Dr. Amy Gentner
Â Ever since writing a paper in eighth grade about how a dentist is a physician who specializes in the mouth, head, and neck before going to school, I have felt a calling to be a dentist.Â After graduating as valedictorian from LapeerWestHigh School in 1992, I went to AlbionCollege (a small Christian liberal arts college).Â In 1996, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology- Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Sigma Xi with Albion College Honors including Thesis.Â After school in high school and on breaks through college, I alsoworked as a dental assistant in several offices in my hometown, confirming my interest in the field.
I then attended theUniversity of Michigan School of Dentistry.Â During my time there, I earned the Delta Dental Scholarship, the Hubert Phillips Scholarship, the Lucille Conger Alumnae Group Scholarship for business women, and the James Rachor, DDS Scholarship.Â I was employed by the school to do dental lab work, and I worked for a professor, performing assisting and front end duties at her private practice.Upon graduating fifth in my class, I was voted by the faculty as the best general dentist of my class (Academy of General Dentistâ€™s Award), and earned the Orthodontics Award, the Periodontics Award, and a position in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Fraternity.
Currently, I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Central District Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Academy of General Dentistry, National Association of Professional Women, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.Â I frequently speak to local classes and groups such as 4H about dentistry and dental care.Â We participate in Donated Dental Services and donate dental supplies to many local charities.Â We love supporting our patients in the mission field.
Personally, I have a husband Kevin, who is the Business Manager for the office unless he is off on a mission trip, family duties, or hunting.Â We have a seven-year-old son Jimmy, who is the joy of our lives.Â I am an avid scrapbooker and reader.Â Kevin and I are active members of PilgrimUnitedMethodistChurch and the Lansing AreaEmmaus Community, having taken our Walks in 2006.Â