If you think that exceptional dental care has to be serious or stuffy, you've never been to Kuras Dental Health Associates! Your oral health is our first priority, but we know that it's important to put you at ease so that you will feel good about spending time with us.
Every friendly member of our team will go out of their way to make your dental care relaxing and enjoyable. Most of us are from Monroe and the surrounding areas, so we're not just your dental providers, we're your neighbors! When you are with us, you are our most important patient, and you have our undivided attention. We treat you as we would like to be treated – with respect and concern for your unique needs.
Please take a moment to learn more about our amazing team. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!
Some of our Community Involvement includes:
Creating a Healthier World, One Smile at a Time
Dr. Steven Moss
Dr. Steven M. Moss graduated in 1990 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He spent three years doing extensive research at the University of Michigan in biomaterials. He then spent three years at Sinai Hospital working in the Oral Surgery Department. Dr. Moss was published in the Journal of Operative Dentistry, and has taught CEREC dentistry locally for the past ten years and performed over 15,000 of these restorations.
Dr. Moss believes in providing his patients with his concept of whole life dentistry. It is his philosophy of striving to do what the patient wants and needs, and being able to do it right every time while being as conservative as possible.
Dr. Mayer Eckstein
Dr. Mayer is a graduate from Rutgers School of Dentistry, completing his general practice residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Dental Association. He is a New Hempstead, New York native, moving to Michigan to pursue his career and be close to family in 2018.
Dr. Mayer loves the rewarding experience of returning a patient's smile and self confidence through his dentistry. In his free time, Dr. Mayer enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, good food and learning about other cultures.
Dr. Chip Kimble, DDS
Dr. Chip joins our practice as a graduate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He earned his Masters Degree in Public Health during his time in Kentucky as well. Dr. Chip enjoys keeping his visits with patients lighthearted while providing the best dental care possible saying, "humor is my main tool for the job, the handpiece comes second".
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Chip enjoys playing video games, fishing, comedy and traveling with his wife, Dr. Paridhi Kimble. When asked what he loves best about his job, he said he loves not only helping his patients but giving them back something they may have lost in their smile.
Dr. Nicholas Barone
Dr. Nicholas Barone, "Dr. Nick", received his Bachelors in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan, graduating with honors. From there, he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Dentistry where he remained on the Dean's List every semester. He is a third-generation Dentist who had a passion for dentistry from a young age.
Dr. Nick is a Michigan native, born and raised in Bloomfield Hills. He loves having the ability to improve patient's lives through the improvement of their oral health. In his free time, Dr. Nick enjoys discovering new music, playing sports with friends and boating with his girlfriend.
Dr. Erin Nartker
Dr. Erin Nartker is a 2x University of Michigan alumni, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, followed by her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
As a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Epsilon, Dr. Erin earned her dental degree in the top of her class. While she enjoys many aspects of dentistry, she is particularly passionate about esthetic work. She takes pride in delivering quality dentistry personalized for each patient's oral health needs and esthetic desires. Dr. Erin is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. She is committed to lifelong learning and stays educated on emerging topics in dentistry.
Dr. Erin is married to her husband, Dr. Nathan, who is currently a medical resident training to become a dermatologist. When not seeing patients, Dr. Erin enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with Dr. Nathan and their two cats.
Dr. Mark Isler
Marc joined our team in July of 2018 as a true "Jack of all trades". If someone is in need, he is one of the first people to call on. From ensuring our equipment is up-to-date and running properly to jumping chairside to Assist one of our doctors and everything in between, he truly does it all!
Born in Oak Park, raised in Farmington Hills and currently residing in Bloomfield Hills, Marc is a true Michigan native. He obtained his B.A. in Business Administration and studied Pre-Law at Michigan State University then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. His favorite things about working at Kuras is helping people with whatever they need, his coworkers and working with some of his family members. In his free time, Marc enjoys spending time with his family and exercising.
