Donaldson, Guenther and Yilmaz DDS

ABOUT

Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz is a world-class restorative, renewal, and preventative dentistry practice. We employ an artistic and compassionate approach to maximize your outward appearance, inward health, and overall confidence.

Quality is at our core. Our pricing enables us to use only the finest materials. We take the time to do the job correctly because we know details matter and excellence does not happen quickly or by accident.

We pride ourselves in clearly communicating your procedures and choices with no-pressure consultations and transparent payment options. And with meticulous attention to detail, we can help make your smile a natural extension of your personality.

Our Philosophy

Compassion

Dentistry needn’t be a source of fear. Your comfort, safety, and trust are our top priorities.

Creativity

Our mastery of the science of dentistry means we combine our expertise with creative vision to give you a stunning, natural-looking smile.

Quality

Meticulous attention to detail and a world-class patient experience combine for unparalleled quality.

SEE HOW WE GIVE BACK
 
Zerrin Yilmaz, DDS
Kirk Donaldson, DDS, MS
Kristin Guenther, DDS

 
Our leaders share more than a University of Michigan education. They share more than a desire to be the finest practice in the area. They share a passion to help.

They believe in the art and science of dentistry; creating perfect imperfections. Smiles that look vibrant and real. Implants that look natural and extraordinary. Empowering patients by transforming their greatest challenges into their most beautiful features.

They also share a driving philosophy that allows them to have remarkably high standards, and a desire to continuously improve. Their shared values include:

Excellence. Striving to meet patients’ expectations. Every time.

Growth and development. Openess to learning from masters of our craft and bringing patients the latest skills, techniques and technology.

Teamwork. Collaborating with a vast network of resources for optimal patient care. Ensuring the team that cares for our patients is the best it can be.

Integrity. Tell the truth even when it is hard. Always keep promises. Honor differences and respect everyone.

Empathy. Understand the patients’ journey. Put the patients’ needs and their desired outcomes first.

Founded by Kirk Donaldson and Kristin Guenther, the practice is now led by Zerrin Yilmaz, who carries the tradition of artistry, the promise of innovation, and the comfort of care.

Dr. Kirsten Henshaw
Associate Dentist

Kirsten believes in the power of prevention and restoration. After attending the University of Michigan for her undergraduate education, she attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Chicago.

Kirsten is passionate about the power of dentistry: taking something that was broken, hurt, or missing and being able to make it whole again. She loves that dentistry provides a chance to create, and the potential to change lives for the better.

Outside the office, Kirsten enjoys hiking or biking and generally being outside, traveling to new places, as well as reading and writing fiction. Her secret? She watches Jeopardy religiously.

Kelly
Dental Hygienist, RDH

Kelly graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in science; receiving her class’s highest clinical honor, the Golden Scaler Award. She has been working with Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz since 2003, and our patients consistently compliment her combination of gentleness, thoroughness, and professionalism. With an incredible eye for details, she gives our patients intelligent tips on dental hygiene and is a vast storehouse of knowledge on natural supplements and holistic healing. She takes a scientific and holistic approach to all she does.

Kelly lives with her husband Shawn, son Aiden, and daughter Evelyn in their home in Hartland. She loves to cook, and incorporates healthy eating and nutrition in everything she prepares.

Kristen
Dental Hygienist

Kristen graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in science. As an advocate for preventative care and enjoys learning and practicing the latest in dental hygiene technique, she loves getting to know her patients and makes sure she accommodates each individual. Kristen is passionate about her job, and is energized by helping people find their true, healthy smile.

In her free time, Kristen loves to cook and spends time with her family. She has six siblings and loves being an aunt. She lives on a lake in Hartland where she loves being on the water and spending time outdoors.

Jessi
Dental Assistant, RDA

Jessi brings her precision, efficiency, and positivity to assist chair-side and specializes in designing our computer-generated ceramic restorations. She consistently delivers superior quality of experience for our patients and her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude boosts the fun-factor for our team. She is a talented, multi-faceted addition to the Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz team.

Jessi’s daughter Estelle keeps her running, which is fortunately one of her favorite pastimes - sometimes even racing. She also enjoys working out at Planet Rock. She’s very active in her church, and has been involved in many mission trips to Guatemala.

Shannon
Dental Assistant, RDA

Shannon is described by her coworkers as the office “mother.” Full of energy, she is warm, welcoming, and always concerned with the welfare of her patients and fellow staff. She helps Dr. Donaldson with many of his complex cases and has an excellent eye for color and shape. She is active in producing our E4D CAD/CAM ceramic restorations. Many of you may know her from the annual Chelsea Fair where she has sung the National Anthem for the last 15 years. She is married to Rich and has two children, Madison and Reagan.

Mindy Olinger
Dental Assistant

Mindy joined DGY in August of 2018 after completing the RDA program at Washtenaw Community College. Passionate about providing quality care for patients, Mindy loves hearing that a patient feels relaxed and comfortable when receiving dental work. Building strong customer relationships built on trust and shared goals drives her work.

Mindy believes that the DGY difference is about comprehensive excellence. From the warm welcome patients receive to the exceptional work from every doctor to the dedicated and passionate staff, she embraces the full DGY experience.

Outside the office, Mindy finds joy in spending time with her family and her beagle, Cooper. She also enjoys spending time up north enjoying the outdoors.

