MEET THE DENTISTS
DR. BO SHUMAKER
Dr. Bo Shumaker has been in the dental field for the past 15 years. He is a two-time graduate from the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate and dental degrees. He is the co-founder of Michigan Smiles with locations in Fenton, Lapeer, and Waterford. Dr. Shumaker lives in Fenton with his family, and has a strong desire to contribute and give back to the community that has served him well for so many years. He gives his patients the best that dentistry can offer by taking countless hours of continuing education and utilizing the newest forms of technology. His ability to relate to his patients and his jovial nature keeps patients comfortable and happy, which is his primary goal. In his “spare time”, he is a serial entrepreneur who has developed numerous patents for several different products. He also enjoys shark diving, developing film projects, working out, and spending quality time with his family.
MEET THE TEAM
Kristie has been at Michigan smiles for just over 7 years. She strives to stay up on the latest advancements in hygiene to provide her patients with the best possible dental care available. During her appointments, she is gentle and takes her time to help calm any anxieties to help make the patients comfortable and relaxed. She integrates patient education to provide her patients with the knowledge to understand their current gingival health and show them exactly where and why treatment may be necessary.
Cher has worked at our office as an RDA for several years and has 12 years of experience in the dental industry. She has a passion for working in the dental field as well as the relationships formed with our patients. Cher has been known to go above and beyond to ensure our patients have everything they need to be comfortable. Cher is an avid reader, horror movie buff, video game enthusiast, and shoe hoarder.
Jennie has worked for Dr. Shumaker for 8 years, and has been working in the dental field for 12. She graduated from Mott Community College and was the President of Mott Community College Dental Assistant Club. Her hobbies are music, Djing, playing soccer, fishing and boating.
New to our staff, Nicolaza (Nikki) brings a warm smile as she greets patients and handles scheduling and insurance information. Her main goal in working for this office is to make patients feel comfortable and appreciated and to handle any situation with a kind smile and resolution. With over 10 years experience in customer service, and an associate’s degree in business management, working in the dental field has always been a passion for her since having braces as a child. Please feel free to ask Nikki for anything you may need to make your visit more comfortable.