Oak Valley Dental Associates
2411 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Drs. Josef Kolling, Debra Lisull and Daniel Edwards combined their practices in 2006 to create OAK VALLEY DENTAL ASSOCIATES. After many years in the campus area, it was time to expand and update the facilities in order to provide the very latest in technology and equipment. By combining our 'special' areas of expertise we are able to provide our patients with comprehensive and excellent dental care.
University of Michigan, D.D.S., 1981;
University of Michigan, M.S. (Restorative dentistry: Crown & Bridge), 1984.
American Dental Association, *Michigan Dental Association, *Washtenaw District Dental Society, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, *F.B. Vedder Society (*Past-president)
Married to Barbara (UM Dental Hygiene, 1983) in 1981 and lives in Ann Arbor. 2 adult children, son Joe, graduated from Eastern Michigan University and daughter Christina, graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Christina was married in July 2012 in South Bend to her wonderful husband Adam.
I have practiced in Ann Arbor, and taught at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry since 1981, with a 2 year break from teaching for my masters program in 83-84. Currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Prosthodontic Division of the Biologic and Materials Science Department at the school.
"I have enjoyed a career which has balanced private practice with part-time teaching and leadership in the Michigan Dental Association. This has provided a unique perspective which has certainly influenced my practice philosophy and has benefited my patients. I am very pleased to further enhance our ability to provide high quality dental care in our modern facility."
University of Michigan; Associate degree in Dental Hygiene, 1974; BS in Dental hygiene, 1979; DDS, 1983
American Dental Association, Michigan Dental
Association, Washtenaw District Dental Association, Bunting Periodontal Society
Married over 37 years to Michael Lisull (University of Michigan, accounting, 1976) and lives in Ann Arbor; Son, Evan, graduated magna cum laude (Political Science and Economics) from The University of Arizona in Tucson, and will graduate from law school in May 2013 (George Mason University, Arlington, VA); Daughter, Emma, is a summa cum laude graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and will receive her Masters in Accounting from The Ohio State University in May 2013. She will return to Michigan and work at Ernst and Young (Detroit office).
Involved with dentistry since age 16! Started dental assisting while in high school, went directly into the dental hygiene program at U of M and worked full time as an RDH for three years after graduation. Taught at the dental school in the hygiene program (radiography department and clinical instructor). Upon graduation from dental school, taught in the Oral Diagnosis and Radiography Clinic and started in private practice. Returned to teach part-time in the Department of Periodontics as a clinical instructor. Currently practicing part-time in private practice.
"My practice has 'evolved' over the years into one focusing on prevention. I spend most of my clinical time on preventive care and education. My greatest professional satisfaction comes from changing attitudes and behaviors related to dentistry. I truly feel a commitment to establishing dental health for each and every patient -- 'working together for a lifetime of oral health' is my goal."
University of Michigan, BS in Biology, 1993; DDS, 1997
General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center (Chicago, IL), certificate 1997-99
Professional Memberships and Positions:
American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association (Committee on Membership 2005-06, Chair Committee on Membership 2006-09, Special Committee on Annual Session 2009-present, Vice Chair 2011-12, Chair 2012-13), Washtenaw District Dental Society (Chair Committee on Membership 2007-09), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Delta Sigma Delta Detroit Graduate Chapter (Historian 2009-present), Delta Sigma Delta Undergraduate Alpha Chapter (current Faculty Advisor/Deputy), University of Michigan School of Dentistry Board of Governors (Student-Alumni Relations Chair 2003-09, Vice Chair 2006-07, Chair 2007-08), Pierre Fauchard Academy (2013-present), F.B. Vedder Society (2013-present).
Delta Sigma Delta "Outstanding Faculty Award" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Michigan Dental Association "New Dentist Award" 2007, Student Council Dental Student and Dental Hygiene Student "Outstanding Faculty Award" 2008, 3 Blue Clinic "Outstanding Faculty Award" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, Dental Class of 2013 (D3) "Outstanding Faculty Award" in 2012, Detroit's HOUR Magazine "Top Dentists" 2009, Pierre Fauchard Fellow awarded April 2013.
Married to Jennifer (University of Michigan, BA in Interior Design, 1992) for almost 13 years, who is a Senior Director of Development for the University of Michigan Health System in Neuroscience. Lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and son Zachary born 2004, and Jacob born 2007.
Taught residents and practiced general dentistry for 3 years (1999-2002) at a General Practice Residency advanced training program in Chicago. Moved back to Ann Arbor in 2002, and became an associate in private practice and began teaching at the dental school. Currently a part-time Adjunct Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Edwards also serves on several committees and acts as a mentor for student groups at the dental school.
