Dentist in East Lansing, MI
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Dr. Brian Ruster, D.D.S.
Michigan State University (B.S.)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (D.D.S.)
- General practice residency at the University of Rochester, New York
- Former faculty member of University of Rochester
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Central District Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of General Dentistry
- Michigan Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Ruster has been in practice since 1993.
Wendy - Office Manager
Wendy comes with 6 years of experience and is working on taking us chartless. We are delighted for her to bring the knowledge and back ground that she has.
"I have been in dental for over 6 years, I started as a dental assistant, moved to the front desk and am now am the office manager. If you have any questions about insurance or any dental procedures, I’d love to help and make you more knowledgeable.
I used to be terrified of the dentist as a kid, so I can empathize if you are as well! The whole staff will try to make you as comfortable as possible, let us know how we can help you. Also, keep us in mind when you hear of a friend or family member with a terrible dental story, we are happy to help them overcome their fears and like to come to the dentist again.
My husband and I have been married since February 2015, we enjoy home projects, spending time with the dog, friends and family, and off roading with the Jeep."
Lorrie - Registerd Dental Hygienist
Lorrie is a wonderful asset to our office, and comes with over 20 years of Dental experience.
"I am originally from the Lansing area and I’ve been a Dental Hygienist for over 20 years, graduating from Lansing Community College. Recently I went back to school at Siena Heights University and completed my bachelors of applied science in 2014. In my spare time I enjoys family vacations, gardening, home improvement projects as well as Michigan State Sporting events."
Lynette - Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynette has recently joined our dental family, and we couldn't be more happy. She comes with 10 years Dental Hygiene experience. She lives in DeWitt and has been married for 16years, and has twins a boy and girl.
"In 2003 I decided to make a career change from my BBA to a Registered Hygienist. In 2006 I received my degree/license in Dental Hygiene from Wharton Junior Community College in the state of Texas. Four years ago my husband and our 7 year old twins moved from Texas to Michigan. I am so excited to be part of Dr. Ruster's team on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I look forward everday to helping, educating and inspiringevery patient with their healthy smile. In my spare time I love hanging out with my husband and our twins. I love watching my kids play soccer, riding my horse, going to our cabin fishing, wathcing funny movies and laughing with my girlfriends."
Carrie - Dental Assistant
Carrie comes with 6 years of Dental experience, she has been married for 19 years to an amazing man Jay and has three awesome kids, Stone, Emorie and Ohlen.
"I have been an assistant for 6 years. I was a stay at home mom for years. Once my kids were old enough I wanted a career that allowed me to work with people and have a flexible schedule. Dentistry has been a great fit. I enjoy being creative and working with my hands. I enjoy spending time with my family and I love the outdoors including; hiking, hunting and running."
Quincy - Dental Assistant
Quincy recently joined our family, she brings youth and energy to the office.
"I’ve been working with Dr. Ruster since early in 2017 as a dental assistant. I live in Grand Ledge as I’m the 2nd oldest out of 5 children ranging from 21-10 months. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking, fishing and spending time with my siblings."