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The Team

Schedule Coordinator

Megan grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, where her mom and sister still live.  Megan is married and she and her husband, Dane, have four children: Brandon, who is 26 years old, Jesse 18, Aiden 15 and Keeley 14.  Although Megan now lives in Berrien Springs, she used to live and own a business in Canton, Michigan called "Throne of Toys," which she currently runs remotely.  In her free time, Megan enjoys cosplay and anything involving pop culture.

Patient Coordinator

Leanna grew up in the area and graduated from St. Joseph High School.  She has two children, Aidan, and Ariana, who both attend St. Joseph Public Schools.  Leanna enjoys yoga, going to the beach, gardening, reading and writing.  About her position, Leanna says, “I love to help people and am so happy to be a part of the St. Joseph Dentistry team!”

Patient Coordinator

Meg is a lifelong native of the Southwest Michigan area.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Meg enjoys cooking, gardening and yoga.  She loves spending time with her family and friends and her dog, Tori.

Patient Coordinator

Sholla was born and grew up in Asia, moving to Michigan a few years ago. Sholla has two daughters, Rani and Ayesha, who she loves catching up with on the phone. She also enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs – Boss, Bella and Milo. Sholla has always wanted to work in the health care industry and is very excited to be part of the St. Joseph Dentistry team.

Schedule Coordinator

Robin is a native of Niles, Michigan and currently lives in Berrien Springs.  She has 3 amazing sons: Mason who is 26, Keiton who is 22, and Dawson who is 18. In her spare time, Robin enjoys thrifting and spending time with her children and loved ones.  She has a passion for seniors and has a lifelong goal to learn to care for and ride horses.

Dental Assistant

Taylor grew up in Mattawan in a family with 3 siblings.  She graduated from Mattawan High School and then went on to graduate from Cosmetology school.  She enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs – Koda, Nyla and Presley – as well as jet skiing and hanging out with her family and friends.

Dental Assistant

Tyler grew up in St. Joseph and says he spent his youth on the road with his family traveling to every state in the country. This has made Tyler an adventure seeker! In his free time, Tyler likes to skydive, mountain bike and rock climb. Tyler says that he is a "total dog person" and enjoys spending time with his golden retriever, Dude.

Dentist

Shreya Jha, DDS, comes to us from St. Luke’s University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she performed her residency training. Dr. Jha graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience before completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Touro College of Dental Medicine in West Chester, New York. During her training, Dr. Jha received the Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association, and, in addition to receiving certifications in Invisalign and Zoom! Whitening, obtained her Associate Fellowship Certification in Laser Dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute. In her free time, Dr. Jha enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, painting and traveling. Fun fact - she is also pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Indian Classical Dance.

Dentist

Dr. Howenstine graduated with honors from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He has practiced in Kimberly, Wisconsin with Midwest Dental. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

In order to provide the best possible treatment for his patients Dr. Howenstine regularly attends continuing education courses. He comes from a long line of dental professionals, with his grandfather, uncle, and father being dentists and his mother a hygienist.

Dr. Howenstine and his wife Ana reside in Stevensville with their three children, Caroline, James, and Mary.

In his free time Dr. Howenstine enjoys watching sports, working on cars, hunting, technology, and fitness. He regularly competes in running races in the summer and cross country ski races in the winter.

Dentist

Dr. Burt grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She served in the US Navy Dental Corps until August, 2016. Prior to her active duty service, Dr. Burt was staff dentist at the VINA Community Dental Center in Brighton, Michigan. She has been married to her husband James for 10 years and they have four children, Avery, Evelyn, Lydia, and Whitney.

3386 Niles Rd.

St. Joseph MI 49085

269-281-8080

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Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 8:30 - 5:00

Appointment Booking

info@stjosephdentistry.net