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Northern Trails Dental Team

Meet the Team
Come where your dentist understands you. We go out of our way to ensure you get the kind of dental care you deserve. Our experienced and friendly staff will help you discover the best options for you.

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Dr. Gwendolyn Buck

Dr. Gwendolyn Buck was born in the beautiful Copper Country of the Upper Peninsula. She relocated to the Marquette area as a child and graduated from Marquette Senior High School. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology at Northern Michigan University. Her dental degree was earned from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After receiving her DDS, she chose to pursue an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Jacksonville with the University of Florida. There, she had the opportunity to expand her skills in many aspects including complex treatment planning, implant placement and restoration, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and overdentures (dentures over implants).

Providing care for those in Third World countries is one of Dr. Buck's passions. In 2007, she had the opportunity to provide dental care in the very rural community of El Rosario, in the mountains of Honduras. She can't wait until her next opportunity to travel to a Third World country to help people with such an incredible need for urgent dental care.

During the summer of 2008, Dr. Buck purchased the practice of Dr. Breit in Gwinn. Dr. Buck is a Yooper, so she was thrilled to find an opportunity to come back to the Upper Peninsula. She enjoys many outdoor activities, among them being four-wheeling, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and swimming. She spends her free time with her husband, Aaron and cat, Chang.

 

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Dr. Andrew Ekdahl

Dr. Andrew Ekdahl
The youngest of five children, Dr. Ekdahl was raised and attended school in L’Anse. After completing his high school education, he followed a long standing family tradition and attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he received a degree in Human Biology. After graduation from MSU, Dr. Ekdahl attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor to complete his dental education. While at the University of Michigan he was able to enhance his clinical education through the school’s Outreach Program which gives students the opportunity to obtain additional practice skills in both a community and private practice setting.

Dr. Ekdahl is very eager to return to the Upper Peninsula where his family still resides and thrilled at the opportunity to join a dental practice in such an exceptional area. His hobbies include spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, canoeing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Amanda

Amanda
Hi, my name is Amanda. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Assistant and licensed in Local Anesthesia. I have worked in the dental field for 36 years, and can honestly say "I enjoy coming to work every day!"

I love being with our patients and helping them achieve optimum dental health by working together and customizing an oral hygiene plan just for them, so they can protect their investment in their mouth and general health. Working with Dr. Buck and our great dental team also makes my work a true pleasure.

I have been married for 20 years to a great guy. My son and his wife now have a beautiful daughter, Ava. I am really enjoying being a Grandmother, and I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy hiking with husband, my cat, Tigger and my two St. Bernard's, Maggie and Dougal, and camping as much as we can.

 

Jamie
Jamie

Jamie
Hi! My name is Jamie Leisner. I grew up in the Gladstone area. I am a 2013 graduate of Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene school. Currently, I am taking classes online to further my education as a dental hygienist. In my free time I like to run, plan my wedding, spend time with my family, and visit my fiancé who is studying at Findlandia University.

Working with the staff at Northern Trails Dental Care is truly a blessing. They make working such an enjoyable & positive environment. I am beyond excited to work with each and every one of you!

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Carilyn

Carilyn
Hi, my name is Carilyn. I am fortunate to have lived in the great town of Gwinn for the past 48 years. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for 30 years and an EMT and CPR instructor for 20 years. I am married with two adult children. I enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, bike riding, brushing and flossing and shopping.

 

 

 

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Teresa

Teresa
Hi, my name is Teresa. I am a dental assistant here at Northern Trails Dental Care. I received a certificate in Fundamentals of Dental Assisting from Marquette Community Schools and a career diploma in Dental Assisting from Penn Foster Career College. I've worked as a dental assistant for two years before joining Dr. Buck in November of 2011. I truly believe that I was born to work in the dental field. I absolutely love what I do and I thoroughly enjoy caring for my patients. I don't think there is a better feeling in the world than the reward I get from being a part of peoples' journey to achieve their dental dreams.

I was born and raised in Marquette and recently relocated to the Gwinn area. I am an avid Elvis fan and love to go camping and to the beach, as often as possible. I hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

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Stacy

Stacy
Hi, my name is Stacy. I started in dentistry right out of high school and worked as a dental assistant for seven years. I have since then enjoyed working reception and helping people achieve their goals. My husband and I have a beautiful son and enjoy fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

cortney
Trudy

Cortney
Hi, my name is Cortney. I have lived in the Gwinn area for most of my life and really enjoy being part of such a great community of people! I haven’t been in the dental field long, but I am enjoying learning all that I can about such an interesting subject. In my free time, I love to read, sing, and most of all, I love being an active leader in my church youth group. The time I get to spend with those kids is so precious to me, I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I look forward to getting to know you and helping you to achieve your dental goals in any way that I can!

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Sally

Sally
Hi, my name is Sally. I returned to Gwinn from the Iron Mountain Area in 2007. I enjoyed 10 years of living and working at K.I. Sawyer AFB until it's closure, which included working as an chair-side dental assistant at the K.I. Sawyer AFB Dental Clinic.

I recently joined the Northern Trails Dental Care team, and am excited to share my 15+ years experience in the dental field.

My husband and I have 3 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, gardening, and cutting firewood. Our mini Dachshund dog, Peter, often comes to work with me, so if you hear Peter..... he's just saying “Hi”.

I look forward to meeting and offering YOU the best customer service possible.

katie
Katie

Katie
Hello, my name is Katie, I was born and raised in Harvey. I graduated from Advanced Care Smile Center in Appleton Wisconsin with a certificate in dental assisting. Some of my favorite things are road trips and classic rock. I like to go camping, snowmobiling, shopping, and hanging out with good friends.

I hope to pursue my dental career further in the future and go into Dental Hygiene or a Dental Laboratory. The patients and staff here at Northern Trails Dental are truly amazing, they put a smile on my face every time I walk through the doors!

katie
Michelle

Michelle
Hey, it's Michelle! I began at Northern Trails Dental Care in 2012 as a Dental Assistant. I am newer to the dental field, but I hope to apply my previous 10+ yrs experience of working directly with people to help patients in planning and achieving their long-term goals. I truly enjoy my job and the awesome team I work with.

I look forward to further learning and becoming the best assistant I can for you. It's been great to be back in the area and see all the familiar faces, and the new ones too!

jessica
Jessica

Jessica
Hello! My name is Jessica Mickelson, I was born in Munising, Michigan and raised for the most part in Ocala, Florida. I have since moved back to "God's Country" with my family. I have four beautiful children and a wonderful husband.

I have been in the dental field for 12+ years and I absolutely love being able to help put a new smile on my patients faces and to do my very best to see to all their dental needs. Working here at Northern Trails Dentistry with Dr's Buck and Ekdahl has been a new and wonderful experience! The modern technology and family care atmosphere is outstanding in every way!

Please come, relax (in our massaging chairs!! how cool! eh?) and let us see to your dental needs. Hope to see you soon!