Protect your smile from periodontal disease

Dr. Gary R. DiStefano, DDS &
Schaefer Dental Group


HOWELL, MI 48843
OFFICE (517) 546-8983
FAX (517) 546-1422

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Meet the Team

Dr. Gary R. DiStefano, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary R. DiStefano, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Distefano graduated as a D.D.S from the University Of Michigan, and has done extensive research on Craniomandibular studies and TMJ. Along with his practice in Howell, Mi, he also teaches Postgraduate Courses in Craniosacral Techniques at the M.S.U. College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Distefano's Affiliations include:

  • Founding Member for the Institute of Craniomandibular Research and Study
  • Associate Clinical Professor College of Osteopathic Medicine at M.S.U.
  • TMJ Consultant for M.S.U. Sports Medicine Department, Sports Medical Team.
  • Member American Dental Association.
  • International Federation of Manual Medicine.
  • Associate Member, Cranial Academy.

Jan Parish, RDH: Periodontal Therapist

Jan Parish, RDH: Periodontal Therapist

Jan has been working as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Gary DiStefano for over 25 years. She graduated with her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Lansing Community College in 1984. Jan is certified in advanced periodontal instrumentation, local anesthesia administration from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry and certified in nitrous oxide administration from the University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry. In her spare time away from the practice, Jan enjoys interior decorating, on her own home as well as her family and friends!

Teri Rigoulot: Hygiene Assistant

Teri Rigoulot: Hygiene Assistant

Teri has worked for this practice for 9 years as a Hygiene Assistant who is in charge of keeping the hygienist on schedule and also is in charge of our sterile room operations. She is OSHA and CPR certified. In her spare time, she likes watching football and racing with her husband. Teri's favorite part of working at DiStefano & Associates is getting to know the patients, and working with the team.

Brittany Tite: Lead Dental Assistant

Brittany Tite: Lead Dental Assistant

Brittany has worked in the dental industry since 2010. She has experience with sterilization, assisting dentists and dental hygienists, and front desk operations.  Brittany is currently certified in radiology and is looking forward to becoming a CDA/RDA.  She enjoys interacting with patients and the staff at Dr. DiStefano's & Associates.  Her goal is to ensure that everyone is comfortable and happy at the practice.

Ellen Paugh: Dental Assistant

Ellen Paugh: Dental Assistant

Ellen has worked at the practice since March 2016 as a dental assistant. Ellen is working towards doing more hygeine-related dentistry as well. In her spare time, she likes spending time with family and friends when not at the practice. Ellen enjoys getting to know the patients at DiStefano & Associates and taking care of them.

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