Meet The Team


Practice Administrator

Ruthie attended school at Tulsa Junior College. She has been working with Dr. Sorensen for 20 years as his Practice Administrative and Treatment Coordinator. Ruthie helps to educate patients about periodontal disease and dental implant care. She will be there for you from start to finish.

Ruthie, her husband, two cat and their dog Brody, loves spending time up north at their cabin and having sleep overs with her grandchildren. 


Scheduling & Hygiene Coordinator

Andrea attended Washtenaw Community college where she got her CDA and RDA in dental Assisting. Andrea has work with Dr. Sorensen for 22 years as a dental assistant and part of the administrative team. Andreas is our hygiene coordinator and work diligently to help patient understand their insurance benefits and limitation. She helps the patient stay on top of their cleaning schedule.

Andrea enjoys spending time in the garden, and taking the grandkids up north for some family time. 


Patient Coordinator

Lisa attended Eastern Michigan University. She has been part of the administrative team for 9 years. Lisa will be the first person to greet you when you arrive at our office. She looks forward to helping you schedule appointments, answer billing questions, and providing you with excellent customer service.

Lisa enjoys camping with her family, taking leisurely pontoon rides on Torch Lake, and playing with her little dog, Syrena. 


Periodontal Hygienist

Laurie attended Owens Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Laurie has been part of Dr. Sorensen’s hygiene team for 21 years. With 21 years for experience and training with Dr. Sorensen, her skills up the quality of care required to treat the special needs of a periodontal patient.

Laurie is madly in love with her two grandchildren and spends as much time as she can with them. 


Periodontal Hygienist

Debbie has been practicing clinical dental hygiene in the states of Michigan and Ohio since 1983 for general and periodontal practices.  She has worked part time at periodontal practices since 1991 and is now practicing full time at Ann Arbor Periodontics.   Debbie got her first start at Ann Arbor Periodontics as a sub-hygienist in 2003, then started practicing one day per week and as the children grew older, two days then three, and now full time since her children are now attending college.  Debbie thinks of her role not only as a clinician, but as an educator, teaching patients how to care for their teeth and discussing the relationship between periodontal health and overall health. 

In addition to her clinical position, Debbie has been an adjunct faculty clinical instructor at Owens Community College since 2005 working with students in the dental hygiene clinic and lab.  She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, and she is treasurer at her local component.

Debbie received her Dental Hygiene degree at Owens Community College, her EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary) Certificate the same year; and in 2008 she completed her BAS degree from Siena Heights University.  She is married to her husband Larry and they have two children, Curtis and a daughter Cori.  In her spare time she loves walking at the many beautiful parks in Ann Arbor and Toledo, perennial gardens, and likes to paint furniture.


Surgical Dental Assisant

Danielle joined our team over two years ago. Although she is newer to our office she has over 20 years of dental assisting experience. She is a CDA and RDA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University.

Danielle enjoyed an extensive career in restorative dentistry where full mouth reconstruction was the focus treating patients with extensive challenges or injuries. She spent over 20yrs working along side her mentor Prosthodontist, Dr. L.W. Seluk. It was there that she earned a Prosthodontic Dental Assisting Award through a program given  by the ADAA and ACP.  In addition, she attended a surgical program in Chapel Hill, NC, given by the AAP for the ACP/ Prosthodontists’ and their Assistants’. This was her formal introduction to oral surgery where this program focused on the placement of dental implants. Danielle went on to finish her Bachelor’s Degree through Wayne State  and then in more recent years acquired her RDA through Washtenaw Community College. 

Danielle also has two girls in their young teens that keep her very busy with all their extra curricular activities. Her girls are as different as day & night and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  Variety is the spice to life. In her spare time she also enjoys birding, photography, painting & is passionate about music. 


Surgical Dental Assisant

I graduated from the dental assistant program at Washtenaw Community College in 2002. I started my career working in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery where I assisted in the operating room on major jaw surgery cases. Since then I have worked in general dentistry and other specialty offices including endodontics and orthodontics. I love this field and couldn’t imagine doing anything different.

I have two daughters who are my motivation every day. I have worked hard to be an example to them on how to stand on your own two feet. I pride myself in teaching them that their only competition is themselves and doing the next right thing will get them further than they could ever possibly imagine.




Sterilization Assistant

My name is Kelly, and I am excited to have joined the Ann Arbor Periodontics team. I am new to the field and have learned so much already. I have an opportunity to help grow with this practice, and I am eager to meet all the patients that walk through these doors. I am well versed in computers, graphic design, and will soon be a certified Radiographer. I have traveled overseas and speak Japanese, as well.

In my spare time, I love going on nature walks with my mini dachshund, Maizey. Playing video games with my fiancé, watching action movies, and travel.