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Dr. Priyanka Watwe

Dr. W grew up in the Livonia area in Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from Michigan State University, after which she graduated from The University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. Dr. Watwe then elected to receive an additional year of dental training at a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Here, she expanded her knowledge in oral surgery, root canals, implant dentistry and general, restorative dentistry. After her GPR, Dr. W worked as an associate for a private practice in Dayton, Ohio for 3 years. However, she truly missed Michigan, and more specifically, the Lansing area. She has been living in the Lansing area for almost 4 years now, while working as an associate in Charlotte, MI.

Dr. W’s passion is delivering the highest quality dentistry in a caring, personalized manner. This is why she is so excited to be able into transition to this dental practice from Dr. Mallory, an excellent clinician and doctor. Dr. Watwe is also looking forward to having such a great team to work with to help patients feel comfortable at every appointment!

Even when Dr. W is not at work, she can be found taking educational dental courses online or catching up on new dental technologies at home. She enjoys golfing with her husband in the summers, reading, playing with her tortoise-shell cat, and doing yoga.


Tammy Coulter

Office Manager

Tammy has been with Dr. Mallory since 2010 and will be transitioning to be the Office Manager and Insurance Coordinator for Downtown Dental Studio! Prior to working in the dental field, Tammy had worked in the legal field since she was 18, with her last title being Judicial Assistant for the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. She has embraced the change into the dental arena and thoroughly enjoys her job! Tammy and her and husband enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, kayaking, cooking, playing games/cards, music and just hanging out together. They have five adult children and four grandchildren.


Jessica Reed

Dental Assistant

Jessica has been a Dental Assistant at the Downtown Dental Studio location, formerly Dr. Mallory's office since 2006. She and her husband live in Williamston with their son and two dogs. Jessica enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.


Nichole Bjorne

Dental Hygienist

Nichole has been a hygienist for more than 20 years. She has an Associate's Degree from Ferris State University and a Bachelor's Degree from Central Michigan University. She enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her two sons.


Kim Smith

Dental Hygienist

Kim has been a practicing hygienist for 25+ years. She graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is dedicated to her job, while providing the finest care and support to her patients. Kim enjoys playing the piano, reading, traveling, photography, hiking, and time with her family and friends. Kim has 5 children–3 sons and 2 daughters.


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