Our Staff 2016-12-13T09:14:43+00:00

Our Staff

All our professionals at Petoskey Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing continuing education to stay well-informed of the latest trends in dentistry. Each team member is also CPR certified and is provided with on-site medical emergency training.

Reginald Whitcomb – DDS

Dr. Whitcomb graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1982. He has been serving patients in the Petoskey area ever since.

D.H. Baker Dental Laboratory, a dental business based in Traverse City, recently honored a Petoskey dentist, Dr. Reginald Whitcomb for commitment to excellence in his profession. Each year, the laboratory — which provides dental products such as crowns, bridges, dentures and implants — selects a small group of dental professionals for this recognition. It honors dentists who exceed the standard of patient care and who provide an exceptional level of patient care within their community.

Dr. Whitcomb is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  In 2014, Dr. Whitcomb and Petoskey Dental Associates became the first in the state of Michigan to obtain a facility accreditation for the proficiency, professionalism, and procedural excellence in the treatment of sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr. Whitcomb enjoys bicycling, snow shoeing, pheasant hunting, and boating.

Carol Whitcomb – Dental Hygienist/Office Coordinator

Carol graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.  She is also certified in CPR. She has been working at PDA since 1985.  Carol enjoys boating, bicycling, long dog walks, swimming, and snow shoeing.

Hailey Clements – Dental Hygienist

Hailey graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Arts in Dental Hygiene.  She is also certified in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide and CPR.  She has been working at PDA since 2014. Hailey enjoys shopping, cooking, going to the beach, and playing with her basset hound Bones.

Nicole Viterbo – Dental Hygienist

Nicole graduated from Delta College with a dual Associates degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and Business Studies in General Management.  She is also certified in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide and CPR.  She has been working at PDA since 2010.  Nicole enjoys cooking, boating, skiing, reading, and hiking with her dog Tucker.

Erin Smela – Dental Assistant

Erin is a certified dental assistant of the Penn Foster Career School.  She is also certified in Radiology and CPR.  She has been working at PDA since 2005.  Erin enjoys running, mountain biking, snow shoeing, hikes with her dog Jetta, anything outside, and quiet time at home.

Haley Budnik – Dental Assistant/Insurance Coordinator

Haley is a certified dental assistant of the Penn Foster Career School.  She is also certified in CPR.  She has been working at PDA since 2013.  Haley enjoys photography, hiking, painting, camping, and cooking.