GETTING TO KNOW DR DAVID SCHMIDT’S TEAM

Recently, Dr Schmidt took over Dr Fred Castenholz’s practice when Dr Fred retired. We’d now like to introduce Michele to you. She worked with Dr Fred for 16 years running the Front Desk and occasionally assisting with some dental procedures. We gave her the same questionnaire, with some serious and some fun questions, that we all completed a few months ago. Welcome to the office Michele!

michele

1. What is your job here at Dr Schmidt’s office and what does it entail?

I work at the Front Desk on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

2. How long have you been at Dr Schmidt’s office?

With Dr Schmidt, since the end of May when he took over Dr Fred’s practice. I’ve worked the last 16 years with Dr Fred running his Front Desk for him. On occasion I helped out as his Dental Assistant.

3. What is your favorite part about the job?

My colleagues.

4. What job did you do before?

I worked in a couple of bars. In fact, I still do at the weekends.

5. Where did you go to school?

Airport High School in Carleton, MI.

6. What was your favorite subject at school and who was your favorite teacher?

Although I did graduate, I didn’t care much for school.

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Have fun with friends and family.

8. Are you married?

No.

9. Do you have children? If so, how many boys/girls?

Yes, I have one boy.

10. Do you have pets? If so, what kind and how many?

Yes, a little Pug/Chihuahua mix called Savannah, but she also answers to the names Baby Girl or My Boo.

11. What is your favorite food; color; TV show; Movie; Book; Music (name the group/singer); Actor/Actress?

Pizza; Green; Grey’s Anatomy; The Notebook; 50 Shades of Grey; The Rolling Stones, I also like Country.

12. What is the scariest thing you ever did?

Can’t remember.

13. If I gave you $5,000 right now what would you spend it on?

Myself 😉

14. Who do you think is, or was, the most inspiring person you heard of or knew, and why they inspired you?

Dr Fred. He was always so gracious and kind.

15. What would be your ideal vacation?

Relaxing on the beach with a couple of gorgeous menservants.

Now for the quick fire Yes or No round.

1. Ever held a snake? No
2. Ran a red light? Yes
3. Been suspended from school? Yes
4. Experienced love at first sight? Yes
5. Totaled your car/motorbike in an auto accident? No
6. Been fired from a job? No
7.Fired somebody? Yes
8. Sang Karaoke? Yes
9. Done something you told yourself you never would? Yes
10. Laughed until something your were drinking came out of your nose? No
11.Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
12. Kissed in the rain? No
13. Sang in the shower? Yes
14. Sat on a rooftop? No
15. Been pushed into a pool fully dressed? No
16. Broken a bone? No
17. Walked on a moonlit beach? Yes
18. Ridden on a motorcycle? Yes
19. Ridden in a helicopter? No
20. Forgotten your anniversary? No
21. Had Mexican Jumping Beans for pets? No
22. Seriously and intentionally boycotted something? No
23. Knitted or crocheted? No
24. Been on TV? No
25. Eaten a whole Habanero pepper? No
26. Ridden a surfboard? No
27. Donated blood? Yes
28. Eaten Alligator meat? No
29. Eaten your kids’ Halloween candy? Yes
30. Written graffiti? No

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GETTING TO KNOW DR SCHMIDT’S TEAM – DELTA

For the next few blogs we thought we’d introduce the team at Dr Schmidt’s office so you can get to know us all a little better.  To make it easier to gather information everyone in the office was given a questionnaire with some serious and some fun questions. Hope you like the idea!!!

This week it’s the turn of the lovely Delta…….

Delta at the office

Delta at the office

1What is your job here at Dr Schmidt’s office and what does it entail?

I work the Front Desk, and am responsible for making patient appointments. I deal with insurance for our patients, working out what co-pays are due and sending off authorization requests for payment on treatment for the patients. I send out statements as well as do a lot of regular office administration. I work with Tina in confirming appointments, answering the phone and talking to patients.

