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Meet Your Experienced Livonia Dental Team

While the prosthodontists do everything they can to stay directly involved with patients, SAAV Prosthodontics’ team of hygienists, dental assistants, and dental office staff keep the office productive, friendly and accessible to patients with all sorts of needs. Their dental knowledge, customer service, and kindness are directly reflective of our dental office’s values, so feel free to ask them any questions you have about your care or strike up a friendly conversation with them.

Larissa, Office Manager

Larissa’s career in oral healthcare covers well over 15 years so far. She finds great joy is helping people from all walks of life here at SAAV Prosthodontics, whether they’re wanting to improve their smile’s appearance, are struggling with dental pain, or need assistance with navigating their dental insurance.

A Dearborn native, Larissa enjoys spending time with her family (including an adorable niece) when she’s not busy at the dental office. Her other hobbies include being outdoors and participating in two local bowling leagues.

Ellen, Dental Hygienist

Ellen has impressively been working in the dental field for almost 50 years! After attending the University of Wisconsin, she studied dental hygiene at Madison Area Technical College. She has been a member of the SAAV Prosthodontics team for over five years now and greatly enjoys spending time with such wonderful patients. She truly loves her job!

Originally from the Green Bay area, Ellen has been married for 40 years and has two grown children. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, you can usually find her reading or working on her garden.

Kelli, Dental Hygienist

Kelli’s career in dentistry spans almost five years so far, and she loves being able to care for such awesome patients here at SAAV Prosthodontics! She studied at Wayne State University and completed her hygiene education at Baker College Hygiene School. She is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.

At home, Kelli has a partner named Aaron, two sons named Weston and Silas, and two stepchildren named Evan and Hannah. One of her favorite activities to do outside of work is Girls’ Nights on Wednesdays! Her group of friends loves trying new restaurants, doing yoga, and finding local events to attend. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she refuses to kill any insects.

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle is relatively new to the world of dentistry, but she already loves getting to know each and every patient so well here at SAAV Prosthodontics! She goes above and beyond to help out the other team members and make each appointment seamlessly smooth.

Originally from Redford, Michelle is the proud mother of three girls. Spending quality time with loved ones is her top priority outside of working hours.

Abby, Dental Assistant

Originally from Livonia, Abby’s career in oral healthcare spans over five years, most of which were spent right here as a member of our team. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to build such wonderful relationships with the patients!

Abby and her husband have two children named Phoebe and Mickey. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, you can usually find her reading, cross stitching, watching The Bachelor and the Bachelorette, going to football games (her husband coaches them), and spending quality time with loved ones.

Lolita, Dental Assistant

Lolita has been working in the world of dentistry for over five years so far. After studying at Monroe Community College, she completed her dental training at Ross Medical Education Center. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is the social aspects, as well as being able to help others become the best versions of themselves!

A Chicago native, Lolita has two children named Patrick and Heavyn. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with them most of all, going to movies, camping in the summertime, and doing lots of outdoor activities. Other favorite hobbies include reading, cooking, and traveling. She would love to write a book one day.

Meghan, Dental Assistant

Meghan attended Schoolcraft College for her education, and she’s a relatively new member of the SAAV Prosthodontics team. She loves seeing all of the wonderful patients each day, as well as getting to work closely with Dr. Uchil!

Meghan is from the Westland area, and her family consists of two loveable dogs, her fiancé, and his adorable daughter. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, she spends her free time with family and friends, playing tennis, and traveling. She also owns a business of her own, where she makes cosmetics.

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