Ann
Practice Administrator

Ann has been with Donaldson Guenther since 1992, and in that time has watched it grow into something extremely special. A true expert in billing, Ann has many patients call seeking her expertise on annual planning, flex spending, and other benefits. She helps people with personal scheduling and financial arrangements so they can receive the dentistry they desire. She values building relationships with patients and will go the extra mile to make a patient’s experience memorable.

Wife to Jaymie, and mother to six sons, Jacob, Jeremy, Ben, Anthony, Nick, and Tristan, she is deeply involved in school activities. In her spare time, Ann is an exercise fanatic, participating in Yoga and Jazzercise, as well as triathlons and distance cycling. She recently completed her fourth 300-mile Make-a-Wish Ride from Traverse City to Brooklyn.

Danielle
Appointment Coordinator

Danielle entire life has centered around helping people. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but followed her heart to the medical field, where she’s served for two decades. Working at DGY connects with her passion, allowing her to witness life-changing transformations every day.

Danielle is mother to Daniel (the center of her universe). In her free time she enjoys traveling and outings with her family. She also has a remarkable passion for writing articles and books as well as writing and directing plays, and published her first book in 2015. If all of that weren’t enough, she also serves as a youth leader at her church.

Dr. Kirsten Henshaw
Associate Dentist

Kirsten believes in the power of prevention and restoration. After attending the University of Michigan for her undergraduate education, she attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Chicago.

Kirsten is passionate about the power of dentistry: taking something that was broken, hurt, or missing and being able to make it whole again. She loves that dentistry provides a chance to create, and the potential to change lives for the better.

Outside the office, Kirsten enjoys hiking or biking and generally being outside, traveling to new places, as well as reading and writing fiction. Her secret? She watches Jeopardy religiously.

Kelly
Dental Hygienist, RDH

Kelly graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in science; receiving her class’s highest clinical honor, the Golden Scaler Award. She has been working with Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz since 2003, and our patients consistently compliment her combination of gentleness, thoroughness, and professionalism. With an incredible eye for details, she gives our patients intelligent tips on dental hygiene and is a vast storehouse of knowledge on natural supplements and holistic healing. She takes a scientific and holistic approach to all she does.

Kelly lives with her husband Shawn, son Aiden, and daughter Evelyn in their home in Hartland. She loves to cook, and incorporates healthy eating and nutrition in everything she prepares.

Kristen
Dental Hygienist

Kristen graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in science. As an advocate for preventative care and enjoys learning and practicing the latest in dental hygiene technique, she loves getting to know her patients and makes sure she accommodates each individual. Kristen is passionate about her job, and is energized by helping people find their true, healthy smile.

In her free time, Kristen loves to cook and spends time with her family. She has six siblings and loves being an aunt. She lives on a lake in Hartland where she loves being on the water and spending time outdoors.

Jessi
Dental Assistant, RDA

Jessi brings her precision, efficiency, and positivity to assist chair-side and specializes in designing our computer-generated ceramic restorations. She consistently delivers superior quality of experience for our patients and her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude boosts the fun-factor for our team. She is a talented, multi-faceted addition to the Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz team.

Jessi’s daughter Estelle keeps her running, which is fortunately one of her favorite pastimes - sometimes even racing. She also enjoys working out at Planet Rock. She’s very active in her church, and has been involved in many mission trips to Guatemala.

Shannon
Dental Assistant, RDA

Shannon is described by her coworkers as the office “mother.” Full of energy, she is warm, welcoming, and always concerned with the welfare of her patients and fellow staff. She helps Dr. Donaldson with many of his complex cases and has an excellent eye for color and shape. She is active in producing our E4D CAD/CAM ceramic restorations. Many of you may know her from the annual Chelsea Fair where she has sung the National Anthem for the last 15 years. She is married to Rich and has two children, Madison and Reagan.

Mindy Olinger
Dental Assistant

Mindy joined DGY in August of 2018 after completing the RDA program at Washtenaw Community College. Passionate about providing quality care for patients, Mindy loves hearing that a patient feels relaxed and comfortable when receiving dental work. Building strong customer relationships built on trust and shared goals drives her work.

Mindy believes that the DGY difference is about comprehensive excellence. From the warm welcome patients receive to the exceptional work from every doctor to the dedicated and passionate staff, she embraces the full DGY experience.

Outside the office, Mindy finds joy in spending time with her family and her beagle, Cooper. She also enjoys spending time up north enjoying the outdoors.

Ann
Practice Administrator

Ann has been with Donaldson Guenther since 1992, and in that time has watched it grow into something extremely special. A true expert in billing, Ann has many patients call seeking her expertise on annual planning, flex spending, and other benefits. She helps people with personal scheduling and financial arrangements so they can receive the dentistry they desire. She values building relationships with patients and will go the extra mile to make a patient’s experience memorable.

Wife to Jaymie, and mother to six sons, Jacob, Jeremy, Ben, Anthony, Nick, and Tristan, she is deeply involved in school activities. In her spare time, Ann is an exercise fanatic, participating in Yoga and Jazzercise, as well as triathlons and distance cycling. She recently completed her fourth 300-mile Make-a-Wish Ride from Traverse City to Brooklyn.

Danielle
Appointment Coordinator

Danielle entire life has centered around helping people. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but followed her heart to the medical field, where she’s served for two decades. Working at DGY connects with her passion, allowing her to witness life-changing transformations every day.

Danielle is mother to Daniel (the center of her universe). In her free time she enjoys traveling and outings with her family. She also has a remarkable passion for writing articles and books as well as writing and directing plays, and published her first book in 2015. If all of that weren’t enough, she also serves as a youth leader at her church.