Dental Staff

All professionals at Gingrich Dental, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Denise Jacobs - Registered Dental Hygienist

I started with Gingrich Dental in 1993. I had the privilege of working with Dr. Margaret's father Arthur Gingrich, until his retirement, and meeting her grandfather Y.O. Morris, but he was retired at that time.

I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Mott Community College in Flint MI in 1984. I started working in Imlay City, in the thumb area. My husband and I had the opportunity to move to the Pine River School district with our family in 1990. I was able to work part time until my youngest child was in 6th grade. I am blessed to have a job that I love, and even full time is 49 hour days.

It is a blessing to work for a dentist that has a heart to serve. My goal in my job has always been to make a difference and help people to improve their health. I also wanted to improve the dental "phobias" people develop with bad past experiences. I feel motivated to improve myself and strive to contribute to the awesome team we have here at Gingrich Dental.


Debra Wall - Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Ferris State University in 2004 and joined Gingrich Dental the same year. My goal is to help teach you how to care for your smile so you can look and feel your best. I live in Mt. Pleasant with my dog, Finn. I enjoy reading, running, biking, and DIY projects.


Kathy Fribley - Office Manager

I moved to Big Rapids in 1981, attended Ferris State College and earned an Associate degree. I interviewed with Dr. Arthur Gingrich and was awarded the receptionist job with my first day starting January 4, 1984 and I have been with the Gingrich Family since then. My husband and I have raised 4 amazing sons and have been blessed with grandchildren. I enjoy reading, sewing, painting and traveling.


Melinda Stout - Assistant

Melinda joined our team in July of 2016 as an Office Manager in training. Since then she has been certified in radiology and is continuing to grow and learn in dentistry. She is also beginning to be trained in dental assisting and help wherever she can!

Outside the office Melinda likes to spend time with her husband, three children, and dog Baxter! Her hobbies are hunting, golfing, camping, hiking, volleyball and taking the family on spontaneous adventures.


Michele Kailing - Doctor's Assistant

I was born and raised in Reed City, Michigan and still reside there with my husband Jeff. Jeff and I were married September 23, 1989 and have 3 beautiful children and 5 adorable grandsons. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading, crocheting and bike riding. I have been assisting Dr. Margaret and patients since 2006. I love the staff that I get to work with and I love what I do!


Nicole Spedowski- Assistant Office Manager

Nicole joined the dental team in August, 2013. She graduated from Morley Stanwood and has been a part of the Big Rapids community the majority of her life. She has a wonderful husband, Mike, three children, Landon, Autumn and River and also four fur children: two dogs and two cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing and riding quads. Nicole has loved being a part of the Gingrich Dental family and helping patients.