Dr. Mary J. Stahle
Dr. Mary was born and raised in Jackson, MI. She is a proud alumnus of Northwest High School. Dr. Stahle received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College, a Masters in Business Administration from Michigan State University, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
She has served on several professional organizations including the Michigan Dental Association and Jackson District Dental Society. Currently, Dr. Stahle is an adjunct professor for the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and serves on the Washtenaw Community College Advisory Committee.
Her time and talents help to restore smiles of the underserved through the Donated Dental Service of Michigan. She also volunteers at various events with her parish, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Her goal is to inform and educate patients about their dental needs and help them make the best long term decision. Dr. Stahle has completed over 1500 hours of post-doctoral course work to keep current with the latest advances in cosmetic and all facets of general dentistry. This includes all facets of total health, discoveries, and advances of the wellness of the total body.
Dr. Stahle is married to John and they welcomed baby Noah in September, 2013. She enjoys gardening, swimming, cooking, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Amanda Daugherty (Expanded Duty-Registered Dental Assistant)
Amanda joined our office in 2012 after completing her clinical internship with us. She was born and raised in Jackson and attended Jackson Christian High School. Amanda graduated from Washtenaw Community College with highest honors and earned her Expanded Duty- Registered Dental Assistant license. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Assisting with a Minor in Healthcare Management at Siena Heights University. You will be greeted by Amanda with a relaxed and welcoming smile. Her compassionate personality gives her the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Isaac.
Donna Wait (Office/Front Desk)
Donna joined our office in the Fall of 2013. She will typically be the first person to greet you with her professional, calming and compassionate disposition. Although newer to the dental world, Donna will try hard to help a patient by going the extra mile. She is happy to welcome a new patient or research your dental insurance. As a graduate of Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, Donna and her husband Greg are very loyal Spartan fans!! Donna is also the proud mother of three grown children, Geoff, Megan and Lydia. She loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys baking, beach time and relaxing at home.
Josie Sukta (Registered Dental Hygienist and Periodontal Therapist)
Josie joined our office in the spring of 2014. She grew up in Jackson and attended Jackson Christian High School. She graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree. Her calm chairside manner and sweet demeanor helps put nervous patients at ease. Josie continously strives to educate her patients on the importance of their oral health. She currently serves as an officer at the local dental hygiene society. Josie enjoys baking and going for bike rides. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim and their son, Cameron.
Jode Paola (Registered Dental Hygienist and Periodontal Therapist, Expan)
Jode joined our office in the summer of 2016. She grew up in Jackson and attended Lumen Christi High School. Jode earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University and Associates degrees from Washtenaw Community College for dental assisting and Kellogg Community College for dental hygiene. Prior to working in the dental field, Jode worked in the special education field. Our office has greatly benefitted by her training and background working with special needs individuals. As both a registered dental hygienist and registered dental assistant, Jode is a strong asset to our team with her various skills. Outside of work, Jode enjoys reading, yoga and spending time in the outdoors camping, fishing and boating with her husband and two sons.
Krista Payne (Registered Dental Hygienist and Periodontal Therapist)
Krista joined our office in the spring of 2016 after completing her clinical internship with us. She grew up in the Jackson area and attended Jackson Christian High School. She graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene. She plans to continue her education to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene. Krista's bubbly enthusiasm makes her popular with the children at our office. Krista has been cross-trained to help with dental assisting duties. She is a team player, who is always willing to help wherever is needed. In her spare time, Krista enjoys going to the park with her dog, baking, crafting, and spending time with her family and fiancé, Kevin.