Dental Hygienist


Becky joined the St. Joseph Dentistry team in 2017, when her & her husband returned to their hometown of St. Joseph. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Becky and her husband welcomed their first child in May 2019. Her hobbies include playing soccer and traveling. She loves being back in Southwest Michigan and spending time with family and friends.


Jake graduated from Bridgman High School in 2012. He then went onto Ferris State University where he received an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. Jake has been with our office since September 2016. In his free time, he enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with family and friends.


Kathy is a graduate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and started her career in Dental Hygiene in 1985 with Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt. She received her local anesthesia license in October 2017 through Ferris State University. She has been working with Dr. Howenstine since June 2012 when he took over the practice.


Sharon was born and raised in St. Joseph. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1981. Sharon attended Lake Michigan College in 1983 and received an Associate degree in Dental Assisting. She also attended Kellogg Community College in 1999 and received an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed in Local Anesthesia. Before joining St. Joseph Dentistry in 2016, she worked for Dr. Harvey Johnson since 1984. She is married with 2 grown children, enjoys fishing on Lake Michigan during the summer, home remodeling, and traveling. She loves to stay busy!


Alexa graduated from KVCC, in 2019, with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Fall of 2021, Alexa will begin taking classes at the University of Michigan to work towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Alexa has one daughter, Norah, who is 5 years old. In her free time, Alexa enjoys spending time with her daughter and with her family and friends. She enjoys camping and her house plants!

3386 Niles Rd.

St. Joseph MI 49085


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