Alexis Pinelli has worked at our practice as a dental hygienist (RDH) for over two years now! She loves being able to treat and increase the overall health of her patients by helping them with their oral care. The fact that our office stays up-to-date on the latest technology is very important to her.
In 2014, Alexis graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. Alexis is an avid learner who is excited to further her education through numerous continuing courses and educational opportunities. Meeting new patients and establishing friendships is important to Alexis, and her extensive educational background allows her to provide the highest standard of care.
Alexis is the youngest of three sisters and feels very lucky to have such a close-knit family. Her mother and father are her greatest supporters! When she isn’t helping patients, some of Alexis’s favorite hobbies are hanging out with her family, outdoor activities, softball, and traveling.
As a dental assistant, Ciara H. works hard to help our patients and team with anything they might need. Ciara appreciates that Dr. Gustafson always does everything in his power to accommodate patient needs and loves being a part of a practice that prioritizes patients first. The way everyone in the office genuinely cares contributes to the great energy and atmosphere around the practice. Ciara ensures each patient is comfortable and informed about their treatments. She takes the time to educate each patient to ensure they leave the office confident in their knowledge about their individual dental health.
Ciara has been a dental assistant at our practice since early August 2014. She originally began her education at Oakland Community College. Once she had earned her Associate’s in Liberal Arts, Ciara transferred to the dental assisting program at Wayne County Community College. Currently, Ciara is working toward becoming a radiology technologist.
At home, Ciara feels lucky to have such an incredible mother who encourages and supports all of her dreams. Her mom is her backbone. When Ciara isn’t helping patients or assisting hygienists or the team working at the front desk, Ciara is very interested in art. She loves to paint, draw, create jewelry, and is learning how to sew better so that she can create her own clothes. Ciara is also very interested in overall wellness and has recently enrolled in yoga, kickboxing, and aerobics classes.
Miko K. finds treating patients incredibly rewarding and fun. Helping patients achieve greater overall health and wellness and establishing meaningful relationships with people around the community as a dental hygienist (RDH) does not feel like work. Miko loves assisting family, friends, and new patients.
As a hygienist, Miko focuses on a team-based approach. Miko graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. With Miko’s extensive training in treating periodontal disease especially, Miko is able to provide increased full body health and wellness for each patient.
Miko has a very tight-knit, large, family. Her dad is her greatest inspiration. Most of her relatives live within walking distance, and Miko loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also loves traveling, shopping, listening to music, and drinking coffee.