About Us

Meet Dr. Long

Dr. David H Long of Battle Creek Family Dentistry
Dr. David H. Long, our practice CEO, has a great love for our patients and the dental profession.

Education

Dr. David began his career in 1987 with his associateship in a Galesburg practice. His first “owned & operated” clinic was in Kalamazoo, but shortly after purchasing Battle Creek Family Dentistry in 1990, Dr. David sold Kalamazoo to focus 100% on serving patients right here in our neighborhood.

Leadership

After 31 years practicing dentistry, Dr. David’s career took a new trajectory when he became Battle Creek Family Dentistry’s CEO. Guiding the team, his focus allows us all to benefit greatly from his experienced leadership and management skills. Along with this is the exciting vision of our practice future. With the passionate support from Dr. Prachi and team, Dr. David ensures your visits and care are the best they can be. Dr. David continues to keep his dental memberships active, including the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

A Love Of Family

Dr. David married Diane in 1987, right out of University of Detroit Dental School, and they have 2 daughters, Jennifer and Lauren. In his spare time, Dr. David enjoys family time, playing golf, brewing his own beer, cooking up a good meal, and performing (acting & singing) in productions at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall.

Meet Dr. Zilvin Park

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Dr. Zilvin Park has lived in Battle Creek since 2015 because it is a beautiful city and a safe place to raise his family.

Education

After earning his first doctorate – a PhD in Electrical Engineering – from the University of Florida, Dr. Park moved to Ohio to do something he never expected to do: obtain a second doctoral degree. Electrical Engineering’s loss is Dentistry’s gain, and Dr. Park earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2015.

Practice Philosophy

Preventing dental issues is always Dr. Park’s focus so he can help you stay out of pain and enjoying what life has to offer. If issues do arise though, he makes the time to attentively listen to your needs so he can recommend a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle and preferences.

Community Involvement

Dr. Park loves our community and the people who live here. He is a regular supporter of donated dental services so that even our less fortunate neighbors have access to the dental care they both want and need to stay healthy.

Meet Our Team

Office Manager Julie of Battle Creek Family Dentistry

Office Manager

Julie – Julie joined our team in the fall of 2017 and brought with her 30 years of experience in dentistry including 31 years as a Certified Dental Assistant. Her goal is to give excellent patient care by treating every patient like family. Julie’s favorite aspect of her job is helping you receive the best dentistry possible to create a beautiful healthy smile that automatically raises your self-esteem. A firm believer in doing the right things for the right reasons, Julie also believes kindness is the golden rule. When choosing where to apply her skills, she looked for a practice where she found this kindness, but also integrity, excellent communication, and a love of education (for both the staff and our patients).

Julie grew up in Hudson (Go Tigers, Go!!) and moved to Marshall with the love of her life Terry. While she’s everybody’s mother (she just can’t help it!), she’s Mom to Anastasia, Austin and Allie. Shes also blessed to have Kayla, Eric and Daniel in her life. Vinny is her grandson and owns her heart. Being "GiGi" is such an honor. Julie and Terry also have the best dog ever named Bowser. Her dream is to spend the rest of her life with her family and friends, visit the Isle of Capri in Italy, and travel.

 

Hygiene Coordinator Sarah of Battle Creek Family Dentistry

Patient Relations

Sarah – Sarah’s number-one goal is to give you a reason to smile! She joined our team because she was looking for a practice with an amazing team who is goal driven and fun to be a part of. Sarah’s dental care philosophy is simple and fun, but 100% true: Floss the teeth you want to keep! Sarah is a jack of all trades and a great listener.

Born and raised right here in Battle Creek, she is married to Isac and working on her dream – to raise healthy and successful children who will make a difference in the world. Three cats (Camil, Chica, and Frankie) and one pup (Jax) round out her family. Sarah volunteers, supports our city shelters, and makes sure she shops at local businesses. She never thought she’d work in the dental field, but said, “Here I am rocking it out and loving it!” When not at the practice, Sarah is a dance instructor/choreographer and her favorite style is Hip-Hop. She’s also had cosmetic dentistry – and if you’re considering cosmetic treatment, she welcomes your questions!

Registered Dental Assistant Becki of Battle Creek Family Dentistry

Patient Relations

Melissa – Melissa joined our team in 2012 and her passion for giving you the personal attention you deserve has made her into an insurance guru! If there is anything you need to know about your dental insurance, Melissa is the person to ask. If she doesn’t immediately know the answer, she knows how to find it – and will work with you to ensure all your questions are asked and answered.

Away from the practice, Melissa’s time is split between watching her son Damian play football and caring for the family fur babies, a Golden Doodle named Jax and a cat named Sammie. She is an avid supporter of our local retailers and events, so you can often see her out and about in her spare time … when she’s not fishing or spending time on the lake.

Registered Dental Hygienists Kylee of Battle Creek Family Dentistry

Registered Dental Hygienists

Kylee – Joined us in December 2017 right out of school as an Associate in Applied Science in dental hygiene. Kylee loves providing quality care and education that ensures each of our patients have excellent dental and oral health awareness. This aligns with her dental care philosophy: everyone deserves to have a smile that is healthy and gives them confidence.

Kylee and her husband Patrick just bought their first home in Battle Creek, where she’s lived since her senior year of high school. They have two Yorkies – Taz (13 years) and Delbert (2). Kylee loves to volunteer with her church and sing on the Praise Team on Sundays. In her spare time, she seeks the company of friends and family and cares for her many houseplants.

Registered Dental Assistant Becki of Battle Creek Family Dentistry

Registered Dental Assistant

Becki – Becki has been with Battle Creek Family Dentistry since 2018. She’s a graduate of Washtenaw Community College. As her emphasis is on smile restoration, she gets great satisfaction from the results her patients’ achieve … ones that improve their smile and their life.

Married to Mike, Becki’s favorite things to do when away from the office is to spend time with him and their kids Chase and Trevor, Trevor’s wife Courtney, and the grandbabies. She’s active in 4H … so you’ll not be surprised that she has 2 dogs, 3 cats, 5 chickens, and 8 horses. With a great sense of humour, Becki is sure to make your day!

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