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.