Meet The Team


Practice Administrator

Ruthie attended school at Tulsa Junior College. She has been working with Dr. Sorensen for 20 years as his Practice Administrative and Treatment Coordinator. Ruthie helps to educate patients about periodontal disease and dental implant care. She will be there for you from start to finish.

Ruthie, her husband, two cat and their dog Brody, loves spending time up north at their cabin and having sleep overs with her grandchildren. 


Scheduling & Hygiene Coordinator

Andrea attended Washtenaw Community college where she got her CDA and RDA in dental Assisting. Andrea has work with Dr. Sorensen for 22 years as a dental assistant and part of the administrative team. Andreas is our hygiene coordinator and work diligently to help patient understand their insurance benefits and limitation. She helps the patient stay on top of their cleaning schedule.

Andrea enjoys spending time in the garden, and taking the grandkids up north for some family time. 


Patient Coordinator

Lisa attended Eastern Michigan University. She has been part of the administrative team for 9 years. Lisa will be the first person to greet you when you arrive at our office. She looks forward to helping you schedule appointments, answer billing questions, and providing you with excellent customer service.

Lisa enjoys camping with her family, taking leisurely pontoon rides on Torch Lake, and playing with her little dog, Syrena. 


Periodontal Hygienist

Laurie attended Owens Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Laurie has been part of Dr. Sorensen’s hygiene team for 21 years. With 21 years for experience and training with Dr. Sorensen, her skills up the quality of care required to treat the special needs of a periodontal patient.

Laurie is madly in love with her two grandchildren and spends as much time as she can with them. 


Periodontal Hygienist

Debbie attended Owens Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, she also received a BAS from Siena Heights University. She has been part of Dr. Sorensen hygiene team for 10 years.  Debbie has also spent the last 12 years as an adjunct clinical instructor at Owens Community College, teaching the hygiene program.

Debbie enjoys painting, refurbishing furniture, perennial gardening, and spending time with her family.


Dental Assistant

Lyn attended Washtenaw Community College, where she received her CDA and RDA, and still teaches an annual class on periodontics for the dental assisting program. Lyn has been Dr. Sorensen lead assistant for 17 years. Lyn is devoted to the comfort and quality of care given to her patient

Lyn loves woodworking, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter Areia.


Danielle joined our team over two years ago. Although she is newer to our office she has over 20 years of dental assisting experience. She is a CDA and RDA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University.

Danielle enjoyed an extensive career in restorative dentistry where full mouth reconstruction was the focus treating patients with extensive challenges or injuries. She spent over 20yrs working along side her mentor Prosthodontist, Dr. L.W. Seluk. It was there that she earned a Prosthodontic Dental Assisting Award through a program given  by the ADAA and ACP.  In addition, she attended a surgical program in Chapel Hill, NC, given by the AAP for the ACP/ Prosthodontists’ and their Assistants’. This was her formal introduction to oral surgery where this program focused on the placement of dental implants. Danielle went on to finish her Bachelor’s Degree through Wayne State  and then in more recent years acquired her RDA through Washtenaw Community College. 

Danielle also has two girls in their young teens that keep her very busy with all their extra curricular activities. Her girls are as different as day & night and she wouldn’t have it any other way.  Variety is the spice to life. In her spare time she also enjoys birding, photography, painting & is passionate about music. 

Mari Garry

Mari is the newest addition to our team. Mari is our hygiene and sterilization assistant.