Dentist in Lowell, MI
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Todd Gillan
Dr. Todd Gillan completed his Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Pharmacy at Ferris State University, and became a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Michigan. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) at the University of Michigan.
Since starting his practice in Lowell, Dr. Gillan has completed a five year course at the United States Dental Institute in Comprehensive Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). He also has successfully completed courses in Occlusion, Esthetics, Oral Surgery, and Invisalign. Recently, he completed a two year course in Orognathic Bioesthetics, and several courses in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, and Kent County District Dental Society.
Dr. Gillan has attended many continuing education courses around the country from some of the most respected speakers and clinicians in the field. He is planning a trip to Minneapolis in September to further his study of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Over the past four years, Dr. Gillan and his staff started a program to provide free dental care to those in need who use the services of our Flat River Outreach Ministry.
His wife Joanne, has worked with him in the practice for 25 years and he has four children, two boys and two girls, who all graduated from Lowell High School from 2001-2010. He enjoys spending time with his family, sailboarding, waverunning, traveling, golfing, exercising and fitness, and watching the Lowell Red Arrow football, wrestling, and other sport programs.
Dr. Gillan and his staff have always diligently worked at educating their patients to give them the most knowledge to better take care of their oral health as well as their overall health. They also believe that in giving their patients all the possible options to treatment, pro's and con's, with all of the fees, they can make the best informed decisions for themselves.
Donna is married and she and her husband enjoy spending a great deal of time with their grandchildren who are involved in a variety of sports. They are always cheering them on. Donna has made a career of the health care profession and has been with Dr. Gillan for 22 years now. She has been employed in the medical profession for a total of 50 years. Donna has attended many Business classes as well as being previously employed by Aetna Insurance, working with both medical and dental claims.
Lisa graduated from Davenport College with an ABA in Business Administration/Health Insurance claims managements, an AAS in Health Information Technology, and a BBA in Health Services Administration. Lisa has worked in health services and human resources for many years. She has worked for Dr. Gillan for 14 years. Family is very important to Lisa. She's married to a wonderful man and has three beautiful daughters. Lisa enjoys family time, gardening, and traveling in her spare time. Another passion for Lisa is her animals.
Joanne has worked in different facets of healthcare. She is a 2002 graduate of Kellogg Community College obtaining an AAS in dental hygiene. She graduated 1st in her hygiene class in academics. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Joanne has worked in the dental field for 26 years starting as an appointment book secretary. She is also a Registered Nurse with a Bacholors's degree in nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor society. Each year additional knowledge in the fields of dentistry and nursing is obtained through many continuing education courses. She has received certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide through the University of Michigan. futher course study in soft tissue management for the treatment of periodontics has been obtained. She is married with four children, all graduates of Lowell High School. She loves the outdoors of michigan, enjoying the lakes, cross country skiing, gardening and golf.
Courtney grew up in Frankenmuth, Michigan. She graduated from Fankenmuth High School in 2009. Courtney attended Ferris State University where she obtained her Bacherlor's Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Courtney moved to the Grand Rapids area after graduatinig from Ferris in 2014. In her free time, Courtney loves spending time with her husband and daughter, family and friends. Courtney also enjoys reading, watching movies, and crafting.
Shelby grew up in Pewamo. She graduated in 2008 from Pewamo-Westphalia High School. Shelby attended Ferris State University where she graduated with honors in dental hygiene in 2012. In March of 2012, she went on a dental mission trip to Guyana, South America, where the dental team saw 1,000 patients in 4 and a half days. Shelby has been working with Dr. Gillan since October of 2012.
In her free time Shelby enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys sewing, reading, and going to the movies. Shelby loves to spend time working outside, bike riding on the beautiful trails in Michigan, and walking.