Meet Our Office Staff

Grand Rapids Dental Practice


Dental Assistant

Joan has been assisting Dr. Gary Mancewicz since he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1976. After taking a sabbatical to raise her family, Joan rejoined our dental team and makes her patient’s care and comfort a priority.

In her spare time, Joan enjoys refinishing furniture, walking, and spending time with her family that includes seven children and four grandkids.


Dental Assistant

Katie studied dental assisting and joined our team after graduating in 2010.

Katie specializes as Dr. Stephen Mancewicz’s assistant and is dedicated to excellent patient care and comfort.

She loves to cook and bake, as well as spending her summers camping and enjoying the outdoors.



Office Administrator

Colleen has been a part of our dental team for 20 years. She attended Grand Rapids Community College and takes great pride in being our office administrator.

Colleen’s goal is to answer patients’ questions and concerns with insurance, scheduling, financing, and treatment planning. Colleen also enjoys shopping, cooking, and spending time with friends, her husband, and three children.



Office Administrator

Family Dentists Grand Rapids MIKimmy has been working with Dr. Mancewicz for 30 years after attending Grand Rapids Community College. She began her career as a dental assistant but has since transferred to office administration.

Kimmy strives to give friendly and quality service to our patients with a welcoming smile. She loves to spend her time outdoors including birdwatching, fishing, and gardening. Kimmy has been married for 22 years.



Dental Assistant

Family Dentists Grand Rapids MIDixie began her career as a certified dental assistant in the office of Dr. John Stepanovich. In 2008, she completed training to become a registered expanded functions dental assistant. In 2014, she earned the title of registered Buteyko breathing educator.

She came to the office in 2014 with orthodontist Dr. Wyland Gibbs, who together with Dr. Stephen Mancewicz offer the opportunity for Biobloc orthotropic treatment.

She enjoys working with children and adults as they progress through the growth guidance treatment, encouraging them and providing strategies to help them correct their oral posture and restore healthy nasal breathing.

In addition to our office, Dixie works at her father’s performance engine shop, as well as serving on the board of the West Michigan Orthotropic Study Center and caring for her Buteyko clients. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, wood turning, golfing, or taking a spin in her hot rod.



Dr. Ellis’ Assistant

Family Dentists Grand Rapids MIChris has been assisting with Dr. Ellis for 17 years.

Chris enjoys working with our dental team and making sure her patients have a great dental experience.

She enjoys spending time with family, her two grandchildren, and traveling.



Lab Technician

Family Dentist Grand RapidsRob is our office Lab Technician. He has been with us for over 35 years. He is married and has four children and two dogs that he enjoys spending time with.






Dentists Grand Rapids, MILydia joined out team in 2017. She strives to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable. She provides assistance in a variety of areas around the office. Lydia likes to spend her free time camping with her husband, doing crafts, and working with flowers.



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Dentists Grand Rapids, MI



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