Doctors and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Gregory M. Maxson DDS, PC the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Lansing.
Gregory M. Maxson BS, DDS
Dr. Maxson grew up in Jackson, MI. He graduated in 1997 from Alma College earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) as a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He graduated in 2001 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association (ADA), Central District Dental Society (CDDS), American College of Dentists (ACD),Francis B. Vedder Crown and Bridge Society, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has served as the chair for the Public Relations Advisory Committee and the Special Committee On The New Dentists for the MDA. He has served as President, and is the current Vice President of the CDDS. He is an active student at the Pankey Institute where he has completed the core continuums (C1, C2, C2e, EIII, EIV, Aesthetics).
He is married and has 3 daughters. He enjoys coaching his daughters in sports, sharing the outdoors with them, and exercising. Dr. Maxson and his wife Jessica started a vineyard on their property in the Spring of 2015, focusing on cold hardy grape varieties.
Corrie grew up in Grand Ledge, MI. She began work here in 2005 after her graduation from the Dental Hygiene program at LCC. Corrie enjoys connecting with her patients and building meaningful relationships with them. She especially has a lot of fun seeing children.
Corrie is married and has two young children. She enjoys watching them play sports, family bike rides and spending time up north at their family cabin in the summer. Corrie also enjoys an occasional girls night or weekend with her close group of girlfriends.
Kay, Office Administrator
Kay was born and raised in the Lansing area. She was hired in 1975 as a dental assistant. She attended the Dental Assisting program at Lansing Community College where she earned her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification and licensure. After many years as a full time RDA, she moved to the front desk where she still works.
Kay maintains the schedule, handles all types of insurance issues and generally keeps order in the front office. Kay has been an asset to our practice for more than 40 yrs.
Kay is married and has 2 adult children. She enjoys playing golf, kayaking, hiking and anything that takes her to Northern Michigan.
Monica grew up in Portland, MI. She attended CMU and LCC where she received her certification as a dental assistant and a degree in applied science. Monica was a part of our practice as child while Dr. Chiaravalli served as her dentist. She has been a Registered Dental Assistant since the year 2000. She joined our team in April 2012.
Monica enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level to help make the dental visit more comfortable.
She has two sons. They enjoy playing football, camping, playing games and watching movies together. As a family, they travel to Massachusetts and Colorado to visit family. Monica resides in Grand Ledge.
Raquel is married with 3 boys. She graduated from Ferris State University in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University in 2015 in Business Administration. She loves her career as a dental hygienist because she likes helping patients achieve optimum oral health as well as educating patients on the importance of good homecare habits. Oral health is a very important part in total body health.
Aside from work Raquel enjoys spending time outdoors with family doing activities such as riding ATV’s, camping, boating, swimming and visiting warmer climates for vacations.
Kelsey grew up in Saginaw, MI. She graduated from Delta College in 2014 with her degree in dental hygiene. She spent a few years in Port Huron, and is new to the Lansing area. Kelsey especially enjoys getting to know patients and making sure that they have a good experience at the dentist.
Kelsey is married and has one dog, a golden retriever named Bud. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors.
Tera grew up in the small town of Ovid and graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School with honors. She joined the team in July 2017 working as a dental assistant perusing to become a Registered Dental Assistant.
Tera enjoys helping others and will go above and beyond to ensure each patient’s experience is nothing short of positive.
She is a proud dog mom to two amazing dogs who are her pride and joy.
Tera loves spending time outdoors longboarding, fishing and exploring new sites. She also has a passion for baking and cooking for her family and loved ones.
Chelsey, Office Administrator
Chelsey grew up in the Lansing area. She began working in the orthodontic field as a treatment coordinator in South Carolina and moved back to her Michigan roots within the last year. She has traveled to multiple cities and met many faces within the last 10 years due to her husband’s service in the Marine Corps. She loves working with people as one of our front office assistants.
Chelsey is married with two children. She enjoys going to music concerts, fishing, hiking and watching movies with her family.
Jessica, Office Administrator, Bookkeeper
Jessica grew up in Clark Lake, MI. She started a career as an educator for Aveda Institutes and became an independent Cosmetologist in the later years. After 17 years in the cosmetology industry she devoted more of her time to the family business here at Maxson Dental. You may find Jessica doing the bookkeeping, working at the front desk and even mowing the lawn. She and Dr. Maxson have 3 daughters that also help out behind the scenes here at the office. When they are away from the business they enjoy spending time outdoors and taking adventures.