2. How long have you been at Dr Schmidt’s office?

Since before Dr Schmidt!!! I have worked in this office for over 30 years.

3. What is your favorite part about the job?

Everything, but mostly talking to the patients and keeping up to date with what’s going on in their lives.

4. What job did you do before?

I worked in retail.

5. Where did you go to school? 

Lincoln Consolidated.

6. What was your favorite subject at school and who was your favorite teacher?

I wasn’t keen on school at all……

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Relax and spend time with my Grandbabies.

8. Are you married?

No.

9. Do you have children? If so, how many boys/girls?

Ye, I have two girls and one boy. I also have 4 Granddaughters.

10. Do you have pets? If so, what kind and how many?

Yes, one dog.

11. What is your favorite food; color; TV show; Movie; Book; Music (name the group/singer); Actor/Actress?

Mexican; black or green; and I love oldies and rock music. Not much into movies.

12. What is the scariest thing you ever did?

Go on a roller coaster!

13. If I gave you $5,000 right now what would you spend it on?

Family and bills.

14. Who do you think is, or was, the most inspiring person you heard of or knew, and why they inspired you?

My Mother, kids and Grandchildren.

15. What would be your ideal vacation?

To be waited on.

Now for the quick fire Yes or No round.

  • 1. Ever held a snake? No
  • 2. Ran a red light? Yes
  • 3. Been suspended from school? No
  • 4. Experienced love at first sight? Yes
  • 5. Totaled your car/motorbike in an auto accident? No
  • 6. Been fired from a job? No
  • 7.Fired somebody? No
  • 8. Sang Karaoke? No
  • 9. Done something you told yourself you never would? Yes
  • 10. Laughed until something your were drinking came out of your nose? Yes
  • 11.Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
  • 12. Kissed in the rain? Yes
  • 13. Sang in the shower? Yes
  • 14. Sat on a rooftop? Yes
  • 15. Been pushed into a pool fully dressed? Yes
  • 16. Broken a bone? No, thank goodness!
  • 17. Walked on a moonlit beach? Yes
  • 18. Ridden on a motorcycle? Yes
  • 19. Ridden in a helicopter? Yes
  • 20. Forgotten your anniversary? No
  • 21. Had Mexican Jumping Beans for pets? No
  • 22. Seriously and intentionally boycotted something? No
  • 23. Knitted or crocheted? Tried
  • 24. Been on TV? No
  • 25. Eaten a whole Habanero pepper? NO!!
  • 26. Ridden a surfboard? No
  • 27. Donated blood? Tried
  • 28. Eaten Alligator meat? No
  • 29. Eaten your kids’ Halloween candy? Yes
  • 30. Written graffiti? No

GETTING TO KNOW DR SCHMIDT’S TEAM – LYNDA

For the next few blogs we thought we’d introduce the team at Dr Schmidt’s office so you can get to know us all a little better.  To make it easier to gather information everyone in the office was given a questionnaire with some serious and some fun questions. Hope you like the idea!!!

This week it’s Lynda’s turn………………….

Lynda and her husband Bill, in Giverny, France on their recent vacation there this summer.

Lynda and her husband Bill, in Giverny, France on their recent vacation there this summer.

 

1What is your job here at Dr Schmidt’s office and what does it entail?

I am the Office manager and my responsibilities include; payroll (wonder why everyone likes me???), run reports, collections (not so nice but unfortunately got to be done), check bank receipts, accounts receivable and cover where needed.

2. How long have you been at Dr Schmidt’s office?

Longer than Dr Dave!!!!

3. What is your favorite part about the job?

Working with the great folks Dr Dave has on his team!

4. What job did you do before?

I have been an Office Manager for 30 years, but I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and keep my certificate up to date.

5. Where did you go to school? 

I graduated from U of M….a LONG time ago!!!!1

6. What was your favorite subject at school and who was your favorite teacher?

I really enjoyed my “Life and art of Pompeii” class, but I can’t remember the teacher though!

