Meet Our Staff
Our staff sets the tone for everyone who sets foot in our Ann Arbor dental practice. We pride ourselves on maintaining a warm, caring environment, and invite you to meet the individuals who create our practice's calm, comfortable atmosphere.
Our Office Manager
SHERRY is our office manager; she has been with the practice since its inception in 1993. Sherry is our resident insurance expert and will do her best to answer any billing questions you may have.
She is married to David and they have two grown children, Shannon and Marcus. Shannon, a digital marketing consultant, resides in Atlanta, GA, with her partner, Chris, her two sons, Max (8) and Carter (6), and stepdaughters Ellie (12) and Meggie (10). Marcus and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of Breslynn (10), Adalynn (8), and, Caden (5). Marcus works at the Detroit Medical Center's Rehabilitation Institute as a therapist.
Our Front Desk Associates
YVONNE is our office specialist, and usually works the front desk, but you can sometimes find her helping in the back with Dr. Kotre. She has been with the practice since 1999 and will do her best to make you feel welcome when you call or come in. Yvonne is also fluent in Spanish.
She is married to Dennys and they have two grown children. Their daughter lives in California and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and their son is married and lives with his wife in the Ann Arbor area. They have two beautiful children, Alexander, who is twelve, and a daughter, Emma, who is six.
Our Dental Hygienists
Our Dental Assistants
ANNIE has been with us since 2012. She was raised in Charlevoix, MI then went on to join the Navy at age 18. She has three children and now resides in Dexter, MI She graduated in 1999 from CS Mott Community College in Flint, MI for dental hygiene.
KRIS has been a hygienist for more than 30 years, and is a 1987 graduate of Ferris State University. She loves helping patients maintain and improve their oral health, and is licensed in the use of local anesthetic as well as nitrous oxide. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is the opportunity to build relationships with patients over time. A resident of Petersburg, MI, Kris lives with her husband and two sons.
MELISSA is a registered dental assistant; she has been working in the dental field since 1984. She lives in Dexter with her husband, two daughters, and two ragdoll cats. Melissa loves working with people and is enjoys helping to improve the quality of dental care for our patients.
JOELLE is our front office administrator and also a certified dental assistant; you will see her both at the front desk and in the back assisting Dr. Kotre. Jo has worked in the general, pediatric and orthodontic dental fields since 2005. She resides in Superior Township with her husband, Dave, and their five amazing kids who keep them very busy -- TJ, Travis, Ethan, Kyle and Sofia. She enjoys salsa dancing and spending time relaxing with family and friends.
COLLEEN is a registered dental assistant and has been working in the dental field for 20 years. She is married with three sons, two who are grown and one who is now 14. She loves the outdoors and enjoys camping with her family.