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Dentist - Portage
5102 Lovers Lane Ste D,

Portage, MI 49002

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5102 Lovers Lane Ste D
Portage, MI 49002

Dentist in Portage, MI

At Dr. Pike’s office, we pride ourselves on treating our patients like family and doing our best to make your dental visits as comfortable and pleasurable as possible.  We offer coffee and bottled water for your pleasure, as well as portable CD players so that you can enjoy your favorite music while having your dental work done. We all enjoy our work – you will always hear a lot of talk and laughter. Come join us, have some fun, and be a part of our family. 








Catherine Pike, DDS
Dr. Pike received her dental degree from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines in 1987. After arriving in the U.S. in 1991, she attended the University of Detroit Mercy and received her second dental degree in 1995. She then worked as an Associate Dentist for three years in Three Rivers, MI before becoming the owner of her own practice in 1999.

Dr. Pike is married and has two beautiful daughters.  She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Dr. Pike is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Kalamazoo Dental Society, the Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Study Club, and the Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge.







Judy Marker, Account Manager
Judy has spent 36 years in the dental field, and 25 of those years have been right here in this practice. Judy began her dental career in 1978 at a Periodontal office in Kalamazoo.  While she enjoyed working there, she took seven years off to stay home with her two  daughters. She returned to dentistry in 1989 to work for Dr. Dan Crockett, until he passed away in 1999. Dr. Pike bought the practice at that time and kept the staff members on that had served the practice so well in the past.

Judy has attended many classes over the years to keep current on scheduling practices, treatment management, and insurance policies. Over the years, Judy has learned a great deal about all aspects of dentistry, which has allowed her to help patients understand their dental treatments and insurance, and has helped many patients take care of their dental health while on a strict budget.  Many of our patients have come to rely on her, and have become great friends over the years. 

Judy is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren.  She enjoys gardening, golfing, fishing, and spending time with family.







Shela Cronk, Scheduling Coordinator
Shela joined Dr. Pike’s practice in January of 2011. She has many years of experience in the dental profession, ranging from dental assisting to administrative office management, and enjoys building meaningful relationships with patients while striving to meet their scheduling needs. Shela has become a great asset to our office and has formed many friendships with our patients through her ability to help patients feel relaxed and well cared for. Our patients know they can rely on her to work with them to find the perfect time to schedule appointments that work for their busy schedules.

Shela is married with three children. She enjoys gardening, boating, and shopping with her girls.  







Melissa Miller, RHD
Melissa graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1988 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and worked in Petoskey and Pellston, Michigan for several years before returning to Kalamazoo. She has been with this practice for 20 years, where she has been a valuable member. Our patients know they can rely on Melissa for a comfortable and relaxing visit while receiving a gentle yet thorough professional teeth cleaning. Her compassion and great sense of humor helps to make their visits enjoyable.

Melissa takes regular continuing education classes in a variety of subjects, and has been a member of the Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Study Club. She also enjoys volunteering for the Bubs 73 Foundation, cooking, quilting, reading, and doing puzzles.







Shannon Klesko, Dental Assistant CDA
Shannon joined Dr. Pike in 2008 after nearly 16 years as a Certified Dental Assistant. Shannon has been a great asset to our practice and always brings a warm and professional chairside manner to our patients. Our patients know they can rely on her to help make their visits comfortable and relaxing while receiving the great dental care they have come to enjoy. Shannon does a wonderful job of directing patient treatment flow and keeping Dr. Pike on schedule.

Shannon finds her job to be rewarding, and enjoys seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces during their visits. Shannon is married and has four amazing children that keep her crazily busy outside of work.







Gina has been in the dental field since 1997. She began her career with Dr. Dan Crockett working primarily in sterilization. Gina has attended KVCC as part of her training in taking dental x-rays, and graduated from Washtenaw Community College with an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting & Applied Science. Gina is married and has four lovely children and enjoys cooking, knitting and spending time with her family. She also loves working in our family dental practice and looks forward to many years here.







Carrie V. RDH
Carrie is from Clarkston, MI. and moved to Kalamazoo after high school to attend Western Michigan University and KVCC. She graduated from KVCC in 2008 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Carrie began her career with a Periodontal practice here in Kalamazoo and worked there for six years before we were lucky enough to find her! In May 2011, she obtained a Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Siena Heights University. In September of 2011 she got married and she and her husband share a dog named Jeff! Carrie’s interests include interior design and art projects, exercising, socializing, being outdoors and she loves to laugh – a lot! 


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