"After spending 25 years in business, I truly enjoy being a part of Kuras Dental and the joy we bring to our patients through their Dental Health. A healthy smile makes people feel happier and more confident and I am proud to be part of the Kuras Team that makes that happen on a daily basis."
Joining us in July of 2018, Nicole has been a great asset to our team! She ensures that our patients have a smooth and enjoyable visit by checking you in, ensuring all of your paperwork is correct and uploaded, answering patient questions, going over financial arrangements and payment options as well as checking you out at the end of your appointment.
Nicole was born in Michigan, raised in West Bloomfield and currently living in Bloomfield Hills. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. What she loves most about her job is spending time with her Kuras family and helping out any way that she can. In her free time, Nicole loves to spend time with her family, hang out with friends, meditate every morning and indulge in her guilty pleasure- watching "Real Housewives" on Bravo TV.
Business Manager/Licensed Esthetician
Lyndsay has been with our practice since early 2011. She attended Monroe High, Monroe Community College and received Certification from the Scheduling Institute. In 2018, she received her license in Medical Esthetics. She ensures a steady business flow in her management role and is now excited to offer spa services in our new spa, Exhale that opened in February 2020 right here at Kuras Dental.
Lyndsay likes to spend her free time enjoying the outdoors, traveling, DIY projects, and finding good food with her husband.
Lenore started with Kuras in March of 2015 and assists management to make for a more productive office. She attended Monroe County Community College for Business Marketing.
Lenore's favorite part of Kuras Dental is working with a positive, upbeat staff. She loves working for a company that gives back to the community and is always looking for ways to stay involved. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, trying new foods and restaurants and relaxing at home with her animals and husband.
Dental Hygienist Lead
Beth is a graduate from the Wayne County Community College Dental Hygiene Program and currently leads our Dental Hygiene team at Kuras Dental. She likes being a part of our team because everyone is so nice and friendly.
Beth's favorite part of being a Dental Hygienist is sharing information with people about their oral health and she loves making her patients happy. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and two dogs. She also enjoys being outdoors and baking.
Caitlin is a native of Monroe and has been with Kuras Dental Health Associates since 2012. She is proud to be part of such a talented, knowledgeable team. Caitlin truly enjoys coming to work every day so that she can help her patients achieve the best oral health possible.
A graduate of Ferris State University, Caitlin is also certified in the use of nitrous oxide and local anesthetic. When she’s not busy helping her patients, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her family and their Silver Labrador, traveling with in her camper , the outdoors, going to ND football games and interior design.
Sam received her Associates in Applied Science in the Dental Hygiene Program from Owens Community College in May of 1998. She has been with Kuras Dental for over eight years and is a great asset to our team.
A southeast Michigan native, Sam loves the beautiful outdoors, music, art, sports, good food and spending time with the ones she loves! What does Sam enjoy most about her career? Her patients! She loves helping them achieve good dental health and addressing all of their dental needs.
Molly is a Southgate native and Kalamazoo Valley Community College graduate. She loves working at Kuras Dental because she enjoys seeing her patient's improve and value their oral health. In her free time, Molly enjoys exploring new places, swimming and bowling.
Kuras Dental happily welcomed Stacie back in 2019! A lifelong Monroe resident, Stacie moved to Beaverton Michigan for a few years to enjoy life on the water. Before her move, she was with Kuras Dental for thirteen years and currently has seventeen years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is an Owens Community College graduate and is licensed in local anesthesia.
Stacie enjoys being a Dental Hygienist because she loves getting to know her patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health. In her free time, Stacie enjoys spending time with her family and grandkids, fishing, boating, and occasionally working out.
Liz is a great addition to our Dental Hygiene team, joining us in the summer of 2020. She attended Wayne County Community College District and is a graduate from the University of Detroit's Dental Hygiene Program. Liz loves what she does because Dental Hygiene is s a skilled trait that she enjoys and she loves working with her hands. She comes to Kuras Dental with over 14 years of experience and certifications in Nirtous Oxide/Oxygen as well as Local Anesthesia administration.
