Our friendly and happy team at Lakewinds Dental looks forward to meeting you and fulfilling your dental needs. Our dedicated team works well together to be there for our patients. We invite you to learn more about our incredible team by reading our bios below, and we encourage you to contact our dental office in Ludington, Michigan, today to schedule an appointment with our amazing dentist, Dr. Jason Martin.
Liz – Dental Hygienist
My name is Liz, and I’m one of the dental hygienists here at Lakewinds Dental Centre. I have truly enjoyed getting to know my many patients and friends here at the office. Aside from providing the best dental care that I can, my favorite parts of this job are the patients that I meet every day! Prior to beginning my career here in Ludington, I graduated from Ferris State University in 2014, where I completed my studies and clinical training with high honors.
Originally, I moved from the rural farming community of Michigan’s “Thumb,” where my family still lives, and I visit often – nothing I enjoy more than being back on the farm! In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano and organ for my church and getting outside to enjoy just about every activity Michigan has to offer, with cross-country skiing being one of my favorites.
Sophie – Dental Hygienist
Sophie has been with our practice since 2016, and she loves helping our patients get healthy and live wonderful lives. She is a great advocate for improving the overall health of patients by getting their mouths as healthy as possible. Sophie went to high school at Mason County Central and attended college at Ferris State University. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 25 years, and, together, they have three wonderful children: Kalee, David, and Jean. In her leisure time, Sophie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and sitting in the sunshine while reading.
Becky – Dental Hygienist
Becky joined our dental family in May of 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Ferris State University and loves educating patients about oral hygiene. Her favorite part of working for Lakewinds Dental is the great strides we take in preventive care. Becky has a husband, Tyler, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time at the family cottage.
Mel – Dental Assistant
Mel has been a wonderful addition to the team since 2018. Her favorite part about being a dental assistant is being able to build meaningful, lasting relationships with our patients. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University after graduating from Custer High School in 2012. In her free time, she enjoys coaching high school bowling. When she’s not at the lanes, she looks forward to spending time with her Chocolate Lab and her husband.
Mya – Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Mya has been with Lakewinds Dental since 2011, and she enjoys coming in each day, and the opportunity to make our patients healthier and happier. She truly enjoys what she does and loves being a part of such an amazing team. Mya’s hobbies include yoga, running and eating/cooking healthy.
Taylor – Team Leader/Treatment Coordinator
Taylor graduated from Mason County Central in 2012 and joined Lakewinds Dental in 2014. She loves building friendships with our patients while getting them healthy and confident. Taylor delights in being part of a whole health practice that goes above and beyond to provide the utmost in care and comfort. She contributes to our success by helping our patients’ treatment plans align with their lifestyles. Taylor spends most of her free time with her family, as well as doing yardwork and enjoying the outdoors. She also owns three horses and has been riding since she was nine.
Rebecca – Insurance Coordinator/Patient Coordinator
Rebecca is a Michigan native who moved back home after 25 years of living in Tennessee and the Carolinas. She feels very lucky to be part of the Lakewinds Dental team. She loves working with such a positive, professional team that values patient care and experience over everything else. During her time off, she enjoys hiking in the state park, reading, Americana music, cats and Lake Michigan.
Daniell – Patient Coordinator
Daniell joined the team in 2019 after returning to the area after two years on the East Coast. Working with patients to give them a positive and memorable experience is the most rewarding part of her job. Her goal is to improve the health of our entire community one patient at a time. She graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016 with a BFA. Daniell spends her free time trying to keep up with her Border Collie and using her design degree to renovate homes in the area. Any time she can be outside in the sunshine is utilized to its fullest.
Britney – New Patient Coordinator
Britney is grateful to be a part of the incredible Lakewinds Dental team and community. She looks forward to brightening your smile with a warm welcome and sincere empathy. Britney went to elementary school in Ludington then moved to Grand Rapids, where she graduated from Forest Hills Central High School. After two years of college, she moved to Aspen, Colorado, to be a nanny. Her Aspen adventures included paragliding, hiking and skiing. She moved back to Ludington in 2008 where she married her husband of 10 years. They have two boys and the whole family enjoys bonfires, camping and fishing. The lake brings her peace and fond memories so she is thankful to live and work in beautiful Ludington, Michigan.