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.
Heather – Dental Hygienist
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and have been working locally since 2011. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Grand Valley State University in 2008. Afterwards, I transferred to the University of Michigan, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2011.
Since graduation, I have been involved in the community with many volunteer efforts. In my free time, I enjoy activities including hiking in the Ludington State Park, and spending time with friends and family.
Mandi – Dental Hygienist
My name is Mandi. I graduated from Dental Hygiene School in 2011 with high honors. I was awarded Student of the Year by my Clinical Instructors, and was also Treasurer of my Dental Hygiene Program. I received a 100% passing score at the University of Michigan during my Clinical Board Examination. I completed my degree in Louisiana, where my husband served 5 years in the United States Air Force, along with one deployment tour in Afghanistan.
I enjoy spending time with my family, who also live in Ludington, and walking my dog named “Tucker”. My husband and I have recently purchased our first home and we are having a lot of fun learning how to start/complete “do it yourself” projects! We had our first baby last June! I am very passionate about dental hygiene, and am eager to impact the lives of my patients by providing extraordinary care as a dental hygienist! I feel our patients are number one and deserve nothing but the best care possible!
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.
Sophia – Dental Assistant
I have been an assistant at Lakewinds Dental Centre since 2012. The best part about working in this office is relieving the patient’s discomfort, and helping give people the smile they have always wanted.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my son, Max and my wonderful husband, Nick. We love beach bumming and taking weekend trips to various destinations.
I love being part of such an amazingly positive and caring team. I look forward to seeing you at your next visit!
Becca – Dental Assistant
I moved to Ludington from Grand Rapids in the second grade and have been here ever since! I love being able to call this beautiful town home.
I am extremely grateful to work with such a caring team. I absolutely love everyone I work with and I love the unique relationships we get to build with our amazing patients.
In my spare time, I like to do anything outside. I spend most of my time with my precious fur child, Mogli, a beautiful brindle pug.
Megan – Dental Assistant
I live in the Manistee area and recently became a Registered Dental Assistant. I am loving every minute of it! I graduated from Northwestern Michigan College and was on the Dean’s List.
In my free time, I love to take photographs, take long walks, and visit new places with my family and friends. I hope to travel the world one day and see all that life has to offer.
My experience working as a dental assistant at Lakewinds Dental Centre has been tremendous. The best part of my job, besides working with wonderful people, is helping all our patients improve their health and smile!
I look forward to meeting you!
Mya – Dental Assistant
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.
Lacy – Office Manager
My name is Lacy. I have been with Lakewinds Dental Centre since 2010. My main goal is to ensure that patients receive skilled, gentle dental care, along with exceptional customer service. I work with an awesome team up front, assisting patients with their concerns, questions, and insurance coverage.
I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart, Eric, for 21 years. We have raised two children who are truly the pride and joy of our lives. Both of our children attend college in Florida.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking delicious treats to share, and actively serving in my church.
Taylor – Treatment Coordinator/Marketing Director
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.
Becky – Scheduling Coordinator
Becky has been with our team for just over 3 years! She works hard to accommodate our patient’s schedules when setting their appointments, and loves the proactive attitude of our practice towards preventive care and overall health.
Becky graduated from Ludington High School. She and her husband of 21 years, James, have two children together, Autum and Jacob. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, baking, and reading.