Liz was born in Oklahoma but has lived all over the US including Texas, Georgia and Michigan, where she spent several years growing up. She also spent some time living in Wiesbaden and Illesheim, Germany. When Liz is not working or spending time with her identical, mirror-image twin daughters, she enjoys cooking, playing games, sunbathing, boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, exercising, gardening, property hunting, wine tasting and taking long drives or road trips.
Lead Hygiene Coordinator
Lisa joined our team in September of 2016. She is a Monroe native and Monroe High School Graduate. Lisa has also received certification through the Scheduling Institute.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys cooking, baking and taking walks at Sterling State Park. She loves everything about her job, especially the people she works with, giving patients great care and turning a patient's outlook on their dental appointments around when they are nervous or scared.
Sylvonnah joined our team in October of 2019. She helps coordinate your Hygiene appointments, ensuring that our schedule is being utilized in the best way possible so we can offer a variety of appointment days and times. She ensures that our Hygiene schedule is running smoothly and that appointments are both filled and confirmed.
Sylvonnah's favorite part of working at Kuras? Easy, the patients! She loves helping our community in achieving their ideal oral health and gets along well with people. Born and raised in Monroe, Sylvonnah enjoys reading and cooking in her spare time.
Eric joined our Hygiene Assistant team in 2019. Eric currently attends Monroe County Middle College and started at Kuras Dental as part of their cooperative education program. He now works as a permanent employee and we couldn't be happier to have him. He is a member of the National Honors Society and is certified in both Microsoft Word and Excel.
Eric enjoys working at Kuras Dental because the office works with his school schedule and is very nice and friendly environment. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his friends and playing video games.
Brendan joined our Hygiene Assistant team in August of 2020. Currently a student at the Monroe County Middle College, he will graduate in 2022 with both a High School Diploma and an Associates Degree. He is a National Honor Society member, 2017 MCMC Academic All-Star and MCLS Film Challenge winner.
Brendan is from Newport and likes working at Kuras Dental because everyone is so nice to work with, kind and helpful. When he isn't at school or working, Brendan likes to play piano, write music, bike, read and golf.
Dental Assistant Lead
Jen has been with our practice since 2000. She loves meeting new people and helping our patients feel good about their smiles. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University and attended Toledo Dental Academy. Our patients love Jen because not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she knows exactly what to do to put them at ease and make sure they have an enjoyable experience.
In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and attending as many hockey games as possible as she is an avid hockey fan.
Marissa was added to our dental assistant team in May of 2017. She achieved her certificate in dental assisting from Ross College, and is originally from Fayettville, North Carolina. She loves her career as a dental assistant because she has the opportunity to make people feel more confident in their smile.
When she isn't helping our team, she enjoys spending her time with her son, Jace.
Tori is a Monroe native and joined our team in 2018. She loves Dental Assisting because it allows her to help others feel confident about their smile.
In her free time, Tori enjoys spending time with her children, traveling and attending music festivals.
Beth is a great addition to our Dental Assisting team. She is an Indiana native and Dental Career Academy graduate. Beth is certified in Nitrous Oxide administration and CPR and is license in Dental Radiography.
The part of her job she loved most is working with people. In her free time, Beth enjoys gardening, reading, and fishing.
Samantha joined our Dental Assisting team in January of 2020. She is a Woodhaven, Michigan native and received her Associates in Business Administration from Henry Ford College. She joins us with eight years of experience and is a great asset to our team.
Samantha loves her job because she loves to help people and this position allows her to educate patients, learn new things everyday and feel appreciated for what she does at the end of the day. In her free time, Samantha enjoys camping, boating and spending time with her family.
Destiny joined our Dental Assistant team in September of 2019. She sits alongside patients during their dental procedures, not only assisting the doctor but also ensuring that the patient is as comfortable as possible. Destiny is originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina and attended Monroe County Community College.
Destiny absolutely loves everything about her job. She says the dental field is very fun and exciting. In her free time, Destiny enjoys reading, drawing, painting and spending time with her children.
