Our dental team at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care and helping you have a pleasant, comfortable dental experience. Each of our staff members is highly trained and knowledgeable, and they are always happy to answer your questions and assist you however they can. Our friendly dental team looks forward to caring for you and your family!
Shelly – Hygiene Coordinator
Shelly has an Associate’s degree in Business Management. She joined our team in 2018, and though she is new to the dental office she has an extensive background in dental insurance. Shelly loves being part of Gaslight Village Family Dentistry and appreciates that our team made her feel at home right away.
Shelly and her husband have three children and one grandson. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and can often be found cooking, baking, reading and spending time outdoors with her dogs.
Peggy Jane – Treatment & Insurance Coordinator
Peggy Jane joined our team in 2017, and has more than 39 years of experience in the dental field. She has two children, a son and a daughter, two granddaughters and one grandson. Her daughter’s family lives in the , area, while her son’s family resides in Texas. Outside of the office she loves to fish for walleye and sew.
Trish, RDH, MA, NCC – Registered Dental Hygienist
Trish has worked with Dr. Afendoulis since 1998, and she began working at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry in 2004. Her goal is to help all of our patients achieve optimal dental health and to build long-lasting relationships with them. Trish looks forward to coming to work and seeing her patients, meeting new ones, and providing all of them with exceptional dental care. She feels fortunate to work with a caring dental team whose top priorities are to educate our patients, care for their dental needs, and establish long-lasting relationships. Trish graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 1997 in dental hygiene, and she earned a bachelor’s degree at Siena Heights University in 2008. She completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health at Western Michigan University in 2013. Trish has found that her skills in counseling and her skills in dental hygiene overlap in helping her communicate with our patients. She has a dog named Buster, and she enjoys hiking, cycling, walking, camping, and backpacking.
Diana – Registered Dental Hygienist
Diana graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2010, and joined our team here at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry in 2017. Diana brings with her a friendly, energetic attitude, and loves working in a positive team environment.
Diana and her husband have two daughters and two dogs. She and her family are animal lovers. Her children save money all year, and at the end of the year she matches what they have saved and donate it to a shelter of their choice. In Diana’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and swimming in the summer.
Tonya – Dental Assistant
Tonya has worked as a dental assistant since 2006, and she joined our team at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry in April 2013. She loves the dedicated staff and advanced dental technology at our Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Tonya has one daughter, and she loves to watch her daughter play soccer!
Olivia – Dental Assistant
Olivia joined our team in 2016. She received her certificate in Dental Assisting in July 2015. Olivia’s favorite thing about being part of our practice is that our team is like her second family, and that she can come to work every day knowing that she’ll be in a positive atmosphere. Olivia is an excellent team player, and contributes greatly to the success of our practice.
Olivia and her husband, Zack, have a fur baby named Maxwell. When she isn’t at our office, Olivia loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Leslie – Office Manager
Leslie has worked at our Grand Rapids, Michigan dental office since 2013. She has over fifteen years of experience as a dental assistant, and she has found the perfect fit at Gaslight Village Family Dentistry! Leslie loves working with our dentists and staff because they all work as a team and always put the patients first. She has one son and one daughter. In her free time, Leslie likes spending time with her children, camping, hiking, and doing anything outdoors!