Dental Staff

All our professionals at Progressive Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

2018 Staff Photo
Our entire staff attends numerous seminars each year to stay abreast on the latest technological advancements in dentistry. We look forward to providing these service to our patients.

Our friendly and knowledgeable business staff is ready to assist you. With over 25 years of combined dental experience they can answer any questions or concerns you may have about your appointments, billing or insurance matters.


DeAnna Miller R.D.H - Office Manager

DeAnna Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio University with her Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2017. Previous to her role as office manager DeAnna was a member of our team as a Dental Hygienist and is dually licensed in both Ohio and Michigan with over 10 years of dental experience. Her experience and work history in restorative, preventative and cosmetic dentistry as well as oral surgery and endodontics allows DeAnna to help guide patients through all aspects of their treatment and needs. DeAnna’s passion for dentistry and patient care motivate her to provide an outstanding experience for all patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, camping, hiking and motorcycle riding.


What DeAnna loves about Dentistry

“I love watching nervous patients become confident in their dental visits and easing their worries to create an overall great memory and experience.”


Dental Assistants
(20 years combined experience!)

Our dental assistants have over 20 years of combined dental experience. They love to pamper our patients and make them feel relaxed and comfortable. They work closely with our doctors and the entire staff to properly coordinate the completion of your treatment. If there is anything you need during your trip to our office, just ask.



Alysha Guthrie


Alysha graduated from Ross College and received her Certificate in Dental Assisting. Alysha loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. She likes running with her dog Zeus as well as reading, cooking and hanging out with friends.


What Alysha loves about Dentistry

“I love easing patient’s anxiety about the dentist and making people smile.”



Oana Cical


Oana was born and raised in Romania. She graduated from Wayne State University and is fluent in English and Romanian. She loves travel, workouts and chocolate! She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is passionate about oral surgery.


What Oana loves about Dentistry 

“I love working with different people. I love helping others and making them more confident in their smiles!”

Oana works exclusively with our oral surgeon, Dr. Paul Ho.



Deserae Perez


Deserae attended Ross College where she received her Certification in Dental Assisting. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two boys, Junior and Liam. During the summer Deserae enjoys fishing, kayaking and going to Cedar Point!


What Deserae loves about Dentistry 

“I love working with different people. I love helping others and making them more confident in their smiles!”



Shawn Cotter


Shawn has been working clinically in the dental field for over 27 years. He began his career in the Army starting at age 19, and worked as a surgical assistant with some of the top surgeons doing complex oral and facial surgical procedures. He first worked with Dr. Hall over 20 years ago, and has an excellent bedside manner especially with fearful patients. Shawn has a college degree and is also a certified dental lab technician. Shawn’s extensive clinical experience is a valuable asset to our team. He is the proud father of a beautiful daughter and has a passion for music. Shawn loves serving the dental community and meeting new people.


What Shawn loves about Dentistry 

“I love working with different people. I love helping others and making them more confident in their smiles!”

Liane Day


Liane Day


After receiving her dental assistant certifications, Liane began working at Progressive Dental as a clinical assistant. Since then, Liane has become one of our most requested chairside assistants and works mostly with Dr. Meridith Hall. She is gentle, kind, intelligent, and very skilled. She has excelled in all she does, and has a desire to continue learning and growing. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband Max, and their 3 children, Izayah, Faith & Maison. She loves to travel, camping, and spend time with friends and family.


What Liane loves about Dentistry 

“I love working with different people. I love helping others and making them more confident in their smiles!”

Erin Fugate


Erin Fugate


Erin attended and graduated from Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting Program at the top of her class. She also attended Eastern Community College where she studied music and was a member of the symphonic band where she played baritone. Erin enjoys making her patients feel comfortable, and loves working in dentistry. In her free time she enjoys going to shows with friends and exploring new places.


What Erin loves about Dentistry 

“I love dentistry because no day is like the other and no two patients are the same. Every day is filled with new people to help.”


Dental Hygienists
(49 years combined experience!)

Our caring oral hygiene staff prides themselves on making your visit with them pleasurable and informative. They have over 49 years of combined dental hygiene experience. They are certified in the administration of dental anesthetics and are trained in non-surgical periodontal treatment. They are dedicated to helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.


Kelli Parratta

Kelli graduated from University of Detroit Mercy in 1996 with honors and her Bachelor’s in Biology, Dental Hygiene. Kelli received her Laser Certification and has a special interest in the benefits of laser therapy. Kelli strives to continually improve her craft and stays up to date on the most current dental practices. Her many certifications and association memberships represent her passion for dentistry and dental hygiene. Kelli’s gentle touch and true concern for her patient’s periodontal health conveys a message of excellence and caring. In her spare time Kelli enjoys a healthy lifestyle that includes yoga and running and she loves traveling with her two teenagers, Alyssa and Ryan.

What Kelli loves about Dentistry

“I love educating my patients about how their oral health effects and contributes to their overall body health.”

