Meet Our Team
About our Team
We are a group of fun loving, talented, dental professionals who are united by a shared goal of improving your oral health. We’re dedicated to providing our patients with expert dental care and an incredible experience that’s second to none. Our hygienists and administrative staff attend continuing-education seminars on customer service, treatment planning, dental therapies and hygiene, periodontal care and products. This ensures we’re able to care for patients with the latest procedures, techniques and oral care technology.
All of our hygienists are certified in dispensing nitrous oxide, and nearly all are certified to administer local anesthesia.
You won’t find a more comfortable experience, we promise.
Alyssa is originally from Manistee and attended Ferris State University where she earned her dental hygiene degree. She has been in Grand Rapids and in the dental field for over 7 years. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, pretending to golf, and spending time with her friends, family, cat, and her love.
Ashley graduated from the GRCC dental hygiene program in 2017. She is married with two children (Lainey & Lincoln) and has a golden retriever. In their free time, they enjoy camping and exploring fun spots with the kiddos.
Aubrey has been a dental hygienist for over 7 years now. She attended Ferris States University for hygiene school. Go Bulldogs! She was born and raised in Grand Rapids where she currently resides with her husband and two dogs. In her free time, you can find her golfing, crafting, spending time with her dogs outside, and traveling. Her favorite thing about being a hygienist is the relationships she’s formed with her patients.
Dar graduated from Ferris State University’s dental hygiene program in 2011. Dentistry is a strong passion, and she thoroughly enjoys helping people achieve a healthy smile. She is married with a son and as a family they love being active outdoors and going on adventures.
Erica graduated from Grand Rapids Community College for Dental Hygiene in 2016. She started at Partners in Dental Care in January 2017. She has a fiancé, two beautiful children and a golden doodle. They love spending time with their friends and family. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing golf. She looks forward to meeting new patients and building great professional relationships.
Jamie a GRCC DH graduate of 2001. She is married with 4 children. In her leadership roles, she is a certified health coach, nutrition coach, and fitness/yoga instructor. Her joy is found by spending time outdoors, with family, learning, cooking/baking/entertaining, reading, and creating new choreography for her fitness classes. When it comes to growth opportunities, she’s always looking for the next challenge or adventure in life.
Rachel N., RDH
Rachel (aka “Tall Rachel”) graduated from Ferris State University’s dental hygiene program in 2013 and joined PIDC’s team in 2014. She and her husband Chris met in high school and now have three beautiful children. As a family they love being involved at their church and taking the kids anywhere for fun!
Rachel has been in the dental field as a hygienist for 24 years. She is married to her high school sweetheart and have three teenagers. As a family, they enjoy traveling, board games, and spending time with their 2 dogs and 3 cats. Rachel’s favorite thing about being in dentistry is getting to know and care for her patients.
Sam is a graduate from the Ferris State Dental Hygiene program of 2015 and has been practicing for 8 years. She is married to her husband, Nick, who works in construction management. They have a son, Cooper, born in 2021 and 2 Whippet dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Esther, Hygiene Assistant
Chloe, RDA, CDA
Chloe is a GRCC DA program graduate from 2019. She continued her education at Ferris State and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Allied Health, certificate in Gerontology, and DANB’s national certification of the CDA. Along with working as a chairside RDA, she is an adjunct instructor in the GRCC dental auxillaries program, and OSHA/infection control coordinator for our office. When she has free-time outside of work and academia, she finds joy in playing softball, being outdoors, traveling, church community, and engaging in frequent dental missions trips to the Middle East.
Jessica is a graduate of the 2001 GRCC DA program and has been with PIDC ever since. She is married with a daughter & son-in-law, one sweet grand baby, and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys everything hiking, biking, all-natural, and the great outdoors.
Jessica R., RDA
Jessica has been a dental assistant at Partners in Dental Care since 2006, when she came to our office while getting her RDA at Washtenaw Community College. Primarily assisting with Dr. Grabiel now, one of her favorite parts of this job is the connections she’s able to form with our patients, calming nerves and building trusting relationships with them at the dentist.
