Meet the Staff at Adiska Family Dental

Jaime Knoll – Stockbridge Office Administrator

I have been a proud member of the Adiska Family since January 2014. My family and I moved to Stockbridge in 2004, and we quickly began to appreciate and be proud to be part of such a wonderful community. I started my career in the dental field in 2000 as a dental assistant. After working for a few years, I became a full-time mom to three wonderful children. Now I consider myself blessed to be able to say I love my job working as an Office Administrator. I am proud to work for an organization that provides outstanding patient care, passionate and educated staff members, exceptional community support and the desire to make people smile.

Kelly Messens – Pinckney Office Administrator

I joined the Adiska Family Dental team in 2012. From day one I have felt nothing less than family here and enjoy each and every staff member I work with. I was new to the dental field and have enjoyed learning all that I have so far and am always looking to learn more! I attended Baker College and graduated in 2011 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Pharmacy Technology.

In my spare time, my husband, Paul, and I enjoy spending time with our children Suzette and Mark, visiting family and friends, spending time outdoors, and traveling. ​Indiana, Jamaica, and Boyne are a few of our frequent stops but ​our favorite place to travel to is our family’s cottage tucked away in Canada hidden on a private island. Bonfires, water skiing, and family are the heart and soul of our little island paradise. In addition to traveling, I am an avid reader and runner and most recently have taken up boxing.

Morgan Hudson – Owosso Office Administrator

Hello my name is Morgan. I started working for Adiska Family Dental in 2018. I am an Office Administrator at the Owosso office. I was raised in Owosso and am proud to call it my home. I just recently graduated with my Associate Degree in management. In my free time I love to travel, camp, scrapbook, and spend time with my family. I am also a huge Disney fanatic.

Kelly Vogel – Stockbridge and Owosso Office Administrator

 Hi, my name is Kelly and I am an Office Administrator at our Stockbridge and Owosso locations. I recently joined the Adiska Family Dental team in June 2022 and am learning more about the dental field every day. I have lived in the Stockbridge area for most of my life and am a graduate from Stockbridge High School. My husband and I have three children, Elliya, Kipper and Charlotte. We love spending time together and going on new adventures. In my spare time I enjoy camping, going to concerts, crafting, baking and watching my kids play sports.

Carrie Krachie – Practice Administrator

I feel very blessed to have found a career I absolutely love, and to be a part of an amazing dental practice that takes great pride in providing its patients with personalized, compassionate care. It is a true pleasure to work with our amazing patients and friendly, devoted team. I have been a part of Adiska Family Dental since 2004. As a way of further improving myself and our practice, I attend many continuing education courses and am a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM). Away from the office, you will likely find my husband Mike and I enjoying the outdoors or cruising around town on our Harley Davidson motorcycle. We also love spending time with family and friends, including our beautiful daughter, Josie.

Jennifer Cicalo – Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant with Adiska Family Dental for most of my dental career. I love working with our patients and our amazing staff. I grew up in Stockbridge and graduated from Ferris State University in 1988, where I received my Associate Degree in Dental Assisting. My husband and I have two amazing children Alexis and Ryan, which we enjoy camping with. I feel that my outgoing personality helps put our patients more at ease when they are in the dental chair.

Erin Smith– Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a part of the Adiska Family Dental team for over 15 years. I graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2011, where I earned my Registered Dental Assistant license. I have raised two beautiful daughters. I love working in and being involved in the community that I grew up in, and seeing the impact we can make in someone’s life. In my spare time I enjoy cheering on my daughters, nieces, and nephews at their sporting events. In the fall, I love traveling with my family. I enjoy several sports.

Angie Socia – Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 13 years. I have lived in Owosso with my husband and two sons for 16 years. I enjoy spending time with my family when I’m not working.

Beverly Graham – Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Beverly but most people call me Bev. I started working at Adiska Family Dental in February 2020. I was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated with my Bachelor degree in 2006. My dental assisting career started when I was in Dubai,UAE. I enjoyed learning all aspects of dentistry, so when I moved to Michigan 2014, I continued working as a Dental Assistant. I love what I do and I get to learn more every day. When I’m not at work you can find me spending time with my husband and daughter. We love to visit places that we haven’t been to, especially places that our child enjoys. I’m happy to be a part of Adiska Family Dental, as they treat me as their long time friend and I’m excited of what my future holds.

Chaunina Hedderson – Registered Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Chaunina, I am a Dental Assistant from Listowel, Ontario, Canada eh? I earned a Dental Assistant Certification at the Everest College in Windsor, Ontario. Working with great doctors and a team that takes excellent care of each and every patient makes my day.

