About us

Providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is our highest priority. Our highly-trained and skilled team strives to provide friendly, high-quality service to each patient. The team at White Lake Family Dentistry looks forward to taking care of you and your smile.


MEET OUR DEVOTED TEAM


Grant Gillish, DDS

Lead Dentist

Dr. Gillish graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2010 and moved back to practice in the community where he grew up. Both Dr. Gillish and his wife are 2004 graduates of Montague High School and are happy to have been given the opportunity to return to a small town filled with family and friends. Dr. Gillish has one son, born in June of 2014. He and his family enjoy boating and fishing in summer months, going to Detroit Lions home games in the fall, then surviving the long West Michigan winter visiting local restaurants and entertainment.


Britney

Team Leader/Treatment Coordinator

Britney grew up in Grand Rapids where she graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with an Associate’s degree in Dental Assisting in 2011. After getting married in 2014, she and her husband Daniel bought a home in the Pentwater area with their rescued fur baby kitten, Zoey. Prior to joining the White Lake Family Dentistry team in 2014, she worked as a Dental Assistant in both Grand Rapids and Ludington. With her experienced dental background, she is able to fill multiple roles within the office, including her current position at the front desk as an Appointment Coordinator as well as a Treatment Coordinator.


Carla

Insurance/Accounts Coordinator

Carla is a valuable member of our front office team as our Insurance and Account Coordinator. She was born and raised in Montague where she attended Montague High School. After graduation, she continued her education at Muskegon Community College. She has worked in the dental field since 1998. Carla is married to her fantastic husband, Rich. She enjoys biking, working out, watching college sports, and drinking craft beer.


Joyce

Hygiene Coordinator

Joyce has been with white Lake Family dentistry since its beginning in 2008. She is a member of the front office team. Coordinating both the hygiene and orthodontic appointments. In her time away from the office she dedicates most of her time to family and gardening.


Roberta

Appointment Coordinator/Treatment Coordinator

Roberta graduated in 2013 from Baker College with a medical receptionist certificate. She moved to Montague Michigan from southern California in 2001 and met her husband Rob soon after. Now married for nine years, they have three beautiful boys and enjoy spending as much time with family as possible.


Rachael

Dental Assistant

Rachael grew up in Allendale, Michigan. She attended dental assisting school in Mesa, Arizona at Apollo College. Currently, Rachael lives in Grand Haven with her family and dog Payton. She loves being back in west Michigan spending time with friends and family, boating, taking trips up north to the cabin, and hiking. Rachael loves working in the dental field, and she finds the healthy transformation in patients' smiles rewarding.


Sara Bliss

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sara is a graduate of Lansing Community College and the University of Michigan. She is licensed by the State of Michigan in dental hygiene including certification in the administration of nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. Sara has been practicing dental hygiene for 27 years, and she has spent the last 23 years with White Lake Family Dentistry. She is a married mother of two daughters and stays active with her children’s activities, golfing, boating, and skiing. Sara enjoys connecting with her patients and helping them achieve healthy smiles that can last a lifetime.


Carol

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carol has spent the last 10 years at White Lake Family Dentistry, and she has been a registered dental hygienist for over 20 years. She is licensed by the State of Michigan and certified in the administration of anesthetic and nitrous oxide. She is married with two daughters and two grandsons. She lives, as well as works, in the White Lake area and loves the community, the water, and boating. She supports the office views on the importance of educating our patients about proper dental care and its connection to total body health.


Kristin

Registered Dental Hygienist/Team Leader

Kristin has been with White Lake Family Dentistry since 2012. While pursuing her degree in Dental Hygiene, she worked as a dental assistant. In 2013, she graduated from Grand Rapids Community College and is licensed by the State of Michigan in Dental Hygiene–including certification in the administration of nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. Kristin's favorite part about being a hygienist is building relationships with patients and educating them on the connection between oral and systemic health. Kristin is from Hart and currently resides in Spring Lake. Her interests are golf, softball, hunting, reading, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, chocolate lab, and family.


Kristi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristi graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, including certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. When she graduated in 2014, she immediately began her career with White Lake Family Dentistry. One of Kristi’s favorite parts about being a dental hygienist is being able to build relationships with her patients while actively working towards making them feel healthier and happier through valuable patient education. Kristi enjoys spending time with all of the important people in her life and traveling around as much as possible. Her most memorable traveling experience was a dental mission’s trip she went on in Guyana, South America.