Meet the Team

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Dr. Andrea Toth – Dentist

Dr. Andrea TothDr. Andrea Toth grew up in South Florida and graduated from American Senior High in the top 5% of her class. She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  While attending the University of Florida, she was accepted into the Scholars Program where performed research on pediatric dental sedations with the University of Florida College of Dentistry.  Following graduation, she moved to Michigan to attend the University of Michigan for dental school. During her time in Ann Arbor, she met her husband Dr. Ryan Toth, who is originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Following her graduation, they moved to West Michigan. Her husband is also a dentist and has his own practice in Zeeland, Michigan. They live in Byron Center with their Bernese Mountain Dog named Luke.

Dr. Toth has two younger siblings.  Her brother Rod and her sister Daphne.  Her brother Rod lives in Palo Alto, California and works doing computer programming for Facebook.  Her younger sister Daphne will be moving from Orlando, Florida to Kentucky to start dental school at the University of Kentucky in July of 2016.  Dr. Toth’s passion for dentistry has influenced not only her own sister but many undergraduate students to pursue dentistry over the years.

Dr. Toth has been working in Grand Rapids for several years in both private practice, and at the veterans at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Dr. Toth was also one of the founding dentists at the Mercy Health Dental Clinic prior to joining the office.  She is also fluent is Spanish and looks forward to serving the Hispanic community in Kentwood. She enjoys kayaking, fishing, spending time with her neighbors, relaxing at home and traveling with her husband.

 

Dr. Ashley Howard – Dentist

Dr. Ashley HowardDr. Howard, a Michigan native, attended East Lansing High School where she graduated in the top five of her class.  She continued on to the University of Michigan, where she completed the underclass honors program and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in biophysics.  Dr. Howard then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan.  Upon graduation, she was rewarded the Comprehensive Care Award, recognizing her for outstanding accomplishments and quality of care in dental school. During the 2015 White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Howard was referenced in the Dean’s speech as an example to incoming students on how to provide excellent patient care.
Her interests include digital dentistry and cosmetic work. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. In her spare time, Dr. Howard enjoys knitting blankets and cross-stitching.  She has had dogs most of her life, and looks forward to adopting a puppy in the near future.

 

Dr. Ryan Toth – Dentist

Dr. Ryan TothDr. Toth was born and raised in the metro Detroit area.  He went to University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and graduated in 3 years.  He then moved to Boston for dental school at Boston University.  Since finishing his doctorate with honors from Boston University, he moved back to Michigan and practiced in Walled Lake Michigan right out of dental school.  Thereafter, he moved on to a private office in Lansing, Michigan for several years.  He then found his place in Zeeland, Michigan at his own office where he is able to make sure every patient is able to get the quality care they deserve.
Dr. Toth has 2 older siblings. His sister Dione and brother Eric.  His sister Dione also has 2 little ones of her own.  Dr. Toth has a niece named Mila and a nephew named Nolan.  Dr. Toth’s father is also a dentist and practices in Detroit.  He is one of Dr. Toth’s biggest influences which lead him to dentistry. His family and friends still reside in Michigan near Detroit.
Dr. Toth got married in September 2013 to Dr. Andrea Salazar.  His wife is also a dentist and practices in Grand Rapids.  They live in Byron Center and have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Luke.
Dr. Toth enjoys many activities other than dentistry. He enjoys working on his vegetable garden, watching movies, reading, golfing and fishing.  He often goes bowling and is looking for a league to join.

 

Sarajane – Registered Dental Hygienist

SarajaneSarajane studied at Unity Christian High School and then attended Grand Rapids Community College for dental hygiene. She has been working at the office since July 1996.  Sarajane spends her time off traveling up north, playing the piano and outside camping, gardening or at the beach.  She has been married for over twenty years and lives with her family in Jenison.  She has a son and a daughter.   Both of her children are also musically inclined.

 

Katy – Registered Dental Hygienist

KatyKaty studied at Catholic Central High School and then attended Grand Rapids Community College for dental hygiene. She has worked with Dr. Toth for the past six years in Grand Rapids. She has three children.  Katy spends her time off around the kitchen cooking delicious meals, cake decorating for friends and family or making maple syrup.  She also enjoys being outside with her children doing fun activities, such as gardening and boating around their lake on their pontoon.

 

Nancy – Dental Assistant

NancyNancy is originally from Bay City, MI and moved to Grand Rapids in 1994.  She attended Bay City Central and then went to Ross Medical Education Center for dental assisting. She has two daughters Lauren, who attends East Kentwood, and a younger daughter named Audrey. Nancy spends her free time playing with her cat Pearl, traveling to Florida to visit family, baking, reading books, listening to Keith Urban or doing crossword puzzles.  She also enjoys going to the beach.

 

Cherie Front Desk

Cherie has been in dentistry for over 25 years.  She is our front desk but also attended Grand Rapids Community College in order to receive her Michigan license as a registered dental assistant.  Cherie has worked at both of our practice locations.  She is originally from southwest of Kentwood but now lives in Muskegon.  Cherie is married, has children, and enjoys baking and teaching baking classes.

 

Brandynn – Front Desk
Brandynn is our front desk.  She attended East Grand Rapids High School and Arizona State University.  Brandynn lives in Jenison with her fiance and four children- three girls and a boy.  On her free time she enjoys eating at fantastic restaurants, reading, listening to christian music, and watching reality tv.

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