Our Team

We are not happy unless you are happy; therefore, we work hard to produce the best results. We know how important a bright smile is to you and we are confident that we can make a positive difference in the way your teeth and gums look to you and to the world.  We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

 

Administrative

Tammy 

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I have been a team member with Dr. O'Donald for the past 10 years. I have spent over 20 years in the dental field and have found this career challenging and rewarding.

I enjoy working for Dr. O'Donald and with a great team of individuals who really care about the patients and each other. We strive to make our patients feel welcomed and a part of our dental family.

In my spare time, I enjoy my two adult children and my beautiful grandchildren. My favorite past-time is horseback riding and barrel racing.

Mary Anne

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I became a member of Dr. O'Donald's team 8 years ago with 26 years of dental administrative experience.

I love the relationships I have built with our patients and team members. I find working together as a team and helping our patients with their financial and insurance needs very rewarding. Dr. O'Donald is very caring and sensitive to the needs of his patients and is a wonderful boss to work for.

Beyond work, I have been married for 38 years with two grown children and two grandgirls to spoil. I enjoy traveling, weekends on Lake Huron, refinishing furniture, my family, friends and my cat.

Katie

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My dental career started 25 years ago.  I have been a team member for 2 years now with Dr. O'Donald and Dr. Ribitch.  My wishes came true when I found such an exceptional dental family to call home and continue my career.  Building relationships with our patients and making everyone feel special is important to me.  I love to make our patients feel welcomed and comfortable.

I am happily married to my best friend, Ken.  We have 3 children, 3 adorable grandchildren, and 2 furry friends.  We are big sports fans, which includes family game nights, kayaking and boating.  I am also an avid gardener.  Love my flowers.

Tellie

046.JPGI became a team member of Dr.O'Donald's in September 2013.  I have over 10 years of dental experience both in clinical and front office setting.

Building relationships with our patients and my fellow workers is a very rewarding experience. I have definitely found my dental home here at Dr. O'Donald's office.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my two sons and my "princess" granddaughter, as well as crafting and home decorating.

Hygienists

Tonya

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I have worked with Dr. O'Donald since 1994, minus 2 years with Cherry Street's School Travel Program in Grand Rapids. I am passionate about dental health, the relationships made with our patient family and helping to improve their overall health. I am also taking online classes through Ferris to obtain my BS in dental hygiene.

I have two children; my son, Cade and daughter, Tressa whom I devote most of my time to. They are active in soccer and gymnastics so I spend much of my time as a chauffeur and cheerleader. They've even got me playing on an indoor women's soccer league! I am originally from Escanaba, in the UP, and try to visit my family as often as possible. In my spare time, I love to sing, read and hang out with my kids. We just bought a trailer and are going to try camping this year!

Lori

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I feel very privileged to be working the staff of Dr. John O'Donald and team. I have over 19 years of experience in the dental field and appreciate every aspect of this office from the advanced technology to the team orientated atmosphere. In 1996, I started working as a dental assistant and developed a strong passion toward the dental profession. I pursued my education and earned my Associates in Science of Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University in 2002. I have since enjoyed practicing dental hygiene in every aspect and find it both rewarding and fulfilling. My goal in dental hygiene is to provide the highest level of care by being gentle and thorough. I also believe it is important to convey the importance of a healthy clean mouth as it relates to total body health. 

When not practicing dental hygiene I enjoy spending time with my husband Jason, and our three children, Keagan, Kyleigh, and Kamdon. Although I am a Northern Wisconsin native, I have resided in Michigan for the last 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping, watching football, and reading.

Assistants

Meta 

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I have been a dental assistant for 22 years and have worked every one of those years with Dr. O'Donald. He has been my mentor and he has made these years a wonderful learning experience. I have recently received my RDA through Washtenaw Community College.

I have a grown son who is 28 years old. My hobbies and interests include my two horses which I try to ride every chance I get. Another passion of mine is reading and spending time relaxing with family and friends.

Lori

018.JPGI have enjoyed working for Dr. O'Donald for the past 10 years as his dental assistant.

I have found my career challenging and rewarding helping our patients achieve optimal dental health. My team members and I work hard, respect each other and have fun along the way.

I recently received through Washtenaw Community College my RDA. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family horseback riding, camping and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Tiann

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I became a member of Dr's. John O'Donald and Scott Ribitch's dental team in May, 2014.  I am a2010 graduate of the dental assisting program through the Grand Rapids Community College, where I received my Associates degree as a Registered Dental Assistant. I have always had a passion for dentistry and love what I do.  One of my many goals as an RDA is making your experience with us as comfortable as possible.  I also love getting to know our patients and building relationships with them. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Andrew, family and friends.  In my spare time, my husband and I love jet skiing in the summer and for myself, I love crafting.