Great Lakes Family Dental Group - Lansing, Michigan
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jennifer Hopfensperger
Even in elementary school, Dr. Jennifer Hopfensperger knew she wanted to be a dentist. In pursuit of that dream, Dr. Hop attended Central Michigan University where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biomedical sciences, and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After spending some time in North Carolina working for East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Hop is excited to finally be back practicing in her home state!
In her free time Dr. Hop tries to spend as much time as she can outdoors, usually in the company of her 5lb dog Murphy. She is a lover of sci fi and fantasy books, live music and in spite of her time as a Wolverine, Spartan football.
Eve – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Eve is the longest standing member of our team, starting in the summer of 1980. Eve graduated from Lansing Community College with her Registered Dental Hygiene degree, and she is an active member of the Central District Dental Hygiene Society. Her dedication to the profession and community is demonstrated by her long-term involvement in the Children's Dental Health Month activities, for which she served 6 years as chair / coordinator. In her local component society she has served 1 year as vice-president, and 2 years as president and 4 years on the Michigan Dental Hygiene Association Board of Trustees. She was honored as Hygienist of the Year in 2004. Her enthusiasm for her profession is confirmed through her volunteer work involving schools and nursing homes. In her free time she enjoys golfing, boating, and downhill skiing.
Sharon – Office Manager
Sharon has joined our team with 25 years’ experience both in chairside assisting and front office capacities. Sharon’s caring, kind, and compassionate personality helps her to connect and help the patients realize and accomplish their dental needs. In Sharon’s free time she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and visiting her children and grandchildren down in Florida.
Rachel – Dentist Assistant
Originally from Perry, Michigan, Rachael joined our staff in 2015. She studied at Central Michigan University. She has been dental assisting for 8 years and enjoys the continuing education that comes along with assisting. Rachael and her husband Paul have recently become parents. They have a 1 year old daughter named Dylan. She enjoys travelling, visiting their cabin up north, home improvement projects and time with her family.
Melissa – Appointment Coordinator
Originally from Eaton Rapids, Melissa joined our team in 2019. Melissa has one daughter, Raelynn and loves spending time outdoors with her dog, family and friends. She also enjoys outside activities such as traveling, bike rides, and concerts.
Stephanie – Appointment Coordinator
Originally from Morrice, Michigan, Stephanie joined our staff in 2015. Recently married to David, they enjoy spending time together as well as spending time with their pets, family, and friends. Stephanie also enjoys outdoor activities such as traveling, camping, and bonfires.