Dr. Susan and the rest of the team at our practice work hard to ensure that you receive quality treatment in a friendly, warm and relaxing environment. We believe that having an excellent dental practice begins with open patient communication. We encourage our patients to ask any questions that may arise during treatment, as well as discuss any concerns that they have at their appointments. Our team members are happy to assist you in any way possible, and will do their best to make each appointment even better than the last. Learn more about our dynamic team below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Jean has been working with Susan since 1995 as a certified and registered dental assistant and now as the Health Relationship Coordinator (HRC). Her position as HRC is a wonderful and exciting role as a partner and health advocate. Jean facilitates the new patient appointment, communicates on your behalf with your medical team, helps you understand financial options for the treatment you desire, and coordinates follow-up treatment visits in- and outside our office. Her personal mission is to partner with you to achieve your best possible health.
Away from the office, you will find Jean and her husband Jim enjoying the roles of mom and dad to children Landon and Amelia, and hanging with family and friends when she can. She is trying her hand at gardening – both flowers and vegetables, and she enjoys cooking, crafts, exercising, and a good beer or going wine tasting. She loves to travel and her favorite places to frequent are the family getaways on Fife Lake and Higgins Lake.
Georgette has been a hygienist since 1993 and has been with Susan since 1994. Georgette says, "It is truly an honor and a privilege that I am extremely grateful for. I have learned so much from Susan that has fostered growth in my professional career, as well as in my personal life. I am proud to be a part of such an elite team of professionals that expedites the growth and potential of each individual patient into life changing behaviors. The outcomes are amazing!"
Georgette has such a passion for the individual connections and friendships she has with each of her patients. She says, "My profession has enabled me with the unique opportunity to build long term relationships with people by seeing them multiple times each year. I look forward to picking up where we last left off and moving mountains with them!"
Away from work, Georgette's other full time job is actively raising her two fabulous children with her husband. She enjoys gardening, decorating, volunteer work, cruising with her husband in their '56 t-bird, and oh yes....shoes!
Molly is our Marketing and Financial Coordinator. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, and received her bachelor’s degree from The School of Hospitality Business. She also has her MBA from Northwood University’s prestigious DeVos School of Business Management.
Molly has been one of Susan’s patients since she was 4 years old and joined our team in 2013. “I love being able to leverage my previous business experience for the benefit of the practice, and working with such awesome women. We are SO much more than just teeth!”
Molly loves spending time with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters. She also enjoys cooking, theatre, and traveling.
Nikki has been enjoying her career in dental hygiene since 2013.
She began in the public health field but was looking for more. She found that with Susan Maples and this extraordinary team in 2019.
She thrives on helping her patients feel listened to and comfortable moving toward their own personal health goals. "Being able to connect with my patients on a deeper level—to truly help them achieve total health is powerful. Having this rare opportunity to change lives through an integrative approach to care, has energized and inspired me to be better every day for my patients and my family."
In her free time, Nikki has a particular passion for horseback riding. She operates a small farm with her husband. Together they enjoy boating, traveling, and being active around the farm.
Tori Alicea-Price, RDA, CDA, COA
Tori started her career in dentistry in 2003. Tori received her education from Washtenaw Community College, Lansing Community College and Ferris State University. Tori is a Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant and Certified Orthodontic Assistant. In addition to her position at our office she also serves on the board of the Michigan Dental Assistants Association, Central District Dental Assistants Society, the Lansing Community College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board and Michigan Dental Foundation Mission of Mercy Board. In short, she’s a big dental nerd!
Tori loves our mission of treating every person with integrity respect and kindness! She realizes the dental office is not always someone’s favorite place to be but loves that when patients walk into our office, we treat them as family and make it our priority to help them obtain all of their health goals.
In her free time, she is raising two amazing children, Jalen and Jada. You can catch her on the sidelines of a soccer, lacrosse or a golf outing. She also enjoys traveling, visiting breweries and crafting with her cricut!