Front Staff


As one of our veteran team members, Janice, our receptionist and account coordinator has been with Monroe Family Dentistry for 19 years. Anyone who gets to know Janice is drawn in by her kindness and easy going personality. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have Janice handle any questions or concerns patients would have about their account. Janice enjoys spending her time with her husband, children and grandchildren.


Val assumes many responsibilities on our reception team. Her specialty is Orthodontic Patient Coordinator. Her calm personality is perfect for keeping a serene atmosphere with co-workers and patients. As a people person with excellent communication skills, Val enjoys meeting new people and learning more about our patient's needs. Val enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family. In her spare time, Val dedicates her time volunteering with her church, New Hope Assembly of God.

Karen M.

Karen is the newest member of our front staff. She brings a friendly smile and many years of customer service experience. She fits in well and enjoys meeting all of our patients. Karen loves to travel, garden and cook in her spare her time.


Sharon, our receptionist and appointment coordinator, assumes the responsibility of making sure your smile is at its healthiest! Sharon pays close attention to when its time to have a cleaning or any dental work. Her detail oriented personality clears out many hiccups with patient scheduling and patient treatment planning. With over a decade of experience, Sharon keeps us all on schedule. In her spare time, Sharon loves to go up north to her cottage.



Richard graduated from The University of Detroit Mercy in 1994. Richard's gentle touch and true concern for our patients periodontal health, conveys a message of excellence and caring. Boasting 18 years of unbelievable periodontal results and a genuine concern for patient care, Richard has convinced us that with regular cleanings and a bit of his advice, your teeth will be yours for life. Richard has been an asset to our practice offering nothing but the best preventive care every time. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and keeping fit.


Sara started out as a dental assistant with our office in 1998. Her commitment to dentistry led her to pursue her dental hygiene degree in 2006. With her experience, Sara brings an excellence to our patients that is “second to none”. Her experience gained as a dental assistant, combined with her degree in dental hygiene allows her to give much appreciated advice to our patients and to tailor each patient’s treatment plan individually. Sara’s kind, understanding personality keeps even our most nervous patients very comfortable. In her spare time Sara enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.



One of the things we appreciate most about Karen is her sincerity. No one can brighten up your day as well as our leading dental assistant of 21 years. Karen has much to offer to our patients, and her sense of humor gives a comforting and trustworthy ambience. Coming from a large family, gives Karen the charisma to work with any age group, including young children!


Nine years ago Amal joined our team of assistants. She graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009 with her Bachelors in Biology and Sociology. Amal is an excellent assistant with an upbeat personality and her great sense of humor lends itself to a comfortable atmosphere. Being passionate about dental assisting, Amal went on to obtain her CDA. Amal also teaches assisting and science classes at Dorsey Schools. Amal enjoys working with patients to achieve their cosmetic expectations. She brings a whole hearted effort to work each day and tries to make any bad situation good. Just married June of 2012, Amal is enjoying the essence of matrimony!


As one of our young patients, Kristina had a keen eye for detail and developed an early interest in dentistry. She brought a positive attitude that any employer would love to have. Her sensible judgment, confident abilities, and her gift to think outside the box, bring new ideas that our office has adopted. As a new graduate of Cosmetology School, Kristina loves to practice her ideas in the cosmetic world as well!