Meet Our Team

Lighthouse Dental Group isn't just a dental practice, it's a family. Our staff is made up of highly trained and motivated professionals who share a passion for helping people achieve their best health possible. 

Dr. Lisa Christy

D.D.S.

Michigan State University -

B.S. in Physiology, 1995

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry -

Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2000

Dr. Lisa is a transplant to Southwest Michigan after
growing up in the Detroit area. Dr. Lisa took over ownership of Red Arrow Dentistry in 2009. Married with three children, and one grandchild, Dr. Lisa loves spending time with family. Her fourth child is Copper, her Golden Retriever, who is also the in-office support dog. In her spare time Dr. Lisa enjoys boating, golf, hunting, reading, and needlepoint. She is very active with the Dental Societies at the State and Local level. Additionally, with a love of learning she is always on the leading edge of the latest technology to best help and treat our patients. Creating a comfortable, caring environment that listens to our patients are her top priorities. Helping patients achieve their best oral health and whole-body health is her career goal and practice philosophy. Working with the Southwest Michigan Dental patients for the last 19 years has been an honor and privilege.

Dr. Mike Marcinkuk

D.D.S.

The Catholic University of America -

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry,1977
Georgetown University School of Dentistry -

Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1982
Saginaw Valley State University -

Master of Business Administration, 1987
Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, 1999

Dr. Mike was born in New York, spent his college years in Washington D.C., he then began practicing Dentistry in Mid-Michigan before coming to Harbor Country in 2002. When he is not working, Dr. Mike enjoys reading, chess, games, puzzles, bicycling, and trail riding. Staying current with new developments in Dentistry allow him to give his patients the best care possible. Complete Health Dentistry allows him to better communicate the overall importance and benefits of restoring and maintaining good oral health.

Chad Prillwitz

R.D.H.

Berrien Springs High School,1995
Kalamazoo Community College, 2001
Dental Hygiene Anesthesia License

Chad has been a lifelong area resident of Southwest Michigan. He enjoys traveling, camping and all outdoor and sports related activities. Chad has been in the Dental field for the last 19 years. He joined Lighthouse Dental Group in 2017 to work alongside his brother to help and serve the patients of Southwest Michigan. Committed to helping our patients learn the negative effects of poor oral health, he has helped many patients improve and change the condition of their oral and whole body health.

Jason Prillwitz

R.D.H.

Berrien Springs High School, 1995
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 2000
Dental Hygiene Anesthesia License

Jason has been a lifelong area resident of Southwest Michigan. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time hiking, camping, and kayaking in the Upper Peninsula. Additionally, Jason also enjoys studying economics from an Austrian perspective. Complete Health Dentistry has benefited his patients by being educated on the connection of their oral health to their whole body. His care and concern for patients and the longtime relationships he has developed during his 20 years in this practice have been beneficial in creating a family of patients he looks forward to treating daily.

Joy Almeter

R.D.H.

I.U.S.B. - 

Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene, 1994
University of Michigan, 2006
Dental Hygiene Anesthesia License

Joy enjoys spending time with her husband of over 20 years, and her two beautiful Daughters. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, landscaping, and exploring the great outdoors. Other passions and favorites of Joy's include traveling, reading, playing piano and music. She is committed to educating her patients on the importance of good oral health which is the gateway to the overall good health of the whole body.

Brooke Oesch

Lead Dental Assistant

Lake Michigan College - 
Associate in Applied Science:

Dental Assisting, 2018
Dental Radiographer License​

Brooke enjoys spending time with family and friends. Brooke is a dog lover, she and her Fiancé Jim have 2 fur babies Ditka and Meeko. Brooke and Jim are avid Cubs fans, you will find them at Wrigley field as often as they can get there! Brooke enjoys educating her patients on the importance of taking care of their oral and whole-body health in order to live a long healthy life. Seeing the patients improve their oral health after treatment and controlling their blood pressure and diabetes as a result has been very rewarding. The kind, compassionate care that she gives our patients allows them to feel at ease and comfortable throughout their procedures.

Kaitlin Potter

Dental Assistant

Coloma High School
Ross Medical School - Dental Assistant, 2017
Dental Radiographer License

Married to her high school sweetheart, Kaitlin is the proud Mom of two children, Reagan and Lincoln. Kaitlin enjoys doing craft and cooking activities with her family. She is a movie buff and loves spending her down time relaxing with a good movie. Complete Health Dentistry has affected her by viewing Dentistry in a new light. Seeing the correlation of oral health to the whole body has allowed her to educate and help her patients get the best treatment. Working with patients to help them achieve their goals is rewarding, her bubbly personality makes it fun for patients too!

Megan Cramer 

Dental Assistant

I.U.S.B. – Health Sciences: Dental Assisting, 2019

Dental Radiographer License

Megan enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her crazy puppy Callie. Her hobbies include shopping, crafts, and swimming. Being outside among the sunshine and flowers is her favorite place to be. Complete Health Dentistry has changed her view of oral health. Knowing the effects and connections to our whole body has been eye opening. Being able to educate and share this knowledge with patients has been very helpful in their treatment. Her kindness and ease with patients make them feel comfortable and cared for. The knowledge that she can make a difference in patients whole body health by helping treat their oral health, inspires her to work hard every day!

Samantha Watson

Practice Administrator

River Valley High School, 2008
Everest University - Business, 2013

Samantha enjoys family time with her two wonderful daughters, Stephanie and Riley, Husband of 10 years Chris and their black lab Bo. Her hobbies consist of painting portraits, antique shopping, and learning about crystals. Sam has been with Lighthouse Dental Group since 2015. She enjoys working with patients to help them get the best education and care. Working with local schools during back to school events and giving dental education has been very rewarding. Sam enjoys talking to families and sharing the importance of oral wellness and the connection to the overall body health.

Debra Cramer

Clinical Director/Treatment Coordinator

I.U.S.B., 1993
Licensed Dental Radiographer

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Debra grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, boating and traveling with family are her favorite pastimes. Married for over 20 years to her husband Scott, she has three beautiful daughters Alexandra, Megan, Ella and a wonderful Son-in-law Brett. When she is not spending time with family she enjoys gardening, cooking, trying out local cuisine and spending time at the lake. Debra has been working with the Michiana dental community for 27 years. She loves changing lives and making a difference with patients oral health. Helping patients gain back their health, confidence, and smiles has been very rewarding!

Joy Hemphrill

Scheduling Coordinator

Lake Central High School, 2005
Purdue University

Joy loves to spend time with her two amazing boys Andrew and Ayden. Being outdoors camping and enjoying water sports with family and friends is how she spends her free time. She also enjoys reading, painting and taking care of her dog, cat and bird. Joy has enjoyed learning about the connection of oral health to whole body health. Being from a family that is prone to diabetes and heart disease she has learned so much to help prevent these diseases. Joy enjoys educating patients and helping them to achieve their best oral health. Her fine attention to detail helps our patients get the treatment they want and deserve.

Comfort Dog

Good Boy's Academy for Gifted Puppers

Copper is the comfort animal here at Lighthouse Dental Group! He loves rushing to each operatory every morning to say hello to staff and patients, and especially enjoys snuggling up to children to help take their minds off of a scary procedure. In his spare time, Copper enjoys hunting, hiking, swimming, and sleeping. Come and give Copper a warm hello when you see him, and don't be shy - he sure won't be!

Copper

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Whether you want to request an appointment or simply have a question, fill out the form to the right or call us as (269) 465-3001 and our staff will be happy to help!

Prevention of Disease is Our #1 Goal!