Meet the Traverse City, MI Dental Team

Our practice offers a friendly, helpful group of dental professionals situated in a relaxing setting overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay. We utilize the best dental technologies available to ensure your visits with us are comfortable and enjoyable. Meet our team that will help make your experience the best it can possibly be.

Justine

Registered Dental Hygienist

When growing up, I always loved going to the dentist and knew I wanted to go into the dental field. I graduated from Ferris State University in 2012 with a passion for dental hygiene. I relocated to the Traverse City area and was ecstatic when the opportunity became available to be a part of this beautiful office! I became a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team in June 2016. I truly take pride in making patients feel comfortable and allowing them to have the best care. I love working with the latest technology to provide excellent treatment to our patients.

I love being on the water and boating on all the lakes Northern Michigan has to offer during the warm summer months! I also enjoy skiing, camping, walking, and most of all spending time with my family.

Danielle

Registered Dental Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator

I joined the team at Associates in Family Dentistry in 2014, shortly after graduating from NMC with my degree in Dental Assisting. I truly enjoy interacting with the variety of patients we care for and strive to provide each with a warm and comforting environment while in our care.

Living and working in Northern Michigan is a true blessing! My husband and I, and as well as our two sons, are outdoor enthusiasts. The diverse Michigan seasons provide us with ample opportunities to get out and enjoy plenty of our favorite activities including ice fishing, snow shoeing, bike riding, trail hiking, boating and swimming. Let’s not forget the best part, enjoying the Detroit Red Wings!

Diane

Registered Dental Hygienist

Graduating from Ferris State University with my degree in Dental Hygiene, I pursued my dental career in the Traverse City area. I have been in practice now for over 20 years and am proud to be a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team. I believe making our patients feel like they are part of our family is what sets our practice apart from the rest.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy kayaking, skiing, sewing and reading as well as spending time with my husband, two grown children and my grandchild.

Renee

Patient Care Coordinator

I moved up to the Traverse City area back in 2000 and was excited to join the team at Associates in Family Dentistry. Prior to joining the team, I was a patient and was impressed with the quality of care I received and friendliness of the entire office. I currently work at the front desk as a Patient Care Coordinator.

Before moving to Traverse City I was a certified Phlebotomist and account manager for 24 years in the Lansing area.

I enjoy gardening, canning, boating and of course, Michigan softball. Living in this beautiful area, both my husband and I love spending time with our family and two grandchildren.

Jennifer

Office Manager

I have been working at Associates in Family Dentistry since 1999. I graduated from Central Michigan University in 1997 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Shortly thereafter I discovered my love for dentistry! I thoroughly enjoy working in this industry and am proud to say I work at Associates in Family Dentistry.

I love warm weather and with living in Northern Michigan it is known that summertime is my absolute favorite time of year. I enjoy fishing on all the beautiful lakes with my husband and children as well as playing sports and most any game in general.

Michael C. Hutchison, D.D.S., AAACD, Traverse City Cosmetic Dentist

As a cosmetic dentist with more than twenty nine years of experience, Dr. Michael Hutchison quickly reached the pinnacle of his career by becoming an accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in April 2001, one of only 250 members worldwide.

Dr. Hutchison practices dentistry based on one primary goal: to provide excellence in dental services and overall care to his patients. Dr. Hutchison graduated from Loyola University’s Dental School where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1987. Upon completion of dental school he practiced in LaGrange, Illinois for 10 years.

Moving to the Traverse City area with his family in 1997, he quickly established a thriving dental practice that has progressed into one of the area’s most quality-driven practices for both general and cosmetic dentistry in the Northern Michigan region and beyond. Dr. Hutchison focuses on creating a team-approach with each patient to deliver the best overall care possible. If you are looking for exceptional dentistry delivered in a relaxing atmosphere, look no further than Dr. Hutchison!

Outside of serving as one of the top family and cosmetic dentists in Traverse City, Dr. Hutchison enjoys spending time with his family, boating, playing golf and using computers. His dental interests focus on cosmetic dentistry, implants, pain management (TMJ), and sleep disorders.

Providing dental care to Traverse City, MI

Education/Associations
  • 1979 – 1980 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • 1980 – 1983 Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    • B.S. Degree in Distributive Studies, Minor in Zoology and Chemistry
  • 1983 – 1987 Loyola University Dental School, Maywood, IL
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
    • President of the Student Congress 1985-1987
  • 2001 AACD Accredited Member
  • 2000 – 2004 Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
    • Occlusion I, II, III, IV
    • Advanced Anterior Aesthetics
  • 2000 – 2002 Dental Concepts, James Carlson Seminars, Diagnosis and Occlusion
  • 2002 – Present Occlusal Concepts in Pain Management and Dental Sleep Solutions
  • Also a member of: ADA, MDA, & AGD