Our Doctor & Team
Michelle C. Dziurgot, DDS
Dr. Michelle C. Dziurgot is a 1996 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Naval Dental Center in Great Lakes, Il., and was then stationed with the US Marines while attached to 23rd Dental Company in 29 Palms, CA.
Dr. Dziurgot is a member of both the Michigan and American Dental Associations and is eligible for Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is the current Editor of the Macomb Dental Society Journal and was the previous Chairman of the Young Dentist component of that society.
Dr. Dziurgot is passionate in striving for new methods to treat the dental needs and wants of her patients. Her special interests include children, periodontal well-being and Cerec assisted smile enhancement.
While away from the office, she enjoys swimming, biking and traveling with her husband of 24 years, Dan Palomba, and their high energy seventh grader, Danny.
Dan Palomba - Human Resources
Samantha M. Richards-Hunt, Insurance Coordinator
Samantha Richards joined the MCDental Care team in May 2012. She enjoys being able to make patients be as comfortable as possible while in the dental chair and being able to contribute to them feeling good about their smile. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband and new baby daughter, as well as shopping and traveling.
Bethanny Ballor, Patient Care Coordinator
Bethanny Ballor became a part of our MCDental Care team in May 2019 as a Patient coordinator. She attended Michigan Dental Assisting School in 2015. While away from the office, Bethanny enjoys the company of friends and family, going to the gym, and shopping.
JoAnna M. Calerdone, Patient Care Coordinator
JoAnna Calderone was born into a huge Italian family. She has an older brother and a younger sister. Outside the office she enjoys all types of music and sports. She has a love of trying out new cooking recipes.
Kristina M. Dehnke, Patient Care Coordinator
Kristina became part of the MCDental Care team in September 2020. She studied dental assisting at SEOVEC in Royal Oak Michigan graduating with a certificate of completion in 1989. After many years of being in the medical field of assisting and billing she has returned to the dental assisting field, her first passion.
Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years and young son. She enjoys camping as well as spending time with family & friends, gardening and cooking.
Linda M. Shrum, RDH
Linda M. Shrum is a 1995 graduate of Oakland Community College Dental Hygiene Program. Her experience includes working with children and ranges to periodontal treatment. In the past 25 years, she has strived to give the best care to her patients and provide them with the education needed to improve their dental health. Linda enjoys participating in continuing education courses in order to expand her knowledge and to pass that knowledge along to her patients.
While away from the office, Linda enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her husband of 23 years. She also enjoys traveling, football and playing cards.
Tina M. Guidi, RDH
Tina M. Guidi is a 2014 graduate of Oakland Community College Dental Hygiene program. Tina is dedicated to providing exceptional patience care. She is experienced in treating a wide variety of patients of different ages and health needs. Her focus is on patient comfort, proper oral hygiene, and treatment and preventative care management.
While away from the office, Tina enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and her husband. She also enjoys traveling, attending her children's sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica Deary, RDH
Jessica Deary, RDH has been in the dental field since 1997. She is a 2004 graduate of Oakland Community College. She really loves her job as a hygienist and enjoys getting to know her patients. She strives to educate and improve her patient’s oral care and help them to obtain optimum overall health.
Away from the office, she enjoys time with family and friends. Her hobbies are drawing, painting and redoing old furniture. She enjoys expressing her creativity.
Rosa S. Watson, Dental Assistant
Rosa is a Wayne Community College Certified Dental Assistant-2010, who joined our MCDental Care team in August 2019. She enjoys making patients feel welcomed, comfortable as possible and aims to make every dental visit worth smiling for.
Away from the office, she enjoys her two children and husband, camping, gardening, and spending time with family for Sunday dinners.
Brooke L. LaPointe, Dental Aide
Brooke LaPointe became part of our MCDental Care team in June 2020. She is studying Biology with a Pre-Dental Concentration at Oakland University and plans to attend University of Detroit Mercy for Dental School. She enjoys the experiences she gets from assisting during procedures as well as the satisfaction of making someone smile.
Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family and animals, as well as keeping up with her school work.