About Your Team

Maria , Practice Manager of Operations

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

Maria graduated with her master's degree in Business from Baker College of Graduate Studies in Flint, Michigan. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending quality time with her son Ethan, friends and her family. Her interests include baking, indoor gardening, watching movies and taking her dog Maggie for walks.

Kristin , Hygienist

"Everyone smiles in the same language." - George Carlin

Kristin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she spent one year working with the underserved population before joining Drakeshire Dental in 2016. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and dog. They love relaxing up North - and on the beach!

Andreia , Hygienist

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity."

Andreia graduated from dental school at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She then attended Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, MI with her degree in dental hygiene. There, she earned several academic achievement awards. When she's not working, Andreia loves spending time with her husband, son and dog. She also enjoys canoeing, walking, and binging action movies!

Tami , Hygienist

"You don't have to floss all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep!"

Tami began her career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant. In 2002, she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene. Tami is also credentialed in prodiving local anesthetic and nitrous oxide! When away from the office, Tami loves to spend quality time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys reading, bike riding, golf, tennis, and kickboxing!

Teresa , Dental Assistant

"A smile remains the most inexpensive gift."

Teresa graduated from Everest University and has been working as a dental assistant for over 10 years. When she's not at the practice, she is baking cakes and practicing her decorating skills - a family tradition that's been passed down for generations. Teresa also loves to express her cultural heritage by participating in the traditional Mexican dance, ballet folklorico!

Lupita , Business Assistant

"Hygienists are the boss of the floss."

Lupita received her degree in Accounting, and cares deeply about helping patients maintain their dental health for a lifetime. When she's not working, Lupita loves dancing to Latin music and learning how to golf with her husband. Her main priority is spending time with her family. 

Kawthar , Dental Assistant

“A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care “– Wayne Chirisa

Kawthar is a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn studying Data Science with a health and medicine analytics focus. She joined the Drakeshire Team as a Dental Assistant in 2022. Outside of work she enjoys baking, working out, and expressing her creativity through art and design projects. She also loves spending time outdoors with friends and family on the weekends

Meah , Business Assistant

"Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Teresa

Meah has been  working with people in the customer care and service industry for almost  15 years.  While she is new to the dental field, her ability to relate  to her teammates and patients has been a great asset to the Drakeshire  team.  She is an avid reader and writer in her spare time.  Meah also  likes to spend quality time with her family.

Maria , Hygiene Assistant

"Everyday may not be good, but there's something good in every day"

-Alice Morse Earle

Maria began her dental journey in 2021 studying dental assisting at Ross Medical Education Center in Brighton Michigan. Dental life has since been so fun, and exciting. She loves spending family time with her two children, and wonderful fiancé, and coon hound Lucy. Maria enjoys listening to music, and exploring all the different science, and nature museums ,and zoos.