Meet Our Staff

Dental Hygienists

Megan

Megan

My name is Megan and I am a dental hygienist. Even before I realized I wanted to be a dental hygienist, I knew I wanted to work with children. I started my education at Calvin College and later transferred into the Dental Hygiene program at Grand Rapids Community College. I am excited to be at GPD to watch the kids grow, overcome their fears, and learn how to grow up with a healthy mouth.

I live in the Cutlerville area with my husband, three children, and two dogs. I am a huge Disney fan and my favorite season is summer. I love to travel, go to the lake, read, and watch movies!

Ashley

Ashley

I’m Ashley, a registered dental hygienist at GPD. I graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College dental hygiene program in 2013. I moved to Kentucky after graduation where I worked in both pediatric and general dentistry. I am so happy we moved back to Michigan and I can continue my career in pediatric dentistry with GPD. Providing dental care and oral hygiene education to children is very rewarding. I enjoy introducing new patients to the dental hygiene experience and guiding them through future appointments as they grow and their dental needs change. I also love to share any oral health knowledge or dental hygiene tips that I can with parents.

When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my husband, our two children, and our dog. I also enjoy boating, reading, and traveling.

Yunie

Yunie

Hi, my name is Yunie. I am a registered dental hygienist here at GPD. I graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2017. I love working with kids and love making each dental visit a fun time! I also enjoy educating and assisting parents to provide the best care for their child.

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, playing games, and scrapbooking.

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Dental Assistants

Marilu

Marilu

My name is Marilu. I am a registered dental assistant at Gaines Pediatric Dentistry. I received my certificate in dental assisting in 2008 from Everest Institute, followed by my CDA through DANB in 2016. I earned my RDA from Washtenaw Community College in 2017. Working in a pediatric office is very rewarding and fulfilling for me. I enjoy working with our great staff, but the best part of my job is the children. Every child brings their unique personality to the office and I enjoy getting to know each and every one of them.

When I’m not helping fight sugar bugs, I enjoy shopping, listening to music, and spending time with my husband.

Chloe

Chloe

My name is Chloe and I am a registered dental assistant. I graduated from Grand Rapids Community College dental assisting program in 2020. I always knew I wanted to work with children and I am so thankful for the opportunity to do that here at GPD. I love dental assisting because I get to interact with many different kids and their parents. I love when kids get excited after completing a difficult appointment.

When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our families. I especially love spending time with my nieces and nephews. My favorite season is summer when I can enjoy going to the beach, camping, biking and reading outside in the sunshine.

Phoebe

Phoebe

My name is Phoebe and I am the hygiene assistant here at GPD. My main duties include sterilization, cleaning and setting-up rooms, assisting with exams, and taking x-rays when needed.

I love being a part of the team at GPD and helping kids keep their smiles healthy.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dogs. I also do some photography and videography for weddings with my sister-in-law. I love to travel and really enjoy playing ultimate frisbee.

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Front Office

Lauren

Lauren

My name is Lauren and I am the Office Administrator here at Gaines Pediatric Dentistry. My main responsibilities include insurance and billing, coordinating our anesthesia cases, and helping the office run smoothly for our team and patients. I received my Bachelor’s in Allied Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University in 2017 and have worked in both healthcare and administration for several years before joining the team at GPD. I love being a part of providing excellent care for our patients and their smiles.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, our four kids, and four dogs. I love to travel, spend time outdoors, and curl up with a good book.

Clair

Claire

Hi! My name is Claire and I am the Receptionist here at Gaines Pediatric Dentistry. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. I was a part of the GVSU Pre-Dental Club and also had a focus in pre-dentistry. I am very happy to be a part of such an awesome team and enjoy greeting families every day with a friendly face!

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy shopping, going to the beach, watching movies, and hanging out with my family and friends!

Paige

Paige

My name is Paige, and I’m the Treatment Coordinator here at Gaines Pediatric Dentistry. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. I strive to make every parent and patient feel confident in having GPD be their dental home and hope to make your experience the best possible.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and our two dogs. I also enjoy DIY projects, camping and watching movies.

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