Meet the Team

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.

 

Dr. Caitlin Kovalak – Dentist

Dr. Kovalak received an undergraduate degree in biology from Hillsdale College before completing her dental training at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.  She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and West Michigan District Dental Society.  Originally from a small town in south central Michigan, Dr. Kovalak now lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and daughter. When not working, she enjoying traveling with her husband, reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

 

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.

 

Tonya – Registered Dental Hygienist

Tonya is originally from Allegan, Michigan and studied at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  She has been working in the office since 1995.  Tonya is CPR certified and also certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.  She has four children: Trevor, Hunter and the twins Tanner and Brooke.  Tonya spends her time off volunteering at her children’s school and at their sporting events (swimming, soccer, tennis and football).

 

Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been a hygienist since 2000 and joined our office over 12 years ago.  She was born and raised in the Zeeland area and has seven children.  She enjoys running and going to the gym.

 

Amy– Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy graduated from Grand Haven High School before becoming a dental hygienist.  She has been a hygienist since 2001 and is certified to administer local anesthetic.  She lives with her husband, their two sons Neil and Bryce, and their dog Baxter in Grand Haven.  She enjoys going to the beach, skiing, reading and photography.

 

Rhonda – Dental Assistant

Rhonda has been one of our dental assistants for over 39 years.  She graduated from Holland Christian High School and is a member of Faith Reformed.  Rhonda is married and has three children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching her grandchildren.

 

Carla– Dental Assistant

Carla graduated from Coopersville Public Schools before attending Grand Rapids Ed Center for Dental Assisting.  She is CPR and radiology certified and has been in dentistry for over 28 years.  She has been married over 20 years to a Rockford graduate, Steve and together they have four children Nichole, Alex, Kristyn and Brandon.  She also has four grandchildren Hailey, Isiac, Elijah and Josiah.  The family attends Coopersville Reformed Church where Carla runs the “Angel Food Ministry.”  Carla has two dogs an American Eskimo named Arlo and a Heeler/Pitbull Mix name Dusty.  Carla enjoys camping, target shooting with bows, swimming, walking, crafts, and selling Tastefully Simple.

 

Dianne– Dental Assistant

Dianne is one of our dental assistants and also has her dental hygiene degree from Grand Rapids Community College.  She has two daughters and six grandchildren.  She enjoys reading and jewelry making.

 

KellyOffice Manager

Kelly is originally from Denver, Colorado but moved to Monroe, Michigan as a child.  She attained her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and is an avid MSU fan.  She is married and has five children Katt, Kennedy, Ian, Maggie and Claire.  They have several pets including two cats (Timber & Ash), a dog (Ginger), and a deer mouse (Whiskers).  She is a member of Community Reformed Church of Zeeland.  She enjoys photography and gardening.

 

Emily– Front Desk Receptionist

Emily lives in Holland but is originally from Zeeland.  She graduated from Zeeland East High School and Ferris State before becoming a Certified Dental Assistant.  She is a member of The Foundry church.  She enjoys spending time with her niece Hayden, going to the family cottage near Ludington, shopping, playing cards and the piano.

 

TammiFront Desk

Tammi is one our front desk and is originally from Zeeland. On her free time, she enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers and movies.