Our Dental Hygienists
Our licensed dental hygienists bring a wealth of expertise to our practice. They are our resident experts in the field of periodontal health. During dental visits they update health histories, take any necessary x-rays, and evaluate our patients’ periodontal health. The hygienists perform oral cancer screenings and dental cleanings, and they provide periodontal therapy when necessary. They are committed to providing our patients with the most comfortable and thorough hygiene care available. Helping our patients maintain periodontal health and general wellness are their priorities.Back to Our Team
“Our quality of dentistry and organizational skills are extraordinary. We enjoy providing our patients with services and information they find valuable. Patients are our #1 priority, and we make extra efforts to meet their needs.”
Michelle has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years and prides herself in the personal relationships that she has developed with her patients over that time. She provides gentle, thorough dental cleanings, patient education, and other preventive treatment to guide her patients to better oral health.
When she is not working, Michelle enjoys gardening, lake activities, and reading her Kindle. In the summer, she spends a lot of her time at her lake cottage in northern Indiana.
- Education: Associate of Science degree from the IU School of Dentistry in 1993
- License in Dental Hygiene, Certified in CPR, Member of Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society
- Started in Dentistry: 1977
- Fun Fact: Michelle is a dog lover through and through.
“I take great satisfaction in being able to educate my patients, deliver effective treatment, and ultimately help them achieve overall good oral health. I feel it’s important to build a rapport with my patients in order to gain their confidence and trust in our care.”
Kimberly Doherty is a registered dental hygienist from Plymouth, Michigan. She has over 30 years of experience if the dental field, with over 25 years as a hygienist. Kimberly prides herself in educating her patients on overall oral care and the steps they can take toward good oral health.
She is an advocate of preventive care and being proactive in an effort to avoid dental issues. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and putting them at ease in order to make patients feel comfortable during their visits to our practice.
Kimberly has a number of interests when she is away from work. She has a broad range of interests in the arts, including many musical genres, as well as theatre. She is an avid cook and enjoys cooking for family and friends. Kimberly enjoys travel to various destinations and with locals that have sun and surf as a favorite destination. She is also a true animal lover with a particular soft spot for dogs.