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Michelle Sweet – Clinical Manager

Michelle is a native of Michigan, growing up in Williamston. She has been in the dental field since 1978. She has had many different roles, from general dentistry and orthodontics to teaching dental assisting classes at Ross Medical. Her passion, however, is in orthodontics. She loves to encourage and teach each patient the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile.

Michelle respects the knowledge of Dr. West and the encouragement she gives each team member. She is excited to be a part of a team that has this opportunity to grow and develop as a practice and individually.

Michelle has been married to her husband, Michael since 1987. She has two grown children, Kaitlin and Kilian and four grandchildren. She enjoys golfing and baking.

Jen Lopez – Treatment Coordinator

Jen (aka J-Lo) is a native of Mid-Michigan and grew up west of Grand Ledge. After graduating from MSU, she started exploring her career options. Her extensive background in customer service, sales and marketing led her to a career as an Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator. Jen has thrived in this career for 12 years.

"I love our dream team because we all genuinely care about our patients and the quality of work we do. Dr. West not only creates stunning smiles, she changes lives and I am proud to be part of this journey with her." 

Jen is a breast cancer warrior and educator. She loves to make people laugh and smile.  Her hobbies include cooking organically, traveling, camping, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Her bulldog, Einstein, allows Jen and her husband, Ricardo, to reside with him in Lansing.  

Cheryl Gough – Front Desk Coordinator

Cheryl grew up in Burton, MI, but has lived in the Lansing area for over 10 years. She has over seven years of orthodontic and dental, front desk, financial and insurance experience. Cheryl is typically the first person you will meet when you call the office and schedule your first appointment. The long-term relationships she develops with our patients and families are very important to her. She loves helping others, meeting new patients and their families and building rapport with them. 

Cheryl admires how Dr. West treats everyone with respect and includes them in our orthodontic family. Cheryl feels blessed to work in such a loving, fun and nuturing work environment. She values every patient as an individual and supports them through their journey of creating their stunning smile.

When not in the office, you’ll find Cheryl in the kitchen cooking or baking, hanging out with her family and friends, shopping or making greeting cards. She lives in Lansing with her wonderful husband, Pete.

Jennie Hudson Sehlke – Practice Manager

Jennie is a native of Lansing. In 1994, while attending Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, she started a part-time job as a receptionist for an orthodontist. In 2013, she left the orthodontic world to pursue other options. Jennie ended her three-year hiatus from orthodontics as soon as Dr. West asked her to join her at West Orthodontics as Practice Manager. As Practice Manager, Jennie has been intrumental in creating an amazing team. She is thrilled to be back in the field that she is most passionate and she brings that enthusiasm to the practice everyday.

Jennie lives in DeWitt with her husband, Matt, daughter, Mayah, son, Noah, step-son, Preston and dog Bodhi. When she is not in the office, she is most often at her sons' sporting events. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, reading and working out. Jennie feels blessed to be a part of a team that not only straightens teeth, but truly changes lives.  

Beth Rogers – Clinician

Beth has 30 years of orthodontics experience. She truly enjoys getting to know the patients, as well as their parents. She feels blessed to work in a positive, caring environment and cannot imagine doing anything else.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

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