Dental Staff

Dentist in Boyne City, MI

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Jennifer S. Larson, DDS

Dr. Jennifer Larson graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2006. She also holds a Bachelors Degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Larson enjoys exploring beautiful northern Michigan, hiking and camping with her daughter and their yellow Labrador Retriever, Lilly.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) 2006 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) 1991 | Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • B.A., Biology 1988 | Hope College, Holland, MI.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
General Dentist

Michigan Community Dental Clinics, East Jordan, MI
2006-2008

Provide comprehensive general dentistry services to underserved clients whom are either uninsured or are Medicaid recipients in Rural Northern Lower Michigan. Also, participate in various community education events such as presentations in the local elementary schools regarding oral health.

General Dentist
Hamilton Community Health Network, Flint, MI
2006-2008

Provided general dentistry services to the underserved of inner city Flint. Also, participated in numerous health fairs and other community education events to promote oral health and access to care.

Student Internship
Wadsworth Dental Clinic, Saginaw, MI - 2005
As a third year dental student, provided emergency and restorative dental services to patients in a community health clinic setting. These patients were primarily uninsured or Medicaid recipients.

Bay Cliff Children’s Health Camp, Marquette, MI. - 2005
As a third year dental student I spent a week as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing dental  services to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

HONORS / AWARDS

  • University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women, Margaret Dodd Towsley Scholarship 2005
  • NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship 1988
  • NCAA Academic All American (swimming) 1985-1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Hope College, Holland, MI) 1988
  • Magna Cum Laude (Hope College, Holland, MI) 1998


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • President, Vacationland District Dental Society 2011
  • Member, American Dental Association 2006-present
  • Member, American Student Dental Association 200 1-2006
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity 2004-2006 

 

James E. Straley, DDS

Dr. Straley (Dr. Larson’s Father) has been practicing dentistry for 55 years and is admired and respected by patients and dental peers alike. He owned and operated a successful private practice in Flushing, MI for many years. His son Jeffrey Straley now owns and operates that practice. Dr. Straley has resided in Boyne City since 2007. In his free time, he enjoys boating, skiing and traveling with his wife of 55 years, Suzanne. 

 



Christian Martin, R.D.A.

Christian has been a practicing Dental Assistant since 2003, and a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006.  She has earned special certification through the State of Michigan Board of Dentistry, allowing her to perform expanded functions of patient care in our practice. A skilled and very valuable asset to our practice, she enjoys biking, hiking and camping in beautiful Northern Michigan in her free time.


Ranee Pensyl, Office Manager

Ranee has lived in Gaylord for 16 years. She has been working in the dental field as a Paitent Coordinator, Assistant and Office manager for 11 years. She enjoys boating, hunting, working out, and watching soccer with her husband of 21 years and their two daughters.

 


Rachel Coen, Hygienist 

Rachel has lived in Charlevoix her entire life and loves it. She graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She married her high school sweetheart in 2015 and together they share their home with two cats and a yellow lab. In her free time she enjoys fishing, swimming at the beach, and quilting.

Janette Wilson
Janette Wilson, RDA 

Janette has worked in dentistry for 28 years, and brings a wide variety of experience to our team. In her dental career, she has served as Office Manager, Dental Surgery Coordinator and both a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. As an RDA, she has earned special certification through the State of Michigan Board of Dentistry allowing her to perform expanded duties chair side. Outside of the office she enjoys kayaking, gardening, snow shoeing, and camping. She lives on a hobby farm with her husband of 27 years and two teenage children.

 

Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed