At Highland Ave Family Dentistry, our dental team is enthusiastic about providing expert dental work as well as making sure our patients have a healthy foundation with perfect oral hygiene. Highland Ave Family Dentistry’s well trained staff is dedicated to ensuring our high standards are met with every patient that walks in the door. We know that every patient has different needs and by choosing Highland Ave Family Dentistry our community of patients will receive thorough care during their dental examinations, procedures, and professional dental cleanings.

Treatment Team

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.

Tess Needham

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.
Sandra Barker

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.
Lisa Friddle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Business Team

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.
Amanda Mulkey

Office Manger

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.
Lisa Strathman

Patient Treatment 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.
Julaine Paltelki

Billing Coordinator