The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, and work experience.
Douglas Hoppe DDS
Dr. Hoppe was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. He graduated valedictorian from Swan Valley High School in 1995. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1999. After graduating from MSU, he worked as an analytical chemist for 1 year at the Dow Chemical Company. He then completed his dental training at the University of Michigan in 2004. While in dental school he married Stephanie, his high school sweetheart. His wife Stephanie teaches biology at Grass Lake High School. They welcomed healthy fraternal twins into the world on January 23rd, 2008. They named their daughter Taylor and son Zachary. They added a son (Michael) to their family in August 2009.
He started his dental career as an associate dentist working at Springcrest Family Dentistry in Jackson, Michigan for 2 years. He then took over the dental practice of Bruce Curry DDS in May of 2006. Dr. Hoppe is a member of the Jackson District Dental Society, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is an active member of dental study clubs in both Jackson and Lansing. In 2007 he completed additional training from the Pankey Dental Institute in Florida.
Judy has worked as a dental hygienist for twenty-seven years. She is married to Martin. They have 2 daughters named Katie and Elizabeth. She has a stepson (Adam) and a stepdaughter (Erica).
She is a member of the Jackson Dental Hygiene Study Club where she learns updated information, advances, and techniques in dental hygiene and dentistry.
“I enjoy working in Eaton Rapids. The people are friendly and it has a lot of small town charm. I try to bring in a little humor to make patients feel at ease.”
Penny has worked in dentistry for 22 years. She has lived in this area her entire life. She graduated from Springport High School. She then attended both Lansing Community College and Washtenaw Community College in acquiring her registered dental assisting degree.
She is married to Randy and they have 2 sons. Wade and Wyatt both attend Eaton Rapids Schools.
“I love my job and enjoy working in the community that I grew up in, as I have known a lot of the patients most of my life.”
Terri has worked in the dental profession for 25 years both as an assistant and at the front desk. This year is her 20th year working in this office. Terri graduated from Lake Orion High School and attended John Wesley College in Owosso and Oakland University.
She is married to Jack and has two children. Jacob is a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and Jessica is a senior this year.
“It has been my pleasure to serve and have the opportunity to get to know so many people of the community where I work and live.”
Alisha has worked in the dental profession for 4 years. She works both as an assistant and at the front desk. She is a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and currently completing training to become a registered dental assistant through Washtenaw Community College.
Alisha is married to her husband Tim. They were married in 2010 in Eaton Rapids.