dental staffOur Staff

view from dental officeThis is the view outdoors from our dental chair!

Anthony C. Garofola, D.D.S.

Dr. Garofola was born in the Detroit area. He studied at Lake Superior State University for one year, then attended the University of Detroit for undergraduate degree in Biology. He received a Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1980. In 1982, he moved his family to the Kalamazoo area where he has enjoyed serving the community by providing dental care to so many great patients.


Mary brings over 34 years experience to the practice.  She is married with three children and one grandchild.  She enjoys camping and spending time with family and friends.



Kathy has been with the practice for a total of eight years, returning after taking time for college and culinary school.   She loves her faith and family, enjoys the outdoors, baking, and concocting natural remedies in her kitchen.


Melissa has been a dental hygienist at our office for 7 years. Her favorite part of her job is educating and creating relationships with our patients. She has two young children, and loves traveling and spending time with her family.


Courtney has been a dental hygienist at Dr. Garofola’s office since 2000.  She has enjoyed the opportunity to educate and interact with her patients on both a professional and personal level throughout the years.  Courtney has two children.  Outside of work she enjoys golf with her husband and spending time with her family.


Michele graduated in 2008, and has been at Dr Garofola’s for the last 6 years. She enjoys seeing patients smile after a professional dental cleaning. It is very rewarding. In her time off, she enjoys spending it with her family. Michele likes a day at the beach, any activity outdoors, and a day on her dune buggy at Silver Lake.



Jodi recently joined Dr. Garofola and his team.  She has two children and enjoys spending time with her family.  Jodi says she “is happy to be part of an amazing team.”