200 Turwill Ln Ste 1
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 344-9006
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Mon. Tue. Thur: 8:00 - 4:30
Friday: 7:30 - 1:30

Our Staff

Dr. Carrie Lintner D.D.S.

Dr. Carrie Lintner, DDSDr. Lintner was born and raised in Manistee, MI. She attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated in 2000 and moved to Kalamazoo after graduation. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental organization for Conscious Sedation, American Association of Women Dentists, as well as the Kalamazoo Valley Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and American Dental Association. Dr. Lintner’s training includes advanced certification in administering oral conscious sedation, esthetic dentistry and Invisalign (clear braces). She has also taken courses to state of art techniques, such as Lumineers and other techniques in endodontics and restorative dentistry. She is a graduate of the Dawson Center for Advanced Education in Dentistry, which focuses on cosmetic dentistry and full mouth restoration.

Dr. Lintner lives nearby with her husband and daughter and she keeps busy with her family.

Dr. Bill Lustig

Dr Bill LustigDr. Bill Lustig was born in Detroit, MI and graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School before heading to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. He graduated from U-M School of Dentistry in 1971. He honed his skills working with kids in a medical-dental clinic in the inner city of Detroit for three years, before starting a general practice in Barre, Vermont.

He moved to Kalamazoo in 1977 and started his practice. After more than 35 years of experience in nearly every phase of dentistry, he focuses mostly on cosmetic, restorative dentistry, and pedodontics.

In 2002 he sold his practice to Dr. Carrie Lintner and now is thrilled to still be connected to the patients and staff as a associate dentist. Since “semi-retiring”, he has traveled with Rotary International to help improve the dental health of poor mountain villagers in Latin America, and he is also the dental director of the Free Clinic of

Kalamazoo. When he is not in the office, he can be found playing tennis, golf, cycling or hiking around northern Michigan.

Dr. Laura Wasek-Throm, DMD, MPH

Dr. Laura Throm DMD

Dr. Throm grew up in Traverse City and attended Alma College, graduating with a degree in Physiology. She then attended the University of Michigan for a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology. For four years, she worked as an Epidemiologist with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. Her research on traumatic brain injuries focused on new veterans returning from combat, and was funded by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. Her rewarding experiences working with patients there led her back to school to pursue her original dream of becoming a healthcare provider. Dr. Throm attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating with honors. Her family moved to Kalamazoo after her husband Tim accepted a job at Stryker, and have been happy to be in Michigan ever since. She and her husband have a one-year-old daughter named Isla. In her spare time Dr. Throm enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, and taking advantage of everything that West Michigan has to offer.

Melissa - Dental Hygienist

MelissaMelissa joined the Lindenwoods Dental team in 2004.  She brings over 17 years dental experience to our practice.  Graduating with honors in 2001, she works full-time in our office and is a part-time clinical instructor at KVCC.  Melissa also sits on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board for KVCC.

Melissa was born and raised in Kalamazoo.  She enjoys an active lifestyle raising her children, traveling, and nurturing friendships!

Paula - Dental Hygienist

paulaPaula is a dental hygienist with over 30 years experience.  She graduated from KVCC’s Dental Hygiene program in 1984.  Paula started her career at LindenWoods Dental with Dr. Lustig over 19 years ago.  She enjoys her career as a dental hygienist and has developed many friendships with patients and their families over the years.  She and her husband Steve, enjoy bicycling and traveling when their schedules allow.  Her two daughters are both in college.

McKenna - Dental Hygienist

Mckenna VanhoosearMckenna joined Lindenwoods Dental in 2016. She graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2016 with honors. She was born in Arizona and raised in Reading, Michigan. Outside of work, Mckenna and her husband enjoy hiking, skiing and spending time with loved ones.

Amy - Treatment Coordinator

amyAmy has been in the dental profession since 1998, when she started working for Dr. Lustig and has continued with Dr. Lintner, since 2002.  She enjoys working with her team at Lindenwoods Dental and she thrives on taking care of patients as if they were family.  In her spare time, she enjoys indoor and outdoor sports and spending time with family and friends.

Shari - Office Manager and Financial Coordinator

shariShari began working with the office in 2004 as a treatment coordinator and is now our Office Manager.  She enjoys working with the great family at Lindenwoods Dental.   She is married and has two daughters and a son-in-law.   In her off time she loves to travel, golf and bike.

Danielle - Treatment Coordinator

danielleDanielle has worked the Administrative/Insurance aspect in the dental field for 2 years. She joined the Lindenwoods Dental team in January 2014 and is their third Treatment Coordinator. Danielle was born in Chicago but raised in Kalamazoo. She has a large family and loves to spend time with all of them. She enjoys outdoor activities, photography and sings in a praise worship band at her church. She looks forward to enhancing her future with this incredible team and is thankful to be apart of such a great group of people!

Julia - Treatment Coordinator

JuliaJulia has been in the dental profession for over 14 years and had enjoyed every day of it. She has three great kids who she is very proud of and spends a lot of time with. She considers herself a free spirit. She does many things in her spare time and believes it is important to stay healthy both mentally and physically.

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Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 1:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Lindenwoods Dental
200 Turwill Ln Ste 1
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 344-9006

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