Dena joined our team in January 2020 with four years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She is a graduate from the Everest Institute's Dental Assisting program, has obtained Basic Life Support, CPR, OSHA and HIPPA certifications as well as a Leadership Award from her program.
Dena enjoys her job because she loves seeing people smile and helping them feel good about their smile. She is a Monroe native who enjoys spending time by the water and is a dog lover.
Lindsay joined our team in September 2018 through the Cooperative Education Program at Monroe High School. She has since graduated and is currently continuing her education through Monroe County Community College. Lindsay now Assists alongside our Doctors to ensure your dental treatment goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
While not working or at school, Lindsay enjoys spending time playing with her animals and getting ahead on her school work.
Lauren comes to Kuras Dental in August of 2020 with seven years experience in the medical field. Although Dentistry is new to her, she is excited to start this new journey and learn a lot of new things.
Lauren is a Wyandotte, Michigan native. The best part of her job is helping people and making them feel confident and as comfortable as possible. She also loves what a positive environment Kuras is. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Chiara joined our team in July of 2015. She's a member of our billing team, and takes care of verifying your insurance plans before your appointments. Chiara loves working with a team of amazing people, and having a job where she can learn something new every day.
When she's not at her desk, Chiara likes to spend time with her daughter, family, and friends.
LeAnn joined our billing department team in June of 2017. She's an Eagle Lake, Florida native, where she attended Lake Region High School. She loves the teamwork-centric atmosphere at Kuras Dental, and when not streamlining your billing experience, enjoys spending her time with friends and family.
Tara assists our Billing and Insurance department in ensuring you have a smooth appointment. Tara was born right here in beautiful Monroe, Michigan and joined our team in November of 2018.
In her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends, watching tv, eating, drinking coffee and trying new restaurants. She also loves traveling to new places with her husband in his Semi Truck and motorcycle. What does Tara like most about being a part of the Kuras Dental team? The family-friendly atmosphere!
Front Desk Lead/Scheduling Coordinator
Angie started with Kuras in December of 2015. She studied locally at Monroe County Community College, and is a great addition to our growing front desk team.
She's a Monroe native who enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Angie loves coming to work everyday because she loves the team she works with.
Shelby joined our team in November of 2018. She assists our front desk in ensuring you have a smooth visit at Kuras Dental.
Originally from Hillard, Ohio, Shelby moved to Monroe in 2003. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two-year-old, painting or drawing, watching movies and going for walks at Sterling State Park. What she loves most about her job? The relaxed and friendly atmosphere everyone creates.
Front Desk Associate
Amber joined our team in February of 2018. A Monroe native, Amber spent twenty years working in the health field before joining our team.
What Amber loves most about being part of the Kuras Dental team is helping people and that her coworkers are awesome to work with. In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking care of her two pet goats.
Front Desk Associate
Jana is a great asset to our team, joining us with 25+ years of experience in the medical field. She is originally from Natchez, Mississippi but moved to Michigan from south Louisiana.
When asked what she likes best about working at Kuras Dental, Jana says "Everything! Especially the staff and patients". In her free time, Jana enjoys reading, fishing, playing Bingo and spending time with her grandchildren who have awarded her the Best "Nonnie" Ever!
Front Desk Associate
Joe joined our Front Desk team to make sure you are checked in and out of your appointments smoothly. He is a Monroe native and currently attends Monroe County Community College in pursuit of a Business Degree and is currently on the Dean's List.
He likes working at Kuras Dental because of the great people he gets to work alongside. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Netflix and YouTube, spending time with his family and friends and finding good food.
Front Desk Associate
Aimee has been with our team since January of 2016. She attended Ross Medical Education Center where she earned her certificate in Dental Assisting, she is also phone certified with The Scheduling Institute.
Aimee loves the opportunity to interact with her coworkers and patients. She's a Dundee, Michigan native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in the outdoors, baking and doing DIY projects.