World Class Dental Care
Celebrating over 33 years!
Hygienists & Assistants
Our Dental Hygienists
Maureen Brown – 22 years
Maureen has been a hygienist with Dr. Siman for 22 years. She returned to our office last year after obtaining additional university education, obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science. She studied locally at Marygrove College and abroad in Scotland. Maureen teaches at Marygrove College and practices Dental Hygiene. She resides in Redford. In her free time, she is an avid Red Wings fan and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family.
Kim Cavalier-Efros – Retired after 20 years – Permanent Hygienist Substitute
Kim Cavalier-Efros has worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Siman for 20 years with special responsibility for patient education. Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene from Oakland Community College in 1994. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. She lives in Farmington Hills and enjoys playing the guitar, knitting, and gardening.
Sonya Dare – 11 years
Sonya Dare received an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She has an anesthesia certificate, and training in digital radiography and intraoral photography. Sonya has worked in dentistry for over 30 years. In addition to dental hygiene, she is responsible for hygiene instrument and product inventory control. Sonya and her family live in Westland. Sonya is mother to four young men and enjoys traveling.
Renee Curtis – New Hire
Renee joined our office in January 2018 to replace Kim, who retired after 20 years with the office. Renee was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Before moving to Atlanta to raise her family she completed her Dental Hygiene Degree at Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan. She is Radiography and CPR certified as well as OSHA and HIPAA trained. She currently resides in Bloomfield Hills and enjoys running and kick boxing in her leisure time.
Our Dental Assistants
Mignon Nicol – 17 years
Mignon Nicol, a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant, has worked in dentistry for 47 years, including 17 years at Dr. Siman’s office. She completed her professional education at the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit, where she also served as a State Board Clinical examiner at The University of Michigan Dental School. Mignon is Dr. Siman’s chief chair-side assistant and coordinates interoffice reconstructive dental cases. She also coordinates breath care and administers the in-office Zoom and Opalescence teeth bleaching program. Additionally, she has advanced education in therapeutic Botox. Mignon lives in Plymouth and enjoys traveling.
Heather Nathan – 15 years
Heather Nathan has worked in dentistry for 20 years, 15 of them at Dr. Siman’s practice. She is Dr. Diesing’s and Dr. Gordon’s primary dental assistant and also handles account payable, inventory control, purchasing, computer troubleshooting, and training junior assistants. Heather is certified in radiography and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She lives in the lakes area and enjoys gardening and animals.
Saara Uwedjojevwe – New Hire
Born in Sweden, Saara joins our office as a recent graduate of the Newingham School of Dental Assisting, Birmingham, MI. She is certified in CPR-Basic Life Support and Radiography. Additionally, she has experience as a paraprofessional with autistic children. Before moving to the United States, she attended the University of Lund in Sweden where she studied Language. She is proficient in Spanish, Italian, German, French, Danish, and of course, Swedish and English!! Saara is married and lives in Farmington Hills, MI where she enjoys swimming, reading, and the outdoors.