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 Stephanie Badalamenti Stephanie Badalamenti 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 going to Michigan football games with her husband, and playing with her 2 young kids Arianna & Brady.  She is a college football fan and loves playing sports like soccer & golf. Due to her design background, one of her passions is designing and decorating new things in 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.

In her free time, Beckie enjoys spending time with her family & friends. Beckie also has a loving husband, two daughters & a new son. 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.

Stephanie Badalamenti

Stephanie Badalamenti

Stephanie Badalamenti is a member of the Business Staff team. Stephanie has been working with Enspire Dental since 2016.  Stephanie is a graduate of Texas A & M with her Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Prior to working here, Stephanie was an Operations Manager at a marina, where she is from in Galveston, TX.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband Andy, and their new little boy Andrew “Drew”. Not quite a fan of Michigan winters, this Texas girl loves any water activities and soaking up the sun.  She also loves spicy foods. The spicier the better.

Hygienists

Beth Silver Beth Silver Email Sue Simpson Sue Simpson Email Carol Thompson Carol Thompson Email Emily Lindquist Emily Lindquist Email Angela Becker Angela Becker Email
Annarose Cates Annarose Cates Email
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.

Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson

Carol is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Carol has been working with Enspire since 2010. Carol graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelors degree in dental hygiene. Through the years Carol has held many office positions with the Detroit District Dental Hygiene Society.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys traveling with her family and they all love to golf.

Emily Lindquist

Emily Lindquist

Emily Lindquist 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 relocated to Ann Arbor in 2014.

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

Angela Becker

Angela Becker

Angela Becker is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Enspire Dental. Angela graduated from Ferris State University with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She has worked with the Enspire team since 2016.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, eating & spending time with her family and friends. Angela can’t wait to see her patients time after time to treat them to a “tooth spa treatment.”

Annarose Cates

Annarose Cates

Annarose is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Enspire Dental. She has a long family history in the dental field where her love for dentistry started. She graduated from Lansing Community College in 2007 from the Dental Hygiene program and has been working with Enspire Dental since 2016.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys at their family cottage up north.

Dental Assistants

Carol Reed Carol Reed Email Shami Tamber Shami Tamber Email Jamie Lusby Jamie Lusby Email Teresa Burns Teresa Burns Email Nicole Yaeger Nicole Yaeger Email
Kelly Vaught Kelly Vaught Email Carrie Gutierrez Carrie Gutierrez Email Liz McCarty Liz McCarty Email Alysha Newman Alysha Newman 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.

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.

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 keeps busy with her Real Estate business, and her 2 children. She enjoys working out, home improvement projects and cooking.

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.

Liz McCarty

Liz McCarty

Liz graduated from Owens Community College of Ohio, in 2015. Where she taught for a year, teaching Dental Materials and Chair side Assisting to the Dental assisting students. She has been living in Michigan since 2016; where she started her career working for Enspire Dental.

In her free time Liz enjoys exploring this great state whether it’s on the lakes in the summer, or snowboarding  in the winter.  She also enjoys boxing, running, reading and doing puzzles.

Alysha Newman

Alysha Newman

Alysha has been a dental assistant with Enspire Dental since 2017. She has worked in general dentistry offices and oral surgery centers, prior to joining the Enspire team.

Alysha has a beautiful little girl and enjoys spending time with her family, and working out. Her and her family love spending their free time at her family’s farm.