Meet Our Team
Meet our team at Nichols Family Dentistry! They’d be more than happy to answer your questions at your next appointment.
Tai | Dental Assistant
My name is Tai. I've been a dental assistant for four years. I'm from Grand Rapids, MI. I am recently married and have a 12-year-old son. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy jet skiing in the summer.
Ashley | Dental Assistant
My name is Ashley. I am a recent graduate of Ross Medical School from the dental assisting program as of September 2018. I enjoy spending time with family and friends on my days off. In the summer I enjoy going up north camping and tubing down the river.
Allyson | Dental Hygienist
My name is Allyson and I am one of the dental hygienists here at Nichols Family Dentistry. I am a 2019 graduate of Grand Rapids Community College. I was born and raised in Muskegon and decided to move to Grand Rapids for school and remained in the area after graduating. I truly enjoy treating patients and meeting and getting to know people on a daily basis. I look forward to brightening smiles for many years to come!
Joan Tietsma | Administrative Team
I’ve worked in dentistry for over 20 years. I’m new to Dr. Nichols’ office but am looking forward to meeting new patients. I got married a long time ago to my high school boyfriend. I have three children, am married, and have 8 grandchildren. My hobbies include walking, biking, and reading.
Amy Peplinski | Administrative Team
My name is Amy. I am new to the dental field but am really enjoying the career change. My favorite part of my job has been interacting with patients and getting to know them and their families. I have a fiancé and two children. I enjoy spending time at the lake in the summer and being with my family.
Kayla Mumby | Dental Hygienist
My name is Kayla. I graduated from Ferris State University with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene and certifications in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. I love educating patients on the benefits of good oral health care and seeing patients' oral health improve. My free time is spent with my two dogs, Cash and Ariel, or on the water boating in the summer.
My name is Monica and I am one of the receptionists here at Nichols Family Dentistry. I was raised in Sparta and currently live in Rockford. I am recently engaged, and I enjoy spending time with family in my free time. I look forward to getting to know every patient and putting smiles on their faces for many years to come!