Dentist in Ann Arbor, MI
All our professionals at Craig L. Blogin, DDS, PLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Craig L. Blogin, D.D.S.
Ann Arbor, MI DentistCraig L Blogin, DDS, PLC
Dr. Blogin is a native Californian. He grew up spending a great deal of time in the mountains around Lake Arrowhead, sailing, water and snow skiing, and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed baseball, football, and track & field as a youth. Some of those interests have continued into adulthood and have been passed down to his two sons. Dr. Blogin attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate education. He made a move to the Midwest to attend dental school at Northwestern University, in Chicago. He met his wife, Martine, while in school. She was working in a nearby hospital for the summer. Upon graduation, in 1983, they moved to Ann Arbor, which is Martine’s hometown. Dr. Blogin continued his training for another year in a dental general practice residency at the V.A. and U-M medical centers in Ann Arbor. He was able to establish his practice in 1984, and with hard work, dedication and a little luck, he moved his practice to a new state of the art facility in 2004.
Dr. Blogin and his wife are transitioning to a life after raising children. The oldest son, Derek, is living and working in California as a civil engineer. The youngest son, Nick, is a recent graduate from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He works in the field of envronmental science and lives near Denver, Colorado. They have great places to vacation while visiting family. Dr. Blogin spends some of his free time on motorcycle outings and enjoys photography and woodworking [some examples are in the office]. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Washtenaw District Dental Society, Kingery Prosthodontic Society, and the Russell W. Bunting Periodontal Society. “I love our new office. We now have the space for our employees to work comfortably and efficiently. Our office was designed specifically to provide our patients with a more relaxed, stress free setting for their care.”
Gina, our Office Manager, has been an employee at our office since 1989. She is a certified dental assistant. She was graduated from the Oakland Community College dental assisting program. Her emphasis at our office is coordinating our patient’s need for care into a convenient time slot in everyone’s busy schedule. She also handles all of your financial and insurance needs. She helps us keep compliant with state and federal regulations, controls office inventory, and helps to keep everyone on schedule. She is the glue that keeps our office running smooth. Gina is married and has three children, [a son and two daughters]. She leads a busy life taking care of her family when she is not at work. She now has a special bond with her oldest daughter, Lindsay, who also works in the dental field. She has a son, Dylan, who is attending college and is a member of the golf team. Her youngest daughter, Taylor, who enjoys modeling, is still at home and attending high school.
Heather is a registered dental hygienist. She is a graduate of Lansing Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science. She also attended Michigan State University for two years. She has been employed by our office since her graduation in 1999. She chose a career in dental hygiene because she enjoys helping our patients to improve their oral health. She is committed to learning more about dentistry and dental hygiene to help educate her patients. She is an active member of the Russell Bunting periodontal Study Club. Heather really enjoys our new state of the art office, as it is so much more comfortable and accommodating for her patients. Heather is known for her ability to complete her work while making her patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She makes her home in Fenton, Michigan with her husband, Jason, her cats, and their daughter, Mackenzie!
We have known Lindsay for most of her life! Her mother, Gina, brought her into our office as a child and would keep her busy stamping envelopes and filing charts. So I would say that the dental profession is a natural for her. She has known our assistant, Peggy since birth, and refers to her as "aunt Peggy". She comes to us with lots of previous experience in dental specialty offices. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys travel, reading and riding motorcycles.
Peggy, our dental assistant, has returned to our office. She worked for us for several years back in the 1990’s, then took several years off to raise a family, move her household up north and back again. She currently lives in the Chelsea area with her 19 year old son, and 17 year old daughter. When she isn’t working she enjoys kayaking, biking, and down time spent with her kindle.
Julie is the newest member of our office staff. She began working with us in 2015 and has many years of previous experience as a dental hygienist. She enjoys getting to know her patients and learning about their unique situations, so she can better care for their needs. She spends her free time with her husband and two teenage sons ... sometimes boating or snowmobiling .... depending on the season. We are happy to have her on our team.!