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Courtesy photo. New orthodontist Dr. Jonathan Dzingle joins Dr. Howe’s practice.

By Crystal Hayduk

 Dr. Jonathan Dzingle joined the orthodontic team at Dr. Raymond Howe’s office after moving to Chelsea in early June.

“I have been keeping an eye out for a partner for some time,” said Howe. “I wanted to make sure that the person I chose shared my commitment of giving our patients beautiful smiles while serving with kindness, compassion and respect. I feel very fortunate to have found exactly that person.”

Dzingle (it rhymes with jingle and the d is silent) completed a residency in orthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2014, where he also received a bachelor of science degree with distinction.

Dentistry is in the Dzingle genes. “My dad is a dentist, two of my three brothers are dentists, and my sister is a dental hygienist,” he said. From a young age, Dzingle worked with his father and always knew he wanted to care for people, too.

Dzingle likes working with children and adolescents. “They are so full of life,” he said. “I enjoy learning about their lives and being able to support and encourage them.”

He also knew he wanted to reside in Michigan. “I grew up in Mount Pleasant. Michigan is my home and there’s no better place to live.

“After spending eight years living in Ann Arbor while attending U of M, this area became home to me,” said Dzingle. “I wanted to come back after my residency.”

Dzingle’s first meeting with Dr. Howe took place a year and a half ago. “It was supposed to last 15 minutes, but it turned into three hours,” he said. Dr. Howe was seeking a qualified and caring doctor to work with him in his busy practice that spans three communities, and Dzingle was pursuing an established practice with a positive reputation near Ann Arbor. “It was like a match made in heaven,” said Dzingle.

“Dr. Howe has the advanced technologies, yet he also cares deeply about the well-being of his patients and has a very high standard of care,” said Dzingle. “There’s a special feeling here. It’s not just a business.”

Courtesy photo. Dr. Dzingle in Kenya.

Dzingle values caring and service – so much that he spent his dental school summers serving in developing countries. In addition to service work in Honduras, Dzingle spent time during two summers developing and implementing an oral health survey in Kenya. While there, he also distributed ceramic water purification systems to schools so that students will have access to clean water. “These systems are inexpensive and long-lasting, and help to prevent the parasitic infections that people suffer from when they drink contaminated water,” he said.  

 “My wife and I chose Chelsea to be a part of this community,” said Dzingle. “We’re thrilled to be able to live in a place with a great school district, emphasis on the arts, and community service organizations.” 

Dr. Howe has gotten to know Dr. Dzingle well, and has become acquainted with his parents and his wife. “He is a good man,” he said. “He is super smart, cares about children, has exceptional skills and is no stranger to hard work. Our partnership gives me peace of mind knowing that someday, when the time comes for me to slow down and eventually retire, the quality, integrity and compassionate care that I have worked so long to give to my patients will continue and I will know that you are in good hands. Until then, we will have the privilege of caring for you together.”

For more information about Dr. Howe’s orthodontia practice, visit https://www.howeaboutsmiles.com/ or call (734) 475-2260.



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