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We’ve served patients in Coldwater for over 60 years. Our team shares a commitment to our long history of excellent patient care and hospitality. Get to know the people who will be caring for you.

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Dr. Jared EllingerD.D.S.

Dr. Ellinger is originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, and he’s happy to serve the residents of Branch County. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo, where he received a BSc in Exercise Science with minors in Biology and Chemistry. He then went on to Ohio State to study dentistry, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and was ranked at the top of his class. At Ohio State he was also selected as a Veler Scholar, a scholarship that is awarded each year to one student who demonstrates the highest leadership, moral and ethical standards.

Dr. Ellinger practiced in northwest Ohio for several years before moving to Coldwater. He’s experienced in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys treating patients of all ages. He’s known for his fun, friendly and caring chairside manner and for providing the highest quality of care. Dr. Ellinger keeps up to date on advances in dentistry to provide the best level of care to his patients that he can. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

He and his wife Jennifer are high school sweethearts and they have a son named James. They live here in Coldwater and they enjoy lake life activities, spending time with family and friends and volunteering in the community.

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Dr. Daniel PickardD.D.S.

Dr. Pickard grew up in the town of Dexter, MI, located just west of Ann Arbor. He graduated from Dexter High School and went on to study at Michigan State University, where he graduated from the Honors College and received a BSc in Human Biology with a specialization in Bioethics, Humanities and Society. He discovered his passion for Dentistry through his own orthodontic treatment and later working as an orthodontic assistant for several years before attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

In his time at U of M School of Dentistry, he learned the value of treating each patient as an individual. He prides himself on working closely with each patient to reach their personal dental goals, and to make their visit a painless and positive experience. He has experience in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys treating patients of all ages. As a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry, he is always expanding his knowledge to better serve his patients. Dr. Pickard is excited to contribute to the community of Coldwater.

He met his wife Maya at Michigan State. They enjoy being in the outdoors, most often hiking with their dog or spending time with friends and family.

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Dr. Matthew P. KrutschD.D.S.

Dr. Matthew Krutsch, better known as Dr. Matt is a Coldwater High School graduate. He attended Western Michigan University, where he graduated with a BSc in bio-medicine in 1983. After graduating, he attended the University of Detroit Dental School, graduating in 1987 with a doctorate in dental surgery.

Dr. Matt is the second generation of dentists in the Krutsch family. Robert Charles Krutsch, his father, established the family practice in 1957. The practice was known as Krutsch Family Dentistry until 1996, when Dr. Matt took over from his father and renamed the practice Adult & Pediatric Dental Care

Dr. Matt is experienced in all aspects of dentistry from children’s dentistry to oral surgery, endodontics and orthodontics. He has deep and extensive expertise in the growth and development of children’s teeth - and he continues to expand his knowledge with continuing education.

He has completed courses at the World Clinical Laser Institute to enhance his ability to perform endodontic and periodontal procedures. Laser dentistry improves the ability to destroy bacteria, which raises the success rate of treating periodontal disease and abscessed teeth.

Dr. Matt and his wife, Karen, live in Coldwater. When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, basketball, tennis, racquetball and relaxing with his family.

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Dr. Greg MansourD.D.S.

Dr. Mansour holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Dental School, where he graduated second in his class. After graduation, he completed his general practice residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. During his residency, he received training in all aspects of modern dentistry, and he was also licensed in advanced cardiac life support

Dr. Mansour’s honors include the prestigious Clinical Honors Program Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the Scholastic Achievement Award of Excellence from PSI Omega. He’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Mansour is experienced in all aspects of dentistry from children’s dentistry to oral surgery, endodontics and orthodontics. He has deep and extensive expertise in the growth and development of children’s teeth - and he continues to expand his knowledge with continuing education.

The Adult & Pediatric Dental Care Team

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Amie ClarkDental Hygienist

Amie graduated from Coldwater High School in 2003 and studied Dental Hygiene at Kellogg Community College. She joined Adult & Pediatric Dental care in 2015. Amie is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, as well as in soft tissue laser and CPR.

She has two sons and enjoys helping them show horses and watching them play t-ball and soccer.

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Sara Jo (Milliman) SloneDental Hygienist

Sara Jo joined our team in 2006. She graduated from Bronson High School in 2003, and studied Dental Hygiene at Kellogg Community College, where she graduated with an associate degree in 2005.

Sara Jo is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, as well as in soft tissue laser and CPR.

She and her husband, Daniel, have two children: Austin and Avery. She grew up showing beef cattle and hogs and is an active member in her local 4-H Club as a leader.

