Dental Staff

Dentist in Lake City, MI

All our professionals at Lake City Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Susan Vignola is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology (with B.S. with honors) from DePaul University of Chicago.

Her post-graduate training was at Loyola University of Chicago School of Dentistry. She worked as a phlebotomist (blood-drawer) at the Hines Veterans Administrative Hospital and Loyola University Stritch Hospital during this period to help defray costs of dental school.

After receiving her D.D.S. degree in 1979, Susan served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Her first tour of duty was in Mannheim, West Germany. She received invaluable experience as a young dentist overseas, especially with oral surgery and traumatic injuries. She served a second tour at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was promoted to clinic chief of a dental facility serving active duty military personnel and retirees while stationed there.

Dr. Susan and her husband often vacationed in Michigan and set their sights to settle down in the northern area. April 1991, Susan opened her dental practice in Lake City, a wonderful resort area of Michigan, full of lakes and forests. She and her husband enjoyed the slower pace of life and abundance of natural beauty compared to the hustle and bustle of Chicago.

Dr. Susan is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Resort District Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry (past member)
  • 2017 Gordon J. Christensen International Study Club
  • She and her staff are very active in the community.
  • Lake City Women’s Club (past member)
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President of Lake City Kiwanis Club
  • 2016 Recipient of Spirit of the Community Award

Listed below are a few of the projects she participates in:

  • Project Christmas
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Fish Fest
  • Donated Dental Services
  • Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Coats for Kids
  • Partners in Education
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Adopt a Beach
  • American Cancer Society
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Community Foundation
  • H.O.O.P.
  • Missaukee Humane Society
  • Cadillac Firefighters Association
  • G.A.L.L.A.H
  • Dept Health & Human Services Christmas Party
  • Walk for Warmth
  • Relay for Life
  • Greatest 4th in the North
  • Cadillac Area Oasis
  • Missaukee Area Agricultural Youth Show
  • Opportunity for Youth
  • Girl Scouts
  • Midwest Medical Mission
  • Missaukee County United Fund
  • Hospice
  • Friends Ministry
  • Operation Smile
  • Toys for Tots
  • Celebration of Hope