Dr. Bo Bojovic


Dr. Bo Bojovic attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where she completed a dual degree DDS/Ph.D. program. Her Ph.D. research on the regulation of stem cells in an oral cancer model has lead to numerous publications and has received the prestigious Hatton Award. Dr. Bojovic likes to stay active in the dental community and is a member of the Michigan and the prestigious Hatton Award. Dr. Bojovic likes to stay active in the dental community and is a member of the Michigan and American Dental Associations, Southwest Michigan Dental Association and Spear.

Dr. Bojovic is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that you desire. She enjoys all areas of general dentistry and is committed to providing you with comprehensive and quality dental care that is long lasting and whole body focused.

Highland Ave Family Dentistry has a long history of providing dental care in Battle Creek. Her goal is to continue the tradition of providing excellent care and outstanding service.

Dr. Mark Crapo


Dr. Crapo graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University before pursuing a graduate degree in Acupuncture and a doctoral degree in Oriental Medicine from California Acupuncture College.

With over 35 years of experience as a primary health care physician, Dr. Crapo has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show on health, nutrition, and medicine. He also has worked in the design and manufacture of nutritional supplements.

He has an extensive list of honors, some of which include the induction into the Christian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is listed in Who’s Who of Outstanding Americans, Who’s Who of International Professionals, and Who’s Who of Aikido.

Dr. Crapo has taught every level of education from elementary school to high school, and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral classes. He has also taught Continuing Medical Education classes in the United States, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Philippines.

Treatment Team

Sandra Barker

Registered dental hygienist

Choosing Dental Hygiene has been a very rewarding career for me. It has afforded me the opportunity to meet and develop lifelong relationships with many amazing people. I enjoy attending continuing education seminars while learning new concepts and theories. In my free time, It’s always a pleasure being with my family.

Lisa Friddle

Registered dental hygienist

Lisa is one of the Hygienists in our office, and has been apart of Highland Ave Family Dentistry since July 2019. Lisa’s favorite part of her job is her patients, and showing them how a strong healthy mouth can improve overall quality of life. After all, a beautiful healthy smile always gets noticed. She lives just South of Nashville with her husband Jake and their five children.

Tess Needham

Registered dental hygienist

Hi, my name is Tess and I am a registered dental hygienist . I am so happy to be working at Highland Ave Family Dentistry…. my coworkers and Dr. Bo are the best. A little bit about myself… I am a crazy cat mom and dog mom. I work hard so my fur babies can have the life they deserve (: I just recently got engaged to the most wonderful man. I absolutely love being outside doesn’t matter if I am kayaking, hiking, or taking my cats for a walk in their cat stroller.

I graduated from Dental Hygiene school in May 2019 from Kellogg Community College. Everyday in dentistry is different and that is what I love about my job the most, along with building relationships with the patients. I could talk about teeth all day.

Business Team

Amanda Mulkey

Office Manger

Amanda is our Office Manger. She has been in the dental field since 2008, joining Highland Ave Family Dentistry in June 2019 . Amanda’s favorite part of her job is giving someone confidence in their smile. Always thriving for a higher standard of dental care and empowering patients to take control of their dental health. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family in Springport. She has been married for 15 years. She and her husband Nick have two children, Hunter and Elly.

Julaine Paltelki

Billing Coordinator

I am Julaine and I am a front desk associate. I have lived in Battle Creek most of my life. I am a graduate of Harper Creek High School and completed certificate program at Ferris State in secretarial skills. I have also completed classes in medical transcription and computer skills at Kellogg Community College.
I have been married for 52 years and have 2 adult children and 7 beautiful grand kids. We have lived in Germany, Norths Carolina and back to Michigan.

I have worked in the Medical / Dental field for 40 years in the capacity of medical transcriptionist, billing and front desk. I enjoy helping people and enjoy my career in the dental field.

Lisa Strathman

Patient Treatment

Lisa has been a registered dental hygienist for thirty years. She loves dentistry! Lisa is our treatment coordinator and will help you with your treatment plans and scheduling. You can also find her in the back helping out wherever an extra hand is needed. If you ever have any dental questions don’t hesitate to ask her. Lisa lives in Eaton Rapids with her husband and two grown children and their growing families. She is a real country girl who is still raising her daughters 4H goat and mini pig. Her summer free time is spent on Higgins Lake.