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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.

Dr Ellinger

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.

Dr. Matthew P

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 is a proud member of St. Charles Church and the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Branch County Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as president of the Community Health Center Foundation and Coldwater Youth Basketball. He has won the Branch County Health Care “Provider of the Year” award, as well as the “Helping Hands” award from the State of Michigan.

Dr. Matt and his wife, Karen, live in Coldwater with their three sons: Adam, Matthew and Jacob. When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, basketball, tennis, racquetball and relaxing with his family.

Dr Mansour

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. 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.

The Adult & Pediatric Dental Care Team

Pat Casteel

Pat CasteelOffice Manager

Pat graduated from Taylor Center High School in Taylor, Michigan and joined our practice in 1998 as a receptionist. She and her husband, Phil have two daughters: Holly and Katy. When she’s not at work she loves to cheer on the Detroit Tigers. She also enjoys boating, reading and taking long walks with her husband.

Amanda Knapp

Amanda KnappOffice Manager

Amanda joined our team in 1997. She’s a graduate of Quincy High School. Amanda credits Dr. Matt for teaching her how to be a top-notch assistant. She’s also CPR certified.

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

Sara Jo

Sara Jo (Milliman) SloaneDental 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.

Amie Clark

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. Sara Jo 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.

Sandra Wojack

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.

Michelle Miller

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. 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.

Trisha Gallup

Trish GallupDental Assistant

Trish has worked as a Certified Dental Assistant for over 6 years. She is a graduate of Pansophia Academy and received her certification from Concord Career Institute.

As a little girl, Trish was a patient at Adult & Pediatric Dental Care. She was inspired to go into dentistry when she watched Dr. Matt and his assistant work together as a team. That spark grew into a passion and excitement to learn the skills to work as a dental assistant.

Trisha and her fiancé have a daughter and a son. They spend most of their spare time playing with their children (and picking up after them). They also enjoy boating, reading, going to the beach, and being outside enjoying nature.

Jenny Mercer

Jenny MercerReceptionist

Jenny graduated from Coldwater Highschool and is a lifelong student at Kellogg Community College. She joined our practice in 2020 and has a devotion to customer service and patient care.

When she’s not at work, Jenny loves to camp with her family and spend as much time as they can enjoying campgrounds all over Michigan. She also loves going to the beach, baking, crafting, reading and watching U of M football. She and her husband Chris have a daughter and live in Branch County.

Robin Waterman

Robin Waterman

Robin graduated from Athens High School and attended Argubright Business College and Kellogg Community College. She has worked as a supervisor at UPS, a State Farm Agent, and also with the elderly at Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E..

She has two grown children. Her daughter is a medical assistant and her son is serving in the U.S. Navy. Robin enjoys hockey and has been both a coach for youth and a player in the Battle Creek men’s league. She’s an avid runner and cyclist (mountain bike and road) and enjoys spending time with her dogs.

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