Jessica lives in Middleville with her husband, their son and daughter, two Pitbull dogs, and chickens. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and going running, boating and backpacking.
Lisa has been in dentistry for 22 years graduating from the GRCC dental assistant program. Her family enjoys adventuring outdoors; traveling, kayaking, hiking, bonfires, and spending time at Lake Michigan. She has had the opportunity to serve overseas in dentistry before.
Shelly started at PIDC in 1995. She came right out of the JRCC CDA/RDA 2-year program and has been serving our patients for 28 years.
She is currently living in Allendale and is married with two boys now grown, Hunter and Hayden. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, yardwork, and organizing.
She has been a dental assistant for 37 years. She is married with 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and a dog named Diego. In her free time, she loves vacationing with the entire family, camping, hiking, and swimming.
Ngoc joined our PIDC practice shortly after graduating from the GRCC RDA program in May of 2022. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her family, friends, and three little fur-babies. She is always traveling, experiencing new places, and testing her palate at new restaurants.
Shelsy was born and raised in Grand Rapids. She obtained her Registered Dental Assistant license in 2022 and has been working at Partners In Dental Care ever since. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her 3 young children and family. Traveling, being outdoors, and playing/watching soccer are some of her favorite things to do!
Yunna graduated from the GRCC dental assisting program in 2023 and joined our team in August. Her favorite thing to do is spend quality time with family and friends. During summer, she likes to play golf with her dad and his friends for some healthy competition. She also enjoys watching soccer. Her favorite food is a home-cooked meal from her grandma.
Amanda, Hygiene Coordinator
Amanda has been a part of PIDC since 2014 and is currently our hygiene coordinator for our business team. She and her husband have a beautifully blended family with 5 children total. All of which love their dog Harley. In their spare time as a family, they like to go one the side-by-side, kayaking, and do all things outdoors. Shopping and trying new restaurants are always on the list of things to do too!
Ashley, Business Assistant
Brianna, Business Assistant
Bri moved to GR from Traverse City where she attended Northwestern Community College. She is new to the dental field and to our team as of 2023. She enjoys photography and outdoor activities with her dog, Samoa. Swimming and hiking along the lakeshores are a couple of their favorite ways to enjoy Michigan summers.
Carol Jo, Practice Manager
Cindy, New Patient Coordinator
Cindy has been with our team since 2022. She has two daughters who she loves to spend time with. Her free time consists of spending time with friends and family, shopping, and walking her two greyhounds on the trails in Michigan.
Dianne, Insurance Coordinator
Dianne started her dental career with a dental assisting degree from Grand Rapids Educational Center in 1992. She has worked steadily in the dental field for the past 31 years, starting out assisting and then eventually joining the business team.
She and her husband enjoy fishing and being outdoors. They have salmon fished on Lake Michigan and have taken several trips to Canada for “fly-in” fishing vacations.
She has been with Partners In Dental Care since 2009 and has been continuously impressed with the caring and family-oriented culture of the doctors and team.
Donna, Business Assistant
Donna started at Partners In Dental Care in the summer of 1990. She’s originally from Sutton’s Bay, MI and moved to GR in 1987. She’s been married to her husband, Andy, since 2001 and they have one daughter named Brianna. They also run a small family restaurant in Wyoming, MI. When her schedule allows, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, going out to eat, visiting friends, and crafting with her Cricut.
Kristi, Treatment Coordinator, RDA
Krisit is our treatment coordinator at PIDC. She has 25 years of dental assisting experience so she can help you answer any procedure related concerns or questions. She attended Careerline Technical Center in Holland and Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. Krisi is married and has a daughter and son. In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, thrifting, camping, gardening, cooking and baking.
McKayla, Business Assistant
McKayla has been in the dental field since 2022. She is married with one daughter, one dog, and two cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and with family.
Fun fact: She has a twin sister!