Our Team

Meet Our Skilled Dental Team

Dr. Katherine Bandos is our Kalamazoo, MI cosmetic and family dentist, but she doesn’t work alone. Behind the scenes at Kalamazoo Smiles is a hard-working team devoted to providing the best family and cosmetic dental services in Kalamazoo. Read the brief descriptions below to learn about our team’s training, professional credentials, and work experience.

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Dental Assistant

Terra has been with our Kalamazoo Smiles office since 2016. Terra enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them feel more comfortable and at ease while in the dental chair.

Outside of work, she spends her time making memories and enjoying life with her husband, son, and two daughters, cheering them on at their sporting events, family trips, movie and game night, and being with their large extended families.

She is passionate about life, her role as a dental assistant, and bringing positive energy to our wonderful dental team!

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Ferris State University as a Dental Hygienist and with a BA in Allied Health Education. I have been with this practice for over 30 years. I love what I do and thoroughly enjoy meeting and establishing a relationship with my patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my three adult daughters, husband Mark, and close friends, as well as running, hiking, biking, and traveling.

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Office Manager

I graduated in 1993 from Kellogg Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science–dental hygiene. Even though I no longer work chair-side, I enjoy using my years of dental experience and knowledge to help patients navigate the insurance and financial aspects of dentistry. My husband of 26 years and I have two teenage sons and three dogs. We have recently moved back to our hometown of Battle Creek where we live on thirteen acres. I always enjoy spending quality time with my family, being outdoors, baking, reading, and watching movies.

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Dental Hygienist

Kathy has enjoyed being a dental hygienist since 1982. She has been with Kalamazoo Smiles since 2019. Kathy is married to her husband Fred. They have three adult sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four amazing grandkids. She is involved in her church, enjoys family time, camping, walking, and doing puzzles.


Dental Hygienist

Jeanne joined Kalamazoo Smiles in 2019. She has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from KVCC and a bachelar’s degree from Michigan State University. Her passion is to help clients to have good oral hygiene and to be comfortable at their dental visits.

Jeanne and her husband enjoy spending time with the grandkids. Jeanne’s hobbies include walking, biking, and traveling.

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Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1985 with an associate in applied science and also studied health care services at WMU. I strive to make each visit pleasant and truly enjoy establishing relationships with patients while educating them about their dental and overall health. My husband and I enjoy gardening, cooking together, and playing board games with our son and daughter-in-law. I also love to stay active with aerobics and outdoor activities like biking, hiking, swimming, and skiing. You can find me relaxing with my cat Dusty and a good book in hand.

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Dental Hygienist

Annie graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2022 after getting her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. Annie and her husband Connor are expecting their first baby boy in January! She loves to be outdoors walking, biking, kayaking, and swimming. Her free time is spent with her two cats, family and friends, watching a good TV show, or doing puzzles.

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Front Desk Patient Care Coordinator

In May of 2019 Dr. Bandos purchased Dr. Fillar’s practice after he passed away. Not only did she welcome his patients, she graciously welcomed all of Dr. Fillar’s employees as well, which included me. I so enjoy seeing and catching up with all of his patient’s as they come for their appointments. I’ve gotten to know many of them well over the past 26 years. I enjoy my church and the family I have there, also crafting, music, good food, and literature. I do have a sense of humor, so I might be ready with a little joke from time to time. I enjoy church, painting, nature walks, and Star Trek.

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Chair-side Dental Assistant

I had the unique opportunity to start dental assisting for my father at a young age and later worked with him full time for almost three years. I have been with Kalamazoo Smiles since summer 2019 and am having a great time. I love watching old movies, reading, camping, the Rocky Mountains, playing games, and spending time with my husband, son, and three daughters.

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Dental Assistant

Emma had an amazing opportunity to start with no experience as a dental assistant. Emma has been with Kalamazoo Smiles since 2021. She enjoys connecting with our patients and experiencing a career she pursues daily.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her two cats, loves being outdoors, and binge-watching Netflix shows. She spends her free time with her husband Kaleb and her baby girl Billie.

At Kalamazoo Smiles, our team is dedicated to helping you reach your dental goals. Dr. Bandos and her staff are always willing to answer questions about our dental technology or any dental procedures you might need. To request an appointment with our Kalamazoo, MI family and cosmetic dentist, give our office a call at (269) 353-3700.

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