By Pat Maurer
Patients walking into Farwell Family Dentistry for their six-month checkup might be surprised at how much the office has changed this year.
Business Owner Dr. Colleen Quesada said they have just remodeled the office, enlarging rooms and moving the hygiene rooms to the front for their patient’s convenience. “It is also more private now,” she said. “We have closed the rooms off so patients can’t see into other rooms while they are being treated.” She said they have also enlarged the Doctor’s rooms, installed new flooring, added all new cabinets and added new state-of-the –art equipment including a nitrous system piped into the treatment rooms. “It is really nice now,” said Dental Assistant Laurie Staten.
The renovations are also aimed at making the employees more comfortable as well. “We added new flooring and remodeled the front office,” Dr. Quesada said. “We moved the old lab to the front of the building and made the former lab area into a staff lunch area with a new kitchen. We also added an exercise area for employees and added an employee bathroom with a shower for our employees who ride their bike or roller blade to work.”
Farwell Family Dentistry is a landmark in the Village. Dr. John Allen opened the offices in 1976. He retired in July, 2011.
Dr. Questada purchased the practice from Dr. Allen in 2006. Originally from Mt. Pleasant, she now lives in Gladwin. She is a graduate of Baruch College in New York and the New Jersey School of Dentistry.
Dr. Quesada and her associate, Dr. Elizabeth Winegar, are both available at the practice. Dr. Winegar is originally from Midland and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and New York University School of Dentistry.
Employees at Farwell Family Dentistry include: Receptionists Angela Allen and Kami Hartzler; Kim Clark – Insurance; Dental Assistants Deb Ducham, Laurie Staten and Lori Warner; and Dental Hygienists Debby Halstead, Brenda Seiter and Carrie Heiss.
The office is located at 301 West Main Street in Farwell, and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their phone number is 989-588-4121.