Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

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Front Office Team


Kris Kris

I am the financial and treatment coordinator at the office. I started my career in 1981, and though I spend most of my time coordinating patient treatment needs, I am also a certified orthodontic assistant. I have been part of this team since 2008, and I enjoy helping patients receive the dental care they need with an affordable treatment plan that is comfortable for them. The doctors really care about our patients and our community. It is a joy to work for quality-minded dentists who truly put others first in both care and consideration.

I have a wonderful daughter in college. I enjoy being outdoors, going to movies, antiquing, and reading.

Sarah Sarah

As our financial coordinator and business office associate, I greet and welcome our patients into the practice and make them feel as comfortable as possible throughout their entire time here. I really enjoy getting to know our patients and their families, but I truly appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great team! It is so nice to come to work for doctors that care so much for their patients, employees, and the community.

I spend as much time as possible outdoors and enjoy gardening, going for walks, and camping with my husband Kirk.

Denise Denise

I’ve been working as a business office associate here since 2011 and entered the dental field in 1980. I always enjoy seeing new faces and love welcoming our patients to our practice. I like working for our doctors because they are all so professional, caring, and kind to their patients and their staff.

I have two daughters, a son, a grandson, and a granddaughter. I enjoy my involvement in my church and play the piano for services and the choir. I love spending time with my family and watching sporting events on TV.

Stephanie Stephanie

I am the hygiene coordinator at our business office and am also a registered dental hygienist with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene and applied science that I earned in 1990. I also received my local anesthesia license in 2017. I spend most of my time keeping the hygienists’ schedules full, reviewing treatment plans with patients from the front desk, and filling in for the dental hygiene department when needed.

I enjoy interacting with and helping people. It is very satisfying to make a difference in my patients’ overall oral health. In all my years in dentistry, I have never worked with such amazing doctors and staff. I look forward to coming to work every day because of them.

I live in Shepherd with my boyfriend John. Between the two of us, we have five children, ages 13 to 19, so we are very busy with a house full of teenagers. I enjoy camping, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Hayley Hayley

I am a business office associate and love interacting with patients by assisting them with financial plans, scheduling appointments, and helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the business office. My degree in human resources helps me with many facets of the dental field. My favorite part of my job is getting to know all of our patients and working with a great team. Everyone here is friendly and puts the patient first. I have been part of this team since 2017.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, spending time with my friends and family, and going on walks with my two dogs.


Dental Assisting Team


Dena Dena

I have been part of our team since 1991. I work as the sterilization technician and in many other parts of our office. This includes assisting our clinical team and, our front office team and wherever else I am needed. I enjoy seeing our patients when I assist another team member, and enjoy hearing how they have been.

I am a native of Alma, and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, watching movies, and spending time with my dog Hazel.

Kim Kim

I am certified dental assistant and started working here in 2001 after entering the field in 1990. I enjoy assisting the doctors and helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. All our doctors are very knowledgeable and skilled, and do amazing work with children and adults.

I am a native of St. Louis and love spending time with my husband Scott and our two children, Logan and Liam. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and walking.

Dawn Dawn

I’m a registered dental assistant and started working for Dr. Sara in 1996 when I began my career. I love working with all of our patients. Our doctors are kind and understanding and have an outstanding reputation in the community. They are really committed to taking care of our patients.

I live in Breckenridge, am married to Rob, and have two active children named Olivia and Derek. I enjoy camping and flower gardening.

Jamie Jamie

I love working at this office because everyone enjoys working together as a team and everyone wants to meet the needs of our patients. I attended a dental assistant program in Lansing in 2011, and began my career in dentistry in 2012. I became a member of this great team in 2013 and love working with all our patients.

I live in Alma, and in my spare time enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters, and our infant son. We love going to the park, riding bikes, and walking.

Brittany Brittany

I attended a dental assisting program in Lansing in August 2012, and began my journey as a dental assistant in 2013. I started at this practice in April 2016. I love it here because our doctors are very committed to provide the best care for our patients and strive to keep them healthy and happy. I enjoy being a part of our hard working team.

