Our Staff

Through continuous education, internal mentorship, adoption of leading-edge technology, and professional enthusiasm, the Enspire Dental staff is trained and dedicated to putting patients’ needs first. Years of experience and proven performance at all levels of the practice, contribute to Enspire Dental’s confidence-invoking merit as an advanced dentistry office performance in all levels of the practice.

Business Staff

Tonya Curts Tonya Curts Email Lauren Michalak Lauren Michalak Email Beckie Adams Beckie Adams Email Pamala Alestra Pamala Alestra Email
Tonya Curts

Tonya Curts

Tonya Curts is a member of the Business Staff team and is the HIPAA Privacy Officer for Enspire. Tonya has been working with Enspire Dental since 2001. After graduating with her Associates degree, Tonya began working in the field of dentistry and has been working for 22 years in dentistry.

In her free time, Tonya enjoys spending time with her two children, family & friends, golfing, traveling, and going to as many country music concerts as possible.

Lauren Michalak

Lauren Michalak

Lauren Michalak is a member of the Business Staff team. Lauren has been working with Enspire Dental since 2011. She also is the Marketing Representative for Enspire Dental and organizes our donations, charity events, staff events and patient events. Lauren graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelors in Interior Design, Construction Management and Art. Prior to working here, Lauren had an Interior Design career in Florida for 5 years. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends in downtown Brighton, going to Michigan football games with her husband, playing sports like soccer & golf, and doing woodworking projects around her home.

Beckie Adams

Beckie Adams

Beckie Adams is a member of the Business Staff team. Beckie has been working with Enspire Dental since 2010. Beckie moved back to Michigan after living in Tennessee with her family and started a career working in medical offices prior to coming to Enspire. Beckie is the first face you see when you are welcomed to our practice. In her free time, Beckie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two daughters. She also enjoys going to Michigan football games with her family.

Pamala Alestra

Pamala Alestra

Pamala Alestra is a member of the Business Staff team. Pamala joined the Enspire team in the Fall of 2014. Prior to starting with Enspire, Pamala has been active in the field of customer service for 18 years, most recently in private & personal insurance. In her free time, Pamala enjoys working out, trail rides on her horse Sam, & eating good meals with her family.

Hygienists

Lyn Vandelaar Lyn Vandelaar Email Beth Silver Beth Silver Email Sue Simpson Sue Simpson Email Deb Chenevert Deb Chenevert Email Natalie Alexa Natalie Alexa Email
Emily Shaw Emily Shaw Email
Lyn Vandelaar

Lyn Vandelaar

Lyn Vandelaar is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Lyn has been working with Enspire Dental since 1994. Lyn graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Michigan. She has held a dental hygiene license in 5 different states. She also holds a Local Anesthesia certification allowing her to give local anesthetic to patients.

In her free time, Lyn enjoys cake, cupcake, and cookie decorating. She also loves traveling, boating, cooking, home decorating, and being outdoors with family and friends.

Beth Silver

Beth Silver

Beth Silver is a Registered Dental Hygienist and OSHA Coordinator with Enspire Dental. Beth has been working with Enspire Dental since 1994. Beth graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Local Anesthesia certification allowing her to give local anesthetic to patients. Prior to working here she worked for 21 years as a hygienist at other practices throughout the area.

In her free time, Beth enjoys cooking fabulous meals, attending U of M football games and taking yoga classes.

Sue Simpson

Sue Simpson

Sue Simpson is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Sue has been working with Enspire Dental since 1996. Sue graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Local Anesthesia certification allowing her to give local anesthetic to patients.

In her free time, Sue enjoys spending time with her two daughters, attending U of M football games and traveling to Detroit Tigers games.

Deb Chenevert

Deb Chenevert

Deb Chenevert is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Deb has been working with Enspire Dental since 2003. After graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Michigan she has worked in the dental field for 28 years. She also holds a Local Anesthesia certification allowing her to give local anesthetic to patients.

In her free time, Deb enjoys visiting her three children who are working and living in various parts of the country.

Natalie Alexa

Natalie Alexa

Natalie Alexa is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Natalie has been working with Enspire Dental since 2005. First as a Dental Assistant for 8 years, and now as a hygienist. Natalie graduated from the University of Michigan Dental Hygiene program and has been full time since then. She also holds a Local Anesthesia certification allowing her to give local anesthetic to patients.

In her free time, Natalie enjoys being outdoors skiing, reading a good book, and spending time with family, and traveling.

Emily Shaw

Emily Shaw

Emily Shaw is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Emily has been working with Enspire dental since 2015.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and has recently relocated to Ann Arbor.

In her free time, Emily enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.

