Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Julie

I bring over 35 years of dental hygiene experience to the Lake Michigan Dental team. Growing up with a dentist for a father, I knew from a young age I wanted to be a hygienist. I love connecting with patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable during their visit and am committed to helping them improve their dental health.

What I like about LMD:

I have great respect for the LMD doctors, the level of integrity in their work, and the quality service they provide. I love the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the office and truly value the great camaraderie among the staff.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Shelly

Hi, my name is Shelly, and I have been working in the dental field for over 25 years. I feel very privileged to now be part of the LMD team, as one of the front desk administrators.

I have lived, loved and supported the Northwest side of Grand Rapids my whole life. My and husband and I are blessed with three daughters, 2 son-in law, and five adorable grandchildren. Outside of work, and besides spending time with my grandchildren and family, I love to travel and explore new places, and just walking outdoors & enjoying nature.

What I like about LMD:

What I love most about LMD are the people, the lasting relationships that our built with our patients, my supportive coworkers and the caring doctors at Lake Michigan Dental.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Heather

Hello, my name is Heather and I have been a front desk administrator for six years!

When I’m not working at LMD I enjoy volunteering as a radio DJ at 88.1fm WYCE, singing in a local band, spending time outdoors and doing yoga.

What I like about LMD:

I enjoy Lake Michigan Dental because of the family friendly feel, the fun coworkers I work with, the fast pace of the office, and it is a great feeling to be working with three extremely competent doctors.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Laurie

My name is Laurie and I am a front desk administrator. I have been with Lake Michigan Dental for 21 years.

My husband and I have 4 children and 1 grandson that keeps us extremely busy which doesn’t leave much spare time. I am a west-sider and truly enjoy our patients.

What I like about LMD:

We have a dedicated and caring team that make LMD an amazing place to work.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Christina

Hi, my name is Christina. I recently received the privilege to join this wonderful practice as a dental hygienist. My husband and I have a daughter and two large dogs. In my spare time I love being outdoors, spending time with family and traveling.

What I like about LMD:

I love LMD! The staff is amazing and everyone makes an effort to make you feel welcomed. The doctors and staff are genuine and strive to make each visit a great experience for our patients.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Jess

My name is Jessica. I have been with LMD for over 14 years. I am what they call a "jack of all trades". My schedule consists of two days as a dental hygienist, and two days as an administrative assistant. When the doctors need an extra assistant, or their assistants need time off, I am able to step in without missing a beat. I am married, with one daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.

What I like about LMD:

I love LMD, because I almost gave up dentistry until I subbed here as a dental hygienist over 16 years ago. LMD gave me new hope in working for a wonderful practice. The doctors and staff care so much about their patients and the longevity of the staff says a lot.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Joanne

I have been with LMD since 1956. I started as Dr. Hazen’s assistant and after his retirement in 1990 I started assisting Dr. Mike Palaszek.

I have two sons, three grandkids, and five great-grandkids. I love going for walks, reading, and playing the piano.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Elfi

My name is Elfi. I am from Germany. I have one daughter and five grandchildren. Amongst many other trades, I am a representative for exchange students. I have worked for Dr. Hallas as a dental assistant for almost 25 years.

What I like about LMD:

I love the work environment, co-workers and generosity of the doctors. But most of all, I love the quality of dentistry being delivered here.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Pam

I grew up on the Westside. I have been a dental assistant 36 years, married for 35 years and I have one son, one daughter and 3 beautiful granddaughters. I enjoy walking. I try to walk at least 200 miles a summer.

What I like about LMD:

Great atmosphere. I love the integrity and generosity of the doctors, and the fact that this is a very generational practice. We have treated many of our patients and families over 60 years.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Cindy

My name is Cindy and I am a front desk administrator. I am a new employee of LMD, however I have been in the dental profession for almost five years. I have three children, one daughter, and two sons. I enjoy riding motorcycles and traveling.

What I like about LMD:

My experience at LMD has been wonderful. The staff and the doctors are so knowledgeable, helpful, and made me part of the family from day one.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Donna

My name is Donna and I have worked as a dental hygienist for 17 years at LMD.

I am married with 4 children, 1 dog, and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and watching football.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Judy

I have been a dental hygienist for over 32 years, 26 of them at LMD. I feel that speaks well about the practice that many employees here are long term, showing that LMD is a great place to work, as well as being patients here ourselves.

I am married with one daughter. I enjoy volunteering as an MSU Master Gardener, cross country skiing and 5k walks.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Samie

My name is Samie. I graduated from GRCC in 2016 as a registered dental hygienist. In my free time I enjoy kayaking, camping, hiking, reading, and playing with my dog.

What I like about LMD:

What I like about working at LMD is how friendly and cheerful everyone is to work with. It’s a great environment.


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Mike

HI, I’m Sully! I went to GRCC and have been in dental hygiene for 16 yrs. I enjoy playing music, swimming, hiking, tennis and a good burger.

What I like about LMD:

I love LMD! We have such a friendly staff and great patients! Give us a try!


Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Cheryl

Hi! I’m Cheryl and I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years. I graduated from both GRCC and Ferris State University. My husband and I have 2 beautiful daughters and 1 spoiled dog.

What I like about LMD:

We truly care about our patients. It is a privilege being part of and working alongside an amazing group.