Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and upbeat, and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had in a dental office.
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Samantha Goodell, Practice Manager I have worked in the practice for 21 years. I began my career in dentistry in 1981 years ago as a "Co-op" student in High School and I have never left the dental field.
The most rewarding part of my job is working with patients who have dental anxiety and helping them to get the care that they need. It has been my experience that people with dental anxiety expect to be judged... negatively. There is no judgment here - history can be important, however the goal is not to look back, but to move forward!
Dr. Goodell have been married for 9 years. We live in Fowlerville with our poodle pack...Pooh Bear, Chloe, Coco and Jordan. In my spare time I enjoy music! I sing, I just got my first guitar and recently attended a songwriting retreat and I am looking forward to spending more time on music in the future!
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Julie Hutchins, Dental Assistant
I am a lifelong resident of our area and I live in Howell with my husband Todd and our 2 dogs, Cori and Olivia. My career in dentistry started when I began researching bottle mouth, a condition from which my nephew suffered. Through my findings, I was able to instruct my brother how to proceed with his son's care and helped ensure that my nephew received the extensive full mouth treatment that he needed. Since that time, my passion for dentistry, and specifically pediatric oral health, has grown.
For the past 12 years, I have worked as Dr. Goodell's assistant and the office's treatment coordinator, both positions that I find very rewarding. Inspired by my nephew's success, I continue to enjoy focusing my efforts on educating parents about the important role they play in the oral hygiene of their children.
In my spare time, I enjoy cross-country skiing, showshoeing, Zumba, tennis, golf and event planning!
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Sharen Frasso, Practice Administrator
I moved to Brighton from Pennsylvania in 2006 with my husband, Scott, daughters, Kim and Mackenzie. We have a goldendoodle, Rocco.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in the dental field, and I bring 19 years of dental experience with me.
I started with Dr. Goodell's office in 2010, working as the practice administrator. I look forward to coming to work each day because of the family atmosphere between the staff and our patients.
In my spare time, I enjoy flower gardening and visiting my daughter in Chicago.