DENTAL TEAM

Dental Team

 

 

  • John O. Leitner, DDS
  • Darbee, Clinical Team Leader, CDA , RDA
  • Laurie, DA
  • Tonya, Administrative Team Leader & Insurance Coordinator  
  • Randi, Dental Receptionist & Patient Coordinator
  • Barb, RDH
  • Renee, RDH
  • Heather, RDH
  • Lisa, RDH

Dr. LeitnerJohn O. Leitner, DDS

Dr. Leitner was born and raised here in Grand Haven, MI. After finishing high school he attended MSU for two years. The opportunity to travel was too great for him, so he headed out to Montana via bicycle. While living in Montana for almost four years, he found a job working as a dental assistant for a short time, and then as a dental lab technician. It was during this time that he found he had a strong desire to go into dentistry itself. He received an excellent practical lab education, which is still useful on a daily basis today. He received his D.D.S. from University of Michigan in 1982. Following his degree he worked in several different settings to gather knowledge and skills. He owned a practice in Pennsylvania for five years before coming back home to take over his father’s practice in Grand Haven, MI. With all these different learning situations, he feels he has something unique and positive to offer the community.

In today’s world Dr. Leitner feels it is important to keep a personable office atmosphere, but offer services based on current techniques and technical advancements. His office was the first to embrace surgical microscopes and TekScan occlusal analysis in Western Michigan, and one of the first to offer complete digital records, and Periolase laser treatments. The world is constantly changing and advancing, and he believes continuing education combined with flexibility is important in offering excellent care for his patients.

Dr. Leitner has lived in Grand Haven again since 1990. His wife and two children enjoy keeping him busy with skiing, boating and "kid-stuff!"

Darbee McCracken CDA, RDA Clinical Team LeaderDarbee, CDA, RDA, Clinical Team Leader

Darbee has been practicing in the dental field for 27 years and loving it!  Darbee has been with Dr. Leitner since November of 2008.  She was fortunate enough to experience and learn from a couple of dentists out in New Mexico before returning to Michigan to start a family. She received her license for RDA (Registered Dental Assisting) through Ferris State and Washtenaw Community college in Ann Arbor.  The past few years an opportunity through Dr. Leitner’s practice developed, and under the direction of Dr. Leitner, an Interactive Healthy and Unhealthy Mouth Program was designed. With this unique presentation we were invited within the local school district and libraries. This is where my professional passion for healthy thinking can “bloom and thrive”. My professional mission statement is simple- “Patient kindness and education”.  I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and am happy to be raising them here in my home town. My interests are becoming a consciously aware individual. A perfect day for me would be time with my family on the beach.
 

 


 

Tonya

Tonya, Team Leader, Insurance Coordinator

Tonya has been with Dr. Leitner's office since 2006.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, dog Chief and her two grown sons, Jacob and Josh.  During her spare time, Tonya enjoys creating new landscapes in her fairy garden, along with spending time at the family cabin in Mio, Michigan on the AuSable River.



 

List, Registered Dental HygienistLisa , Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa attended Ferris State University and graduated in 1999 with a A.A.S in Dental Hygiene.  She has been married for 17 years, has a son in the U.S. Navy and two children still at home.  Lisa also works as Clinic Manager at Love In Action Free Dental Clinic in Grand Haven.  Her passion is to use her gift to help others.  Lisa enjoys spending free time with her family and gardening.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Barb Schultz, Registered Dental HygienistBarb, Registered Dental Hygienist

 

 

Barb attended Calvin College and graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 1987 as an RDH,  Barb joined our team in 2014. She is married and has an adult son & daughter.  Barb enjoys traveling, boating and golfing!

 

 

 

Renee, Registered Dental HygienistRenee, Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Renee graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 1986 as an RDH.  Renee joined our team in 2016. She is married and has one adult son and enjoys downhill skiing, the beach and all MSU sports!

 

 

 

Heather, Registered Dental HygienistHeather, Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather graduated from Ferris State University in 2015 as an RDH and with a Bachelors in Health Science. She joined our team in May of 2016. She is an Allendale resident but loves the opportunity of working in beautiful Grand Haven. Heather is soon to be married and is currently building a house. She enjoys hunting, exercising, painting and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Laurie Dental AssistantLaurie, Dental Assistant

 

Laurie graduated from Ross in 2016 and joined our team in January 2017.  Laurie is married with childred and is active in animal rescues and enjoys staying busy on her family farm.  She is simply an awesome addition to our staff.