Meet the Team

Leilani

Leilani

(Registered Dental Hygienist)

Leilani has been a member of our team since 2010, but she has been in the dental field for a very long time. She graduated with her associate’s degree in 2010 from Baker College. She has worked as both a dental assistant and a dental hygienist. Leilani is very gratified by her job because she is able to give care to our patients while keeping their comfort and well-being a top priority.

Leilani has a full life outside of the office as well. She has a husband, three daughters, and two sons. She also has a dog named Daisy. All members of her family (even the four-legged kind) bring great joy to Leilani. She also enjoys crafting, camping, and spending time with her family.


Samirah

Samirah

(Registered Dental Hygienist)

Samirah has been working in dentistry since the early 1990s. She spent six years as a dental assistant and front desk worker before becoming a dental hygienist. Samirah graduated from Oakland Community College in 1999 with an extended associate’s degree. She really enjoys her job and being able to treat patients who have not been to the dentist in a very long time. She loves seeing the transformation from unhealthy to healthy mouth.

Samirah loves to run, but she spends a majority of her time watching her three daughters (triplets!) play soccer, play basketball, and run track.


Cornelia (Cori)

Cornelia (Cori)

(Registered Dental Hygienist)

Cori graduated from Baker College’s dental hygiene program with an associate’s degree. She then earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from University of Detroit Mercy and continue to gain continuing education hours each year. Cori has been working in the dental field since 2008. She loves working with people and being able to encourage and educate our patients. The partnership between health care provider and patient is very important to Cori. She feels great satisfaction in overseeing the patient’s progress.

When she is not helping you have a fantastic appointment, Cori enjoys spending time with her family, her new baby, and traveling. She also loves doing humanitarian aid trips with her husband.


Menia

Menia

(Dental Assistant)

Menia is a dental assistant, which means she will be standing by to help you and Dr. Ardelean during a dental procedure. She is fantastic to work with and has 20+ years of experience. Menia graduated from Macomb Community College with a health science degree and continued to the University of Detroit Mercy for radiology training. She also completes yearly continuing education courses. Menia loves working with patients and helping create beautiful smiles. There is never a dull moment in our office. Menia loves the daily adventure!

Aside from helping patients have a fantastic experience, Menia loves spending time with her family, traveling, and being a new grandma.


Danielle

Danielle

(Registered Dental Assistant)

Danielle is one of our talented dental assistants. She earned her associate’s degree from Washtenaw Community College and her RDA license from the state of Michigan. Danielle has been working in the dental field since 2002. She enjoys working with patients and helping them feel more comfortable during their appointments. She also loves to help with the dental procedures, like placing dental implants and helping patients realize their smile dreams.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two sons and the rest of their family. They enjoy going to the zoo, visiting parks, and shopping. When time permits, Danielle and her husband enjoy going on dates and seeing their friends as much as possible. Daniel also enjoys reading, watching movies, working out, and relaxing.


Nicole

Nicole

(Patient Services / Front Desk)

Nicole is one of the friendly and smiling faces that you’ll see working in our front desk area. She has been working in the dental field since the mid 1990s and has extensive education in insurance, billing, HIPAA, and OSHA. Her favorite part of this job is working with patients like you and seeing you learn to trust our team to take care of your smile. She also enjoys the fantastic team that she gets to work with each day.

When Nicole is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their two children: Brooklyn, 10, and Logan, 8. Both children are very active in sports, so you might find Nicole and her family at the hockey rink in the winter, or the ball fields in the summer. They also enjoy going on vacations, watching movies, and spending time with their close friends.


Cathy

Cathy

(Front Desk Administrator)

Cathy is always ready and willing to help our patients as one of our fabulous front desk team members. She graduated from Macomb College in Warren, Michigan with her associate’s degree in applied science. Though interested in law, Cathy found her way to dentistry and has been working in this field since the mid 1990s. She has been a member of our team for more than 10 years. Cathy enjoys working with our team, but she is especially talented with our patients. She is caring, helpful, and enjoys the overall dental experience we are able to provide to our patients. She always looks forward to seeing you leave with a smile on your face!

When she isn’t busy helping you have a fantastic experience, Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She finds her passion in interior decorating, cooking, crafting, and walking.