Mary, BS, RDH
Treatment Coordinator for Airway, Sleep Apnea and TMJ Pain
Mary will often be the first friendly smile you see when visiting our office. She is responsible for helping Dr. Danner coordinate care with referring physicians and dentists, corresponding with them regarding the treatment progress of mutual patients (including sleep study data and updates), and treatment planning for patients with compromised airways, sleep apnea, and TMJ pain. She also is our Medical Insurance expert and helps patients navigate the confusing world of medical insurance, as well as helping our patients find a way to afford the care they need with special financing options.
Additionally, Mary conducts and oversees the breathing therapy sessions for patients undergoing airway treatment, and has advanced training in VIVOS therapeutics from the Institute of Craniofacial Sleep Medicine in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of The Shipley School and Skidmore College, earning her degrees in Dance and Anthropology, along with her degree in Dental Hygiene. Mary has had a lifelong love of dentistry, as she grew up in a family of dentists and worked as a dental hygienist for over ten years before raising her children.
She has a passion for ballet as a former professional dancer and teacher, and is the proud mother of two daughters who also share her love of dance. Outside of the office, she enjoys acting, fitness and Roman history.
Michelle, BS, RDH, QOM
Airway Clinical Coordinator & Myofunctional Therapist
Michelle has been working with Dr. Danner for many years, and she shares his passion for providing treatment to help patients obtain optimum overall health, beginning with a healthy airway. She coordinates the clinical details and oversees the treatment plan from the first appointment to the last for each patient in the airway program, including those suffering from sleep apnea, headaches or TMJ disorders.
In 2020, she achieved certification as a Qualified Oral Myologist, which allows her to provide myofunctional therapy for patients undergoing VIVOS treatment for compromised airway. She also manages the Candid Pro Airway protocol for patients with invisible orthodontics as part of their airway treatment.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty University, and has completed specialized training in VIVOS from the Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine in Denver, Colorado.
Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her boys, home improvement and home decorating projects, and playing with her corgi Omar.
Zach serves as the Outreach Coordinator for VIA Health Group. In this role, he educates others on the treatments available to patients suffering from sleep apnea, headaches and facial pain, and TMJ disorders. He establishes relationships with other medical and dental professionals who may need help in finding the appropriate treatment options for their patients, and facilitates that process. He also works with our team in providing support to patients in treatment at this office, skills which will serve him well when he starts medical school next year at Ross University in Barbados.
A recent college graduate with a degree in biology and chemistry from Walsh University, Zach played 4 years of college football as a wide receiver. He also played football while attending Jackson High School. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his younger brothers, Hunter and Trevor, and playing with their Australian shepherd named Reesie. Besides watching football and basketball, he loves anything to do with Marvel and Star Wars.