Dr. Carrie Lintner, DDS
Dr. 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, DDS
Dr. 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. Emily Smajda, DDS
Dr. Emily Smajda was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After high school, she moved to lower Michigan and attended dental hygiene school. While practicing part-time as a dental hygienist, she finished her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at Michigan State University. She then pursued her doctorate at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated in 2019.
Following dental school, Dr. Smajda moved to West Michigan and began her career by working in the public health sector of dentistry. Working in public health allowed Dr. Smajda to be well-trained in handling dental emergencies, oral surgery, prosthodontic treatments, and working with children and patients with dental anxiety. She is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
When she is not doing dentistry, Dr. Smajda enjoys spending time with her family - especially her nieces and nephew, golfing, traveling throughout Northern Michigan, and hiking with Bodhi - her Bernese Mountain Dog.
Melissa - Dental Hygienist
Melissa 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!
Kristin - Dental Hygienist
Kristin joined Lindenwoods Dental in 2018. She has been working as a dental hygienist since 2016. She is looking forward to growing with our office and providing the excellent care that each patient deserves. Kristin is from the Vicksburg area, she has two young children and one stepson who keep her very busy when she is not in the office. Kristin also loves to spend time with her pitbull, Apollo and her cat, Leo.
Shari - Office Manager & Financial Coordinator
Shari 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.
Amy - Treatment Coordinator
Amy 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.
Danielle - Treatment Coordinator
Danielle has been working in the dental field for 6 years, 4 of those years at Lindenwoods Dental as a Treatment Coordinator. She is married and has a son who will be 2 in July. She enjoys singing and photography. She is looking forward to watching her son grow and enjoying time with her husband.
Paula - Support Team Member
After practicing dental hygiene for over 34 years, Paula has retired and has joined the support staff here at Lindenwoods Dental. She is enjoying more time with her new grandson and traveling with her husband. She enjoys hiking, bicycling and making plans for their new home.
Michelle - Support Team Member
Michelle joined Lindenwoods Dental in 2019 as a Support Team Member. She worked in the dental field a while ago and is enjoying being back in it with the team at Lindenwoods Dental. She has been married for 25 years. She and her husband have a grown son who is married, with the hopes of grandkids someday. She spends her empty nest days as an author of four books, capturing memories as a photographer, and painting abstract art.
Jennifer - Treatment Coordinator
Jennifer joined the Lindenwoods Dental team in 2020 as a Treatment Coordinator. She strives to provide a fun and relaxing experience for each and every patient.
Jennifer was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and loves to visit friends and family there often. She enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.