Okemos Dental Services
It All Begins with Your Smile. Award-Winning Dental Care in Okemos & Beyond

Meet Our Team at Christine Tenaglia, DDS

Providing Proficient Dental Services in Okemos

At Dr. Christine Tenaglia’s office, our team of dental experts is highly trained, extensively experienced, and ready to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Backed by years of in-depth experience, we are dedicated to providing you with an effective and pleasant visit to our office. If you need anything at all, we are there for you. Our office is specially designed to maximize comfort. We offer blankets, neck pillows, movies, TV, NuCalm and plenty more. We want you to feel safe and secure in knowing that you have an entire team of specialized experts working for you.

Contact us online or feel free to call us today at (517) 715-4130 to schedule an appointment with a caring and capable dentist in Okemos.

Sandy Hawes

Our registered dental hygienist, Sandy, graduated from Kellogg Community College in 2001. She brings to our office 16 years of dental hygiene experience as a very caring and compassionate dental hygienist. Her passion is to help patients individualize a specific plan to maintain optimal oral health. Sandy enjoys taking continuing education classes to stay current with the latest research in preventative oral health care and is dedicated to help her patients keep their beautiful smile for a life time. Working in a practice that stays up to date with the latest materials, techniques and technology is her favorite part about being a member of Dr. Tenaglia’s wonderful staff.

Sandy has raised two young men, has a beautiful daughter in law, and a wonderful husband of 30 years. She is also a proud owner of a 7 pound Chihuahua. She loves to talk with people and hear about their accomplishments and that carries over to her professional career.

Shay Cooper

Shay recently comes to us our highly skilled dental assistant. She found her passion dentistry early on and decided to become a dental assistant by seeking her education at Ross Medical Education Center. She completed her degree in 2014 and is a certified dental assistant. She is highly motivated and seeks to provide our patients with the ultimate dental experience by providing compassion and efficiency in every aspect of their appointment.

Shay grew up in Imlay City, Michigan. She moved to this area 8 years ago and started a family in 2015. She enjoys keeping fit, sharing time with friends, family, and especially her two year old daughter.

Whitney Long

Whitney joined our practice as the office coordinator, with 15 years of experience. She is unique in that she helped her father build a successful dental practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from East Carolina University. She found her passion in dentistry and started as a receptionist. She has worked as a highly skilled office coordinator since 2007. She seeks to make sure all of our patients have a wonderful experience from the moment they call.

Whitney was born in Plattsburgh, New York and has lived all over the world, as her father was a dentist in the Air Force. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the oldest child with three younger brothers, and married her wonderful husband in 2016. She loves animals, cooking and traveling.

We’re excited to meet you and can’t wait to help you with all your dental needs! You can reach us at (517) 715-4130 to speak with an experienced dentist in Okemos.

Michigan Puts Its Trust in Christine Tenaglia, DDS

Here's Why You Can Too:
  • Over 25 Years of Experience

    Dr. Tenaglia's practice was founded in 1993 and built a reputation for amazing results, luxury service, and world-class skill.

  • Customized, Comfortable Treatment

    Our treatment is more like a spa day than a dentist's appointment. By providing neck pillows, NuCalm neurophysiology, and nitrous oxide, we keep you comfortable and relaxed during treatment.

  • Award-Winning Dental Care

    Since our practice was founded, Dr. Tenaglia has won multiple community awards throughout Michigan. She has also been featured on national news shows.

  • Financing Options Available

    Dr. Christine Tenaglia offers competitive prices and financing for some of the most advanced and cutting-edge dental procedures in the field.


  • 2015-present Member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics
  • 2005-present  International Association of Physiologic Aesthetic
  • 2006-present  Member of  American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2004 Meridian Area Business Association Most Improved Business
  • 2005-2006  Rotary Spark Plug Award
  • 2010 Don Bunka Outstanding Service Award
  • 2008  People’s Choice Award for “Best Dentist in Okemos”
  • 2013-2015 Better Business Bureau
  • 2015  Awarded, Rotary District Hero for district 6360 for serv
  • 1992-2007--Member of Michigan Dental Association

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Christine Tenaglia, DDS Specializes in Making You Smile
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