We understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is one of your greatest assets and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in our door, you'll be welcomed by a caring team of professionals in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.
Smiles on Niles
Reliable. Professional. Friendly.
Dr. Soo Sim, DDS
Dr. Anjana Gupta, 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, her daughter, Alice, and her son, Andre. Dr. G 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. "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
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.
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 friends 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!
Jennifer Engel, RDH
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, ha!), attending her kids sporting events, and gardening.
Leanie Staniszewski, RDH
Leanie graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Indiana University South Bend in 1994. She joined Dr. Gupta and her team in January 2023, bringing more than 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist. The team enjoys learning new things from Leanie’s experience, and she also contributes a calming presence to the office.
Leanie lives in Berrien Center with her husband and three beautiful children. Outside of her role at Smiles on Niles, she enjoys traveling, being in nature, and gardening.
Dental assistants work with and assist the dentist during clinical procedures. Our 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.
Lindsay Ryno, RDA
Lindsay brings nearly 10 years of experience to Smiles on Niles as a dental assistant. After graduating from the Lake Michigan College Dental Assisting Program in 2014, she immediately began working for Dr. John Kim in oral surgery. Once Dr. Kim retired in September 2022, Lindsay joined the Smiles on Niles team. She couldn’t be happier and is excited to continue saving the smiles of our beautiful community.
Lindsay originally grew up in Niles but now lives here locally with her husband and beloved fur baby, Scout. The happy couple eagerly awaits the arrival of their firstborn, a baby girl, due in July 2023. When away from the office, Lindsay enjoys camping with her family and doing all things outdoors!
Heather joined Smiles on Niles as a dental assistant in 2022. She’s originally from Oklahoma but has lived in Southwest Michigan for over 20 years. She has a background in art; however, after she served in a temporary position at a dental office, this became her career. She loves being a part of the Smiles on Niles team because of their educational approach. She also appreciates seeing old and new friends each day at work.
She continues to make jewelry and art in her home studio and enjoys gardening, volunteering, hiking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with her adult children.
Receptionist / Patient Coordinator
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.
Beth was born and raised in St. Joseph and began working in dental administration in 2001. Beth attended Western Michigan University and earned her bachelor’s degree focused on human sciences in 2008. Beth served her local community for the following 10 years in the social work field before joining the Smiles on Niles team in 2021.
Beth married her best friend, Paul, in 2017 and they have been exploring life together ever since. Beth enjoys traveling with her husband, giving back to her community, gardening, concerts, and spending time with family and friends. When Beth isn’t taking in all that Southwest Michigan has to offer, you can find her in her favorite vacation spot, the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
While Beth is a new smiling face at the office, she brings a calming energy, great knowledge, and helpful demeanor to the front desk. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.