Dr. Debra Lewis, DDS and her staff take pride in offering quality dental care in a calm, positive environment. Each staff member is highly skilled in providing quality dental care as well as outstanding customer service. Their goal is simple: to provide excellent oral health care for the whole family and to be of service to the community. Please read the profiles below to learn about our team!
Dr. Debra Lewis
Emma Youngblut - Dental Assistant
Kelly Olson - Dental Hygienist
Crystal Reed - Dental Hygienist
Paige Rutowski - Dental Hygienist
Kristie Cilman - Receptionist
Katie Leister - Receptionist
Dr. Debra Lewis, DDS has been delivering comfortable, quality dentistry for over 30 years. Shortly after
earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 1985, Dr. Lewis based her practice in
Flint, MI. After 11 years in Flint, she moved the practice to Interlochen, MI and began seeing patients here in
1997. Since that time, Dr. Lewis has remained current with the latest dental tools and techniques by participating
in continuing education on topics such as esthetic dentistry, gum tissue advancements, evaluation of occlusion
(bite alignment), bruxism (teeth grinding), Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, sleep apnea, and business
Dr. Lewis takes a special interest in helping her patients establish and maintain a healthy mouth and great smile. In her practice, Dr. Lewis seeks to provide needed and beneficial treatment while being of service to the community. She refuses to treat a patient as a number, and takes the time to get to know her clients. She embraces new techniques and the latest technology in order to provide each and every customer the highest quality of care. On a personal note, Dr. Lewis has been happily married to husband Kevin Nagy for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters, Elise and Juliet. In addition, she is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Resort District Dental Society
- Grand Traverse Area Women Dentists
Our Dental Assistant
Emma Youngblut Emma joined Dr. Debra Lewis' team in October 2015 as a Chairside Dental Assistant. She is a certified dental assistant and has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She enjoys working with patients and her favorite part about assisting is seeing how happy the patients are when they leave the office with a new smile. Outside of the practice, she loves gardening, cooking, making jewelry in her spare time and walking in the woods with her Yorkshire (Haley her dog). She's been married for 30 years to Greg. They both enjoy riding his Harley. Emma has just recently moved to Beulah and is loving the upnorth life.
Our Dental Hygienists
With many years of experience in dentistry, our team of hygienists is well trained in helping our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. With gentle hands, our hygienists are very thorough when providing oral health care and strive to make a difference by compassionately encouraging oral health care. They are empathetic, good listeners, and very knowledgeable about the many dental care products available today. They are dedicated to continuing their dental knowledge through education and are great resources for information on maintaining good oral health between dental visits and for a lifetime.
Kelly Olson, is a native to Northern Michigan. She started her dental career in 1996 as a dental assistant, and then transitioned into dental hygiene after graduating from Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene program in 2005. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, who keep her on her toes. In her spare time she and her family enjoy hiking on Northern Michigan trails and spending time at local beaches.
Crystal Reed has been a resident of Benzie County for almost 30 years. She has over fifteen years of experience in dentistry and joined Dr. Lewis' staff in 1998 working as a sterilization assistant and hygiene coordinator. After graduating in 2004 from Ferris State University she began working as a hygienist. Crystal has enjoyed her husband's company whether near or far for 25 years. She is the proud mother of one daughter who also happens to be a graduate of FSU. Crystal enjoys her time with family and friends, camping canoeing, fishing and dancing.
Paige Rutowski was born and raised in Onekama. She is a 2013 graduate of Ferris State University's Dental Hygiene program. Paige spends her free time with her friends and family. She enjoys skiing, camping, boating, spending afternoons on the beach at Lake Michigan, and playing with her two-year-old chocolate lab, Cooper.
Kristie Cilman grew up in Northern Michigan. She has over 20 years of experience in Dentistry. Kristie worked as Dr. Lewis' assistant for eight years before moving to the front desk in 2011. She is the proud mom of three boys and enjoys spending time with her husband and children, working on their small cattle farm as well as fishing and hunting together. Kristie also enjoys horseback riding, team penning, rodeos, camping, reading and vacationing out west with her family.
Katie Leister joined Dr. Lewis’ team in September of 2016, making her dream to live Up North a reality. She has over 12 years of front desk experience in the field of Dentistry. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband exploring the hiking trails, waterways, and events the area has to offer.