In my spare time, I enjoy antiquing, walking my dog Daisy, working out, and spending time with my family and friends.

Heather Heather

I started my career as a dental assistant here in 2016, about a year after entering the dental field. I enjoy getting to know our patients, making them smile, and making sure they are comfortable and have a thorough understanding of their dental needs. All of the doctors here are incredible and strive to provide the latest and greatest dental care to our dental patients. Their commitment to their patients, this practice, and the community is outstanding. I am a strong proponent of teamwork and I truly believe I work alongside one of the best teams.

In my spare time, I enjoy a hot cup of coffee, being outdoors, reading, health and fitness, cooking and baking, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Jen Jen

I have worked in the dental field for more than 30 years: 17 assisting in endodontics in East Lansing and 13 in general dentistry in Bath. Now, as a part of Alma Heritage Dentistry, I have the opportunity to work with all kinds of people: meeting and helping them reach their oral heath goals. I am proud to work with such a wonderful, caring group of professionals. As a team, we truly have our patients’ best interest in mind, and put them at ease, both emotionally and physically.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy puttering around the farm with my husband and sitting on the beach with a good book and a cold beverage. I have two grown children I am very proud of and four “fur” babies to keep me on my toes at home.


Dental Hygiene Team


Heather Heather

I’m one of our registered dental hygienists. I joined the office in 2001 after graduation from Ferris State University. I love giving our patients improved oral health and the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our doctors are great at making our patients feel well cared for and important.

I am a native of Canadian Lakes and live there with my husband Chris and three children: Madison, Marcus, and Mitchell. I enjoy biking, walking, and doing fun things with my family.

Kim M. Kim M.

I started working in the dental field in 2009 and came here a year later. Working with patients to help them achieve their goals for oral health is what I love best. Our doctors practice the highest quality of care and standards, and are extremely dedicated to the patients, staff, and the community.

I live with my husband and son in Mt. Pleasant. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing with my husband, gardening, and camping.

Ileen Ileen

I became interested in dentistry while attending high school in Lansing. I graduated from the University of Michigan and later joined the team here in 1996 as a dental hygienist. I look forward each day to seeing the many wonderful people who trust us for their dental needs. It is fun to share in the excitement of a child’s loose tooth, or to see someone finish orthodontic treatment. I enjoy being an encouraging dental health coach: answering questions and helping people keep a healthy smile. I love working with our doctors because of their commitment to their patients, and the excellent care they give their patients. The doctors continue to invest in education, to keep us all current, informed, and skilled.

I enjoy scenic road trips and walks, photography, reading, learning new things, girls’ lunches, and spending time with my family.

Krysti Krysti

I’m a registered dental hygienist who started working for this office in 2004 after graduating from Grand Rapids Community College. I love working with my fellow staff members because they are like family. I also enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know them. I have been a hygienist at this practice for more than ten years, and I can’t imagine wanting to work elsewhere. The doctors are great with the patients and provide the best and most up-to-date care available.

I am married and live in the Edmore area with our four wonderful children. I enjoy movies, camping, and spending time with my family.

Cindy Cindy

I am a registered dental hygienist who has been working here since 1991. My favorite parts of my job are the people I meet every day and the rapport I have established with my patients over the years. Our doctors provide such quality and care for each patient. They strive for the best, and research the latest materials and technologies. They care about the well-being of everyone, including the staff, and treat us all like family.

I am a graduate of Delta College, an Alma native, and have two children, Brandon and Joshua. I enjoy spending time with my family and gardening.

Tamara Tamara

I am a registered dental hygienist with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene and applied science from Delta College. I became licensed in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in 2006. I joined the Alma Heritage Dentistry team in 2016. My favorite part of my job is providing comfortable, thorough care to our patients and making them feel included and important as I care for them. We all take pride and great enjoyment in the quality dentistry we provide here at AHD.

I live in Midland and have a wonderful family that includes my two grown children and three pets. I love God, family, and several activities outside of work.

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8:00AM to 5:00PM
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8:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed
8:00AM to 5:00PM
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8:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri
8:00AM to 1:00PM
alma dental office
226 N State St
Alma, Mi 48801
(989) 463-5392