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The Team at Associates in Family Dentistry

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Michael C. Hutchison

Michael C. Hutchison


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, as 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.



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 many of the beautiful lakes with my husband and children. I also like playing sports and most any game in general.



Patient Coordinator

I have spent years in customer service in varied fields and in detail management in administrative positions, fostering my natural love of comforting and assisting people in their endeavors; aiming to help them feel informed. I joined the team at Associates in Family Dentistry in December 2017 as a front desk patient coordinator. I am usually the first person you will see when coming into the office and have made it my objective to invite patients into a space that is relaxed and approachable. I work with patients to schedule their dental visits and navigate with them, how their insurance plan affects their visit. I know that a patient can experience a less intimidating visit to the dentist if their scheduling and insurance questions
are answered.

In my free time, I love connecting with family first and relaxing in nature (my second love) through any outside experience from biking and walking, to gardening and bonfires, and everything in between!




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.



Dental Assistant/Patient Care Coordinator

I moved to the Traverse City area in July of 2017 from Rhode Island, where I studied General Health Science at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. My career goals have always included working in the dental field and caring for the needs of patients, and I feel very blessed to have been given that opportunity with Associates in Family Dentistry. I am ecstatic to be a part of the Associates in Family Dentistry family and am grateful to have the opportunity to share my smile with the greater Traverse City area.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family every chance I get. With my husband in active duty military, it has allowed me to see so many places in the United States. I LOVE meeting new people and making new friends in all the places we have been. I also enjoy spending time viewing the beauty of our country and enjoying mother nature any way I can.




I graduated from the Washtenaw Community College dental assisting program in 2017 with an RDA license. I discovered that I really enjoy the patient contact and having opportunities to work with patients on their dental health. My husband Chris, son Jameson, and I moved to the area from southern Michigan in July 2018. I feel very fortunate to have become part of the team at Associates in Family Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, I love hiking, kayaking, skiing, swimming, and am looking forward to enjoying everything Northern Michigan has to offer!

“I love the fact that, as a dentist, I can have an impact on someone’s health and frankly their perception on life through their smile. My utmost concern is for my patients to have a positive and painless experience in my care. I am invested in people and am truly blessed to be able to work with my hands and have countless interactions with amazing people every day.” Erik R. Burke, DDS, GPR

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