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Dr. Emily Varsanik

More than just an exceptional dentist, with Dr. Emily you also have a great friend and oral health ally. Her open and easy communication style both engages and educates her patients, while her sensitivity and genuine caring help even the most anxious of patients to feel at ease.


Very early in her career, Dr. Emily made a commitment to keep up-to-date with the constantly evolving dental profession. For this reason, she routinely attends continuing education classes to learn about the most current technology, materials, and treatment options available to her patients. She is a graduate of The Dawson Academy, which provides a foundation for the successful practice of complete, predictable dentistry. The Academy teaches  the essential principles and skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion (the bite), the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry.In addition, as an active member of a local dental association and study clubs, she meets with other like-minded practitioners and specialists to discuss new techniques and challenges in the profession in order to maintain the highest level of competency.


Dr. Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Albion College, and Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Varsanik is an active member of the Genesee District Dental Society, the Michigan Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Michigan Dental Association Committee on the New Dentist where she helps students and new graduates alike make the transition into the dental profession. She has also been a part-time faculty member in the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Mott Community College.


Amy AlumbaugH   

Certified and Registered Dental Assistant

For her more than 13 years as an RDA at our office, Amy has been a favorite among patients who are a little more anxious than most. Her work is gentle, fast, and precise which helps keep chair-time to a minimum. As a testament to Amy's clinical skill and attention to detail, she was elected and has served as President of the Society of Registered Dental Assistants in Genesee County. Amy loves all animals, so make sure you talk to her about your furry friends at home, and don’t forget to give them a treat for her! 

Christina Bessolo

Registered Dental Hygienist

Christina is a Mott Community College graduate in Dental Hygiene who has worked in this community for 25 years!  She feels that it is a blessing to be a part of the Davison Dental team where high quality, complete care is provided. She is very passionate about providing individual focus to every patient, understanding their specific needs, and with positive encouragement guiding them to improved dental health.  As a wife of 38 years, a Mom of 2, a Grandma of 5 little ones, and having aging parents, she is very comfortable treating patients between of all ages – from infancy until adulthood!  With Christina you are sure to feel safe and secure, being treated as family in a warm and gentle (but meticulous way) and are guaranteed to feel better about your smile than when you arrived!!

Erin Smolen

Dental Assistant 

Erin joined the Davison Dental team in 2013 after completing a 6 week externship in our office and graduating from Ross Medical Education. She has a desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care, and is committed to working toward becoming a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. She enjoys working with the team at Davison Dental who all have an eagerness to make patients feel as comfortable and informed as possible. Her extroverted chairside manner is sure to make you feel welcome and relaxed.

Kathleen Fridline

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kathy brings over 30 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist to Davison Dental. Kathy’s attention to detail and supreme clinical skills insure a thorough, gentle, dental experience. She easily puts patients at ease, especially when more extensive hygiene treatment is required. Kathy has made it her mission to make her patients comfortable with their dental experience and to help patients achieve optimum oral health. Kathy continually strives to keep abreast of the latest technology and oral hygiene advancements. She believes in high quality dentistry and is proud to be part of the Davison Dental community.

Carli Johnson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carli is the newest Hygienist to join our Davison Dental team. She graduated from Mott Community College in 2013 and has exploded into the world of Dental Hygiene with an open heart and a kind smile. She enjoys working with and educating children and parents on early child development and home care. Carli is especially proud of the one-on-one care Davison Dental provides. She now calls this office home and hopes to for many years to come.

Kimberly Ranshaw

Registered Dental Hygienist

As an RDH for nearly 20 years, Kim’s technical and human experience is representative of the level of caring every patient receives in our office. Her soothing character and approach to patient care makes it easy to see why. "I love knowing that our patients have been expertly cared for," she says. "It's important to me that they feel at home so they'll look forward to their next visit." She has been happily married for 33 years.  She has 2 daughters, 3 dogs and a bird.  She enjoys bowling and spending time with family and friends. Kim is proud to work with the Davison Dental Team and Dr. Schwartz, whose goals are to make patients comfortable and provide compassionate care.  Smiles are what we do!” 

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