Meet Us


Dr. Jan A. Manning, DDS

I have been a general dentist for over thirty years and a member of the ADA and the MDA. I received my degree from UCLA and following graduation from dental school completed three more years of training in the US Air Force. I practiced in Santa Rosa, CA for 12 years, then relocated with my family to the beautiful state of Michigan to practice with Dr.John Kerns. I established my own practice in 2003. I love dentistry and have always enjoyed working with people and my hands. I’m a science “nerd” and enjoy sewing, reading, water aerobics, piano and all the wonderful art and music available in the Traverse City area.

 Connie – Manager

I have lived in Traverse City with my husband and children for over 25 years. After completing Business Administration at TBA, I was quickly hired by Dr. Gould in 1998 as a dental receptionist. Dr. Manning purchased the practice in 2003. I stayed on and joined her team. The daily challenges and wonderful patients make every day different. I enjoy coming to work and look forward to the smiles and friendliness of my co-workers. On my time off I enjoy home remodel projects, reading and being active in our church. I’m a proud mother of a US Marine and recently became a Grandmother.  



 Kari – Assistant

I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to work at East Bay Family Dentistry since the beginning of my career. I graduated from NMC with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting as an RDA. I have always had an interest in the dental field. I love working with different patients everyday. I enjoy assisting Dr. Manning in her gentle touch to help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. We have a great team that works hard to provide the highest quality dental care. It feels great to make people smile. On my time off, I love to spend time with my family and I love anything that can take me outside!

Shari – Treatment Coordinator & Assistant

I have been in Dentistry for 28 years. I have always loved dentistry and knew early on that this was the career for me. As a Treatment Coordinator & Dental Assistant, I have the opportunity to work with each patient in different ways. My goal for our patients is to help provide a clear plan of action. From scheduling appointments with a specialist to all your financial and insurance question – I enjoy making the process as smooth as possible. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and children. 



Dave – Hygienist

I have been a practicing Hygienist for over 20 years since graduating from Ferris State. I worked my first 9 years in public health and then the next 10 years in corporate dentistry. I have 2 grown children & 7 grand children. I am recently married with 2 step children.  I grew up down river Detroit and moved to TC in 1983. I feel lucky to be part of Dr. Manning’s team. My co-workers and patients are friendly and welcoming.
I strive to make my patients feel at ease while in my care.
In my spare time I enjoy home renovation and I have my own limousine. 



Kristin – Hygienist

I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. I graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and later included expanded functions in local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. I moved to Traverse City where I have been practicing Hygiene for the past 25 years, joining Dr. Manning in 2014. My husband Mike and our three daughters, Lora and twins Jaden and Kendal love spending our free time at our cabin in the U.P.