Mesick Dental Center and Denture Care Team
Dentist in Mesick, MI
All our professionals at Mesick Dental Center & Denture Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Bruce Cain, DDS
Bruce received his dental degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. He then completed a residency with the United States Air Force, where he received first-rate training in all aspects of general dentistry. He began work at Mesick Dental Center in 1998 and enjoys working with the MDC team and patients. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. Things are generally pretty busy with all the family member's schedules! He believes that giving to the Lord, family and community are very important so that's how he tries to spend the majority of his time.
J Hershey, DDS
Growing up in East Lansing, Michigan, Dr. Hershey spent all his summers in Northern Michigan. Having fallen in love with the area, he and his wife, Carol, finally realized their dream of living "up north" when they moved to Traverse City in 2014. Dr. Hershey is a second-generation dentist, following the footsteps of his father and uncle who were endodontists in the Lansing area. After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Hershey completed a post-graduate residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during which he provided dental care for our veterans and advanced his dental experiences by working alongside Periodontal, Oral Surgery, and Prosthodontic specialists. Focusing on the highest quality care and comfort for all his patients, Dr. Hershey loves when he can help restore a patient’s smile. He also has a special place in his heart for serving patients with dental anxiety. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hershey enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his dogs, and golfing.
Laura, Dental Hygienist
In 2002, Laura graduated from Ferris State University Dental Hygiene Program. Later that year she joined the MDC team and has been a full time hygienist here since! She enjoys spending time with her family outside of work. Her husband, son and daughter which keep her life full of fun adventures!
Tracy, Dental Hygienist
Tracy graduated from Ferris State University’s Dental Hygiene Program in 1999. She happily joined the MDC team in May of 2001. She is thankful for the many wonderful people she has met at Mesick Dental over the years! Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog. She is a huge movie fan and enjoys going to the movie theater to watch the big blockbusters, as well as staying in at home.
Rich graduated from Dental Lab School in San Diego, CA in 1985. He spent the next 10 years working in Naval Dental Clinic’s all over the world, including Europe and Alaska. He enjoyed his time and was fortunate to work with other outstanding lab tech’s. He began working with the MDC team in March of 1997 and watched as the practice grew and grew over the years, again fortunate to work with a good team. When not working, Rich enjoys coaching, fishing and hunting, and taking the Jeep for rides with his wife and son.
Heather, Insurance Coordinator
Jackie, Patient Coordinator
Jackie joined Mesick Dental Center in March of 2017 after working in the medical field for a many years. A life long native to the area, she loves being outside and photographing the beautiful sights that Northern Michigan has to offer!
Edwina, Dental Assistant
Edwina joined the MDC team in May 1997 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is very detail oriented and enjoys providing quality dental care to our patients. Her husband and she enjoy spending time on their pontoon boat with their four grandchildren and dog.
Kim, Dental Assistant
Kim attended NMC where she received a degree as a Certified Dental Assistant. She then went on and received her license as a Registered Dental Assistant. She joined the Mesick Dental Center team in October 2010. She enjoys working with an amazing team of caring professionals. Her husband and she enjoy kayaking, golfing, hunting, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and long walks with their dog.
Cindy, Dental Hygienist
Cindy graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 1992 with a Dental Hygiene Degree. She was excited to join Mesick Dental Center in 2014 and have the opportunity to work with such a great team and meet so many wonderful patients. Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children, coaching soccer, working on the farm, and caring for all of her animals.
Monica, Dental Hygienist
Monica graduated from Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene program in 2001. She has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 15 years. Monica happily joined the Mesick Dental Center team in July of 2014. She is thankful to be able to work with an amazing staff and such great patients. Monica enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters. They enjoy spending time in the woods, playing softball, soccer, and drag racing.
Megan, Dental Assistant