Meet Our Staff

The staff at James K. Cantwil, D.D.S. maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field.
We are extremely proud of our dental team.

Dena - Registered Dental Assistant

Dena has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1994. She has spent all but one of her years as an RDA working for Dr. Cantwil. She enjoys getting to know patients and takes the time to ease any concerns they may have. Dena takes her legally delegated duties very seriously and enjoys knowing that her certification as an RDA allows her to take a more active role in patient care.

Aside from work, her world revolves around her husband and two beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys photography, playing volleyball, weekend trips to the cabin, and watching her children grow and perform in the many activities that they are involved in.


Dana - Registered Dental Assistant

Dana grew up around the dental field which fueled her desire to become a Dental Assistant. In 2010, Dana attended Mott Community College in which she received her Associates degree in Applied Science and Dental Assisting. She is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Registered Dental Assistant. This means that she is certified to legally perform duties involving patient care. Not all Dental Assistants carry this certification because it requires a college curriculum. Dana is actively involved in the Dental Assisting Association of Michigan. It is not difficult to get to know her because she enjoys talking with patients.

As for free time, Dana likes to do work around the house, which she is proud to have purchased in 2012. She has a RS/SS Camaro which she enjoys cruising in. She also enjoys horseback riding, playing volleyball, spending time with her dogs, and being outdoors around wildlife.


Amy - Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy is a 1993 and 1995 graduate from Mott Community College and holds degrees in both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. Amy takes pride in providing patients with comfortable care with a kind and friendly demeanor.

Amy has been married since 1998 and has one son, Nathaniel. She is a long-term resident of Mundy Township and enjoys spending time with friends and family, time outdoors, and quiet time with her husband Larry.


Chris - Registered Dental Hygienist

Chris graduated from Mott Community College in 1985 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She was a Dental Assistant for 7 years before becoming a Dental Hygienist. In 2016, after many years working for a now-retired dentist, Chris joined our team, and her ethical principles have proven to be a perfect match with our office. She takes the time to build genuine and professional relationships with her patients while treating them with gentle and thorough care.

Chris enjoys gardening, antiquing and spending time with her family. She has lived in Flushing since 1967 and enjoys the small town feel. She has been married to Sal since 1986. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.


Raylene - Administrative Assistant

Raylene is a graduate of Davenport University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She has over 25 years in the business field. She started with Dr. Cantwil in 2014 and enjoys using her experience to address the needs of our patients.

Raylene enjoys camping, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with her husband and three children.


Angela - Administrative Assistant

Angela has been working in the dental field since 1996 after graduating from Orlando Tech with a certification in Dental Assisting. In 2003, Angela moved back to Michigan from Florida to be closer to her family and has been a Flushing resident ever since. She began working with Dr. Cantwil in 2015 and likes finding new ways to engage patients in a welcoming, personalized manner.

Angela is a devoted wife and mother of a beautiful daughter. In her free time, she enjoys photography, baking, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite place to spend time is up north in Cross Village, MI where she and her husband were married.