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Dr. Kachorek is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is an advocate of continuing education to maintain the standards of excellence in his field. He is currently working towards his Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry. This is an accreditation earned by less than 1% of dentists nationwide.
Dentistry is a unique blend of art and science. In order to produce pleasing results, dental professionals must have a keen sense of what looks good, what feels good, and what must be done to achieve these results.
Dr. Kachorek enjoys teaching dental assistants.
Earning his bachelor’s degree in biology and then continuing on to dental school at the University of Detroit, Dr. Kachorek dedicated himself to his studies. After a 6 month associateship, he opened his own practice in 1984. He is the primary dentist at Baypointe Dental.
Lori is a Certified Dental Practice Manager Assistant.Lori is constantly learning new ways of communicating, and firmly believes in being a constant student of life. She is very passionate about becoming a master communicator and is the pulse of the school. She is a graduate of the Anthony Robbins Masters University and a Certified Law of Attraction Coach from the University of Holistic Theology. She also is a Certified Yoga teacher.
All of these accomplishments go hand in hand with the philosophy of our school, which is to treat each student as a whole: mind, body, and soul. Lori tries to make a difference in the life of each student and works hard to make each person feel much better when they leave than when they arrived. Some fun things Lori likes to do outside of work are travel, golf, reading, and of course, Yoga.
Patricia Casasanta has been the President of Strategic Practice Solutions and Strategic Dental Staffing Solutions since their inception in 2012. Prior, she was the President of Performance Plus Staffing from 1995 to 2012. Patricia began her career in dentistry when she graduated as a dental hygienist in 1988 from the University of Detroit Mercy.
With over 27 years of dental experience, Patricia is in tune with the ever-changing needs of the industry. Throughout her career, her goal has been to provide talent, tools and training to assist dental practices in building their team and to have the skills and business systems to run and grow their dental practices.
Jo Ann Buchheister, CDA, RDA, BS is a past member of the Michigan State Board of Dentistry and is the Dental Assisting Program Director at Wayne County Community College District.
She has over 40 years of experience as a dental assistant, office manager and educator.