going to home games in the Big House — Go Blue!
Amanda, Registered Dental Assistant
I moved from Virginia to join Dr. Dennis’s team. I have been a Dental Assistant since 2005 and continued my education to become a Registered Dental Assistant in 2013. The best part of working for Dr. Dennis is that her team is very hard working and caring. I love that Dr. Dennis is always seeking new ways to help her patients achieve the best possible dental health. I got married in June 2010 and am very excited about living in Michigan.
Danielle, Certified Dental Assistant
I am currently a Dental Assistant. I have been since 2005. Dr. Dennis has encouraged me to become a Registered Dental Assistant which I am in the process of doing now. I love that I have found my passion in dentistry here at Dr. Dennis’s office. I am happily married to my childhood best friend, Bryan. We have the most amazing little girl, Penelope Rae, who was born in 2014. I enjoy running and have successfully finished two full marathons and multiple half-marathons. I also enjoy reading, camping, and being at the beach.
Deonna, Financial Manager, Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental field since 1999, after graduating from Indiana University. I’ve spent my dental career as an assistant and part of the front office team in the cosmetic field. My husband and I moved up here from Florida with our two amazing children to live closer to family. After I found Dr. Dennis, I felt right at home in her office and was amazed with her work. I am honored to work beside her with patients and witness all of the life-changing moments she creates!
Druann, Certified Dental Laboratory Technician
I moved back to Michigan in 2012 when I became a grandma and wanted to be a part of my grandson’s life and watch him grow. I worked for Dr. Dennis about 20 years ago, before I moved to Florida, and was very excited to be offered a job when I returned. When I was in Florida, I worked in a Dental Lab as a Certified Laboratory Technician for more than 12 years and have been doing so ever since. Now, I have this great opportunity to work in a dental office with my favorite dentist along with a group of awesome women. Now that I am with my grandson, my family, in my new home, with a great job, and Dr. Dennis as my dentist, life is good!
Dr. Dennis says, “Druann is such a sweet and kind person. She was our nanny when we were raising our sons 20 years ago. When I found out she was back in our area and had become a Certified Laboratory Technician, I was excited! She heads up our Dental Laboratory and does so with delicate hands and great finesse.”
I’ve been in the dental field since 1975. I attended Dental Assisting school in Indianapolis, Indiana, and have worked on and off over the years while raising our family. I worked for Dr. Dennis when we first relocated to Michigan in 1985. We became very good friends and our families did as well. I love working for her; she is absolutely the best! Her work is exceptional. Her ability to grow and her need for new knowledge in the dental field is phenomenal. I’m thrilled to be part of the dental team at this office. I enjoy the people — both patients and co-workers — and I look forward to meeting new friends. You will love it here also.
Dr. Dennis says, “Jill is very smart, happy, and thoughtful. She loves people and creates fun whereever she is. Our patients love her, and she always takes time to get to know each person individually. Jill has more best friends than anyone I know.”