Dental Assistants

Carol Reed Carol Reed Email Callie Siwarga Callie Siwarga Email Shami Tamber Shami Tamber Email Jamie Lusby Jamie Lusby Email Teresa Burns Teresa Burns Email
Teresa Romain Teresa Romain Email Nicole Yaeger Nicole Yaeger Email Shelby Crawford Shelby Crawford Email Kelly Vaught Kelly Vaught Email Carrie Gutierrez Carrie Gutierrez Email
Carol Reed

Carol Reed

Carol Reed is our Clinical Lab Technician, Equipment Specialist, and a Registered & Certified Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Carol has been working with Enspire Dental since 1996. Carol graduated from Washtenaw Community College and holds a license as a Registered Dental Assistant & a Certified Dental Assistant. Prior to coming to Enspire, Carol worked as a Dental Assistant for 16 years. Carol is also a Dental Consultant for The Dental Advisor and serves as the technical and equipment liason between the clinic and The Dental Advisor.

In her free time, Carol enjoys listening to music, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Callie Siwarga

Callie Siwarga

Callie Siwarga is a Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Callie has been working with Enspire Dental since 2013. After graduating with her Bachelors degree in English, she began a career in Dental Assisting which she practiced for 2 years before starting with Enspire. She has also had a career as a Dental Technical Service Representative with Kavo America. Callie is also a Dental Consultant for The Dental Advisor In her free time, Callie enjoys spending time with her son outdoors skateboarding, and snowboarding. She also enjoys running, reading, and writing.

Shami Tamber

Shami Tamber

Shami Tamber is a Certified Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Shami has been working with Enspire Dental since 2007. Shami went to school to study Dental Assisting in Canada. Shami worked in the dental field for 7 years before starting at Enspire Dental. Shami is also a Dental Consultant for The Dental Advisor.

In her free time, Shami enjoys spending time with her children at their multiple sporting events and other school activities. They also enjoy going to movies together as a family.

Jamie Lusby

Jamie Lusby

Jamie Lusby is a Registered & Certified Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Jamie has been working with Enspire Dental since 2005. Prior to coming to work for Enspire Dental Jamie worked previously as a dental assistant for 6 years. Jamie is also a Dental Consultant for The Dental Advisor. Outside of work hours Jamie has earned her Chairside Digital Designer Certificate and is a CAD/ CAM Integration Specialist with E4D Technologies.

In her free time, Jamie enjoys camping, hunting, and golfing with her husband and 2 daughters.

Teresa Burns

Teresa Burns

Teresa Burns is a Registered & Certified Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Teresa has been working with Enspire Dental since 2013. After graduating with her Associates Degree Teresa began her career in the dental field and has been practicing since 2005. Teresa is also a Dental Consultant for The Dental Advisor.

In her free time, Teresa enjoys vacationing with her family, hiking, kayaking and gardening.

Teresa Romain

Teresa Romain

Teresa Romain is a Registered Periodontal Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Teresa has been working with Enspire Dental since 2013. Shortly after graduating from the dental program at WCC in 2008, Teresa began working with Dr. Julius Bunek and has been working as his full time assistant since 2008.

In her free time, Teresa enjoys exercising, training & running races, painting and other art projects.

Nicole Yaeger

Nicole Yaeger

Nicole Yaeger is a Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Nicole has been working with Enspire Dental since 2014. Prior to coming to Enspire, Nicole had been assisting in dentistry since 2005. She has worked previously in an Orthodontics office, as well as has experience in Oral Surgery and Periodontics.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys working out, working with her two side businesses in Essential Oils, and being a makeup artist, and enjoying time with her husband and children.

Shelby Crawford

Shelby Crawford

Shelby Crawford is a Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Shelby has been a part of the team since 2015. Prior to joining the practice, Shelby has been a dental assistant since 2012. She has previously worked in many different fields of dentistry, with experience in specialty areas like orthodontics and oral surgery.

In her free time, Shelby really enjoys attending Tigers Baseball games, traveling to see her family in Tennessee, and most of all-spending time with her daughter.

Kelly Vaught

Kelly Vaught

Kelly Vaught is a Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Kelly has been working with Enspire Dental since 2015. Prior to coming to Enspire, Kelly has had over 20 years in the field of dental assisting, which includes oral and periodontal surgery.

In her spare time Kelly enjoys water sports, snow sports, nutrition, traveling, and her family.

Carrie Gutierrez

Carrie Gutierrez

Carrie Gutierrez is Dental Assistant with Enspire Dental. Carrie has been with Enspire Dental since August 2015. She started her dental assisting career in 2007, when she was living in Arizona. Carrie has worked in many fields of dentistry, including Oral Surgery, Cosmetic and General.

Since moving to Ann Arbor with her husband and son, Carrie really enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Ann Arbor has to offer.