The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Our DoctorMark A. Sands, DDS, PLC

Dr. Sands excels in creating a new smile through his art of dentistry.  His greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients achieve optimal oral health so they are able to keep their teeth for the rest of their lives.  He takes time with his patients to answer questions so they can better understand recommended treatment.  It is important to him that his patients are involved in their dental health decisions through co-diagnosis and discussion.

Dr Sands desire to learn and practice dentistry is a shared interest.  His father, Dr Henry Sands, practiced dentistry in Midland from 1937 to 1966.  He also served in the Navy Dental Corps.

Dr. Sands grew up in Midland, Michigan and after graduating from Midland High School in 1967, he attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1971 with a B.S. in Pre-professional Studies.  He continued his education and graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1975.

After spending time in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps he began his dental practice in Midland in 1978.  He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.


Our Dental Team

Our dental team is composed of caring, friendly, professionals who will assist you from your first phone call to any post-treatment needs.  We will help you obtain the information you need and deserve in order to make 'informed' decisions with your dental care.

We have been highly trained as a team to effectively work together, enabling us to make better use of your time and ours.  We also regularly participate in continuing education courses, which strengthens our 'team care' approach.

Your care and comfort is the focus of our team and we are dedicated to meeting your needs and wishes every step of the way.

When you choose our team as your oral health partners, we will help you restore and maintain your teeth to enhance the natural beauty of your smile using only the latest and most conservative technologically advanced procedures.  The results of our efforts mean that our patients will have beautiful and long lasting smiles!

Call today (989) 631-9795 or (989) 631-5555 to reserve a time for your personal consultation, check-up and cleaning, or if you would like, a second opinion.


Meet our knowledgeable business team


Joyce is from Montrose, Michigan and is the newest member to our business team.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have four children.  She is what some might consider a ‘super’ grandma – three grandbabies under the age of 15 months!  Every day she continues to learn more and more about the many facets of dentistry.  Her attention to detail makes her a valuable asset to our business team.


Following Donna’s graduation from Bay City Central high school, she enrolled in the dental assisting program at Delta College.  She has worked in general and orthodontic dentistry for the past 30 years, the last 14 with our office.  She and her husband have a son and daughter.  Her pride and joy is her grandson, Seth.  Donna is our resident expert in working with the many and often challenging insurance companies we support.


Robyn is from the southern part of Michigan and moved to the Midland area several years ago to attend the Hotel and Restaurant program at Northwood University.  That would explain her superb customer service skills.  Robyn's husband is responsible for all the beautiful cabinetry in our office.  She has been with our dental practice for seven years.

Meet our amazing clinical team that has over 50 years of dental experience


Bonnie graduated from Delta College with an associates degree in Applied Science in the dental assisting program.  She is extremely skillful at putting our patients at ease before treatment.  Bonnie and her husband have a son and daughter.


Debbie also graduated from Delta College with an associates degree in Applied Science in the dental assisting program after attending the Bay-Arenac Career Center during her senior year of high school.  Debbie and her husband have a son and daughter.  She has been working side-by-side with Dr Sands for the past 23 plus years – she is often referred to as his right-hand, which is great since he is left-handed!  One of Debbie’s outside interests is in her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ program.

Meet our ‘gentle’ hygiene team


Holly attended both Saginaw Valley and Delta College.  After graduating with dual degrees in dental assisting and hygiene, she elected to specialize in hygiene 29 years ago.  Holly spends her summer week-ends in the Tawas area overlooking beautiful, Lake Huron.  She and her husband have two children.


Jerelyn graduated from Delta College and has been working in her field for the past 14 years.  She also works for a periodontist, so has first-hand knowledge and skills in assisting our patients with periododontal disease.  She has worked for our office for the past six years.  She and her husband are the proud parents of Midas, their golden retriever.


Stephanie graduated with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Mott Community College.  She resides in Midland with her two children, Alex and Emma.  She has been providing excellent hygiene care to patients for the past 18 years.




We hope you will let us make a difference in your dental health care by allowing us to cater to your dental needs!

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Assocation