About Us

Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton was originally founded as “Pediatric Dental Associates” in 1991 by Dr. Kevin Hale. Dr. Carrico soon afterwards became a fellow of Dr. Hale’s practice.In 2009, pediatric dentist Dr. Dana Radtke, a native of Brighton, Michigan, joined the practice.

Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton's commitment to children’s oral health has extended far beyond the practice itself.  Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton continues to support its patients and local community by sponsoring local sports teams, events and schools.

Today, Pediatric Dentistry of Brighton looks forward to furthering awareness of the importance of children’s oral health as the practice continues to expand.

Our Mission

"Because we believe that children should be loved, cared for and protected, we strive to provide exceptional pediatric oral health care for your child."

Sarah A. Carrico
Sarah A. Carrico DMD, FAAPD

Having spent most of her childhood in the Brighton area, Dr. Sarah Carrico is at home with her Livingston County patients. Dr. Carrico graduated from Brighton High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Michigan State University. Moving out of state for a time, Dr. Carrico attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she obtained her D.M.D. She completed her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Sarah Carrico joined Dr. Hale at Carrico & Radtke Pediatric Dentistry in 2004.

As an active member of Michigan’s pediatric dentistry community, Dr. Carrico advocates her own continuing education in pediatrics as well as that of her peers. Dr. Carrico is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the Livingston District Dental Society, the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Carrico resides in Brighton with her husband and three daughters. In her free time she enjoys boating, skiing, biking and spending time with her friends and family.

Dana Radtke
Dana Radtke DDS, FAAPD

Having grown up in the Dearborn area, Dr. Dana Radtke graduated from Brighton High School. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Grand Valley State University before attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she received her D.D.S. Dr. Radtke completed her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she remained on staff as a Pediatric Dentist for the next two years.

A native of Southeast Michigan, Dr. Dana Radtke is passionate about improving the oral health of Livingston County’s children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Livingston District Dental Society and the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Radtke has been with Carrico & Radtke Pediatric Dentistry since 2009. In her free time Dr. Radtke enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports and cheering on the Maize & Blue.

Kathleen Zeiler
Kathleen Zeiler

Kathleen is our general manager. She has been in the dental field since 1978. She met her husband, John, in the army, in which she served for 12 years. Time away from work is spent with her husband and son, Thomas. She enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.

Sheila R. Nowak, BBM
Sheila  Nowak

Sheila is our business manager. She can help with any billing or insurance questions you may have. She has worked for us since June of 2000 and will make sure your visit at our office is exceptional. She attended Cleary University where she obtained an Associate Degree in General Business, followed by a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. Sheila is married and has two children. She loves to go on vacation with her family, read, dance, and relax.

Crystal Beal
Crystal Beal

Crystal works at the front desk and has been working for the practice since October of 1999. She has two young boys. During her free time she enjoys riding four wheelers, bowling, and playing with her children.

Rachel Blom
Rachel Blom

Rachel has been a dental assistant since 2004. Her years at our office have been a key part to developing an outstanding rapport with the kids. She is married and has one child. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Autumn Dornton, RDH
Autumn Dornton

Autumn joined our office as a dental hygienist in 2011. Autumn is our OSHA coordinator.Autumn graduated from Lansing Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in 2011. She also earned an Associate’s degree in General Studies. Autumn grew up in Byron, MI and currently lives with her husband and son. Autumn brings a fresh perspective to our hygiene department. Her smile and enthusiasm brings sunshine to our whole office. When not working she enjoys fishing, astronomy and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Hopkins, RDH
Lisa Hopkins

Lisa is the Director of Hygiene. She is a 1987 graduate of Mott Community College, with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Lisa joined Pediatric Dental Associates in October of 2000. Her greatest hope is to make a positive difference in all the lives she touches in our practice. Lisa is married and has four children. She enjoys time with her friends and family, exploring the beach, boating, shopping, karate and cardio kick boxing.

Lori Klender
Lori Klender

Lori is one of the smiling faces at our front desk. She is a graduate of Ross and has been working in our office since January 2014. When she is not at work, she enjoys biking, reading and spending family time with her husband and three daughters.

Ashley Marshall
Ashley Marshall

Ashley has been a dental assistant since 2014. She exudes a cheerful rapport with the children of our practice. She lives in Fowlerville with her husband and two children.

Natalie Sheehan
Natalie Sheehan

Natalie joined our practice in May 2011 as a dental assistant. Her enthusiastic nature around children and compassion for them has been a wonderful addition to our practice. In her spare time she enjoys long walks, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Becca Wheeler
Becca Wheeler

Becca joined our practice August 2016. She is caring and compassionate with every child she meets. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Courtney Feetham, RDH
Courtney Feetham

Courtney is a Ferris State University graduate receiving her Associates in Applied Science in 2013, she then started working for our company a year later. She brings a fun and peppy attitude to work every day and loves laughing alongside her coworkers! Courtney lives on the lake in Linden and loves every second of it in the summertime. She likes to go kayaking every night after work with her boyfriend, attending country concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.

Whitney Peters, RDH
Whitney Peters

Whitney started at our office in 2010 as a hygiene assistant, until graduating from Mott Community College Dental Hygiene School with her Associates of Applied Science. She decided to further her education in 2013 with her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management from Cleary University. Being a hygienist at a children's office means a lot to Whitney. She feels that seeing these patients work through nervous situations and progress with us is the most rewarding feeling! Whitney grew up in Fenton and lives with her boyfriend and dog, Hemi. In her free time Whitney practices and competes on a synchronized figure skating team and enjoys traveling as much as possible.