Our Staff

Our Doctors:

Dr. Edward Duski, DDS  FAGD

Dr. Edward Duski graduated in 1985 from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had attended LSSU as a recipient of the late Senator Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship. Thereafter he entered The University of Michigan Dental School and where he met his wife to be, Dr. Janis (Chmura) Duski.

Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Duski entered the US Air Force as a military officer and completed an elective one-year residency in advanced general dentistry. His tour afterwards allowed him to practice advanced dental procedures, including training in forensic dentistry, combat casualty care, advanced Trauma Life Support, and conscious sedation certification.

After completing his time in the USAF, Dr. Duski moved to Gaylord where he and his wife established Duski Dentistry and began to raise their family. While being in private practice since l992, Dr. Duski has dedicated his career to studying and perfecting advanced techniques that enable his patients to regain the quality of life they expect and desire.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Vacationland District Dental Society. He is an alumni of the Dawson Academy and participated in the continuum for the Seattle Institute for Advance Dental Study. His emphasis in training has been in cosmetic and comprehensive reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. Duski offers Oral and IV Sedation Dentistry to his list of available services, being one of few general dentists in the area to provide this.

He has also been very involved with the University of Michigan Dental School and was appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer.  He and his wife helped start the Wolverine Patriot Project, an initiative aimed at serving the homeless veterans in Northern Michigan.  Through this project, they are able to teach the dental students as well as provide much needed dental care to our deserving veterans.  

In his free time he really enjoys the abundance of outdoor activities in beautiful Northern Michigan.  He loves staying involved with his two children and family.  

 

Dr. Janis Duski, DDS  FAGD

Born and raised in the downriver Detroit area, Dr. Janis Duski has been a Gaylord resident since 1992.  She attended The University of Detroit for her undergraduate training and The University of Michigan for dental school.   As with her husband, Janis entered the US Air Force as a Captain and completed a one-year residency in advanced general dentistry. This postgraduate work allowed for additional training in the dental specialties, with emphasis on oral and periodontal surgery.  

While in private practice, she has received continued training through the Seattle Institute, is an Alumni of the prestigious Dawson Academy, and has achieved Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry.  Most recently Dr. Duski has been very involved with the University of Michigan Dental School, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors, the Capital Campaign Committee, as well as being appointed an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer.  

She is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Vacationland District Dental Society.  

She spends most of her free time involved with her two children.  Daughter Lauren is a 2013 graduate of the University of Michigan and her son Bradley graduated from there in 2016.  

 

Our Staff:

Regon, RDH, Patient Treatment Coordinator & Financial Specialist

Regon has been with Duski Dentistry since 1999 and worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist until 2006. At that time she transitioned to our Treatment Coordinator, allowing her to fully utilize her dental knowledge and treatment planning skills. She now manages our front desk operations, and is Duski Dentistry's longest working employee!!!   She grew up in the Fife Lake, MI area with her husband Chris. They reside in Gaylord with their two daughters and she enjoys boating, knitting, cooking and scrapbooking. Regon hold a membership in the ADHA (American Dental Hygienist Association).

Tammy, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Tammy has been with Duski Dentistry since 1999 and obtaineed her dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University.  She also manages our Hygiene Depatment as well as acts as our New Patient Coordinator, maximizing her strengths as a long-term, dedicated team member!  She grew up in Kalkaska, MI and lives in Gaylord with her husband Jeromey and their three sons.  she enjoys spending time with her family attending sporting events, boating, downhill skiing, and exercising.  Tammy is a member of the ADHA (American Dental Hygienist Association).

Meghan, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Meghan is originally from Marquette, MI where after graduating high school she started working as a dental assistant.  She met her husband John, while attending Northern Michigan University, where she earned her BS in Biology.  After graduation they moved to Colorado, and she received her Dental Hygiene degree from Pueblo Community College.  While there she also worked for a dental office as their patient/treatment coordinator.  Meghan has been a part of our team since 2010 and patients are always complementing her kind demeanor and attention to detail!  She is also a member of the ADHA (American Dental Hygienist Association).

Danielle, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Danielle joined our team in January 2017.  Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Danielle knew she wanted a career where she could help others.  That, combined with her interest in teeth, made Dental Hygiene a great fit!  She is a graduate of Baker College, with her Associates in Applied Science and a Bachelors in Arts.  Danielle was elected to sit on a panel for The Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board, composed of 10 dental hygienists from across the country, to help develop ideas on how to improve patient care.  She is very involved in her organization at both the national (ADHA) and state (MDHA) levels.  She is ready to embrace Northern Michigan living, and when she isn't working she likes to spend time with her family, her dog Bella, and friends! 

Hope, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Hope worked for Duski Dentistry from 1993 to 2005, and recently re-joined our team in May, 2016.  She was born and raised in the Gaylord area, and still resides here with her husband Tim.  Hope brings many years of experience in dental assisting, with emphasis on surgery and implant treatment, as well as a wonderful sense of humor!  Patient's always complement her caring attitude and attention to their needs.  In her time off work she loves to keep busy boating and camping in the summer, as well as spending time with their two daughters.  

Ashley, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Ashley joined our practice in the spring of 2012, and is a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College's RDA program.  She resides in Gaylord with her husband Jim and their dog Mocha. Her kind and gentle attitude is always complemented by our patients, and her organization skills help us greatly in our office Laboratory!  she enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and traveling with her husband.