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I garden, read, knit/crochet/cross-stitch and volunteer both at my Church and with the Saline Fiddlers.

8. Are you married?

Yes I am, to Bill.

9. Do you have children? If so, how many boys/girls?

Yes I do, I have two girls and one boy.

10. Do you have pets? If so, what kind and how many?

Yes. A geriatric (17 year old) dog we brought back from Brazil.

11. What is your favorite food; color; TV show; Movie; Book; Music (name the group/singer); Actor/Actress?

I LOVE the Big Bang Theory!!!! Too many other favorites to mention.

12. What is the scariest thing you ever did?

Travel half way round the world, alone, with 3 very young kids!

13. If I gave you $5,000 right now what would you spend it on?

College tuition!

14. Who do you think is, or was, the most inspiring person you heard of or knew, and why they inspired you?

My Father. He is always in a good mood, very honest, hard working and a good role model.

15. What would be your ideal vacation?

Having the ability to walk the beach alone early and late every day and then the rest of the time, exploring cool towns.

Now for the quick fire Yes or No round.

  • 1. Ever held a snake? Yes
  • 2. Ran a red light? Yes
  • 3. Been suspended from school? No
  • 4. Experienced love at first sight? Yes
  • 5. Totaled your car/motorbike in an auto accident? No
  • 6. Been fired from a job? No
  • 7.Fired somebody? No
  • 8. Sang Karaoke? No
  • 9. Done something you told yourself you never would? Yes
  • 10. Laughed until something your were drinking came out of your nose? Yes
  • 11.Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
  • 12. Kissed in the rain? Yes
  • 13. Sang in the shower? Yes
  • 14. Sat on a rooftop? Yes
  • 15. Been pushed into a pool fully dressed? No
  • 16. Broken a bone? No
  • 17. Walked on a moonlit beach? Yes
  • 18. Ridden on a motorcycle? No
  • 19. Ridden in a helicopter? No
  • 20. Forgotten your anniversary? No
  • 21. Had Mexican Jumping Beans for pets? No
  • 22. Seriously and intentionally boycotted something? Yes
  • 23. Knitted or crocheted? No
  • 24. Been on TV? No
  • 25. Eaten a whole Habanero pepper? NO!
  • 26. Ridden a surfboard? Yes
  • 27. Donated blood? Yes
  • 28. Eaten Alligator meat? Yes
  • 29. Eaten your kids’ Halloween candy? For sure!!!
  • 30. Written graffiti? No

GETTING TO KNOW DR SCHMIDT’S TEAM – JENNIFER

For the next few blogs we thought we’d introduce the team at Dr Schmidt’s office so you can get to know us all a little better.  To make it easier to gather information everyone in the office was given a questionnaire with some serious and some fun questions. Hope you like the idea!!!

This week it’s the turn of Jennifer……….

Jennifer Reamer

Jennifer Reamer

This a picture of Jennifer at her recent High School Reunion,.

1What is your job here at Dr Schmidt’s office and what does it entail?

I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I help Dr Schmidt take care of the patients. I greet them, take any X-rays required, do impressions for dentures and night guards, make temporary crowns, co-ordinate lab deliveries and pick-ups, perform sterilization duties and order supplies. I also answer the phone and schedule appointments occasionally.

2. How long have you been at Dr Schmidt’s office?

22 years.

3. What is your favorite part about the job?

Talking to the patients.

4. What job did you do before?

I worked as a clerk at a retail store at the Big Wheel store in Brooklyn.

5. Where did you go to school? 

I went to Onsted High School and Washtenaw Community College.

6. What was your favorite subject at school and who was your favorite teacher?

In High School, my favorite subject was Art and my favorite teacher was Mrs Lash.

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to just hang out with my kids.

8. Are you married?

Yes I am, to Larry.

9. Do you have children? If so, how many boys/girls?

Yes I do, I have one girl and one boy.

10. Do you have pets? If so, what kind and how many?

No.

