Compassionate Dental Care with Your Best Interest in Mind
Lauren - Office Manager
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 with The Village Dentist team since 2008. I enjoy working 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 love 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 - Patient Account Coordinator
I have been working in the dental field since 1987, and still enjoying every minute. My field of study originally was nursing; I attended Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. Yes, my blood truly runs green and white. I am the mom of 2 young adult children and proud "Grandma" to our fur babies, Chloe, Yana, Charlie & Lulu. Two dogs and two cats. I am thrilled to be a part of the team at The Village Dentist!
Victoria - Scheduling Coordinator
I started working at The Village Dentist in December of 2021 and have enjoyed every second of it! As a scheduling coordinator, my job is to assist in creating a working timetable that effectively meets the need of both our patients and hygienists. I take great pride in being able to help our patients get the quality dental care they deserve. I am a student at Eastern Michigan University, hoping to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. Outside of work I love spending time with my cat, Domino, and playing Nintendo games.
Maureen - 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.
Ashley - Registered Dental Hygienist
I moved from Southern California to Michigan in 2015. I began working in the dental field in 2007 as a Dental Assistant then continued my education in Dental Hygiene at Baker College in Clinton Township, Michigan. I joined the Village Dentist team in 2020. I take great pride in patient care and continuing education. I enjoy the relationships I form with each patient and providing them exceptional care. When I am not at the office, I enjoy traveling with my husband, listening to music, and going to Nascar races.
"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.