Meet the Team
Cathy is our office manager and a recent addition to our staff. She’s been in the dental field for the last four years but also has experience in Automotive Management.
Cathy shares that it’s hard to pick a favorite part of her job. “Working for an employer that genuinely cares about his patients while being one of the leaders in the state with technique and skill is such a blessing!” She also loves getting to know our patients and their families. Cathy shares, “This is seriously the most rewarding career, to be a small part of changing people’s lives is such an honor. How do you not love your workplace when you get to see those finished orthodontic patients float out the door on happiness and with more self-confidence.”
She has been married to Dan for the past 17 years and they have one 12 year old son, Noah. Cathy enjoys reading and all water sports, such as swimming, kayaking and boating. She also loves downhill skiing and she and her family ski as much as the weather allows.
"A few items on my bucket list are to go to Rome, whale watch in Alaska, and to run for President!!
Favorite boy band: Menudo!
Barb has worked with Dr. Lanzetta since 1993 and is now the Treatment Coordinator. She enjoys learning new procedures and appreciates Dr. Mike's explanations and patience. Her favorite thing about her job is being able to meet a lot of new people, watch them grow up, and see their smiles when the braces come off.
Barb enjoys the special people in her life, including her three children and three granddaughters.
"I have nothing on my bucket list since every day is a wonderful experience"
Favorite boy band: Bay City Rollers (don't judge), but insisted on reminding us that she has the presidency card from the Elton John fan club
Susan has worked for Dr. Lanzetta since 2001. She loves having fun at the front desk and getting the job done. Susan shares, "When I was hired, I was so embarrassed of my teeth. I had been told elsewhere that the only way I could correct my teeth was through surgery. Well, they were wrong. Dr. Mike said that with braces and elastic wear I could have straight teeth in about 24 months! Well, 18 months later I was able to have my braces removed and had the smile I'd always wanted. It may sound funny but it really was like a miracle! I like smiling again. If you didn't come to our office first, get a second opinion with us. I guarantee you won't want to start treatment anywhere else!"
She is married with four grown children and 2 grandchildren She loves spending time with family and friends and her hobbies include dirt biking, kayaking, and snowmobiling.
Bucket list: moving up north
Favorite boy band: Bobby Sherman!
Kristi is a receptionist and has over twelve years of experience in the dental field. "I am blessed to work with this amazing team. What I love most is Dr. Mike's humble, fun loving attitude that makes work a joy.
Kristi is married to the man of her dreams, with 3 beautiful daughters. She enjoys reading, snowmobiling, and horseback riding. Kristi is also excitedly looking forward to finishing Invisalign. She says, "Dr. Mike is going to give me that million dollar smile all of his patient's have!"
"On my bucket list is a motorcycle tour of the U.P., a vacation in Alaska, and being in Times Square on New Year's Eve."
Favorite boy band: Boyz II Men!
Ariana joined our team in 2011. She is at the front desk, and works hard to find you the most convenient appointment to fit your busy schedule. She loves seeing the whole orthodontic process from beginning to end, when our patients are so excited to show off their new smile.
"I'd like to try a dog sled ride across Alaska, to ride the biggest roller coaster in the country (I'm deathly afraid), and to swim with the sharks in the Bermuda Triangle."
Favorite boy band: Hanson. Mmmmm bop!
Lana has only been with us since 2012, but has many many years in the dental community. Even tho she recently started working here, she feels like she's been part of this team, as her 3 boys and herself were all treated here.
"For all of the years working in the dental field, this has been the most gratifying. Seeing the patients transformation is amazing. Dr. Mike is such a perfectionist and it shows in his treatment. It is a pleasure to be associated with an office that prides itself on technology and an experienced and well trained staff."
"I would love to travel to England, I just love the accents."
Favorite boy band: The Monkeys!!
Brenda is our Clinic Coordinator. She works hard to get you in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible. She has worked with Dr. Mike since 2001.What she loves most about her job is meeting new people and seeing the progress of our patients. She appreciates that Dr. Mike is very respectful, fun and always suggesting new challenges and goals.
Brenda has been happily married for 18 years and has 1 son, Tyler, who was treated by Dr Mike. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and attending church.
"My bucket list includes taking a month long mission trip, visiting Jerusalem, and a trip to the St. Regis resort in Bora Bora"
Favorite boy band: New Kids on the Block
Lisa has the distinction of being Dr. Mike's very first employee 23 years ago. Lisa shares, "I am proud of where I work because Dr. Mike is such an honest person. He will never recommend treatment that a patient doesn't need." The favorite part of her job is explaining treatment plans and options and goals.
Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, her son, DJ, who is in school for nursing, and her daughter Sophia. She loves helping her to achieve success despite her disabilities.
"My bucket list includes taking a mission trip to an impoverished country to help set up basic needs.
Favorite boy band: N'Sync
Diana has worked with Dr. Mike since 2002 as a clinical assistant but has been in the dental field since 1995. Diana relates that her favorite part of the job is getting to know the patients. She says, "I also like working with Dr Mike, because he is so passionate about what he does that it brings out the best in all of us."
She is a single mom to an amazing son, Cameron. Diana enjoys spending time with friends, watching sports, scrap booking, and attending church.
"I would like to one day go to Jerusalem, learn to scuba, and whale watch in Alaska.
Favorite boy band: Jackson 5
Shayna is a Clinical Assistant and has been with our team since 2003. Her favorite thing about orthodontics is seeing a patient's transformation from start to finish. She loves removing their braces and helping to celebrate their new smile. She also is busy capturing all of the fun events and activities around the office for Facebook.
Outside the office she likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.
"I would like to travel to Bali and see the statues and gardens, charter a private yacht and sail the Mediterranean, and be a contestant on Family Fued!
Favorite boy band: David Bowie, of course!
Tonya has worked for Dr. Mike as a clinical assistant and lab technician since 2003. Surprisingly, dental assisting isn't what Tonya set out to do. "When I dreamed of my career as a teenager it was to work with foster kids. Working on peoples' teeth never crossed my mind. But if you asked me today about my job, I would say, " I LOVE IT."
The favorite part of her job is seeing the new technology used to make the experience of getting straight teeth better. She is a wife and mother to 4 wonderful children
"My bucket list would include adopting every child that does not have a home, volunteer at a children's hospital, and run a marathon".
Favorite boy band: Backstreet Boys
Melissa is a Dental Assistant and joined our practice in 2010. She graduated from Ross Medical Education Center where she received her Dental Assistant Diploma. Her favorite part of working in orthodontics is the beginning of treatment.
Melissa lives in Ohio. She enjoys crafting and hanging out with friends and family.
"I want to one day go to Venice, to swim with the dolphins, and go to Mardi Gras"
Favorite boy band: N'Sync.
Brandy is our newest employee, but has been working in orthodontics for 10 years. What she likes most about her job is seeing the patients' treatment from beginning to end. She also loves working with kids.
Brandy has always lived downriver, and now lives in Taylor with her fiancé and 7 year old son Blake. Her interests include bowling and watching football.
"On my bucket list is to bungee jump, swim with the sharks, and to go on a cruise."
Favorite boy band: New Kids on the Block.