All of the professionals at C.A.R.E. Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.  We take pride in providing the very best in gentle dental care to patients of all ages! 

Our Dentist

Dr. Hearn, affectionately known as Dr. Kelly, is a general dentist whose approach to dental care is to treat the whole patient. Because dental health and overall wellness go hand in hand, Dr. Kelly and her staff stress the importance of good dental care in daily life.

Dr. Kelly has volunteered as a crisis line counselor as an undergraduate as well as at the U of M Women’s Health Center, Taft Dental Society Programs, Give Kids a Smile Day & Mercy Health Clinic in Benton Harbor. She is a member of American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and serves on the board of the Readiness Center.

Dr. Kelly and her husband Ed have four young daughters and a rescue dog named Sophie.

Our  Administrative Staff 

Dianna is our office manager and has been involved in the dental industry for over 40 years working first as a dental assistant and then in the business office. She oversees the general daily operation of the office as well as scheduling appointments and filing insurance. She makes every effort to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits and is always happy to answer insurance related questions.

Kim has been part of the C.A.R.E. Dentistry team for 16 years. Her official title is receptionist, which includes everything from scheduling your next appointment to accounting. She’s the voice on the other end of the line when you call and the first person you’ll see when you come in.

Our Clinical Staff 

Nannette, RDA has been part of the C.A.R.E Dentistry team for 15 years and is one of Dr. Kelly’s registered dental assistants. She works at chair-side with Dr. Kelly and is licensed to perform many expanded duties for doctor.

Linda, RDA, CDA has been with C.A.R.E. Dentistry for 10 years but has been working in the dental industry for 40+ years. She is a registered & certified dental assistant as well as an instructor in the dental assisting program at Lake Michigan College. She brings a plethora of information, experience and skill to our team. 

Michele, RDH has been on staff for 16 years and is a dental hygienist. She is the person who cleans your teeth and takes your x-rays. She has extensive experience working with periodontal patients and also enjoys working with children to teach them good oral hygiene habits.

Laura, RDH is also a dental hygienist and has been with C.A.R.E. Dentistry for 22 years. She cleans your teeth, takes x-rays, performs laser bleaching and places sealants. Laura knows that oral health & overall health go hand in hand and encourages her patients to consider healthful lifestyle choices.