Meet the Staff My staff and I provide our patients with caring, sensitive and gentle dentistry. Your comfort is our number one concern. We understand that the dentistĚ is a scary thing for some people, which is why we offer nitrous oxide gas in our practice. Emergency care is available and we are always accepting new patients. We participate with Delta Dental, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Dentemax. We accept most insurance, which are submitted for you.

Dr. Ruegsegger graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2003. She began her career as an associate and bought this practice in 2004 from Dr. Richard Marr. We moved to our current location in December of 2005. She is from the Bay City area. She has a cat named Toffee and a black lab named Mickey. When she isn't working on a patient, she likes to scrapbook, knit, bike, play softball, target shoot and golf. She loves college football, especially Michigan Football.

Jenna joined our practice in August of 2010. She is a graduate of Ferris State University in 2004. She went to Cadillac High School and has lived in Northern Michigan of most of her life. She has two cats named Tigey and Shelby. She enjoys spending her free time reading, hanging out with friends and being outdoors.

Teresa moved to Traverse City in 2010 from Lansing. She joined our practice in November of 2010. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. She is a very wonderful resource for our patients. She will greet you at the front desk with her warm smile! She is married to her wonderful husband, Hal. They have nine grandchildren, one cat (Oscie) and her mother-in-law to keep them busy. In her spare time, she likes to landscape, collect sports memorabilia, read and do numerous crafts. Unfortunately, she is a Spartan. We won't hold that against her:) Go Blue!!:)

Melissa is a native of Traverse City. She earned her Associate Degree from Northwestern Michigan College. She graduated from Ferris State University in 2008 with her Dental Hygiene Degree. She married her husband in 2002. They have two beautiful children. When she isnít working, she likes to camp, ski, fish and spend time with her family.

Emily is a native of Northern Michigan. She joined our practice in March of 2013. She is a certified and registered Dental Assistant. She has an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting from Northwestern Michigan College. She graduated in 2004. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have a young son. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with her family and cheering on the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.





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