Dr. Allerding received his Undergraduate education at Michigan State University, and dental education at the University of Detroit Mercy, class of 2012. He has been seeing patients at Dental Clinics North in Cheboygan since 2013.
Dr. Allerding is from northern Michigan originally, and loves living and working here. When he is not working, he enjoys sharing everything northern Michigan has to offer with his family.
Natasha Faucher, DDS
Dr. Faucher received her Bachelors of Science in Movement Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She is a General Dentist and prides herself in providing quality dental care in multiple disciplines of the trade including, but not limited to, oral surgery, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Faucher is a native Michigander and moved to the beautiful Northern Michigan area in 2015. She enjoys being active outdoors. and depending on the season. you can find her hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, snow shoeing or skiing! She also has a passion for cooking and baking and a strong desire to travel the world!
Viviana D. Vagalau, DDS
Dr. Vagalau is a graduate of University of Timisoara, Romania School of Dentistry 1998 DDS, Case Western University School of Dentistry 2001 DDS,
Advanced Education in General Dentistry at University of Michigan 2002, and completed a Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry in 2018.
Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Vagalau likes to travel with her family, enjoys going to the movies and likes to be outdoors (hiking, skiing, boating).
Nicole Arsenault, RDH, DDS
Dr. Arsenault received a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2005, and in 2011 received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
She enjoys and takes pride in providing a variety of dental services to her patients, but her favorites are oral surgery and removable prosthodontics. She hopes to someday be able to provide more implant procedures and services to her patients. In her free time, Dr. Arsenault enjoys spending time with her family – husband Dan, and two children, Rachel (2) and Luke (7mos). They enjoy anything outdoors, walking, biking, hiking, boating, canoeing, and just finding new adventures to do together.
Brian Kwapisz, DDS
Hi, I’m Dr. Brian Kwapisz, I grew up in Detroit and attended college at U of M- Ann Arbor. From there I attended dental school at University of Detroit Mercy, completing my degree in 1997. I worked as an associate at Family Dental Centers for 7 years. In 2005 I relocated to Charlevoix with my wife. We have 3 children. I enjoy outdoor activities like boating, fishing, camping, and hiking.
What I enjoy most about dentistry is interacting with different people and simplifying their treatment, especially those who are anxious or afraid. Many people have had a negative experience in the past. I enjoy providing them with positive and enjoyable visits while we get to know one another.
William Love, DDS
Christopher Gamble, DDS
Hello. I am Dr. Christopher Gamble. I was born and raised in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. I attended Miami University and earned a B.A. in Chemistry in 2003. From there I moved to Columbus and attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry earning my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2007. I spent the first 3 years of my career working in a group practice called DentalWorks. In 2011 I began working In Napoleon Ohio in a private group practice. At the end of 2019 my wife and I relocated to Northern Michigan. We love it here! We are thoroughly enjoying all that the area has to offer. We love being outdoors. We enjoy skiing, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, camping, biking, and playing pickleball.
I am passionate about providing quality dental care and feel lucky to be able to do so at Dental Clinics North. I love interacting with and caring for patients; and working as a team to provide wonderful, much needed service to others. I enjoy learning as dentistry continues to evolve and I do so by attending training seminars often. As a dentist of 15 years, I pride myself in providing the best care using the most current practices in dentistry to provide a pleasant experience for all of my patients.
Dr. Natalie Rudoni
A native of Michigan, Dr. Rudoni earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan where she also played on the Wolverine women’s ice hockey team. She then spent one year living with her family in Italy and studying at the University of Milan before beginning her dental training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. After earning her dental degree, she completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Michigan Hospital. She then practiced dentistry in beautiful Marquette for 5 years before moving back to her hometown of Traverse City. She is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, the Special Care Dentistry Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honors Society.
In her free time, she enjoys playing ice hockey, exploring the great outdoors, dancing, cooking, and gathering for conversation and laughter with family and friends. It is with great enthusiasm that she joins Dental Clinics North in serving the Traverse City Community.
Matthew W. Pawlick, DDS
Dr. Pawlick is a graduate of University of Michigan 1996 BS in Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry 2001 DDS. General Practice Residency Detroit Receiving Hospital Graduate 2002, and has completed a
Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry in 2018.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Pawlick is involved as the Head Coach of the Harbor Springs Hammerhead Swim Club. In what free-time he has, He likes to travel with his family and spend as much time as possible in the summer at the lake.
Richard Held, DDS
I am Dr. Richard Held; I grew up in Detroit and Livonia. I attended college at Wayne State University and Detroit Institute of Technology. From there I attended the University of Detroit Mercy, completing my degree in 1969 and taught crown and bridge dentistry and anatomy for 6 years. After that I did a mini residency at the University of North Carolina in Implantology in 1991. I moved to Grand Rapids in 1970 practicing cosmetic, crown, bridge dentistry and later started implant and laser dentistry until March 2013. I joined DCN in May 2013. My wife and I had 6 children and she passed away in 2015 from cancer. I married my beautiful wife Carol Sue in July 2020. Now combined we have 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
I ‘ve hunted and fished since I could hold a fish rod. I have competed with model airplanes nationally and internationally. Currently my wife and I spend time with the “kids” and competition shot gunning. Carol and I spend some time in Florida Gulf Coast area when we can.
I have always enjoyed the cosmetic aspects of dentistry and the reconstruction procedures; It is really great to see patient’s response when they see their restored smiles for the first time. I enjoy working with kids and getting them over their fears of dentistry. Teaching young dental students has always been part of my dental life and proves to be very rewarding.
Julie Dugan, DDS
David Koss, DDS
William Ackerman, DDS
These state funded programs are accepted at all of our Northern Michigan dental clinics.