Meet Our Team

“Our patients frequently share how impressed they are with our staff, which I’m delighted (but never surprised) to hear. While the longevity of our team is very impressive, they are each dedicated to ensuring our patients have an excellent experience at every visit. There is also a genuine sense of camaraderie in our office, a team spirit I’m proud to say that patients ‘feel.’ I look forward to helping you get to know these talented individuals.”
– Dr. Ban Barbat

Our Wonderful Assistant Anna

ANNA, Registered Dental Assistant (staff member since 1998)

This Indiana native joined Dr. Barbat’s team in 1998. She enjoys seeing the reactions of patients when they see their new smiles and the impact that complete oral wellness can have on their lives. When not in the office, Anna spends time with friends and family, especially in her new home where boating and baking are favorite activities. She also stays busy with a skin care business.

AMANDA, Registered Dental Hygienist

A graduate of Baker College (Auburn Hills), Amanda enjoys helping patients be fully informed of all aspects of their oral and systemic health. She’s intrigued by the dental technologies that are so plentiful at Dr. Barbat’s office and using them to maximize patient care. When not in the office, Amanda loves yoga and traveling.

Our Wonderful Office Manager Beckie

BECKIE, Office Manager (staff member since 1998)

A delightful member of Dr. Barbat’s team since 1998, Beckie truly enjoys helping people. This is apparent in her friendly smile and warm personality as she assists patients in the front office with various needs. An accomplished cook and baker, Beckie enjoys her off hours trying new recipes and creating new ones. She also relishes time reading, gardening and traveling.

CATHY, Front Office Coordinator (staff member since 2003)

That friendly voice on the telephone and the smile that greets you is likely Cathy. Since 2003, this former dental assistant has used her multi-tasking skills to help patients with scheduling and other informational needs. Her love of outdoors and collecting heart-shaped rocks is complemented with photography skills that have evolved into a photography business. She also enjoys time with friends and family, biking and anything outdoors.

DANIELLE, Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle completed her dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University and Mott Community College. You will find that she is compassionate, able to put patients at ease and ensures a positive dental experience. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys crossfit and spending time with her husband Craig and their two children.

Our Wonderful Financial Coordinator Debbie

DEB, Financial Coordinator (staff member since 1999)

For over 20 years, Deb has been the creative wiz that helps patients fit dental care into their budgets. “Seeing how happy patients are with their results,” is a particular pleasure of her position. After hours, you’ll find Deb spending time with her granddaughter, enjoying the outdoors or with her two horses. She is also a horse trainer, a passion that’s resulted from her long-time involvement with these beautiful animals.

Our Wonderful Receptionist Doreen

DOREEN, Hygiene/Financial Coordinator (staff member since 2004)

Being talented in both hygiene and financial support takes a unique talent! And Doreen has been a support to both patients and the entire team since 2004. She enjoys dinner out with friends and family, traveling, gardening, shopping and anything on the water. Things that ‘sparkle’ are appealing, too!

Our Wonderful Assistant Jessica

JESSICA, Dental/TMJ/Hygiene Assistant (staff member since 2011)

Skilled in various assisting roles, Jessica joined the practice in 2011. She grew up in Harrison Township and completed dental training at Ross Medical Education. In her position, she enjoys getting to know patients and seeing them smile. Her free time includes fun shopping outings with her daughter and canvas art.

Our Wonderful Insurance Coordinator Michelle

MICHELLE, Insurance Coordinator (staff member since 2008)

Born and raised in Detroit, Michelle has assisted Dr. Barbat’s patients with insurance needs since 2008. In this challenging role, Michelle applies many skills to adeptly juggle all the details involved. When not on the job, Michelle spends time with friends and family, scrapbooking, reading and enjoying the beauty that Michigan’s nature has to offer.

Our Wonderful Hygienist Nan

NANNETTE, Registered Dental Hygienist (staff member since 2012)

A part of the team since 2012, Nan completed dental hygiene studies at Ferris State University and Madonna University. She appreciates Dr. Barbat’s up-to-date environment and working alongside a “great team” in a role that is an opportunity to help patients understand how their oral health is an integral part of their overall health. Nan enjoys camping, hiking, gardening and reading. She is also fluent in ASL (sign language).

NORA, Registered Dental Assistant

Nora was born and raised in Michigan. One of the newest additions to Dr. Barbat’s team, Nora has enjoyed her career as a Dental Assistant for over 20 years. She appreciates being part of a team dedicated to exceptional patient care with advanced dental technology. When not in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as cooking and gardening.