Meet Our Friendly Dental Staff!
All our professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Michael D. Bowen
Dr. Bowen received his bachelors degree from Albion College, majoring in Biology. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, graduating in 1979. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the international association for orthodontics. He is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society.
Dr. Bowen attended straight wire orthodontics continuing eduction, accumulating 250 hours of training at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He loves to attend all types of continuining education and recently attended courses in FAST BRACES, which he has added to his orthodontic treatment options.
Dr. Bowen has served on the Meridian Public School Board for 22 years. He enjoys singing in the choir at our Lady of Grace church. His hobbies include hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren, as well as golfing and travelling. He has been married to his wife, Linda, for 44 years and they have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Dr. Christina M. Behring (Lazzari)Dr. Behring grew up in the U.P., going to school in L'Anse, MI. She attended Lake Superior State University for her undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2009, graduating with highest honors of Summa Cum Laude. She attended The Ohio State University School of Dentistry, earning her Doctrate of Dental Surgery and graduating in 2009 with honors Cum Laude.
Dr. Behring is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Assocation, and the Saginaw Valley District Dental Society. She recently published a case study in the Fall 2015 edition of Lab Medicine.
Dr. Behring enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family, and hunting. She met her husband, Jonathan, at LSSU, and the couple has twin boys, Owen and Elliott.
Joy Mussell, RDH
Joy earned her Registered Dental Hygiene Associates at Ferris State University. She has been working with our office for 27 years. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, her husband Robert and their two children Kellie and Kristine.
Gail Levack, RDH
Gail earned her Registered Dental Hygiene Associates at Mott Community College, as well as earning certification in Dental Assisting at Oakland Community College and a Bachelors degree in Humanities at Wayne State University. She has been with us for 12 years. She enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, cross country skiing, pilates, yoga, and travelling.
Pam Wright, RDH
Pam earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Michigan. She has been working at our office for 11 years. She enjoys church activities, gardening, spending time with friends, travelling, cooking, and sudoku. Pam enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, as well as their Brittany Spaniel, Sophie.
Vicki LeVasseur, RDH
Vicki earned her Registered Dental Hygiene Associates in Allied Health. She enjoys facilitating a ladies small group Bible study, is hooked on fitness classes, and is a client advocate for the Pregnancy Resource Center. She loves boating, travelling, crafting, and sports. She has been married for 34 years with 3 children and an adorable granddaughter and grandson, as well as 2 black lab dog babies.
Stephanie Lysogorski, RDH
Stephanie earned her Registered Dental Hygiene Associates in Applied Science. She enjoys spending time with her family, being in the great outdoors, scrapbooking and other crafts. She and her husband Jim have a son, Edward, and a Great Dane.
Rose earned her dental assisting training with Ross Medical Education. She has been with us for 28 years. She enjoys cooking and baking, spending lots of time with her family, and walking her two dogs, Cooper and Roxy. She has been married to Paul for 26 years and they have two sons, Paul and Ryan.
Kasey earned her dental assisting training with Ross Medical Education. She has been working at our office for 26 years. She enjoys camping, kayaking, scrapbooking, and making crafts in her spare time. She is married with 2 girls, Kristie and Allie.
Shawn earned her dental assisting training with Delta College. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to Loons games, watching her kids sporting events, and being outdoors. She moved to Sanford in 2014 with her husband, Jeff, and their 5 children.
Kaylynn Becker, RDA
Kaylynn earned her Registered Dental Associates at Delta College. She enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, and riding quads. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Bella.
Chelsie earned her dental assisting training with Ross Medical Education. She is the proud mama of one year old Genavieve. She loves spending time with family and her favorite holiday is Halloween!
Stephanie manages our front desk, she has been with us for 11 years. She enjoys being outdoors, playing with her kids, going for walks, and photography. She and her husband, Nick , have two children together, Ashton and Addison.
Vicki recently joined our office and is managing our billing department. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going for walks. She and her husband, Stewart, have two children together, Jeanette and Brent, and a dog named Daisy.