Dr. Luiz PantalenaDentistDr. Pantalena was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he attended an American Catholic school, Dr. Luiz then moved to the United States to pursue higher education. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University and later trained as a scientist, being awarded a PhD doctorate from Columbia University. He then attended dental school at Harvard.
Among many different things, Dr. Pantalena enjoys traveling, cycling, reading, and visiting family and friends.
SherrieDental AssistantSherrie will greet you with a smile a make sure you are comfortable throughout your appointment.
She has over 12 years experience as a dental assistant, moving to Gladwin County from the Detroit area. She loves her job & enjoys helping people. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and watching movies with her husband and their two sons.
GailDental HygienistGail brings a bright smile and 37 years of experience to the practice.
Her past includes teaching for seven years at Delta College in the Dental Hygiene Department, and spending a summer at Bay Cliff Health Camp treating special needs children, Michigan Dentistry for the Handicapped, and private practice. Gail enjoys photography and farming.
TannaDental HygienistA 2012 Delta College graduate, Tanna has been practicing dental hygiene for over two years. One of her priorities is making our patients have a comfortable and positive experience with her gentle touch, skills, and humorous personality.
Growing up in Beaverton, this small town girl always enjoys the outdoors. This includes four-wheeling, camping, snowmobiling, fishing, and most importantly, spending quality time with her pride and joy, her son Daniel.
BlairScheduling CoordinatorBlair was born and raised in Michigan and has spent most of her life right here in Gladwin.
You will find that Blair enjoys her role as appointment coordinator and assisting patients in their scheduling needs. She takes pride in her friendly personality and positive attitude that she uses to greet each patient as they arrive at the office. Her friendly and positive attitude are also expressed on our FaceBook page that Blair manages. "I am excited to be a part of such a caring-thorough team and to see all the great changes being made in our office."
Blair enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 children. During the summer you can find her and her family on the softball field or tubing down the river.
LoriTeam LeaderLori is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that your visit to LifeSMILES Gladwin is the best experience that you can have.
YeddaDental AssistantYedda is a 2004 graduate of Mott Community College Dental Assisting Program. Yedda said "I am passionate about dental assisting" and she is very excited to be a part of the LifeSMILES team in Gladwin, where she is able to utilize her skills to their fullest.
Gladwin provides a wonderful place for Yedda to spend time with her family and raise her two young children, who keep her busy. Camping trips brought Yedda and her husband to Gladwin, where they fell in love with the area, they chose to move to Gladwin in 2012 to enjoy it year-round.