Meet The Team

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Dr. Priyanka Watwe

Dr. Watwe 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. Watwe'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; she is also looking forward to having such a great team to work with to help patients feel comfortable at every appointment!

Even when Dr. Watwe 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. Tammy is very knowledgeable about insurances and will be the greatest help with any financial concerns you may have!


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. Jessica LOVES getting to know all of our patients and helping them overcome any dental anxieties or fears they may have. She is a hardworking, generous, kindhearted assistant with an expansive knowledge base in many dental procedures. Jessica is the best person to have next to you while getting any dental procedure!


Joanne Davis

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joanne is a mother of two beautiful children who enjoys the outdoors, movies, and trying new foods! She graduated dental hygiene school in 2018 from Lansing Community College and has since been doing what she loves to do best, helping others to achieve excellent dental health. Her favorite part of her career in dentistry is the sense of instant satisfaction both she and her patients feel after their dental hygiene cleaning is completed. One fun fact about Joanne is that she loves to bowl! Joanne looks forward to being a part of the reason that YOU smile!


Teneille Smith-Abron

Registered Dental Hygienist

Teneille graduated from Lansing Community College's dental hygiene program in 2016, and is looking forward to pursing her bachelor's degree in the near future. Teneille enjoys working with a variety of patients and staying up to date with the latest technologies in dentistry. She has a strong passion for educating her patients on periodontal disease and helping patients overcome dental fears. Her philosophy is to treat each of her patients with individualized care and attention, as if they are family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and traveling. You will definitely achieve a healthier smile with Teneille's knowledge and guidance on your side!


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