876 E. Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI 49696

ph: 231-947-6483

email: drtracydds@yahoo.com

Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff

My staff and I provide our patients with caring, sensitive and gentle dentistry. Your comfort is our number one concern. We understand that the dentist is a scary thing for some people, which is why we offer nitrous oxide gas in our practice. Emergency care is available. We participate with Delta Dental, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Dentemax. We accept most insurance, which are submitted for you.

Dr. Ruegsegger graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2003. She began her career as an associate and bought her practice in 2004. We moved to our current location in December of 2005. She is from the Bay City area. She has one black lab named Molly and three cats named Boris, Natasha and Lia. When she isn’t working on a patient, she likes to scrapbook, read, hike, knit and target shoot. She loves college football, especially the Michigan Wolverines, and spending time with her boyfriend, Michael.

Teresa moved to Traverse City in 2010 from Lansing. She joined our practice in November of 2010. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. She is a very wonderful resource for our patients. She will greet you at the front desk with her warm smile! She is married to her wonderful husband, Hal. They have one cat named Millie.  In her spare time, she likes to landscape, collect sports memorabilia, read and do numerous crafts. She is a die-hard Spartan.

Julie moved to TC in 2015 from Davison, MI. She has an Associate Degree from Mott Community College. She has over 30 years experience as a Dental Assistant. She is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She divides most of her spare time between being walked by her 2 dogs, running, kayaking or a leisurely day at the beach with her family and grandchildren. She Loves college sports especially football & basketball.

Katy joined our practice in November of 2020. She graduated from Armstrong State College in Georgia in 1984 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has over 30 years of experience in dental hygiene. She has lived and worked in Traverse City for the last 20 years. She is married to her husband Pete. They have one daughter, two granddaughters and a little dog named Otis. In her spare time, she likes to hike, identify wildflowers, sled with the grandkids and have family time.

Julia joined our practice in March of 2021.  She is a Traverse City native.  She graduated from Northwestern Michigan College’s Dental Assisting Program in 2021.  She enjoys spending lots of time on the water and enjoying the sunshine on the beach in the summer.  She is an avid skier in the winter.  She is also an animal lover and enjoys walks with her roommate’s husky, Finn.

Kristi joined our practice in July 2021.  She graduated from Ferris State University in 2003.  She is a lifelong resident of Traverse City and is excited to be sparkling smiles in her hometown.  She is married to her husband John, has two sons and a black lab named Bayli.  She loves spending her time with her family and making memories.  She loves to be outdoors, especially at the beach and traveling.

"Behind every tooth there is person."
- Author Unknown
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