St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Shellie

Shellie

Business Manager

I have worked in the dental field since 1992.  I have been Dr. Ronto’s business manager since 2002.  I take care of all the financial aspects of the business, and manage the front desk and scheduling.

Our patients like the fact that we are so thorough.  Starting with the initial phone call our patients understand what to expect from scheduling the appointment, to the actual treatment, to what their insurance will cover.  Dr. Ronto is very compassionate in explaining the treatment to our patients and listening to their concerns and fears.  He treats all of his patients as if they are immediate family members.

I enjoy working for Dr. Ronto because of his compassion and honesty that he has for his patients, as well as his staff.  He is very conservative and the patient’s best interest will always be first.

I am a native of Baroda.  My husband and I have two boys who are both married; Jeremy and wife Kristy, Andrew and wife Gina.  I enjoy spending time with my family and spoiling my grandchildren.  I also enjoy camping, gardening, and snowmobiling.


St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Chris

CHRIS

Receptionist

I have worked in the dental field since 1980.  I attended Ferris State for a year and then attended Paramedical Occupational Center in Los Angelas, CA where I received my certified dental assisting degree.  Having assisted on dental procedures gives me the knowledge to understand your symptoms when you call the office.  

Dr. Ronto is amazing!  He genuinely cares about people and staff.  He has a real love for the Lord and that's what makes him the amazing individual that he is.  His love encompasses and is reflected in everything he does for both his staff and patients.

I was married in 1982 and I have two beautiful daughters and one amazing granddaughter and grandson.  I become a widow in Oct 2007.  In 2013, I started working with Dr. Ronto's office.  Losing my husband has been very hard, but this job has brought healing through laughter and the family atmosphere amongst staff.  I have never had a job that I loved waking up and going to every day until I started working here.


St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Dan

Dan

Account Manager

I have worked in the dental field since 1998 in various positions.  I have assisted during procedures, managed the business aspects of a practice, ordered supplies and equipment, and even managed a small dental office remodel project.  I have been with Dr. Ronto’s practice since 2008.  Currently I help patients with their insurance benefits and claims, review Accounts Receivables, assist with scheduling, and am responsible for marketing & operations for Ghost Mfg, where we manufacture the Multi-Axis Spiral Suction, the innovative suction tip created by Dr. Ronto. 

Our patients like the fact that Dr. Ronto is conservative in his approach to treatment.  They also enjoy the staffs’ willingness to help.  Although we typically have an extremely full schedule, patients know they can count on us to get them in sooner should they have an emergency arise.

I enjoy working with Dr. Ronto because I believe in his philosophy.  He is conservative in his treatment plans, cares about the work that he does, is appreciative of his staff, and has a great sense of humor.

I have been married since 2005 to my wonderful wife Elizabeth.  I have 3 children: Kyla, Addison, and Noah.


St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Helen

Helen

Hygienist

I have been Dr. Ronto’s hygienist since he established his practice in 2002.  Starting a practice from ground up was very challenging.  When we opened our doors patients were few in numbers but our quality of care was never compromised.

It has been rewarding to see our practice grow over the years.  Having been with Dr. Ronto from day one, what I have always admired was his ability to relate to patient’s and make them feel that they are the only important person in our practice.  I have been a dental hygienist since 1975 and I could not imagine doing anything else. 

I am proud of my profession, but not as proud as I am of my two grown children; my lovely grand daughter Gracie, and grandson Owen.


 
 
St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Sue

Sue

Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist with Dr. Ronto since 2006.  Some of my duties at the office are CPR training and perio treatment.

 

My first encounter with Dr. Ronto was during my interview.  He seemed to be very straight forward about what he wanted in a hygienist.  He wanted his hygienists to have passion for dental care that matched his.  He puts the patient first.  It is important that the patient understands what needs to be done in the office and what home care they must do to achieve the best oral health possible.

My husband (Jeff) and I were married in 1992.  We have been blessed with three great children; Jessica, Kevin, and TJ.  We are very active in our local community of Decatur.  Our family enjoys spending time together camping, attending 4H events, being involved with school sports, and working on our small family farm.


 
St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Paige

PAIGE

Hygienist

I graduated Kalamazoo Valley Dental Hygiene Program in 2010, and have worked with Dr. Ronto since 2011.  

What I love about our office is that there is always a since of fun between staff and patients.  Dr. Ronto knows how to make his patients feel more at ease with his easygoing nature.

I've been married since 2006.  My husband and I have three children.  


 
St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Angie

Angie

Dental Assistant

I have been a chairside assistant of Dr. Ronto since 2000.  I have a wide range of duties from ordering supplies to some hands on dentistry and everything in between.  The best part of my job is of course the patients.  Even though the procedures can be the same, the patients make it very fun and interesting.  I learn a lot from our patients and take to heart their fears and worries.

Our patients like the fact that Dr. Ronto spends a lot of time explaining what needs to be done and the possible consequences if it isn’t done, and how it will affect the patients overall health.  I enjoy working with Dr. Ronto because I can always trust that he will never cause a patient any pain, will always be honest, and the end result will be as perfect as humanly possible. 

On a personal note I am originally from Mishawaka, IN and moved to Southwestern MI in 1985.  I have been assisting since 1986; started as a co-op in high school.  I am married and have 2 teenagers Zachary & Katie.  I enjoy spending time with my family and outdoor activities, especially biking.


 
St. Joseph Mi Dentist - David Ronto - Kristin

Kristin

Dental Assistant

I am the newest addition to the dental team.  I have been blessed to have had more than a 20 year dental assisting career; working with Dr. Ronto since 2009.  You will find, as I have, this is an atmosphere of not only great dental care, but team support as well.  So far, I have met many wonderful patients and enjoy being able to assist Dr. Ronto with their dental needs. 

Dr. Ronto is one of a kind!  He is always ready to listen, explain, educate, and reassure each and every one of his patients.  Perfection is always his goal.  He, as well as the entire staff, make every effort to have everyone feel at home.  So we hope to see you soon.

On more of a personal note, I am a life-long area resident, graduate of Lakeshore High School and Lake Michigan College - Dental Assisting.  I also obtained my CDA and RDA credentials.  I have had the opportunity to work along some very talented dentists and staff.  Never a day goes by where I don’t try to learn something new.

I have two very awesome children; my son, Cole and daughter Lauren.  To make my family complete, Rick and I were married in May of 2011.  A supportive husband to me and a great role model for my kids.

I look forward to sharing your dental experience with you.