Dentist in Cadillac, MI
All our professionals at Northern Quality Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Benjamin J. Seymour, DDS
Dr. Benjamin Seymour was raised in Houghton Lake, MI. Following graduation from High School there, he entered Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI to earn his Bachelors of Science degree. He then moved to Indianapolis, IN to pursue his dental education at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 2006. Following a 2 year associateship in Big Rapids, in 2008 Dr. Seymour purchased the practice that is now Northern Quality Dental from Dr. Lester Adkin. Dr Seymour is a member of the ADA, MDA and AGD.
Dr. Seymour has many interests including boating, snowmobiling, dirt biking, shooting sports, metal fabrication, hunting, fishing and most importantly- spending time with his wife Jennifer and two boys- Zachary and Zane.
Michelle Schopieray Practice Coordinator
After Dr. Seymour took over the practice in November of 2007, Michelle was the first "new" person on board. Her combined dental office experience brings over 11 years of knowledge and understanding to her position. Patient care, understanding dental insurance benefits and managing the day to day trials of the office are just a few of the many things she does. Her favorite part of working at Northern Quality Dental is the patient relationships. She feels that each and every patient is a friend and takes pride in helping them take care of their oral health needs.
When not at the office, she spends time with husband Jeff, dog Bailey and many friends and family. She's always busy volunteering in our community, most of all as coach of the Cadillac Viking Varsity Cheer team. Camping, music festivals such as Hoxeyville Music Festival and sports are how she enjoys her free time. Fun in the sun is always at the top of her "to do" list!
Julie Hamilton-Dental Assistant
Julie has been a dental assistant for many years, beginning her career with Dr. Adkin and continuing with Dr. Seymour when he took over the practice in 2007. Her experience and skills provide patients with a caring and comfortable dental visit. She's able to answer all your dental questions in a professional manner all while making the experience fun and relaxing.
Julie and her husband Jeff have two children, Mitchell and Jaylyn. Their family enjoys participating in sports and watching home teams like the Cadillac Vikings and the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and the Michigan Wolverines-GO BLUE ! Her hobbies include camping with friends, spending time outdoors and devoting her time to her family.
Lori Welsh-Registered Dental Assistant
Lori has been in the dental field for several years working in both clerical and clinical. One of her favorite things about her job is the contact with patients. She makes it her goal to create a comfortable and positive dental experience for patients visiting Northern Quality Dental. She enjoys changing the patient’s past negative dental experiences to positive future ones.
Lori’s favorite thing is spending time with her family, husband Jim, their two grown sons Ashton, Keegan along with two wonderful daughters-in-law. She also enjoys GOLF, biking, camping, tubing, cross-country skiing and socializing with friends and family.
Brian Rasmussen -Registered Dental Hygienist
Brian grew up in Northern Michigan and graduated from Ferris State University in 1997. He enjoys several things the outdoors has to offer. Some of his favorites are hunting, fishing and camping. Especially when his two sons Colton and Eric are home to visit and share those experiences with him and his wife Ardy.
At work, Brian is said to have "come with the building" as he's been here for 18 years, first with Dr. Adkin and now with Dr. Seymour. He says it's wonderful to get to know and serve so many people and their families and tend to their dental needs. He enjoys educating them on home care, cavity prevention, and good dental health.
Amy Stafford- Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy grew up in Lake City and graduated from the Ferris State Dental Hygiene Program in 1998. She has been married to her husband Ryan for 15 years and has two beautiful children, Morgan and Chloe. She started her career working at a pediatric office but moved on to general dentistry after 3 years. This experience has helped make her an amazing care provider to children. Her biggest goal is to provide quality care for each and every patient.
Outside of work, she loves camping, boating and spending time with her friends and family.