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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

Come and meet a woman who truly loves her job. 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. In 2014, she traveled to Bolivia with Flying doctors of America to treat men and women prisoners and their children who live with them in prison. In many countries, one is guilty until proven innocent, not innocent until proven guilty. About 80% of the prisoners in the two prisons Dr. Buck visited had not been sentenced yet. Her next adventure will be caring for the extremely poor in Cusco, Peru, in May 2016. Hopefully three dental assistants from Northern Trails will also be joining her on this mission trip. 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. Dr. Buck enjoys a wide variety of activities including outdoor fun such as hiking, kayaking and 4-wheeling. She also loves travel and seeing all corners of the world. She spends her free time with her husband, Aaron and cat, Chang.

 

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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've been married for 25 years. My son and his wife have two beautiful daughters, Ava and Andi. I really enjoy spending time with my grandchildren as much as I can. As well as time with family and friends. I also enjoy hiking and camping with my husband, my cat, Tigger,and my two St. Bernard's; Maggie and Dougal.

 

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 was born and raised in the U.P. and love anything that has to do with the outdoors! My husband, kids, and I enjoy fishing, camping, riding bikes, 4-wheeling and walking our dog. I first sparked an interest in the dental field when I was a senior in high school. Ever since then I have enjoyed working in the dental field for 11 years. I truly enjoy helping patients to achieve their dental goals and helping them to love their smile again! I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

cortney
Cortney

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 its closure, which included working as a 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 many years' experience in the dental field.

My husband and I have 3 wonderful children and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, gardening, and cutting firewood.

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

 

michelle
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!

kim
Kim

Kim
Hi, My name is Kim. I am a dental hygienist with the Northern Trails dental team. I got my hygienist license in 2006 and moved to Gwinn in 2007. In my free time I enjoy being home to work on projects around the house and yard. I like going out and seeing live entertainment, anything from plays to bands, or being home reading anything at all.