Dental Staff in East Lansing, MI
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Thomas G. Faiver DDS FAGD
Dentist in East Lansing, MIThomas G. Faiver DDS FAGD
I have been in practice for over 30 years. Born and raised in Lansing I feel a strong connection to my patients and the area.
After graduating from Lansing Catholic High School I received my BS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame. Following my undergraduate education, I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit, and have been in private practice ever since.
- University of Notre Dame BS Biology 1977
- University of Detroit School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery 1983
- Elected member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon - academic honors fraternity 1983 - present
- Academy of General Dentistry Outstanding Senior Student Award - 1983
- Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry - 2003
- Board of Directors of the Michigan Academy of General Dentistry - Currently President-Elect
- American Equilibration Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Central District Dental Society
I have taken more than 1000 hours of continuing education, and am extremely proud of my Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The AGD is a fantastic national organization founded to promote excellence in continuing dental education, and advocacy for our profession. Maintaining membership requires far more continuing education hours than the bare minimum needed to maintain a dental license in Michigan. Achieving Fellowship required over 500 hours in specific disciplines, and the passing of a rigorous examination.
My philosophy, and that of my staff, has always been to care for my patients like family and friends. Indeed our office has always maintained very much a family atmosphere.
I have a loving wife and four great kids. At this writing, the children are all in college or graduate programs. I have been blessed in so many ways throughout my life. I have a wonderful family, a fulfilling and "really cool" career in Dentistry. I love what I do and I love my patients.
Sammy- Office Dog
Sammy is our sweet and wonderful office dog. He enjoys spending his days at the office working hard, lounging and sleeping on his chair in Dr.'s office. He also likes to swim with the ducks, enjoys his daily lunch walks with doctor, and being pet by the office staff.
Jo - Office Manager
Jo has been our Office Manager for over 9 years. She has had an extensive background working in dentistry both in the dental office and for Delta Dental before joining our team. Jo has a great personality and warm smile to greet our patients as they arrive. She handles scheduling, and billing and can assist patients with questions about fees and the often confusing world of dental insurance. Jo loves gardening, travel, and time with her grandchildren.
Cris- Business Assistant
Cris is an East Lansing native and graduated from East Lansing High School in 1984. She formerly worked for Dr. Luke and continued to work with Dr. Faiver until she left to raise her two children. During her time at home with her sons, she began her own business designing and hand making beautiful custom jewelry. She returned just over 2 years ago after her sons went to College. She has enjoyed seeing all of the patients after being away for 24 years. You can see Cris throughout the office, answering phones, scheduling, and helping where ever she is needed. When Cris is not running around the office, she and her husband love spending time racing cars, trips up north, being on the water and laughing around the bonfire.
Betsy- Dental Hygienist
Betsy grew up in the quaint town of DeWitt and married her high school sweetheart, Jordan. She attended Michigan State University where she received a BS in Biology and later attended Lansing Community college where she completed a degree in Dental Hygiene. When Betsy is not striving to provide the best oral hygiene care, you can find her spending time with her family. She and Jordan have two sons, Cooper and Miles who keep them very active between sports and school. Betsy also bakes the most delicious cupcakes.
Lauren- Dental Hygienist
Lauren is one of the newest additions to our staff. Like Cris, she is also an East Lansing native and graduated from East Lansing High School in 2009. She later attended Lansing Community College where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. Lauren continued her education at the Siena Heights University where she graduated with her Bachelor's Degree. In Lauren's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting whatever she can, spending time on lake and making people laugh.
Dorette- Dental Assistant
Dorette grew up in Lansing where she graduated from Lansing Catholic High School. She attended Lansing Community College, where she completed her training in Dental Assisting. Dorette has been assisting for 30+ years and still enjoys everyday. When she is not providing dental care to her patients, you can find her at her cozy home in DeWitt. She enjoys spending time with her 4 children and husband, hiking through the woods, spending time up north, gardening, and just about everything outdoors.
Britney- Dental Assistant
Britney grew up in the small town of Durand, MI where she graduated from Durand High School. You can find Britney throughout the office helping in hygiene rooms, sterilization and assisting Dr. Faiver. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping when the weather is nice, playing with her sweet dog and taking family trips.