Providing your children with the best dental experience starts with a friendly group of dental professionals committed to your smile. We are a fun, cheerful group of people dedicated to preventative pediatric dentistry and willing to care for your children from the very first tooth to the last.
Meet Our Front Office Team
Carrie, Business Manager, brings to the practice over 20 years of retail management experience. She graduated from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1991. Her education in the dental field began in 1998 when she and Dr. Joe purchased the practice and created Tiny Tooth Dental. She enjoys the technological aspect of dentistry and is always trying to improve the day to day functions. As a friendly, caring, no nonsense member of the team, she strives to make this office the very best choice for your family's dental care. Carrie has been married to Dr. Joe for over 20 years and lives in Troy with their three girls, Kiyone, Akira and Reia. She loves reading, the outdoors and shares Dr. Joe's love of food and travel.
"Dr. Joe is a wonderful husband, father and pediatric dentist. His laugh alone is so engaging; it always makes me smile. I love working with our team, and the casual atmosphere of our office. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else."
Lauren, Scheduling Coordinator, is the happy, smiling face of Tiny Tooth Dental. She is quick and efficient with everything from check-in and check-out to insurance verification and scheduling. Interacting with patients and their families is her favorite part of the job. By 2013 she had an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Macomb Community College and an Associates Degree in Medical Coding from Medical Academy. According to Lauren, the best day of the week is Monday because when the week starts out great, it's sure to be a good week. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and be outdoors.
"I love working with my team because everyone has been extremely nice. From the start they treated me like a part of the family."
Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienists
Alicia, RDH, is our lead hygienist and has been providing dental hygiene at Tiny Tooth Dental for over 10 years. Her time and experience at our office has made her popular among our patients. She loves working with the kids and her awesome set of co-workers. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan in 2005. Married for over 10 years, she resides in Capac with her husband Eric and their three children, Katelyn, Alex and Abigail. They enjoy spending time together outside on their five acres.
"Everyone works well as a team. We have a fun environment with lots of laughter."
Rebecca, RDH, has been an important part of our dental hygiene team since 2008. Her calm, sweet demeanor makes her a favorite of our little patients. Providing cleanings, x-rays, fluoride and sealants to children of all ages, Rebecca thrives on her busy schedule and loves her job. She graduated with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. She has resided in Macomb County with her husband John for over 10 years and has three children, Dominic, Lorenzo and Serafina.
"Dr. Joe provides a fun and relaxed work environment. He is always laughing. Our team works great together!"
Megan, RDH, came to Tiny Tooth Dental in 2008 and has been in the field for over 15 years. She graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan,with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part of her job is meeting different children and getting to know their personalities. She is kind, caring and meticulous with her little patients. Megan lives in Rochester Hills with her husband Joe and their three children, Max, Dylan and Reese. They enjoy spending time with family, going camping, swimming and playing games.
"I love working with Dr. Joe because he is very thorough and educated in whatever he does. He also has a great laugh and keeps things relaxed. I also enjoy working with Rebecca and Alicia, they are like my work sisters! It's a great place to work with great people."
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Amber, Lead DA, has been assisting in the dental community since 2014 where she started out as a hygiene assistant. Moving up quickly and completing her x-ray certification, she never passes up a chance to learn more. Her sense of humor is contagious adding fun and energy to the office atmosphere. She has an excellent rapport with patients and is very quick and efficient in the treatment room. Amber currently resides in Clinton Township with her two daughters, Stella and Carla. She loves to watch movies, listen to music, enjoys road trips and playing with her daughters.
"I love working with all the kids! They are so sweet; it never feels like a job. That's the best part!"
Karen, CDA, RDA, as an alumni of the University of Detroit in 1968, has a vast array of dental assisting experience in the field of dentistry. Her favorite part of assisting is helping patients and their parents be comfortable with their treatment. She really enjoys making a difference in their lives. As a member of the Macomb Dental Assistant Association and a TS and substitute teacher for Ross Medical Education (Dental), she also spends a great deal of time continuing her dental education each year. Married for 39 years, Karen lives in Almont and has a daughter and four wonderful grandchildren. She is a member of the AYBA (Board of Baseball) and enjoys walking, bike riding and landscaping in her free time.
"My goal in life is to learn something new each day! It makes life special."
Meco, CDA, has been assisting in the dental field since the year 2000 and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She completed her certification at Mott Community College, with coursework at both Baker College and Macomb Community College. With experience instructing, hospital dentistry and many years as a pediatric dental assistant, she is a highly qualified member of our team. She enjoys helping the doctor ensure patients achieve excellent oral health, and that they leave with beautiful smiles. Meco resides in Roseville with her wonderful husband Marcus, her two lovely daughters, Manaya and Manuela, and a menagerie of pets. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, community volunteer work, dining and spending time with family and friends.
“I enjoy how everyone strives to put the patient first, and how pleasant and kid friendly my work environment is.”
Forever in our hearts...
Rosalyn, Financial Administrator, had been with Tiny Tooth Dental since its inception in July of 1998 and was instrumental in growing and expanding the business for 19 years. She succumbed tragically to cancer in early 2018, and remains forever a huge contributor to the success of our office. She had over 25 years experience in the dental field beginning with a co-op position in high school. Roz handled HR, insurance, billing, collections and filled in wherever she was needed. She covered at reception and even assisted Dr. Joe when he was shorthanded. She had a great rapport with all and would do anything for the office. You could not find a more loyal, trustworthy associate and partner. But most of all she was our friend and we loved her like she was part of our family. We would have done anything for her. Her warm smile, her great sense of humor and her contagious laugh will be missed by all. We would not be where we are today without our Rozzie, and we know Heaven has received a wonderful, amazing addition to its host of Angels.
“We are Family,”