Meet The Staff

Dental Hygienists

Jaime Clark

Jaime received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan & has been a dental hygienist for 16 years. She loves spending time with her family, traveling & doing volunteer work. She has two adorable pups, Winston & Theodore Roosevelt.

Julie Phelps

Julie received her hygiene degree from Ferris State University. She currently resides in Livonia with her family & her dog “Cocoa.” In her free time, Julie enjoys cooking, decorating, hiking & shopping.

Effie Hussein

Graduated from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 2005 with her Bachelors of Science Degree. She has been a dental hygienist for 13 years & enjoys educating patients about the importance of oral hygiene & making her patients feel comfortable at each appointment so they leave with a smile on their face. Outside the office Effie enjoys spending time with her family & friends. Effie is married & has two children Mariam & Dimitri.

Ryan Rychlinski

Ryan graduated from Baker College in 2016 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Ryan continued his education at Siena Heights University & earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences in 2017. Ryan has been a hygienist for 2 years & is enthusiastic about educating patients on the importance of dental health. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family & friends. Ryan also enjoys hunting, fishing, & going to Red Wings & Detroit Lions games.

MaryBeth Rempert

MaryBeth graduated from Oakland Community college in 2008. She has been in the dental field for 25 years. She started out as a dental assistant in general, endodontics, & cosmetic dentistry & has been a dental hygienist for 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys camping up north & spending time with family & friends. Her favorite time is with her son.

Sarah Boltik

Sarah graduated from Baker College in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Sarah has been in the dental field for 3 years and enjoys educating patients about the importance of oral hygiene. Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and loves animals. She has a cat named Simba and a border collie / lab mix dog names Beretta. Sarah also enjoys the outdoors, snowmobiling, off roading her jeep and riding dirt bikes.

Maya Likavec-Witri

Maya received her hygiene degree from Kalamazoo Valley College and has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Michigan University. She loves baking, reading, singing karaoke, and spending time with her family - including her two cats. Maya's favorite part of being a hygienist is helping people learn to love oral hygiene.

Christine Resconich

Christine graduated from Baker College in 2016 with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. Christine continued her education at University of Detroit Mercy and earned her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. She has two dogs Bella and Sophie, a cat named Felix and two love birds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, cooking and traveling up north with her boyfriend Roberto.

Joel Kohanski

Joel’s BIO Coming Soon.

Dental Assistants

Valerie Didyk

Valerie has been a dental assistant in the greater Detroit area for over 20 years. She has experience assisting in general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, orthodontics & cosmetic dentistry. In her spare time, Valerie likes to travel, go to concerts & visit family/friends. Valerie loves animals & especially enjoys playing with her cat “DIOR.”

Darlisa Hall

Darlisa has an Associate’s Degree in Business & has been in the dental industry for over 15 years as a registered dental assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family & loves to participate in outdoor activities.

Sue Hubbs

Sue has been in the dental industry for over 40 years & with Dr. Regula & Preferred Dental Group for the last 30 years. Sue enjoys spending her free time with her children & grandchildren.

Mari Nicolin

Mari graduated with an RN Degree from the Asian College of Nursing in Romania in 1994 & graduated with her Dental Assistant Degree in 1999 in the United States. In her free time Mari enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, running, & snow sports. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter.

Amber Williams

Amber has been in the dental industry for 15 years & is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in dietetics. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family & friends. Amber is an extreme movie buff & also enjoys exercising.

Diana Charles

Diana has been in the dental field as an assistant for over 4 years and has been with Preferred Dental Group for over a year. She enjoys helping her patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and having quality time with her loved ones.

Danita Alexander

Danita is a registered Dental Assistant. She graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2015. She has been a dental assistant for 13 years. She has worked in every area of dentistry from general, periodontal, endodontics, orthodontics and pediatric. Her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is meeting new patients and helping people to smile. She has 3 children and has been married for 9 years. She enjoys creating fine art in her free time. She also spends lots of time with her family traveling, visiting museums and going to the park.

Front Office Coordinators

Cindy Dristy

Cindy has an Associate’s Degree in Business & has enjoyed working in the dental health industry for over 10 years. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys golfing, cooking, vacationing & spending time with her family & friends.

Vicki Trotter

Vicki has worked for Dr. Regula & Preferred Dental Group for the last 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, walking, bike riding & doing yoga.

Kalyn Walz

Enjoys working in the dental field. Loves to snow mobile, cook, fish and spend time with family and friends.

Front Office Greeter

Jennifer Monforton

Bio Coming Soon

Business Office

Karen Howard

Bio Coming Soon

Paula Martin

Paula loves to spend time with family here in Michigan & in New York. Paula enjoys hiking, boating, going to concerts, and to the theater. She & her husband love to cook.

Lisa Welshans

Bio Coming Soon

Patient Services

Cathy Counts

Cathy attended Detroit Public Schools and later, Henry Ford Community College. She has really enjoyed her tenure with Dr. Regula & the Preferred Dental Group for the last 29 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, reading, cooking & canoeing.

Staff Accountant

Ruth Anthony

Ruth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & over 10 years of accounting experience. Her favorite pastimes are going to the park & reading. Ruth is a big animal lover & enjoys spending time with her family.

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Our Location

38000 Ann Arbor Trail, Livonia, MI 48150

Hours of Operation

Our convenient hours mean you never need to miss work or school.

OPEN UNTIL 8PM & ON SATURDAYS!

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

12:00 Pm-8:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed