Judy L. Wybenga, DDS
Dr. Wybenga graduated from Shepherd High School in 1982 and a few short months later she started her college career at Ferris State University where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 1985. Dr. Wybenga developed a passion for dentistry while she was working as a Registered Dental Hygienist. After 10 years in that career she made a decision to further her education and become a dentist. She graduated from University of Detroit Mercy with her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2001. She had already firmly planted her roots in the Mt. Pleasant area so it was an obvious choice to open her dental practice there. She is committed to providing most excellent dental care to each patient she encounters. Her attention to detail contributes to the success of her practice.
Dr. Wybenga is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the 9th District Dental Society. Her activity in the 9th District Dental Society includes being elected Secretary from 2003-2004, Treasurer from 2004-2005, Vice President from 2005-2006, and President from 2006-2007.
Outside the office, Dr. Wybenga enjoys spending time with her husband, Herb, whom she’s been married to since 1986, and their son Jordan. She and her family enjoy boating, running, biking, hiking and skiing.
▪ Graduated from Shepherd High School 1982
▪ Graduated from Ferris State University 1985 with an Associate Degree in Applied Biology in Dental Hygiene.
▪ Graduated from Ferris State University in 1997 with a Bachelor Degree in Biology
▪ Graduated from University of Detroit Mercy 2001 with a Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Dr. Craig Downer
Dr. Downer is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. He graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2013. Prior to joining our office in 2016 he worked in public health in Southwest Michigan. Dr. Downer enjoys keeping up with the rapidly evolving world of dentistry and incorporating these techniques in the care of his patients. His wife, Christina, is a Mt. Pleasant native who is completing her Family Medicine residency in Lansing before returning home. Dr. Downer enjoys traveling and spending time at his family cottage. He loves the outdoors and spends any chance he gets hunting or fishing.
Gina has been with our practice since we opened in 2002. She has been in the dental field since 1994. Gina is an integral part of our team, she welcomes patients with her warm smile and friendly personality. Her knowledge and expertise of dental insurance plans help patients feel comfortable and informed. Gina’s been happily married to Robert since 1989. Their son Rob and daughter in law Fabi live in San Diego CA where he is stationed in the U.S. Navy.
April has worked in the dental field since 2000, and in 2003 began working with Dr. Wybenga. Prior to working in the dental field, April held a position in Human Resources. Consequently, she arrived with 7 years of office experience, and that particular background has been beneficial to our practice. You will see April both in the front office and in our treatment rooms. She is proficient and always willing to help where she is needed. Her bright smile, warm personality, and professionalism helps our patients feel comfortable and informed. She is a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant. April and her husband Tim have been married since 1999 and have two sons, Owen and Adam. She enjoys spending time with her family, Zumba, crocheting, crafting and cooking.
Jann has been with Dr. Wybenga since 2010 and brings with her 30 years of experience as a dental assistant. She received her x-ray certification in 2000. Jann loves her job and enjoys helping patients with their smiles. Her expertise and knowledge comforts patients during their dental appointments. She got married to Jack in 1973 and they have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters. Jann’s interests are playing with her granddaughters, reading, crocheting, painting, camping and canoeing.
Jodi has been with our practice since 2008. In 2011, Jodi received her x-ray certification. The dental field was new territory for her when she became part of our team, but it didn’t take her long to learn the ins and outs of the office. She has been a wonderful addition to our staff, and gets along great with the patients and her co-workers. Jodi resides in Farwell with her husband Dudley where they enjoy a large array of activities throughout the year.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Maegan graduated from Ferris State University in 2003. She had been a part of our team since 2008. Prior to that, she enhanced her hygiene skills as she substituted in a variety of dental practices in the Grand Rapids area. By spending part of the year filling in at offices it allowed her to work in the hunting industry in Michigan and New Zealand as a hospitality coordinator and cook. One facet of dental hygiene that Maegan enjoys is the interpersonal communication and individual interaction she has with each patient. She feels that has allowed her to demonstrate good listening skills and problem solving techniques on a daily basis. She is a team player and enjoys the company of her co-workers. Maegan enjoys traveling, hunting, golfing and working out. She lives in Canadian Lakes with her husband Trevor and their two sons.
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Kayla has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013 when she graduated from Ferris State University. Kayla worked in public health as a hygienist prior to joining our team. Kayla’s warm and caring personality enables our patients to be comfortable and have a good dental experience. Kayla is a Mt. Pleasant High School graduate and now lives in Shepherd with her husband Andy and their son Jackson. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys spending time with family in a dart league and working out.
Kaylyn started with our practice in 2016 as a dental assistant. She graduated from Zeeland West High School in 2012 and then went to a technical school for dental assisting. There she also received her x-ray certification. In the fall of 2016 Kaylyn married her husband Nathan. Some of her activities include taking her dog Jack for long walks, reading and playing card games with Nathan.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla graduated from Ferris State University in 2006. She has been a part of our team since October 2016. She splits her time here, working for us on Fridays, and another office in Midland the other days of the week. Kayla's gentle touch and caring personality help make our patients feel comfortable during their dental visits. Kayla is a graduate from Clare High School, and still resides there. She enjoys spending time with her two children, and is expecting her third later this year. In her spare time she enjoys downhill skiing, working out, and golfing with her other half, Chris.