Dental Office in downtown Ann Arbor, MI

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Our staff, like our practice, is a family. As a family, we have an obligation to take care of each other. One of the ways we do this for our patients is to pursue the highest level of dental education to stay up-to-date with dental technology.

 

Dina H. Cocco DDS, PCDina Cocco

Dr. Cocco earned her baccalaureate degree at Central Michigan University in 1985 and completed dental school at the University of Michigan in 1989. Since 1990 she has shared her warm, personable approach to dentistry with her patients in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Continuing education at the U of M and elsewhere allows Dr. Cocco to bring the latest developments in dental care to her patients while maintaining the supportive and caring atmosphere they have grown to know and love.

Dr. Cocco is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Association for Women Dentists, and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Dr. Cocco came to Ann Arbor to study at the University of Michigan's renowned dental program and fell in love with the city and its diverse community. Her practice has sponsored teams in the Ann Arbor Hockey Association and she has participated at area health fairs. She lives in Ann Arbor with her two children and enjoys exercise classes and yoga at the health club, and spending time with her children who are both attending University of Michigan.

"We are family, and like family we're there for you. If you have any concerns or anything you want to ask, I'm very approachable. The more you talk to me, the better I can help you." - Dina H. Cocco, DDS, PC

 

Jeri - Appointment Coordinator and Billing Specialist                                           

Jeri joined our practice in March 2013 and is the first person you will meet whether it is over the phone lines or in person. She is happy to answer any insurance questions you may have and investigate your insurance coverageShe truly loves her job, co-workers and especially the patients. A favorite part of her job is "helping to make the day of others just a little bit brighter!" Jeri earned a degree in Business Administration and Management from Michigan State University. She enjoys traveling, camping, shopping and spending time with her family.

 

Heather- Appointment Coordinator and Billing Specialist

Heather joined our practice in April 2014. To Heather, the best part of her job is helping patients. She keeps patient records and insurance claims up to date. She also answers the phone, schedules appointments, and processes billing. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoys shopping, traveling, camping and working out. 

 

Hygienists

Danielle 

Danielle Bates - Dental HygienistDanielle has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan Dental School and has been practicing for over ten years.

Danielle’s responsibilities include cleaning teeth, patient education, evaluating patient homecare and making sure you have a great experience in the office. She also takes pride in stabilizing patients with periodontal needs and assisting in the maintenance of their unique care. Building relationships with her patients is one of her favorite parts of the job.

Danielle, her husband and daughter live in the area. Together, they enjoy going to sporting events, traveling, cooking and relaxing at home. She also enjoys being active, dancing, shopping, catching up with friends and spending time with family.

 

Elaine 

Elaine, a part-time member of Dr. Cocco’s staff since December of 2008, is a graduate of Ferris State University. Her duties include patient education, taking x-rays and root planing and scaling.

She says that meeting new people and educating them on how to best care for their teeth are her favorite parts of the job.

Elaine lives in Mt. Pleasant, MI with her husband and two daughters (who both attend Central Michigan University.) She enjoys spending her free time with her family.

 

 

 

Rebecca 

Rebecca graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and began working for Dr. Cocco in July of 2015.
 
She says that her job mostly entails educating patients about their oral health to help them prevent disease and keep them healthy. She does this in a friendly way to help prevent and, perhaps, even cure the fear of going to the dentist. 
 
Rebecca decided to become a dental hygienist after having many good experiences having her teeth cleaned.  “My hygienist always made me feel comfortable and I wanted to do the same for others.” She enjoys camping and playing tennis when she’s not working. 

 

 

Brenda

Brenda joined our practice in September 2016. She graduated from Kellogg Community College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016.

Brenda’s job entails cleaning teeth, taking radiographs, periodontal charting and providing education custom to each patients needs.

Brenda decided she wanted to become a hygienist at a young age. Before braces, she didn’t like her smile. Brenda’s dental hygienist guided and encouraged her through her braces experience. She will always remember the positive self esteem it gave her, and it all started with her great hygienist.

She currently lives in Jackson with her fiancé. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, attending football games and spending time with her family and friends.  

 

 

Karen 

Karen is a Registered Dental Hygienist, with degrees from WCC, EMU, and OCC. She is working on the Fridays that our office is open.

Both Karen’s grandfather and father were dentists.  She fell in love with dentistry while working for her father’s practice in high school as a Cerified Dental Assistant.  She continued to work for him after college until he retired.

Karen feels that her job is all about educating patients on their oral health because “a healthy mouth = a healthy body”.  Her favorite part of her job is interacting with her patients and improving their oral health.  “I love to help improve someone’s smile.”

When not working, Karen enjoys traveling, working in her garden and what she calls “blobbing in the sun”.  She currently lives in South Lyon with her husband and two children.

             

  

Dentist - Ann Arbor
815 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-668-8636

Fax: 734-668-1094