Geoffrey Paine, D.D.S.
Dr. Geoff Paine grew up in Manistee and graduated from Manistee High School. He then earned his BA degree from Kalamazoo College and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Detroit. After graduation, he served in a primary care dental practice in Cedar Grove, West Virginia for two years before taking over the practice of Dr. Ford Stone, his childhood dentist and mentor.
While in West Virginia, Dr. Paine received two years of training at Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies for the general practitioner in Pittsburgh. He has attended numerous post graduate courses over the last 30 years in all aspects of dentistry including implants, lasers, microscope enhanced dentistry, minimally invasive and biomimetic dentistry.
Dr. Paine is married and has two daughters. He enjoys skiing, sailing, biking, kiteboarding, and kayaking. He has volunteered as a ski coach for over 30 years and is currently serving on the board of the Manistee County Foundation. He is a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Manistee Mason District Dental Society (two time past president), and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Dr. Paine was also past president of the Manistee Jaycees.
Daniel Gardner, D.M.D.
Dr. Gardner grew up in Alma, Michigan, where he graduated from Alma High School. He attended Hope College where he earned a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry.
Dr. Gardner is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and Manistee/Mason County Dental Society. In addition to being a member of the Manistee/Mason County Dental Society, he also serves as the current Secretary/Treasurer. His goal is to provide his patients with the latest treatments that the field of dentistry has to offer while simultaneously looking out for the best interest of their dental needs.
Dr. Gardner moved to Manistee in 2018 with his wife Marisa, son Dalton, and black lab Jack. They enjoy nightly walks and relaxing on the shores of Lake Michigan. His hobbies include biking, hunting, fishing, golfing, and skiing. Dr. Gardner is thrilled to be a new member of the Manistee community and looks forward to providing quality and compassionate care to its residents.
Julie attended Kalamazoo Community College, where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working here since 1991. She loves hunting, kayaking, camping, fishing, bike riding, and playing volleyball. She has three wonderful boys: Nathan, Evan, and Jaden.
Renee has been at Water's Edge Dentistry since 2013. Her education includes graduating from Ferris State University, where she became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Along with continuing education classes, she has 23 plus years of dental experience. She participates in dental health month for kids and enjoys working with people to achieve their positive oral health care. Renee was raised and currently lives in Onekama area. She is married to her wonderful husband, Rob, and has two beautiful daughters, Ashlyn and Aleah. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, walking the dog, spending time on Platte Lake, and being with family and friends.
Katie is one of our dental hygienists. She has been working as a RDH since graduating from Ferris State University in 2006. She moved back to Manistee, where she was born and raised, in 2012 to raise her own family with her husband, Paul. They have two awesome kids, Griffin and Ada. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially at the beach!
Stephanie is one of our hygienists. Bio coming soon!
Lori was born and raised in Manistee, MI, where she graduated at Manistee Catholic Central. She married her husband Jerry in 1993, and has three sons, Nick, Nathan and Nolan. She has been a part of the team at Water's Edge Dentistry as a receptionist since 1993.
Emily has worked as one of the receptionists here at Water's Edge Dentistry since 2015. She graduated from West Shore Community College with a degree in Office Information. She was born and raised in Manistee. Emily is married and has two cats. She really enjoys baking pastries and traveling, especially on their FZ8.
Mary works here part time as a receptionist. She has lived in Manistee for over 30 years and is married to Dr. Paine. Her hobbies include playing the flute, spending time with her family, and many outdoor activities including skiing, biking, and sailing. You may have seen her at West Shore Health Connections where she is a fitness instructor.
Michelle has been working as a dental assistant at Water's Edge Dentistry since 1999. She was born and raised in Manistee. She went to Grand Rapids Educational Center in Kalamazoo before she moved back up north to Onekama. She has one daughter and two sons. She enjoys kayaking, shooting pool, and spending time with her kids and family.
Sylvia has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2013. She attended the dental assistant program at NMC in Traverse City. She was born, raised, and currently lives in Bear Lake. She has one fur baby named Koda. In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends, family, and being outdoors. Summer in Northern Michigan is her favorite because she gets to get out on her standing paddle board!
Megan is one of our Dental Assistants. She was born, raised, and currently lives in Manistee. She has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2015 and attended the dental assistant program at NMC in Traverse City. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to travel as often as possible. Her favorite part of being an assistant is getting to know patients and provide them with the best care.