Our Staff

We offer a wide range of dental services including teeth whitening for all of our Lansing and East Lansing clients to make sure your teeth stay healthy. To help our patients get the personalized results they desire, we’ve provided full, detailed explanations of all appropriate treatment options:

Dr. Daniel Derksen

Dr. Daniel Derksen grew up in the town of Bath, Michigan where he still lives with his family. After graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School he and his wife returned to the area to be near family and friends. After initially practicing dentistry in East Lansing for many years, Dr. Derksen was thankful for the opportunity to take over for Dr. James Gallagher’s Lansing dental services in the fall of 2012.


Though she has been in the dental field since 1992, Kelly has been with the office since 2008. Kelly helps to ensure the office experience runs smoothly for patients as she works with accounts and directly with the insurance company while interacting with patients at her desk. Kelly enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and camping.


Tara joined the office in 2021 and is currently working towards the dental hygiene program at LCC. She is very grateful for her position and is learning new skills every day. Her hobbies include spending time with close friends and family, traveling up north, and cooking. She is a devoted MSU fan and loves watching football, basketball, and hockey games.


Joined Derksen Dentistry in 2019 to gain experience before exploring the dental hygiene program. She is currently an assistant with our office. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Joey, her son Jesse, and her Rottweiler Oso, boating, traveling and yoga.


Brittney joined Derksen Dentistry in 2021 working as a hygiene assistant in hopes to work her way up in this office. She has a son that she spends all of her time with outside of work. She enjoys traveling up north, time with family and friends, and fishing.


Debbie Has been with the office since 1994 working closely with patients on a daily basis, providing expert care. She grew-up in Ann Arbor (yes, Deb is a Michigan fan!) and now lives in Dimondale with her family. Debbie likes to travel and enjoys anything related to the beach, water and boating. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her grandkids.


Tiffany has been at Derksen Dentistry since 2016. She enjoys working in the dental field and is the bright and energetic part of the office. Tiffany just built a house in Mason with her husband Travis and two boys, Aiden and Bryce. In her free time, she loves to spend time and ride dirt bikes and quads with her family.


Jamie has been in the dental field since 2003 and has been a hygienist since 2013. She has been married to her partner since 2011 and has two extremely cute daughters. With her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, watching family movies with her kids, and cooking. She loves being a Dental Hygienist and helping her patients keep their mouth healthy.


Lori has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1983 and has enjoyed working directly with Dr. Derksen since 2008. She really loves assisting and strives to provide the best care for her patients. Lori grew up in Okemos but now lives near Grand Ledge with her husband Craig. She enjoys spending time with her family, she has two daughters, a son-in-law and her first grandchild was born in August 2020, being a Grandma is the best! Lori loves music, reading and is an avid sports fan.


She began working at the office in 1999 and has been here ever since. Mary very much enjoys working with her patients and values the relationships she has fostered with many of them over the years. She is married with two daughters, a son-in-law, and most importantly is “Gaga” to her beautiful and amazing granddaughter. Her hobbies include baking, reading, yoga, and spending time up north.


Mackenzie graduated from assisting school in 2014 and has been actively assisting since. She joined Derksen Dentistry’s team in 2019. When not at work, Mackenzie can be found volunteering with the St. Charles Haunted House Association as their treasurer. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys going to car shows with her husband, spending time with friends and family, and visiting her family cabin in the UP. Her hobbies include collecting vintage teacups, fishing, and cross-stitch.


Leah joined Derksen Dentistry in June 2019 working as a dental receptionist. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling and fishing.

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