Meet the Team

Lisa, Office Manager

I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. Being the office manager, my main objective is providing patients with the best knowledge of their dental coverage and helping them with all of their dental questions. Dr. Neuman and Dr. Alexis have been amazing to work with! I love being part of such a great team.

My husband and I live on a lake in Sparta, MI where we enjoy the summers boating and swimming. In our spare time, we love to go camping in the Upper Peninsula and to visit our favorite casinos. We also adore our energetic boxer Parris who loves to take walks!

Sarah, Receptionist

I have been a receptionist with Advance Dental since 2005. I graduated from Ferris with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Since I have been here so long, I have built a good relationship with our patients and enjoy talking to them before their appointment.

My husband and I have two wonderful daughters. We enjoy watching them grow up and cannot wait to show them all the fun things that Grand Rapids has to offer. Every January we take a family trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which is a great way to break up the winter season in Michigan. During our free time we enjoy going to the zoo, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time at Lake Michigan. I’m very fortunate to work for such a great place and for such great people.

Amy, Receptionist

I have been a receptionist at Advance Dental since January 2017. I am newer to the dental field and love to learn new things every day. I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009 with a bachelor degree in Entrepreneurship. I previously worked in a salon/spa for 8 years. I enjoy working with people and have a passion for great customer service.

My husband Tyler and I have a sassy and spunky daughter McKinley. We spend our free time outside, working with the children’s ministry at our church, and enjoying time with friends and family. I’m a HUGE foodie and have a love for great wine!

Advance Dental is such a great place to work! Dr. Richard and Dr. Alexis are such caring and compassionate people and it really shows in their practice. \ I’m very grateful to be part of such a great team!

Julie, Hygienist

Bio Coming Soon!

Kim, Hygienist

I have been a hygienist with Dr. Neuman for over 5 years and love working in an atmosphere where we have freedom to work hard, yet joke around a little. My husband Elijah and I are expecting our first child early 2019 and I have 2 young step children. Josiah is 4 and Sophia is 3. We have 1 cat and 1 dog but I secretly like cats better!

Outside of work, we spend a lot of time working on our older house. However, we plan on moving into a new home in 2019. I also love to do research on diet and nutrition. I have a pretty optimistic outlook and love to educate and care for our patients.   

Tara, Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist for over 10 years and have been with Advance Dental for 7 of those years. I love the relationships I have formed with my patients and enjoy catching up with them every visit. In my free time, my husband and I enjoy anything we can do outdoors. We love to bike, kayak, boat and camp. We also enjoy flipping houses so we never run out of projects to do!  

Shauna, Hygienist

My name is Shauna. I graduated with my Dental Hygiene degree from Ferris State University in 2015. I joined the team of Advance Dental in September of 2015. I was initially drawn to this practice because of their family atmosphere. Dr. Neuman and Dr. Alexis treat us like family, as they do their patients. I love building relationships with my patients that make them comfortable and excited to come to our dental office. I genuinely care about my patients’ needs and helping them develop good habits for their systemic and oral health. Helping others has always been a passion of mine and I’m blessed to be able to provide that through my career every day.

In my free time I like to stay busy. In the summer I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor adventures. In the winter months I like to snowboard, snowmobile and find shows/concerts to attend. It’s a hobby of mine to find non-commercial restaurants in Grand Rapids with great food and drinks, so feel free to share suggestions when we meet!

Rachel, Hygienist

I grew up in Fruitport, MI but have been a Grand Rapids resident since 2009. Fruitport is a small town, so I spent my childhood exploring the woods in our backyard, camping and going to Lake Michigan. I currently still enjoy exploring new places, camping, the beach and also love to read. My husband and I frequent the YMCA together and have a habit of watching too many TV shows at one time (i.e. Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Shameless or any quirky crime series). We have a new Samoyed puppy named Meeko and are continuing to grow our family with our first child due January 2019.

I started with Advance Dental in 2014 and have previous experience working with Medicaid/under-insured/ESL individuals, which helped to shape me into a compassionate, caring and patient health care provider. I truly enjoy making someone’s smile brighter whether it be from cleaning their teeth, to telling a joke, or literally providing whitening trays. The team at Advance Dental has helped me continue my mission of helping others with their easy-going but professional nature and strong commitment to patient care.

Danielle, Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Neuman’s practice shortly after I graduated from Ross Medical School in May of 2018. I was lucky to be able to do my externship at his office and get hired in immediately after. I’ve always had a fascination for the dental field since my first visit when I was a child. I always knew this was the career for me.

In my spare time I enjoy exploring the city of Grand Rapids. I love experiencing new restaurants the city has to offer, swing dancing at Rosa Park Circle, long boarding throughout the city, and spending time with my roommate’s cat, Bubba G. Although my career has just started, I look forward to many years working with Dr. Neuman, Dr. Alexis and their awesome team.

Kelli, Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Neuman’s team in March 2017. I graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2003 and have been in the dental field ever since. The best part of my job is helping people achieve a smile they are proud of. My husband and I currently live in Hudsonville with our 4 children and pets. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Jenny, Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for over 10 years. The best part about my job is working with wonderful doctors and a great staff! Every day I get to help and teach patients about their dental care. I love to spend time with my dog; she is a 13 year old boxer who still loves to play Frisbee, swim and go for walks. I also love to spend time working out and working on new projects around my house.