Cosmetic Dental Staff


Front Office Team

Dental Staff - Dentist Lansing MI

Shanna Tomlin

I was born & raised in the Southern Gulf Coast region & moved to Michigan in 2014 with my husband. I have worked in medical administration since I was 19 years old, but always dreamed of working in the dental field. I feel extraordinarily blessed to have been chosen to be a part of the Dyras Dental family & I'm looking forward to the opportunities for growth that are sure to come!

Laura Zapoli

Dentistry has been in my life for over 40 years and I have enjoyed all the friendships I have made over the years with our wonderful staff and patients. I started with Dr. Michael Hutcheson as an assistant in my twenties and that position evolved into managing a staff of 9 employees and 3 grandchildren!! I am excited to help Dyras Dental develop and grow with all the technology that dentistry has to offer.

Heather Hammond

I have worked in the dental field since 2000 and have been involved in many aspects of the field during that time.  However, my passion is my current position as a financial coordinator.  I met my husband at a previous dental employer.  My father-in-law likes to say "See, going to the dentist can be a good thing."  We have 2 wonderful children and enjoy spending time as a family.  I look forward to many more years at our office and hope to make your experience here as pleasant as possible.

Hygiene Team

Dental Staff - Lansing Dentist

Madeline Soria

I graduated from Lansing Community College’s dental hygiene program in May of 2014 and went on to complete my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan. I started working at Dyras Dental in September 2015 and have enjoyed working with the awesome team here. I love having the opportunity to learn about the newest treatments and technologies to help patients achieve optimal oral health. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, bowling with my family, and hanging out with my cat.

Christa Garza

I graduated from Lansing Community College's dental hygiene program in May of 2013. I went on to complete my bachelor's in dental hygiene with minors in public health and education from Sienna Heights University.  Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, I was a medical assistant and have been doing patient care since 1994.  There is nothing more rewarding than helping a patient return to optimal dental health and seeing that smile on their face.  When not practicing hygiene, I am a mother of 3 wonderful daughters and enjoy their various activities and family outings.

Chelsea Byrne

I graduated from Delta Community College's dental hygiene program in May of 2017. Before going back to school for dental hygiene I worked as a dental assistant, with experience in both general and pediatric dentistry. I began work at Dyras Dental in July of 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I look forward to continued growth as a dental professional, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with such an experienced and dedicated staff.

Assistant Team

Dental Staff - Dentist Lansing

Samantha Houston

Dentistry entered my life in 2014. I am an assistant and the Sleep Apnea Advocate at Dyras Dental. I enjoy my career and have gained friends and knowledge through it. I am looking forward to what the future holds!

Nicole Beauchamp

I have been in the dental field for 26 years. I have been with this office for the last 25 years. I have enjoyed working with Dr. Dyras and Dr. Hutcheson over the years and learning all the new technology that our office offers. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and seeing them leave with a smile. I am originally from the Upper Peninsula and moved to the area 26 years ago. I am married and have twin daughters. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and camping.

Amanda Kroetsch

I have been at Dyras Dental since 2012. I enjoy working in the dental field and making our patients feel comfortable during every visit. I have always wanted to work in the dental field since I was a child. I love helping people! I enjoy making it a fun or comfortable experience for every patient! When I'm not assisting, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my husband and two daughters.

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