"My family practice is comprised of patients of all ages, as I enjoy seeing children, teens, adults and older adult patients. I believe in performing a thorough comprehensive exam and forming a treatment plan to best meet my patient's desires and needs. My goal is to create a relaxing and comfortable environment, resulting in a positive dental experience. In addition to teaching at the dental school, it is my priority to educate my private practice patients about dentistry and good oral health."
Ellie - Patient Care Coordinator
Ellie has been working in the dental field since 1976, both chairside assisting and at the front desk. Her associate degree and certification was received in 1977 from Washtenaw Community College. She is married to Tom, and is the proud mom of two adult daughters.
Ellie joined Dr. Kolling's staff in August, 2005 and was instrumental in getting Oak Valley Dental Associates up and running. She is currently full time at the front desk, handling all business aspects of patient care; scheduling, billing, and insurance issues. Her friendly, caring attitude and experience make her a valuable member of our staff.
Marilee - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Marilee has been a dental hygienist for over 35 years (U of M '78) and has extensive work experience in both periodontal and general practices. She's been with OVDA (previously with Dr. Kolling/Cooper's office) for 23 years. She is married to Otto, has one daughter and two granddaughters. She is very active in the Deker Blue Line Club (booster club for U of M men's ice hockey). Her professional experience and patient care are important parts of our hygiene program.
Denise - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Denise has been in the dental field for over 20 years, first as an assistant (earning her certificate and associate degree from Washtenaw Community College in 1992) and then as a hygienist. She earned her BS degree and certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2001. She has 're-joined' our staff after taking some time off to spend time with son, Ryan, born in 2004. Denise, her husband Mike, and Ryan enjoy their summers boating. Denise's dedication to patient education and care are an asset to OVDA.
Janelle - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and Front Desk Assistant
Janelle graduated from Washtenaw Community College with her certificate in Dental Assisting in 2007, and serves as Dr. Edwards' main assistant. She also has an associates degree from WCC. Janelle is married to Eric and is a proud mom to kids Ashlyn, 16, Kaleb, 11, Kairi, 8 and Lyric, 1 month (as well as a proud step-mom of Therion, 10 and Caleb, 7). As a family they enjoy camping, playing video games and spending time with their numerous pets. Janelle's commitment to excellent patient care and positive attitude are assets to OVDA.
Meggan - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
After 6 years of working for Ford Motor Company, Meggan took an education buyout and began her Bachelors of Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Michigan. She graduated in the spring of 2009 and started working for OVDA in the fall. At home, Meggan greatly enjoys spending time with her daughter Emily. Her warm and outgoing personality is a valued part of our family oriented practice.
Beth - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and Front Desk Assistant (Bio and photo coming soon!)
Helena - Dental Assistant (Photo coming soon!)
Helena graduated from Washtenaw Community College with her certification in Dental Assisting, along with an Associate’s Degree in 1989. Helena received her RDA and CDA by 1989 and served as President of the Washtenaw District Dental Assisting Society in 1992. Helena had worked at the U of M School of Dentistry for eight years and private practice for over 24 years. Helena is married to Ed, a U of M graduate and is a proud mom to son’s Ben and Jason. As a family they enjoy cooking delicious meals together, visiting National Parks and riding bikes. She takes pride in quality patient care and is very happy to be on staff at Oak Valley Dental Associates as of April 2013.
Vanessa - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and Dental Hygiene (DH4) Student (Photo coming soon!)
Vanessa completed the dental assisting program in 2006 at Washtenaw Community College as part of her senior year of high school. She worked as a dental assistant in an Ann Arbor private practice for 4 years while completing her prerequisites for the University of Michigan dental hygiene program. She entered into the hygiene program in the fall of 2011. She expects to graduate in the spring of 2014 with a BS in dental hygiene. During this year's summer break she is working at Oak Valley Dental Associates as an assistant before returning to school in the fall to complete her senior year. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 3 years. She has no children yet but hopes to start a family soon after graduation. She is very excited to be working in a dental office again and enjoying the summer break from school.
Barbara - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) (Photo coming soon!)
Barbara has been a registered dental hygienist for over 30 years (BS, U-M 1983). She has worked full time in private practice settings for 28 of those years. Her practice settings include general dentistry, prosthodontics and periodontics. In addition to being a dental hygienist, Barb has her registered dental assistants license (RDA), and began working with Drs. Kolling and Cooper originally as an assistant, and then as a hygienist on an as needed basis. Barbara continues to work for OVDA in that capacity. She has been married since 1981, and has 2 grown children. She spends her free time reading, cooking, walking her dog, and cheering on the Wolverines.