Meet the Team
Dr. Wallace and the entire professional team are committed to providing the highest quality of dental care to patients of all ages. We offer a wide variety of services for optimal oral health, in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
Ellen is our receptionist, she comes to us after years spent helping individuals with developmental disabilities learn the skills to become as independent as possible and lead joyful and meaningful lives. She joined the team on August 25, 2020 and is enjoying getting to know all of our amazing patients. Ellen grew up traveling the world with her family, spending many of her early years in Germany, as her father was a soldier in the United States Army. She has now settled in the area with her own family and is enjoying all the area has to offer. In her free time she enjoys camping and hiking with her family, taking photos of the people and places she loves and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys! Ellen is excited to be a part of the team and ready to greet you by phone or in person with a smiles and positive attitude!
Cheri, Office Manager
Cheri is our office manager and comes to us with a vast mixture of entrepreneurial skills. She has successfully built and maintained numerous businesses. She joined the team on February 14, 2016 and uses her heart and skills to bind the team together. She is a life long resident of the Otsego community, graduating from Otsego in 2002. Cheri resides in the Tontogany/Grand Rapids area. She is a familiar face and has donated her time with the AppleButter Festival, the Victory Center, benefits and various community functions. She graduated from BGSU in 2006 with a Graphic Design Major and plans to use this knowledge to update and maintain our computer system, Facebook and web page. She is currently helping with the Toledo Dental Society website design as well. Cheri is excited to join the dental field and learn all aspects of the profession. She plans to update and maintain compliance while retaining fairness with financial policies and insurance regulations to provide the best benefits to our patients. Cheri is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and continues to use this skill in her spare time along with spending time with family, friends and the great outdoors. Cheri is excited to be a part of the team and provide financial knowledge painlessly to our patients.
Jada, Dental Hygienist, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
Jada graduated from Owens State Community College in 2006, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She got into hygiene for the passion of educating her patients on their oral health. Jada’s smiling face has been a part of the practice since June 20, 2011. Jada pursued her Anesthesia License and passed her boards in September 2012. Jada also furthered her education by graduating as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) in August 2018. She is now able to assist Dr. Wallace in Anesthetizing patients and meeting their restoration needs. She and her husband have two kids, and she enjoys spending her free time with her family and hanging out with friends. She also loves to shop, cook/bake, workout, and vacation to warm places. Jada and Kayla enjoy visiting local pre-schools and elementary schools to educate children on oral health, brushing and flossing techniques.
Kayla, Dental Hygienist
Kayla graduated from Rhodes State College in 2014 and received her associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Kayla grew up in Vanlue, Ohio and graduated from Vanlue High School. She started working at the practice on July 31, 2014 as soon as soon as she passed her state boards. Kayla enjoys patient interaction and educating her patients on the importance of oral health. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter Leah, family and friends. She also enjoys vacationing in Dale Hallow Lake, Tennessee with her husband and friends.
Raechel, Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
Raechel is a dental assistant, who joined our team in 2013. She comes from a background in the chiropractic/medical field. She joined our dental team in November 11, 2013 and has since obtained her dental radiograph license and training on the E4D machine in Texas. Raechel lives here in the area, with her husband Mark, and their three amazing children: Clayton, Faith, and Whitney. When she isn’t busy chasing after her kids, Raechel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, soaking up the sun, cheering on the Michigan Wolverines and running her photography business. Raechel is extremely passionate about her career in dentistry. She is very grateful for the opportunity to form relationships with and assist our patients.
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor joined our team on August 3, 2020 after doing her internship with us. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Owens State Community College. She is currently waiting to take the certification exam in Dental Assisting. Taylor came to us at a critical time and immediately became a valuable part of the team assisting Dr. Wallace with same day crowns, root canals and implants. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 2013. Taylor and husband Austin along with their loving dog Lucy enjoy spending time with family, friends and planning their yearly vacation. She is excited to grow and learn in the dental field.
Toni, Dental Assistant
Toni joined our team on August 16, 2020 to assist in all aspects of the dental practice. She will be sterilizing instruments, maintaining the laboratory and keeping the office clean. You may see her when she comes to the car to take your temperature and ask you screening questions. Toni grew up in Hoytville, Ohio and graduated from McComb High School in 2016. She and her husband have two beautiful children Greyson and Emmalynn, together they enjoy traveling to a new state each year. She is excited to increase her dental knowledge in radiography and chair side assisting.
Ingrid, Dental Consultant
Ingrid is our dental practice consultant and comes to us with a great deal of business “sense.” She is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, with a degree in Human Resources and minor in computers. She began her dental career in 1985, as an Operational Manager of a large dental practice and in 2000, moved into the dental retail sales business. This diversified experience of software, hardware sales, high-tech dental equipment training and guiding new dental offices added to her dental experience. Ingrid currently owns her own firm, St. Catherine Consulting. She “cements” the practice into one cohesive unit.