Joanne graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology in 1990. Over her 30-year career as a registered dental hygienist, Joanne has also attended extensive continuing education courses offered by the University of Michigan, Michigan Dental Association, The Midwinter Dental Conference, Fortune Management, The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics, and LVI Global. Joanne’s extensive knowledge and experience allow her to share quality dental care with her patients. She is committed to providing the highest standard of dental care and promoting systemic health through proper oral care all while keeping hospitality, respect, and compassion as top priorities.
Both in her career and in her personal life, Joanne has been involved in giving back to her community. She has organized dental field trips for local preschools to educate the children and their parents on oral hygiene instructions and nutritional counseling. At the start of her career, she worked as a dental hygienist at Sparta Health Center, Sparta MI where she provided dental care to the migrant community in western Michigan. She worked out of a mobile dental unit that was moved weekly to provide free dental services to the migrant community at the local fruit farms.
Apart from dental hygiene, Joanne also volunteers at a local dog rescue, training dogs with behavioral issues. She is also active within her local government, sitting on the City of Dexter Parks and Recreational Committee, the City Tree Board and volunteers as an ambassador for the Huron River Water Shed Council.
When not helping others, she finds joy in gardening, hiking, camping, kayaking and spending time with her husband and two dogs.