11. What is your favorite food; color; TV show; Movie; Book; Music (name the group/singer); Actor/Actress?

Lobster or chocolate; purple; Nashville; A Walk on the Moon; The Notebook – I read it the book before I saw the movie;

12. What is the scariest thing you ever did?

Went snorkelling in the ocean.

13. If I gave you $5,000 right now what would you spend it on?

I’d pay off my car!

14. Who do you think is, or was, the most inspiring person you heard of or knew, and why they inspired you?

Music inspires me!! It always amazes me when a song comes on the radio that can touch your heart or make you smile or even just want to dance. Some of my favorite musicians are; John Mayer, Van Morrison, Prince, Pink, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Lionel Ritchie….just to name a few.

15. What would be your ideal vacation?

To be sitting on a secluded beach with a tropical drink!!

Now for the quick fire Yes or No round.

  • 1. Ever held a snake? Yes
  • 2. Ran a red light? Yes
  • 3. Been suspended from school? No
  • 4. Experienced love at first sight? Yes
  • 5. Totaled your car/motorbike in an auto accident? No
  • 6. Been fired from a job? No
  • 7.Fired somebody? No
  • 8. Sang Karaoke? Yes
  • 9. Done something you told yourself you never would? Yes
  • 10. Laughed until something your were drinking came out of your nose? Yes
  • 11.Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
  • 12. Kissed in the rain? Yes
  • 13. Sang in the shower? Yes
  • 14. Sat on a rooftop? Yes
  • 15. Been pushed into a pool fully dressed? No
  • 16. Broken a bone? Yes
  • 17. Walked on a moonlit beach? Yes
  • 18. Ridden on a motorcycle? Yes
  • 19. Ridden in a helicopter? Yes
  • 20. Forgotten your anniversary? No
  • 21. Had Mexican Jumping Beans for pets? Yes
  • 22. Seriously and intentionally boycotted something? Yes
  • 23. Knitted or crocheted? No
  • 24. Been on TV? No
  • 25. Eaten a whole Habanero pepper? NO
  • 26. Ridden a surfboard? No
  • 27. Donated blood? Yes
  • 28. Eaten Alligator meat? Yes
  • 29. Eaten your kids’ Halloween candy? For sure!!!
  • 30. Written graffiti? No

Getting to know Dr Schmidt’s Team – TINA

For the next few blogs we thought we’d introduce the team at Dr Schmidt’s office so you can get to know us all a little better.  To make it easier to gather information everyone in the office was given a questionnaire with some serious and some fun questions. Hope you like the idea!!!

First up is Tina McKee (I actually write the blogs for the office), so here goes…….

Tina with her Dad Leslie, son Matthew and Granddaughter Esme

Tina with her Dad Leslie, son Matthew and Granddaughter Esme

1. What is your job here at Dr Schmidt’s office and what does it entail?

I am the Hygiene Coordinator, responsible for making patient appointments. I send out reminders for appointments and also contact patients to remind them that appointments are due if they haven’t made one yet. I also take care of our marketing and our social media sites which include Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google.

2. How long have you been at Dr Schmidt’s office?

I have been here since October 24th, 2012.

3. What is your favorite part about the job?

Meeting the patients is the best part. Of course, I have got to know the staff really well over the past few moths too and really enjoy their company. The other thing I really enjoy is keeping up with the Social Media – what you can do as a business on social media changes so quickly and it is a real challenge to keep up with it all.

4. What job did you do before?

I worked as a Home Help/Personal Assistant. I helped a lady look after her family and run her home as she is paralyzed and in a wheelchair. I still work there on Saturdays.

5. Where did you go to school? 

Because my dad was in the British Army, my Junior Schooling (Elementary) took place in Germany (Berlin and Munchengladbach), Norway (Oslo) and England (Bicester). I didn’t go to college until I was 43, so I did my BA in Tourism Management through Perth College, (Scotland) at the the Fort William Campus as that’s where I was living at the time.

