Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. Dr. Richardson and his staff maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

  • Mark E. Richardson
    Dentist in Kalamazoo, MI

    Richardson Family Dentistry
    Dr. Richardson was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. He is a second-generation dentist. After graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Hope College with a major in Biology and minor in Religion. While there he met his future wife, Tina. They were married during his freshman year at Northwestern University Dental School. Mark loved living in downtown Chicago for 4 years and enjoys bringing his family back to visit. He graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1992 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He was excited to move back to Kalamazoo and start his own practice in his grandpa's house, where his dad was already a dentist.

    Mark and Tina have three children, Brandon, Justin, and Stephanie. His oldest son graduated from Hope College and Central Michigan University with his doctorate in Physical Therapy. He got married during COVID. His middle son graduated from Hope College with a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his masters from Colorado School of Mines in Advanced Energy Systems.  He lives in Colorado in works as an engineer for a Renewable Energy company. His daughter also graduated from Hope College and is a teacher in Holland. Dr. Richardson enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at different events. He travels to Honduras every year on a medical/ dental mission trip through the Luke Society. He travels to different villages in the mountains with other dentists and helpers to treat the needy of that area. He looks forward to going again soon. He also has a huge sweet tooth and loves volunteering to drizzle chocolate onto popcorn at Taste of Heaven in Kalamazoo. His hobbies and interests include golfing, exercising, playing softball, and enjoying the outdoors. 

  • Holly V
    - Dental Assistant

    Hello, my name is Holly. I have been a dental assistant since 1995 and have worked for Dr. Mark for most of those years. I love working with my patients and enjoy helping them keep a healthy smile.  You will love our very relaxed atmosphere and enjoy Dr. Mark as the dentist because he makes coming to the dentist fun and enjoyable! 

    I have two gorgeous grandsons, Weston and Hardy. I love being around them! They belong to my oldest daughter, Aimee, and Drew. I also have a younger daughter, Katie, and a dog named Katie dog. I like to bird watch and walk for the health of it. 

    Please stop in and say hello at any time. 

  • Tina Richardson
    - Office Manager

    Tina grew up in Battle Creek, MI. After graduating from Lakeview High School she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Hope College in 1988. She worked as an RN for several years at Butterworth Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago and at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Her area of specialty was the neurosciences and trauma. Since that time she has enjoyed being a full-time mom to Brandon, Justin, and Stephanie. In 2010 she was excited to start working at Mark E. Richardson, DDS, as her husband, Mark's dental assistant. Currently, she is the office manager and fills in at the front desk. She also works on marketing for the office. She loves meeting the patients and getting to know them. Outside of the office, she loves to read, garden, go to movies, and spend time with her friends and family. She looks forward to the time she gets to spend with Mark at the office.

  • Dayana S.
    - Dental Hygienist

    Dayana is the newest part-time hygienist at our office. She was born and raised in Sturgis, Michigan. She moved to Kalamazoo when she started going to Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2015 for dental hygiene. After graduating she decided to pursue her bachelor's degree at Sienna Heights University. Being a hygienist has been her dream since she was a little girl. In her free time she loves going to antique or thrift stores for vintage items, going to concerts and music festivals. She looks forward to meeting you.

  • Lisa W
    - Dental Hygienist

    Lisa, along with her husband, moved to the Kalamazoo area in 2013  from Wisconsin. They have an adult son that stayed behind to pursue his career and education. She began working as a Dental Hygiene sub in our office in January 2015 and is now officially an employee. Lisa graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May 1983, with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She always strives for excellence in her life and career, and really enjoys meeting and educating her patients. Her openness and outgoing personality are definite assets to our office. She will make your dental experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Since moving to Michigan, she and her husband are really enjoying lake life which includes lots of boating and swimming with family, friends, and neighbors. Her other interests are biking, walking, gardening, and traveling to Wisconsin and to warmer climates whenever possible.

  • Kari L
    - Patient Care Coordinator

    Kari is originally from Newaygo, Michigan, and graduated from Newaygo High School. She attended Cornerstone University for a couple of years before entering the work field. She married her husband, Scott, and moved to Kalamazoo 20 years ago. She has two children, 15 and 12. She loves to greet everyone with a smile and a warm welcome. Kari is here to serve you and your needs. Her experience in the dental field and various customer service roles will certainly help you with any concerns that you may have. She enjoyed spending time with her family, studying scripture, going for walks and shopping.

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