John C. Downey and team
Meet Dr. Downey and his team!
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
John C. Downey
John grew up in Lapeer, MI and graduated from Lapeer East high school in 1993. He attended C.S. Mott Community College while working full time at a dental office for two years, then transferred to MSU. He graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in Human Biology. After graduation, John moved to San Francisco and worked for Incyte Genomics sequencing DNA on the human genome project. After a year out west, he came back to attend dental school. He graduated from U of M in 2004 with a D.D.S.
John worked for four years at a public health clinic before moving back to central Michigan. He began working in Ithaca in 2008 and purchased the practice in 2010.
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Gretchen has worked in our office for 10 years. She lives in Alma with her husband Tony, daughter Gabby and their very spoiled Bichon Frise ..Gino! Gretchen enjoys camping and playing Yahtzee.
Heidi has worked in our office 11 years. She lives in St. Louis with her husband Derek ,son Gannon and daughter Marley. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends but most of all playing with her kids!
Susan has worked in our office for 2 years. She lives in Mt Pleasant with her dogs Biscuit and Sophie. Susan enjoys skiiing and kayaking.
Shelley has worked in our office for 11 years. She lives in Ithaca with her husband Bill. Shelley enjoys taking family trips and spending time with her twin children, Sara and Nathan, when they are home from college
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Vicky has worked in our office for 13 years. She graduated Delta College Dental Hygiene School in 1995. Vicky lives in Freeland with her daughters Katie and Kylee , and their loved family pets Oreo the cat and dog Sadi. She enjoys golfing and playing darts.
Mindy has worked at our office for 15 years. She graduated from Dental Hygiene School in 1993. Mindy Lives in Ashley with her huband Kent and daughter Mekenzie. Mindy enjoys riding horses and distance running. Last year Mindy ran a half marathon.
Courtney has worked at our office for 3 years. She lives in Carson City with her dog Ginger. Courtney enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Mary is our newest team member. She lives in Vestaburg with her husband Ray and dog Mack. Mary enjoys the outdoors especially biking and hiking.
Dr. Downey lives in Lansing with his wife Davia , son James and 2 cats Moo-Moo the Cat Cow and Cleo. Dr. Downey enjoys spending time with his family and trips to his cabin in Traverse City.
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Nicole T. Has worked at our office for 3 years. She lives with her husband Keith and sons Keigan and Jayden. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching her kids play football!! GO WOLVERINES!!!
Jamie has worked at our office for 10 Years. She lives with her husband Phil, son Blaine and daughter Dominique. Jamie enjoys camping and shares the love of running with her daughter. They often run against each other in local races.
Nicolle B. is new to our office. She lives with her husband Aaron,and 2 daughters Emily and Addison. Nicolle enjoys playing with her daughters and spending time with family and friends.
NOT PICTURED : Alisha has worked at our office 10 years. She is a member of the Business Staff. Alisha enjoys camping and spending time with her husband Jamie and her kids Logan, Bennett, Mason and Gibson.
Photo's courtesy of T Photography