Ruth Ann


Ruth Ann Vloch


Ruth Ann graduated from Wayne County Community College in 2004 with her Associates in Sciences, Dental Hygiene. She has three daughters and outside the office she enjoys Michigan football games. Ruth Ann is her kid’s #1 fan and loves watching them play sports.

What Ruth Ann loves about Dentistry

“I love interacting with patients and their families, while sharing my knowledge and experience in oral health!”



Katie Bruno


Katie attended Ferris State University and obtained her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2010. Katie is married to her husband Peter and they have a puppy Remus. She grew up in a small town called New Lothrop, MI. She is the youngest of 8 children and enjoys being the “Fun Aunt” to 15 nieces and nephews. In her free time her and Peter enjoy cycling, hiking and checking out new breweries.


What Katie loves about Dentistry 

“I love connecting with my patients and educating them on how to better care for their oral health.”


Tori RDH, BS


Tori earned a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy. She continued her education by attending numerous courses and becoming certified in Laser Periodontal Therapy. She loves to learn, and continues to take classes. Tori has a very kind calming manner, and enjoys making her patients feel comfortable and cared for. In her spare time, Tori enjoys spending her time with her husband traveling, fishing, gardening and cooking.


What Tori Loves about Dentistry

“I love taking care of my patients and getting to know them.”


Tasha Myers


Tasha has been a Dental Hygienist for over 10 years, but has been in the dental field for 20 years. She graduated from Wayne County Community College in 2011. She loves being a Dental Hygienist and could not imagine doing anything else. Tasha prides herself on continuing her education, and has a special interest in periodontal care. Her post graduate training is extensive, and she is trained and certified in periodontal laser therapy. Her patient’s oral health and overall health is her number one priority. In her free time, Tasha enjoys spending time with her loved ones.


What Tasha loves about Dentistry

“I love making sure that every person I treat feels safe, comfortable, and cared for.”

Brittany Lang

Brittany Lang


Brittany attended Baker College and graduated at the top of her class with an Associates of Dental Hygiene in 2013. Brittany prides herself in providing exceptional dental care, and has a passion for always learning. Her post graduate study of courses is extensive. She has a special interest in a healthy lifestyle and oral care. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, yoga, hiking, and being outdoors. Reading and travel are two of her biggest passions outside of work. She is very family oriented and loves being an aunt.


What Brittany loves about Dentistry

“I love being able to make a positive impact in my patients’ day by providing them with a dental experience that makes them leave feeling better than when they came in.”

Front Desk Staff
(35 years combined experience)


Heather Clifford – Insurance Coordinator


Heather is passionate about patient care and customer service. She enjoys helping patients understand and navigate their insurance needs. Heather graduated from Gibbs College in Rhode Island as a medical assistant in 2003 and has 20 years of insurance experience. She has been married to her husband for 12 years and has 2 children. In her free time she enjoys time with family and “All things summer!”


What Heather loves about Dentistry

“I love being able to form relationships with patients.”



Jacquelyn Riley – Patient Care Coordinator


Jacquelyn loves nature, animals, and her family. She loves spending time outside with her dogs, and is very involved with her family. Jacquelyn started in the dental industry when she was 19. She graduated from Michigan State University, moved back to Ann Arbor and married her husband. In her spare time she loves reading history novels, and traveling anywhere she can!


What Jacquelyn loves about Dentistry 

“I love helping people feel great about themselves!”



Deb Johnson - Hygiene Coordinator


Bio Coming Soon


What Deb loves about Dentistry 

Coming Soon


Tanya Towne - Scheduling Coordinator

Tanya Towne was born in Italy. Her upbringing was in the military, which allowed for her to travel and experience the world. Nearing her teens, her family settled in Northville/Plymouth area. She has chosen a career path in dentistry. Tanya loves meeting new people and helping them, and she brings that to her position at our front desk. Tanya takes pride in raising her five beautiful children (four boys & a girl). Her life style is filled with art, music, books, and the outdoors, as well as enjoying time at home with her family and friends.

“The most beautiful thing in this world can be as simple the first impression of a smile. It has a unique and enchanting story. It’s very contagious!”


What Tanya loves about Dentistry 

“I love all the education, technology and patient care that dentistry brings. Dentistry has so much to offer and it is a constant learning opportunity for me.”


Sarah Amrhein - Insurance Coordinator

Sarah has been a Dental insurance biller for over 15 years. Over her career, she has continualy furthered her education by staying on top of all insurance company billing through seminars and constant training. Insurance is constantly changing, and Sarah prides herself in staying on top of it all to help our patients navigate their insurance plans. She enjoys answering patients billing questions and utilizing insurance benefits so that the patient maximizes their insurance. Sarah enjoys spending time with her Husband and four children. She is a sports Mom, she keeps busy running them to their activities. Her hobbies are Camping, Reading and spending time with family and friends