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Alexys ClarkDental Hygienist

Alexys, better known as Lex in the office, is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Kellogg Community College. She has been in the dental field for over 10 years, and it is where her passion continues to grow. Lex considers herself a lifelong learner and loves that being a hygienist gives her many opportunities to keep learning. It is her priority to put her patients at ease and to teach the importance of oral hygiene all while helping patients reach their goals. Lex is happy to be doing what she loves in the community she grew up in. Outside of the office she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and of course spending time with family.

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Sandra WojackDental Hygienist

Sandra graduated from Kellogg Community College in 2002 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She brings experience and compassion to patient care and her goal is to make sure every patient has a positive experience.

Sandra lived and worked in Arizona for 12 years before returning to Coldwater and joining our practice in 2020. In her spare time Sandra likes to sew and crochet and spend time with her family.

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Michele SivardDental Assistant

Michele comes from Orange County, California. Three years ago, she decided to move to Michigan and make it her permanent home. Michele chose dental assisting as a career because she loves working directly with patients, providing comfort to patients, and being in a fast-paced environment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 dogs, visiting family, and trying to find new places to explore.

She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two nieces and nephews, friends, and her dogs. She also enjoys biking, traveling, cooking good food, and being outside.

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Macy CollierDental Assistant

Macy is a Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from Indiana University of Fort Wayne in 2021. Macy holds many scholarship awards for her hard work and great chairside manner. She chose assisting as her career because she loves making patients feel comfortable and leave the office happy. Macy is originally from Ohio, but has decided to make Coldwater her new hometown. In her free time, she enjoys all lake activities and loving on her puppy, Posie.

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Michelle MillerDental Assistant

Shelly graduated from Genoa High School in 1990, and attended the Dental Assisting Program at Penta County Vocational School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She also holds a certificate in Alzheimer’s education and is a hospice volunteer. Shelly worked with our practice from 1996 to 2008, and then left to do work helping the elderly. She returned to the practice in 2019.

Shelly and her husband, Rick, have one daughter, Chelsea. She loves spending time with her family and her dog. You’ll find her on her pontoon, swimming, fishing, and finding solitude in nature.

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Pat CasteelOffice Manager

Pat graduated from Taylor Center High School in Taylor, Michigan and joined our practice in 1998 as a receptionist. She is CPR certified. She and her husband, Phil, have two beautiful girls, Holly and Katy, and two remarkable sons-in-law, Jon & Arnold. They also have one granddaughter, Scarlett Rose, who tugs at their heart strings every day. When Pat’s not at work, she loves to cheer on the Detroit Tigers. She also enjoys boating as much as she can, taking long walks with her husband and driving her 2 cats crazy with laser lights. She is very devoted to her work family… and always will be!

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Amanda KnappOffice Manager

Amanda joined our team in 1997 as an assistant. She’s a graduate of Quincy High School and is also CPR certified. Amanda has been the lead assistant at Adult & Pediatric Dental Care for many, many years and is now co-managing as well as continuing to assist the doctor. She enjoys the pace of a busy office and loves that the patients are treated like family.

When she’s not at work, Amanda is at home spending time with her two beautiful children, Lizzy & Lucas.

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Jessie JividenInsurance Coordinator

Jessie comes from a small town in Ohio and joined our staff in September 2021. She has 9 years of experience working as a medical assistant, and coach’s girls high school sports as well. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending it with her husband and their English bulldog, Jimmy. Some of their hobbies include going to hockey games, watching football, and spoiling Jimmy.

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Jenny MercerReceptionist

Jenny joined our practice in 2020 and has a devotion to customer service and patient care. Jenny graduated from Coldwater High School. She has worked in offices and with customers for over 20 years.

When she’s not at work, Jenny loves to camp with her family and spend as much time as they can enjoying Michigan. She also loves going to the beach, baking, crafting, reading, and watching U of M football. She and her husband Chris have been married for 20+ years and have a little girl. Jenny is proud to live in Branch County and be a part of the community that we serve.

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Heather SmithReceptionist

Heather has a background in graphic design and administration. She graduated high school in 2009 from Union City High School and then graduated from Valor Christian College in Ohio with an associate degree in Pastoral Leadership. She would love to go back to school someday for business marketing and management.

Heather has been married for almost 6 years and has 2 boys: Liam, and Alexander. She is also a health and fitness coach and loves to help people feel better about themselves while transforming their life in a healthy way.

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Nikki FullbrightReceptionist

Nikki was born and raised in Branch County. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1997 and in 2014, she graduated from Ashford University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Child Development. In August 2011, she married her husband and best friend. They have two boys, Izzy and Racyn along with their black lab, Rocky. When not at work her family enjoys visiting racetracks for fun!

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