Who Will Help You
Dr. Suzzette Lirio Ona,
Dr. Suzzette Ona understands the need for positive and quality healthcare, having 25 years of experience in dentistry. She received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College in 1989 and worked as a biochemist until 1994. By 1998, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and received her Doctor Of Medicine in Dentistry. She spent her residency at the University of Washington Hospital, treating mentally and physically challenged adults and children in the operating room and in an emergency room setting. When not providing her patients with excellent and gentle care, Dr. Ona enjoys her marriage with her husband of 35 years and enjoys visiting her daughter’s family, especially her grandbaby!
Hattie Thomas, Office Manager
My name is Hattie and I have worked with Dr. Ona since 2015. I began my dental career in 1986 as a registered dental assistant, but shortly after transitioned to office administration. My role as the Office Manager is to greet patients with a smile, provide transparent financial information, and lead the dental team to best support Dr. Ona. My hobbies include gardening, traveling and shopping, but my heart is with my husband of 40 years, our two children and three grandchildren.
Antonio Lirio, Assistant Manager
Hello, my name is Antonio Lirio. I graduated from Calvin University in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. My role as an assistant manager is to maintain communication with each and every patient. I ensure that you are informed on what treatment is best suited for your dental and overall health. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling with my girlfriend.
Kristine Lirio, Assistant Manager
Kristine graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in English. Through dynamic experiences in the humanities and in customer service, she feels inspired to maintain effective communication with our caring providers, staff, and patients. She loves hearing patients express their confidence during their visit. Alongside working at Healthy Smile, she enjoys motherhood, nature, music, and learning new things.
Jessie Tang, RDH
Jessie has been in the dental field for over twenty-two years. She started out as a dental assistant for two years before becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Jessie completed the dental hygiene program from Grand Rapids Community College in 2003. She is passionate about her job and loves working with patients to teach them proper dental hygiene while educating them on maintaining healthy teeth, gums and bone level. Jessie has two daughters (17 and 20). When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include running, reading, exploring new places in Northern Michigan, and planting.
Christina Pham, RDH
My name is Christina. I completed my dental hygiene degree at Grand Rapids Community College in 2015. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I strive to work collaboratively alongside my patients to achieve a confident smile, sustainable overall health, and also provide a great dental experience for them. The best part of my job is getting to know my patients, building trust, and building long term relationships with them. A little about me: I am married and have 4 children. Outside of Healthy Smile, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going out to eat, watching movies, and shopping.
Melissa O’Dell, RDH
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am from Grand Rapids. I went to GRCC and graduated from Dental Hygiene in 1998. What I like most about being a hygienist is helping patients make a difference in their oral hygiene. I enjoy interacting with our patients by helping them have a positive experience during their visit to the office. I have two children: my daughter is in her late 20s and my son is going into his senior year of high school. We have a husky named Zeus. I enjoy concerts, sporting events, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Sara Downer, RDH
Hello, my name is Sara. I grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from the GRCC dental hygiene program in 2005. I’m married to my high-school sweetheart and we have a 7-year-old daughter, 7-month-old son, and 13-year-old Min Pin/beagle mix. We’ve lived in Kentwood, MI for almost 7 years and love it. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, traveling, jogging, and thrift shopping. The thing I love most about being a Registered Dental Hygienist is the relationships I build with my patients. I love hearing their stories and helping them achieve their oral health goals.
Kim Luck, RDA
My name is Kim and I’ve worked as a registered dental assistant with Healthy Smile for over twenty years! I graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2006 with my registered dental assistant license. I enjoy helping my patients feel comfortable at their dental visits and educating them on their oral health. In my spare time I love spending time with my friends, family, and two dogs Rico and Marty!
Caitlyn Zerbst, DA
Hello! My name is Caitlyn. I have completed training as a certified nursing assistant. I’ve been working with the Healthy Smile family for the past three years and am currently working towards becoming a registered dental assistant. The only thing that’s better than being able to work alongside our amazing team and great patients would be my time at home with my critters.
Bohdan Senyshyn, DA
Bohdan Senyshyn has a master’s degree in dentistry and a certificate from Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University in Europe. His ten years of professional experience in dentistry include owning a private dental practice and performing planned and emergency surgeries at hospitals. Bohdan takes pride in high patient satisfaction through the quality of his work and caring communication. He is originally from Ivano-Frankivsk, a beautiful city in Ukraine. Outside of Healthy Smile, he enjoys time with his wife and daughter.
Kevin Giron, DA
My name is Kevin Giron, a dedicated dental assistant at Healthy Smile who is passionate about dental care and ensuring every patient has a healthy and beautiful smile. I support the dental team in providing exceptional care and making patients feel comfortable during their visits. I enjoy sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, so feel free to have a conversation about those topics whenever you see me. Outside of work, I cherish spending quality time with loved ones, including friends, family, and an adorable four-legged companion named Bella. I value the importance of nurturing these relationships and find joy in creating lasting memories with those I care for. With a zest for life, I enthusiastically embrace each moment and try to make a positive difference in the lives of others, both professionally and personally.
Karissa Lirio, Bookkeeper
Karissa joined Healthy Smile during the summer of 2019. She began dental assisting with Dr. Ona and transitioned to supporting the office through payroll and accounting functions. She currently attends Grand Valley State University as an accounting student. When not at the office, Karissa enjoys visiting the local farmers markets and preparing nourishing, seasonal meals for family.
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