The dental team at Dr. Kernstock's practice are dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care and helping you have a pleasant, comfortable dental experience. Each of our staff members is highly trained and knowledgeable, and they are always happy to answer your questions and assist you however they can. Our friendly dental team looks forward to caring for you and your family! If you would like to request an appointment or have a question about the dental services we offer, please give us a call, or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Our Administrative Staff:
Carol and Marcia are the welcoming faces that will greet you at Dr. Kernstock's practice face to face or over the telephone. They are available to answer questions you might have regarding scheduling, payment or your dental insurance coverage.
Our Registered Dental Hygienists:
Prevention, education and establishing positive habits are critical to maintaining a healthy dentition and good health in general. With over thirty years of combined knowledge and experience our dental hygienists; Ashley, Kayleen, Sue, and Kourtney have promoted health and prevention. Through the years they have developed rewarding and lasting relationships with all of our patients. They focus on each patient by conducting one-on-one sessions during every visit. They especially pride themselves on practicing the most up-to-date dental techniques and using proven materials. Most importantly however, they want to help you maintain beautiful teeth and healthy gums so that you can feel free to live your life and love your smile!
Our Dental Assistants:
Our Dental Assistants are compassionate and dedicated to your health and well being. Kelli and Tina are integral members of our health care team and are well trained and experienced in providing exceptional dental care.
Kelli or Tina will greet you in the lobby and take you into an examination room to discuss your history and review any current problems that you may have. They will then assist Dr. Kernstock when he examines you and will aid in delivering the appropriate care.
Dental Assistants work under the supervision of Dr. Kernstock and are able to perform a wide variety of procedures, however their primary responsibility is to keep each patient comfortable and well informed throughout each dental visit.
With over 40 years of customer care experience, Carol has been with Dr. Kernstock since he started the practice. Carol's favorite part of her job is the relationships that she has developed with patients. Carol has two grown children, four grandchildren and a golden retriever named Murphy.
Marcia is a 1976 graduate of Delta College, where she obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Science and majored in Dental Assisting. She has been a member of Dr. Kernstock's dental team since 1976 and is currently the office financial coordinator.
Marcia has 2 sons and lives in North Branch with her husband Harvey. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and visiting her children.
AshleyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Ashley has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 13 years. She joined our team as a Hygienist back in 2012, but was also a Dental Assistant for us while attending Dental College for Dental Hygiene. She grew up in this area and is married with three young boys. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and visiting Northern Michigan.
KayleenRegistered Dental Hygienist
Kayleen has been with Dr. Kernstock's practice since 2004. She enjoys helping her patients achieve optimal oral health and celebrating the results with them. Some of her favorite things about our practice are the variety of patients we get to help daily and the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.
SueRegistered Dental Hygienist
Sue joined Dr. Kernstock's team in 2018. She enjoys helping patients establish the best level of dental health by assessing and suggesting ways of improving daily dental habits. Sue appreciates the wonderful patients that she is blessed to personally interact with on a daily basis.
KourtneyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Kourtney joined the team at Dr. Kernstock's practice in January 2019 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She is passionate about educating and providing dental health care to her patients.
Kelli has been a part of Dr. Kernstock's team since 1983. She appreciates the dedication to quality work and honesty in our approach as the two key factors that make Dr. Kernstock's practice simply different from others. She also likes the relationships she has build with the families we have served over the years.
Outside of work, Kelli loves to bike, run, and spend time with her family and friends.
Tina has enjoyed assisting with Dr. Kernstock since 2013. She is knowledgeable and experienced in several different dental specialties including: general dentistry, periodontal assisting, and oral surgery. As a dental assistant, Tina strives to make each and every dental visit comfortable for each patient. She will be more then happy to inform you about your treatment and answer any questions you may have.