​YOUR DENTAL HEALTH CARE TEAM at Life-Centered Dentistry in Grand Rapids


​LAURIE

Administrative assistant

ORAL HYGIENE SPECIALISTS AND EDUCATORS

  616 - 453 - 3111


​    The Life-Centered Dentistry Team

Life-Centered Dentistry in Grand Rapids Has More Than 35 Years of Experience CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY'S DENTAL HEALTH NEEDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.

I have been a dental hygienist for 20 years, all with Dr. Ludwig. I always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. I realized,as I got older I wanted to help people feel as comfortable at the dentist as I did. The ability to meet new people and establish long-lasting relationships with clients brings great joy to my life.
Outside of my profession, my daughter Maddie is the light of my world. We enjoy anything from just hanging out to traveling and going to concerts. Many of my weekends are spent in Baldwin at my cabin. My boyfriend, Bill, has taught me about hunting and fishing. I'm hoping this will be my year for "the big one!"​

       KALEIGH

​Dental assistant

        TARA

​Dental hygienist

​ I have been in the dental field since 2011! I have worked with Dr. Ludwig for 6 years. I am so blessed to have an amazing team to work with, while providing high quality dentistry every day! I love to encourage and educate my patients on good oral health, as well as help them along on their dental journeys! =]


Outside of work I have a very energetic 6 year old son, Josiah! Naturally we are always on the go. When I do relax, I enjoy reading, working out and the spa. ​

     OUR PATIENT SERVICES EXECUTIVES

I am excited to share what I have learned as a visionary and efficiency expert in the non-profit sector with the staff at Life-Centered Dentistry.


I currently work full-time as  the Founder and CEO of Chia and Friends, a non-profit dedicated to giving single moms a hand up by assisting with living and daycare expenses, so they can get a career education. I share how this all started in my soon to be published book, "But God...a journey." As my husband says, I am the eternal mom.


My past non-profit experience includes Grand Rapids Right to Life, the Grand Rapids Ballet Boutique, Master Arts Theater, Life Matters Worldwide and 40 Days for Life.


My other full-time job is visiting our six adult children who live outside of Michigan. We also have  three of the best kids-in-law in the world and six grandchildren. 

I have spent over 20 of  22 years here at Dr. Ludwig's office. I love the relationships I have established with my patients and have enjoyed watching all the generations of families grow, while keeping up with their lives.


I love our team. Everyone helps each other out. We all genuinely care for our patients, and make it a priority to put our patients first, as well as giving them the best care possible.
I am married to my wonderful husband. We have two teen- age boys. We hope to add another dog to our family. I stay busy watching my boys play their sports. In the little free time I have, I enjoy reading, working out and love going to the beach. 

DR. CARLA ENGEL LUDWIG

          Operations 

DENISE

​Office manager

​I have worked with Dr. Ludwig for 35 years! I started as his chair-side assistant. I truly enjoy chatting with patients and getting to know them personally. My clinical experience comes in handy as I help people with their questions. It helps me in determining their dental needs. We have an amazing team and have a great time working together.


On a personal note, I have been happily married to my husband, Doug, for 31 years! We have 3 grown children, all recently married. We stay very active with lots of outdoor activities such as walking, biking, kayaking and camping. We are very involved in our church and small group Bible study. We are enjoying our empty nest but would welcome grandchildren any time!!

I have been a dental assistant since 2011. I have gotten the pleasure of working along side Dr. Ludwig for 2 years. Along with dental assisting, I am doing the marketing for the office. I feel blessed that I get to work with the best group of people and we are able to laugh and have fun while also assisting our patients on their dental journeys! I enjoy getting the chance to talk with patients and have great relationships with them where they feel comfortable coming into the office!


I have 2 amazing kids, my 7 year old daughter, Brookelynn, and my 3 year old son, Colton. They are the light of my life! We are always on the go. We enjoy going to the park, riding bikes fast while mom runs after them and just hanging out cuddling on the couch watching movies. When I have time to myself I enjoy working out (which is a must after eating Sandy's donuts) and just hanging out with friends. 

PATIENT CARE AND TREATMENT SUPPORT TEAM

​      ​ASHLEY , CDA

   ​Dental assistant

           JOLENE   

​  Dental hygienist

​ANGIE 

Dental hygienist 

​I have been a dental hygienist for 9 years and I have been with Dr. Ludwig for 6 of those years. I really enjoy being able to work with people and form relationships with my patients.


My husband and I are about to celebrate 5 years of marriage and have one very spoiled cat, who was born the day we were married. =] In my free time I enjoy reading and working out--good thing since we work next to a donut shop!! My husband and I enjoy biking, swimming, kayaking and anything we can do outside. ​

I have been with Dr. Ludwig for 29 years! I started as a dental assistant. Over the years, I have gotten to know so many of our patients. It is a joy to see lives changed with improved smiles. I work with a great group of people that make work fun! I am blessed to be a part of a great office!


My family is wonderful! My husband makes commercials, so once in a while  you may see me on TV. My oldest son is married, and I now have the best daughter-in-law! Another son is a freshman in high school and runs cross country. My youngest is a daughter and in the seventh grade at City Middle. She's not into sports, except when we play tennis together. She may run the world one day =] We have a 4 year old dog, Lola, who is the joy of our lives!