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. 

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre's Ann Arbor, Michigan Dental Practice Staff
Our Office Manager

SHERRY is our office manager; she has been with the practice since its inception in 1993.


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 (11) and Carter (9), and stepdaughters Ellie (15) and Meggie (13).  Marcus and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of Breslynn (13), Adalynn (11), and Caden (8). Marcus works at the Detroit Medical Center's Rehabilitation Institute as a therapist.

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre's Ann Arbor, Michigan Dental Practice Staff
Our Front Desk Associates

YVONNE is our office specialist. She handles the majority of insurance within the office. She has been with the practice since 1999 and will do her best to make you feel welcome when you call or come into the office. She is fluent in Spanish.

LIZ has been working in medical records and customer service for many years. She also has experience as a digital imaging technician. She has been a patient at Kotre Dental for over 20 years, so we are very happy to have her join our team. Liz enjoys playing games with her friends, writing, camping, and cooking.

SAM is our newest front desk associate and is excited to be part of our team. She is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan where she studied Language, Literature & Writing and has experience as both a dental assistant and a receptionist. In her free time, she likes to write,work on art projects and thrift shop with her friends.

Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre's Ann Arbor, Michigan Dental Practice Staff
Our Dental Hygienists
Dr. Shannon Norman-Kotre's Ann Arbor, Michigan Dental Practice Staff
Our Dental Assistants

ANNIE graduated in 1999 from CS Mott Community College in Flint, MI for dental hygiene and 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.

KRIS is a 1987 graduate of Ferris State University and has been a hygienist for more than 33 years. She is licensed in the
use of local anesthetic as well as nitrous oxide. Kris loves helping patients maintain and improve their oral health. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is the opportunity to build relationships with patients over time. Kris and her husband, Mike, have two adult sons and enjoy biking, hiking, and spending time with family.

LORI graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and has been in the field for 34 years. She is originally from Blissfield, Michigan, and has three children and two grandchildren. She loves the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and 4-wheeling. Lori is actively involved with Special Olympics and is a CPR instructor.

​COLLEEN is a registered dental assistant and has been working in the dental field for 30 years.  She is married with three sons, two who are grown and one who is now 16.  She loves the outdoors and enjoys any place warm and sunny, traveling, reading and spending time up north.

OLIVIA has been a dental assistant for 8 years but has been surrounded by dentistry for as long as she can remember. She recently got engaged and plans to marry in 2021. Olivia has a dog, cat, and axolotl and loves spending time with her fiancé, nieces, and nephews.


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