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.

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.

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.

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.

Melissa
Dental Assistant, CDA

Melissa is a delight to be around and naturally puts patients at ease. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and her attention to detail with patient care provides the highest level of comfort and expertise during procedures.

Unknown to her husband Greg, and daughters Carlyn and Morgan, harbors a secret love for Eminem. In addition to Marshall Mathers, her hobbies include keeping Dr. Guenther organized, dog racing, reading, and wine tasting. Her co-workers describe her as witty, compassionate, warm hearted, and terminally red-headed.

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.

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.

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.

Melissa
Dental Assistant, CDA

Melissa is a delight to be around and naturally puts patients at ease. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and her attention to detail with patient care provides the highest level of comfort and expertise during procedures.

Unknown to her husband Greg, and daughters Carlyn and Morgan, harbors a secret love for Eminem. In addition to Marshall Mathers, her hobbies include keeping Dr. Guenther organized, dog racing, reading, and wine tasting. Her co-workers describe her as witty, compassionate, warm hearted, and terminally red-headed.