I’m married to my husband Anthony, we have 3 kids – 2 boys, 1 girl “all teenagers”. We also love our cat, Ben. In my free time I like to spend time with family and friends, going to concerts, lakes, cooking “Bon Appetit” and cheering on the Lions each Sunday.

Sarah J. Young – Registered Dental Hygienist

I joined the Adiska Family Dental Team in 2009 and I love my job more and more each day. I truly look forward to coming to work each and every day because of my amazing coworkers and patients. So much of the general population has such a fear of coming to the dentist. I feel such a sense of pride when we are able to see a person go from being terrified of the dentist, to being relaxed and comfortable because of the atmosphere we have created here at Adiska Family Dental. Many of these fears originate when they are young, so I especially enjoy seeing children come in with their family and how excited they are to be here. I obtained my Bachelor in Applied Science degree from the University of Michigan, where I graduated with honors and obtained the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Scott and our three boys, Zachary, Blake, and Levi. We love providing them with new experiences any chance we get. Whether it’s the zoo, a water park, or a playground. I love seeing their faces fill with excitement while on our next adventure.

Kari N. Jones – Registered Dental Hygienist

I’ve been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1995. I’ve been a part of an amazing dental team, Adiska Family Dental, since 2004. I’m passionate about helping other people value their dental health. My goal is to help improve patient care and Dental Hygienist experiences by being valuable to patients. Adiska Family Dental has graciously supported furthering my hygiene education! I’ve attended two American Dental Hygiene Association national conferences and multiple Michigan Dental Association state conferences.

My work-life balance is a healthy mixture of professional and personal activities through time-mananagement, commitment, and prioritization.

Amy Rodriguez- Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Amy and I am a hygienist at Adiska Family Dental. I was born and raised in Venezuela, I moved to the United States when I was 18 years old. I attended Lansing Community College where I learned English and obtained my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. I married my husband Daehwan and we recently began our new journey as parents.

In 2011, I began working for Dr. Adiska. My experience as a dental assistant allowed me to not only do hygiene but also assist for the doctors. I enjoy working in a small town and the feeling of being a family that Adiska Family Dental provides.

Heather Jenkins – Registered Dental Hygienist

In 2005, I graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Kellogg Community College. Now, quite a few years later, I still love my career choice. I am certified to administer local anesthesia and I take pride in making each patient feel comfortable during their appointments with me. My husband and I have two young children, one boy and one girl. We enjoy spending our time outside camping, bike riding, and walking our German Shepherd.

Brittany Kilpatrick – Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Brittany and I joined the Adiska Family Dental Team in 2021. I also graduated from Lansing Community College as a Dental Hygienist in 2021. I am certified in nitrous oxide administration and local anesthetic. I pursued a career in dental hygiene because of my passion for helping others and I believe that oral health care is so important!

I was born and raised in Owosso, and I reside here currently with my 6 year old daughter Vera. In my free time I enjoy traveling with my daughter, camping, kayaking, exploring new restaurants, boating and playing with my English Bulldog! (Meatball)

I look forward to continuing and building my career here at Adiska Family Dental and expanding my dental hygiene knowledge for years to come!

Geri Brady – Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2006 spending the first 17 years practicing in Pediatric Dentistry. In June 2023 I joined the Adiska Family Dental team in the Owosso office. I graduated from Lansing Community College in 2000 with an Associate in Business with a major in Executive Secretarial and again in 2006 with an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Dental Hygiene. I have also completed a course in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and included in my hygiene degree is Nitrous Oxide and Local Anesthesia certification.

As a Dental Hygienist I find it rewarding to connect with my patients and help guide them to a healthy smile. I have a deep passion to help others, not only our community but also in surrounding communities. I was a Girl Scout Leader for eight years while holding other positions at the same time within Girl Scouts. For over 12 years I have been a volunteer for Shiawassee Respite Volunteers assisting and advocating for our elderly. I have earned two rewards from Respite and became very attached to those I served.

In my spare time I cherish visiting family, traveling to Mexico, crocheting, and scrapbooking. I love being outdoors in the sunshine riding bikes or working in the yard. I enjoy all types of music and will dance the night away given the chance.

I live in Vernon with my husband Fred and we recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in January of 2024! We have one daughter, Tasha who is married and expecting her first child and is a practicing dentist in Troy. I am looking forward to becoming a Grandmother in the fall of 2024 and that chapter of our lives.