315 S Howell St

Pinckney, MI 48169 US

(734) 878-3167

Dental Staff


Welcome to our family!  Since the majority of our office staff has been working with Dr. Brunner for many, many years, and a substantial number of our patients have been under our care for generations,  we are able to get to know many of our patients on a first name basis.  We celebrate their milestones, cheer their successes and share the inevitable down days of life.  We pride ourselves in catering to the unique, individual needs of our patients.  It is truly a warm, caring and friendly office that not only gives you and your family the best possible dental care, but does so in a sincerely kind, gentle environment.  We welcome you to stop in to meet our staff, the doctors, take a tour of the office or ask any questions you may have.      

Dental Hygienists


Lisa began her dental career as a co-op student in high school, going on to graduate from the University of Michigan as a dental hygienist.  She has been an integral part of our team for over 25 years. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her husband, three children and her golden retrievers. Her long-standing patients look forward to her latest adventure stories at their re care appointments.      


Patti has been a dental hygienist in our office for over 20 years.  Her patients love her calm, reassuring manner and gentle touch. We love her passion for patient care and her infectious laugh! In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her twins.

Lisa T.

Lisa is the newest member of our dental family, joining our team in 2017.  She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002, but has been in dentistry for almost 20 years.  She is passionate about patient care and education and feels that being part of such a welcoming, friendly environment allows her to establish quality relationships with both her coworkers and her patients.  Her gentle manner will have you looking forward to your appointment.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three girls and her bulldog, Max. 

Dental Assistants


Terrie has been a chair side dental assistant for over 25 years and most of those have been spent at our office.  She has recently made the decision to retire from her full time status, but will occasionally fill in when needed. Her kind, gentle demeanor instantly puts people at ease.  She enjoys gardening, reading mystery novels and traveling with her husband.


Wendy has been a chair side dental assistant for over 27 years and has been a part of our office family for over 6 years. Her upbeat personality and sunny smile make patients feel instantly welcome. She’s an active member of the community, residing here for over 20 years with her husband and two daughters.  Wendy enjoys boating, traveling with her family and participating in community events.


Nicole has been in dentistry for over 8 years and works with Dr. Prast as a chair side assistant.  Her personal goal is to help patients become more comfortable at the dentist and her sunny smile and friendly manner will instantly put you at ease.  She loves the end result of patients who are happy with their smiles:)  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Front Office Staff


Karla retired! After taking wonderful care of our office for over 25 years, Karla decided to take finally make the leap into full time retirement.  She's enjoying travelling and spending time with her husband and five grandchildren.  She is active in her church and many community events, so if you see her around town, be sure to say hello!  Her "dental family" will always hold a special place in her heart.


Office Manager

Connie has been a part of our dental family for over 9 years.  As manager, she makes sure all aspects of the office are running smoothly, from making sure patients’ needs are met to all aspects of insurance inquiries and treatment plans.  Her goal is to make sure our patients have a great experience, from the initial phone call through their follow up appointment.  When not at the office, Connie enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.       


Angela has been working with the public for over 25 years.  Her friendly voice is the one you hear when calling the office.  She will go over and above to make sure patients’ scheduling needs are met, and will be happy to answer any questions about our doctors, staff or office in general.  In her spare time, Angela likes to read, garden, watch movies and spend time with her three children.


Promotional Coordinator

Danielle is the friendly, smiling face greeting you when you arrive to your appointment.  You may also see her out and about town, as she coordinates all of our promotional events, including Art in the Park, Pinckney's Halloween Spooktacular, Children's Dental Health Awareness Month school visits, as well as countless other community and charitable events.  Her outgoing, creative energy helps keep us all motivated to have fun in the office while we work.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and her dog Molly.

  • Michael J. Brunner, D.D.S., practiced family and cosmetic dentistry in Pinckney, Michigan since 1982.  He officially retired January 2019 but his incredible legacy continues in all we do, including creating a kind, gentle approach to dentistry while placing a high importance on the patient experience while building trusted and valued relationships.

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Prast Family Dental


8:00 am-5:00 pm


10:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-4:00 pm


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