Compassionate Dental Care with Your Best Interest in Mind
Lauren - Office Manager, Social Media Coordinator
I enjoy working with our patients to ensure they have a great experience in our office. Working for Dr. Van Hook is such a privilege. I have been working at the Village Dentist since 2008. I have so much fun with everyone and it is nice to work with such genuine and caring people who share the same passion in helping others. I have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration. I enjoy being outdoors, bike riding, volunteering for events with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, spending time with my family and friends, and my cats and dog!
Karen - Scheduling and Insurance Coordinator
I have two young adult children who remind me of my mom role on a daily basis. I am glad they still do. I enjoy playing cards, trying to bowl and shoot a game of pool every now and then. I recently took up counted cross stitch. I attended both Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University; yes my blood truly runs green and white. I initially intended on becoming a nurse, however I landed in the dental field in 1987 and have been there ever since. I still get to work with and help other people. I have been with the incredible staff and Doctor at the Village Dentist since 20011. I am proud to be a part of this team!
Sue - Registered Dental Assistant
Dr. Van Hook and I began working together at a large practice in Westland, 26 years ago. After he left in 1998 to start his own practice in Novi, I followed him 2 years later and have been solely working for him for 16 years now. He is truly a genuinely kind person, a terrific boss who takes care of and stands by his staff! Of course, he is a highly competent and caring Dentist! I have been an assistant for 39 years, 33 years as a Registered Dental Assistant with the State of Michigan. One might say I am passionate about my profession because I have never wanted to do anything else but Dentistry! I love coming to work every day, to our beautiful office, our “home, away from home” where we provide the highest standard of dental care in Canton! I have been married for 33 years, my husband and I have 3 beautiful grown children, one son and two daughters. Not to forget to mention, a wonderful son in law and darling granddaughters who rock my world! My hobbies are sewing and getting away to our cottage up north, where we hope to retire to!
Maureen Van Hook - Registered Dental Hygienist
As a professional, my calling is to serve people & develop lasting relationships by promoting health & wellness through the provision of dental hygiene care. I am a member of both the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Michigan Dental Hygienist Association. I have received advanced training and certification to administer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide sedation. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Masters in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan. Recently, I have become a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Dental Hygiene Program Director at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. I pride myself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care. I enjoy the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.
Shannon - Registered Dental Hygienist, Hygiene Coordinator
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Michigan. I am licensed through the State of Michigan to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. I have been treating patients at The Village Dentist in Canton since 2006. I am happy to be part of this amazing dental team. I believe every patient is unique and should be treated as such. I continue to keep up with research developments, new dental treatment developments, and medicaments to provide the best insight for our patients overall health. My professional mission is to always provide treatment with care and compassion.
Outside of the office I enjoy running, biking, yoga, shoe shopping, and reading. My husband Todd and I have two wonderful boys that always make life interesting. We enjoy hiking as a family and try to get it in with every vacation.
Denise - Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 30 years and joined The Village Dentist dental team in 2011. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Michigan. I am also certified to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. It is very rewarding to be a part of such an innovative, patient centered practice where we are provided with the latest advances in Dentistry. I love educating our patients and encouraging them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. My husband Mike and I have 5 children, and we enjoy family gatherings and traveling. In my free time, I enjoy music, the outdoors, preparing new and interesting recipes, and attending my daughter’s soccer games.
Alyssa- Registered Dental Hygienist
I joined The Village Dentist Team in April 2017. I am a proud graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, and was a member of the Division 1 Softball Program there. I am licensed in administering Nitrous Oxide and local anesthesia. During my free time, I enjoy playing slow-pitch softball, watching and attending Detroit Sports events, and weekend travels up north to Oscoda. I look to future excitement as I plan to marry my Fiancé, Patrick in Fall 2019.
"I had a great first experience. Both my hygienist and Dr. Van Hook were very friendly and explained everything well. I also appreciate the text-message reminders!"Linda V.