Meet Our Staff
Our Dental Hygienists
Deanna brings eighteen years of hygiene experience to our practice and has been caring for the patients of Santini Family Dentistry for the past ten years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2003. She is licensed to administer both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide to aid in patient pain and anxiety control. Deanna is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association at the national, state, and local levels as well as the Greater Green Bay Hygiene Study Club.
Deanna prides herself in keeping abreast of all new evidence-based research in the dental field through continuing education courses. Providing her patients with the tools they need to achieve oral health, as well the education to understand the link between oral and systemic health is her passion. “I love to see the look of relief and accomplishment on patients’ faces due to a combined effort toward achieving oral health.” Outside of the office, Deanna enjoys spending time with Jeff, her husband of seventeen years. Camping, volunteering and interior decorating are just a few of her many interests.
Cassie joined our team in 2005 and has been practicing dental hygiene for twelve years. She graduated from Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota in 2001. Cassie is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Greater Green Bay Hygiene Study Club and has been active in attending local and regional continued education seminars.
Cassie loves meeting such great people in our office and strives to help them maintain good oral health. She loves working with the kids and has even been mistaken for the tooth fairy by one of our young patients! Cassie would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your oral health. When she is not caring for our patients, she enjoys anything outdoors, whether walking, biking or spending time at the lake. She has been married to Steve for twenty years and together they have three adult sons, Matt, Craig and Drew.
Our Clinical Assistants
Jennifer joined our practice in 2006 and has been a fantastic addition to our team. She first served our country in the United States Air Force on active duty for four years before starting her dental career. She has proven to be a natural when it comes to patient care and handles all dental procedures with confidence and grace. Jen feels that the most rewarding aspect of her position is the ability to interact with and get to know our patients. When she is not busy with her clinical duties, she manages all of our computer and electronic systems.
Outside of the office, Jen enjoys baking and spending time with family outdoors biking, fishing or taking walks in the woods. She and her husband Andrew have two sons, Presley and Britton.
Cindy has been working in the dental field for thirteen years and is the newest addition to our dental team. Joining our practice in 2011, Cindy coordinates all of our “behind the scenes” clinical duties. Her daily tasks involve all aspects of room setup, disinfection and sterilization. She also manages all of our laboratory cases and ensures that our equipment and materials are in excellent condition. She has kept up to date with OSHA requirements and ensures that our patients are receiving dental care in the safest environment possible.
She loves to jump in and help out with patents as well. There are not many patients that Cindy does not already know. Her friendly demeanor and great sense of humor always makes our patients feel more at ease. Cindy says that she loves visiting with the patients and particularly loves to chitchat with the kids!
She has been married to her husband Mike for twenty-eight years. Together they have two children, Elizabeth and David. When not at work, Cindy enjoys cross-country skiing, boating, decorating, crafts and entertaining.
Debbie is the newest member of the staff here at Santini Family Dentistry. She has worked in the dental community for sixteen years as a Dental Assistant, Hygiene Assistant, Receptionist and Financial Coordinator. She attended Bay College in Escanaba and has recently chosen to return to Bay to finish her degree. She is a past and current volunteer for the Oscar G. Johnson Veteran’s Administration and is also a four-gallon blood donor at the Regional Blood Center in Iron Mountain.
Deb is our newest clinical assistant and is a perfect fit for our team. She is an expert at patient care and has a special gift for making people smile! Deb is passionate about her work and feels most rewarded when she is stopped on the street by patients who thank her for her compassion and thoughtfulness during their dental treatment.
Debbie and her husband Jeff have been blessed by two adult step-children, Scott and Becky, and three delightful grandchildren, Derek, Madison and Riley. They enjoy life’s simple pleasures such as laughter, travel, camping, movies, great friends and “spirited” conversation. She feels very fortunate to have joined our practice and is eager to share her talents, strong work ethic and genuine compassion for care. She hopes to meet you soon!
Our Administrative Staff
Melissa is our Front Office Receptionist and Activities Coordinator, whom you will most often be greeted by when visiting our office. She has been with our office for thirteen years. She dedicates her time to greeting patients, scheduling appointments, and addressing any questions and concerns that patients may have throughout the day. She takes great care in knowing each patient’s preferences and desires concerning dental scheduling and treatment. She is always happy to help you make an appointment that fits into your own personal schedule. Melissa also is in charge of organizing all of our practice’s in-office and volunteer activities and programs.
“The best thing about my job is the relationships I make with our patients- knowing we have given them the best care.” Melissa and her husband Mike have two children, Maddy and Marcus. She spends time outside of the office watching sports, reading, cooking, watching movies, antiquing and auctioning.