Smiles on Niles
Reliable. Professional. Friendly.
Soo Sim, DDS
Meet Dr. Anjana Gupta
Dr. Anjana Gupta has wanted to be a dentist since she was 5 years old and feels incredibly lucky to share her profession and life with her amazing staff and loyal patients. Smiles on Niles is truly a dream come true, and she hopes her passion for dentistry is infectious. Dr. G joined the existing practice of Dr. Lisa McShane in June 2011 and became practice owner in 2017. Dr. G took complete ownership of the practice in 2020 (during a global pandemic!). She received her B.S. in biology at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and earned her D.D.S. from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Gupta is a long-standing member of the American Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Chicago Dental Association, and local Lakeland Valley Dental Association.
Dr. G was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana. She resides here in St. Joe with her husband, Seth Brown, and her daughter, Alice. Dr. Gupta enjoys the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches in the summertime, playing tennis, pretending to be a foodie, traveling, and most of all spending time with friends and family.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Registered Dental Hygienists are professionals, licensed by the state, who promote optimal oral health through preventive and educational services. Our team of registered dental hygienists includes:
Coreen Clark, RDH
Coreen graduated from the Ferris State University Dental Hygiene Program in 1989 and is certified in local anesthesia administration in the State of Michigan. Coreen has worked with Dr. McShane since 2007 and Dr. Gupta since 2011. Coreen has been constant within the walls of 2800 Niles. Dr. Gupta says one of Coreen's best qualities is her ability to make people feel comfortable when coming to the dentist may be fearful for them. "She puts them right at ease."
Coreen has lived in the area now for 20 years and has two children whom she adores. Coreen enjoys TJ Maxx shopping, hiking Grand Mere, and enjoying the local beauty and fun that St. Joe has to offer.
Kindra Mock, RDH
Jennifer Schultz, RDH
Kindra graduated from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1996 and is certified in local anesthesia administration in the State of Michigan. Kindra has worked with Dr. McShane since 2000 and Dr. Gupta since 2011. Dr. Gupta says one of Kindra's best qualities is her ability to make people laugh. Kindra has a laugh that is contagious, and we all love hearing it throughout the day!
Kindra and her husband, Kevin, have two beautiful children. Kindra enjoys camping with her family in the summertime, going to concerts, and watching ND football.
Jennifer graduated from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1996 and has been certified in local anesthesia administration in the State of Michigan since 2004. Jennifer has worked with Dr. McShane since 1997 and Dr. Gupta since 2011. Dr. Gupta says one of Jennifer's best qualities is her sweetness. You won't meet a nicer person! You are in good hands with Jennifer.
Jennifer lives in Berrien Springs with her two sweet and sassy daughters. Jennifer enjoys spending time with family, going to concerts (with Kindra, haha), attending her kids sporting events, and gardening.
Dr. Soo Sim joined Dr. McShane and Dr. Gupta as a part-time associate dentist in March 2019. She was born and raised in northwest Indiana and attended Indiana University, where she received her degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Sim then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and graduated alongside Dr. Gupta in 2007. Dr. Sim and and Dr. Gupta have been best friend since meeting their very first day of dental school, and working together is a bit of a dream come true. She currently resides in Chicago and travels to St. Joe to practice. She enjoys trying different restaurants, running along the lake, and going to concerts. Dr. Sim enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends (especially Alice!) and she is very excited about bringing her passion for dentistry to St. Joe!
Dental Assistants work with and assist the dentist during clinical procedures. Out team of dental assistants include:
Corin Ritter, RDA
Corin graduated from the Lake Michigan College Dental Assisting Program in 2004. Corin has worked with Dr. McShane since 2010 and Dr. Gupta since 2011. Corin is a registered dental assistant (RDA) and also a "jack of all trades." Corin has been Dr. Gupta's right hand woman for years now. Corin's chair-side manner and knowledge of dentistry is second to none.
Corin grew up in Stevensville but considers Berrien Springs her hometown. She and her husband, Colin, have three incredible children. Corin stays busy with her kids activities and loves every second of it. She enjoys sitting on her patio, going to the Mark III with her family, and spending quality time together.
Mandy Thomas, DA
Mandy, although the newest face to Smiles on Niles, makes us all feel like she's been part of this team for many years. Mandy joined our office in 2017. She had the experience as a chair-side assistant that our busy office needed. Mandy is great at making a personal connection with the patients; so much, they forget they are at the dentist!
Mandy was born and raised outside of Kalamazoo, played collegiate volleyball, and moved to South Haven in 2016. Mandy rescued her new puppy and love of her life, Haven, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with being a dog lover, Mandy loves getting out on the boat and watching our gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets. If you go to South Haven, Mandy will be the welcome wagon with a drink in hand!
Dawn is one of the first faces to welcome you to our office. Dawn is not only a fantastic receptionist, she is the office manager. She has worked with Dr. McShane since 1993, Dr. Gupta since 2011, and has been in the field of dentistry for over 30 years. Dawn keeps the office running smoothly, is our "go-to" person regarding scheduling and insurance, and is basically the captain of this dental ship! Dawn started her career in dentistry with chair-side experience, and it has evolved into a life-long education in anything dentistry-related. Dawn will greet you with a smile whether it's when you come in the door at Smiles on Niles or pass her in the aisle at Meijer. She never forgets a face!
Dawn graduated from St. Joseph High School and has two lovely daughters. She enjoys a good margarita and good friends.
Lindsay is also one of the first faces to welcome you to our office. Lindsay is cross-trained in just about every area of dentistry as a registered dental assistant (RDA) and receptionist/patient coordinator. She has worked with Dr. McShane since 2004 and Dr. Gupta since 2011. You never know where you might see Lindsay in the office because of her ability to pivot in between roles, all while flashing a smile. If you need something done, go to Lindsay. She will figure it out! Lindsay is wonderful at keeping the mood light and fun; always ready to crack a joke.
Lindsay and her family enjoy camping with their dogs and love watching their talented kids in everything from sports games to music concerts.