6. What was your favorite subject at school and who was your favorite teacher?

In High School, my favorite subject was Commerce & Business studies and the teacher who taught it, Joyce Bernard was my favorite teacher. At college, surprisingly, since I did the subject grudgingly and thought I wouldn’t like it…..I LOVED Sociology. Well, I loved it for the first and second years while May-Britt was the lecturer. Not so much the third year when they put in a new lecturer 😦

7. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Guess, I’m supposed to say here “What spare time?” But, I do love to crochet, knit and cross-stitch. I am a new volunteer with the American Red Cross and I love to do Movie and Dinner double date nights with good friends.

8. Are you married?

Yes, very happily to Jim, we just had our third anniversary. A true Internet romance!!! We met over the Internet back in December 2007, with him here in Michigan and me over in Bonnie Scotland. I moved to the US on June 10th 2010 and we were married 16 days later on June 26th.

9. Do you have children? If so, how many boys/girls?

Yes, we have two boys. Jim’s son Ryan aged 26 and my son Matthew aged 27. We just welcomed our first grand-daughter Esme (Matthew’s daughter)to the family in February this year.

10. Do you have pets? If so, what kind and how many?

We have a female cat called Beso and a female Shih-Tzu called Tawny, both 8 years old.

11. What is your favorite food; color; TV show; Movie; Book; Music (name the group/singer); Actor/Actress?

Fresh crusty bread and butter; blue; Grey’s Anatomy; Love Actually; Pride and Prejudice; Nanci Griffith; Denzel Washington; Helen Mirren.

12. What is the scariest thing you ever did?

Go on the Whirlpool Wet Jetboat ride at Niagara-on-the-Lake last year. Class 5 rapids on the Niagara River – out of this world!! Fantastically scary and fun ride!!

13. If I gave you $5,000 right now what would you spend it on?

Flights for my son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter to come over for Christmas.

14. Who do you think is, or was, the most inspiring person you heard of or knew, and why they inspired you?

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, because I think she is the epitome of selfless service to her country and her people. Unlike others in the public eye such as Hollywood or music stars and politicians who seek fame and glory, Royals are thrust into the service and limelight without asking for it. She has served Great Britain and the Commonwealth as Queen since she was 25 and now at 87 years old she is still going strong. She works every day of her life and has always put duty and service to her country first. 62 years of loyal service is a long time, much much longer than the average persons working life. I think she is amazing.

15. What would be your ideal vacation?

Driving an RV coast to coast across the USA using Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” books as a guide. Additionally, for my husband, stopping at every Ball park for a Hot Dog.

Now for the quick fire Yes or No round.

  • 1. Ever held a snake? Yes
  • 2. Ran a red light? Yes
  • 3. Been suspended from school? No
  • 4. Experienced love at first sight? Yes
  • 5. Totaled your car/motorbike in an auto accident? No
  • 6. Been fired from a job? No
  • 7.Fired somebody? Yes
  • 8. Sang Karaoke? Yes
  • 9. Done something you told yourself you never would? Yes
  • 10. Laughed until something your were drinking came out of your nose? Yes
  • 11.Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
  • 12. Kissed in the rain? Yes
  • 13. Sang in the shower? Yes
  • 14. Sat on a rooftop? Yes
  • 15. Been pushed into a pool fully dressed? No
  • 16. Broken a bone? No
  • 17. Walked on a moonlit beach? Yes
  • 18. Ridden on a motorcycle? Yes
  • 19. Ridden in a helicopter? Yes
  • 20. Forgotten your anniversary? No
  • 21. Had Mexican Jumping Beans for pets? Yes
  • 22. Seriously and intentionally boycotted something? Yes
  • 23. Knitted or crocheted? Yes
  • 24. Been on TV? No
  • 25. Eaten a whole Habanero pepper? NO!!
  • 26. Ridden a surfboard? No
  • 27. Donated blood? Yes
  • 28. Eaten Alligator meat? No
  • 29. Eaten your kids’ Halloween candy? Yes
  • 30. Written graffiti? Yes