Patient Care Coordinators
I have been working in dentistry for over 30 years, 27 of which have been with Dr. Gary Sasaki. I have worked as both a RDA (registered dental assistant) and a patient care coordinator. One of the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. I have a husband, daughter and two beagles (Chloe and Roxanne) that enrich my life every day. In my free time I enjoy reading, camping and crafting.
Laurie La Chance
I have 35 plus years in the customer service field, 20 of them were at a major hotel in the area. I have been in the dental field for the past 12 years as a Patient Care Coordinator. I enjoy meeting new people and working with them to find ways to help them take care of their dental needs. I have been at The Dental Spa for almost one year. I'm enjoying my time here and getting to work with and meet so many new people. I spend my spare time with family and friends either up North or down here boating or floating.
With my communications major and background in business and science from UNC Chapel Hill, I was excited to join The Dental Spa Team as Patient Coordinator.
I have always been interested in opportunities in dentistry, due to the prospect of working in a dynamic environment with diverse clientele. I am a natural extrovert and thrive off of personal interaction which allows to me form positive and lasting relationships with our patients.
Prior to joining The Dental Spa, I lived in Europe for 4 years and held several positions in the dental field. While my time abroad was invaluable I am very happy to be in Michigan with my family and friends.
Despite the relevance of my professional and academic background, however, I am equally proud of my time on the UNC Chapel Hill gymnastics team, where I not only excelled in national competitions but served as a program recruiter and marketing coordinator during various periods as well.
In my free time you can find me in the kitchen, on my boat, or at Gym America Gymnastics in Ann Arbor where I coach and mentor dozens of gymnasts.