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. Stephanie teaches biology at Grass Lake High School. They welcomed healthy fraternal twins into the world in January 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. He is also an active member of the Eaton Rapids Rotary Club.
Judy (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Judy has worked as a dental hygienist since 1981. She is married to Martin. They have 2 daughters named Katie and Elizabeth. She has a stepson (Adam) and a stepdaughter (Erica). She is also a grandmother to Maverick, Sebastian, Ava, Zane, Lily, Adam, and Abby.
Judy attended Mott and Western Michigan in becoming a registered dental hygienist. 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.”
Alisha (Registered Dental Assistant)
Alisha has worked in the dental profession since 2009. She works both as an assistant and at the front desk. She is a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. She completed training to become a registered dental assistant through Washtenaw Community College in 2012.
Alisha is married to Tim. They were married in 2010 in Eaton Rapids. They have 3 children: Tenley, Declan and Annalisa.
Sarah (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Sarah has worked as a dental hygienist since 2010. She earned her dental hygienist degree from Lansing Community College.
Sarah married Greg in 2011 and they live in Eaton Rapids. They have a daughter (Elizabeth) and son (Bryce).
Heather (Registered Dental Assistant)
Heather has worked as dental assistant since 2000. She graduated from Mason High School in 1999. In 2000, she graduated from Lansing Community College with a dental assisting certificate. She has lived in Eaton Rapids since 2011. She is married to Brian. They have 2 children (Kevin and Ivy).
Terilynn (Dental Receptionist)
Terilynn has worked in the dental profession since 2013. She comes to us with experience in management and patient relations. She enjoys working as a part of the front desk team.
Terilynn has 2 grown children (Alysiah & RJ) and one grandchild (Kai). Terilynn and her fiance Derek live in Grand Ledge with their two dogs (Willow & Vinny). They enjoy camping and spending time with family.
Lea (Dental Receptionist)
Lea joined our team in 2021. She graduated from Durand Area High School in 2002, and has enjoyed traveling with her Navy husband Brian before settling here in Eaton Rapids. Lea has a background in medical reception work and has a passion for patient interactions.
She enjoys camping with her husband (Brian), 4 children (Cain, Micah, Eva, and Caleb), and their boxer (Trixie).