Our dedicated team at McLaren Dental Associates is committed to providing you with unparalleled dental care, where expertise meets compassion. Get to know the individuals who make every visit to our practice a personalized and exceptional experience.


John McLaren

B.S.E., D.D.S., M.S. (Restorative Dentistry)

Dr. John McLaren, known as Dr. John, is a proud Ann Arbor native and a distinguished graduate of the University of Michigan. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Material Science Engineering (BSE) and a Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery (DDS), where he earned the second position in his graduating class and was honored with induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary society.

Charles McLaren

B.S.E., D.D.S., M.S. (Restorative Dentistry)

Dr. Charles McLaren (Dr. Charles) grew up in Ann Arbor, MI and received his bachelor’s degree (B.S.E.) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. His dental degree (D.D.S.) and his master’s degree in restorative dentistry were also from the University of Michigan. Dr. Charles has a background in dental materials and restorative dentistry, with a clinical interest in the area of cosmetic dentistry and all-ceramic restorations.

Melissa Janos

B.S., D.D.S.

Dr. Melissa Janos, D.D.S. is honored to serve Midland and the surrounding communities of Mid-Michigan. She is a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan and a summa cum laude graduate of Michigan State University, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics.

Devan Moody

B.S., D.D.S.

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Kate is one of the first smiling faces you will see at the front desk when you walk into our office. Kate is the hygiene manager in the office and has been in the dental field for thirteen years, with experience in clinical care as an auxiliary, as well as performing front desk duties. Her past experiences have taken her through fully digital dental care, as well as expanded duties as a dental assistant, where she became an expert at placing and carving dental amalgam! Whether doing clinical work or at the front desk, she thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients and hopes to make their day a little brighter. Kate resides in Pinconning with her husband, Richard, and their two sons, Bennet and Jaxson. They also have two dogs and a cat. In her free time, she enjoys reading, fishing with her sons, and shopping online. Kate was born and raised in Bay City and joined McLaren Dental Associates in 2018.


Bree works at the front desk and is involved in daily scheduling, and checkouts. She grew up in Munger and currently lives in Bay City. Bree and her husband, Jonathan have two children – Carson and Chase. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, camping, crafting, and being with family and friends. Bree is a sports enthusiast – she is a team mom for her children’s baseball teams, plays fantasy football and follows the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Tigers. Since she was young, Bree has always wanted to be in the dental field, helping to make people smile and feel better about their oral health. Bree has been in the dental field for fifteen years and joined McLaren Dental in 2019.

Jennifer P.

Jennifer (Jen) works at the front desk and is involved in daily scheduling, check outs, and insurance processing. She enjoys helping people achieve a smile that they love. Her hobbies include shopping, being outside, and swimming. She also enjoys watching football and hockey and is a Michigan State fan. Jen grew up in Chesaning, MI and moved to Grandville (near Grand Rapids), but has recently relocated back to mid-Michigan to be closer to family. She and her husband, Jeff, have a cat named Jillian. Jen has been in the dental field for over seven years and joined McLaren Dental in 2020.

Danielle B.

Danielle is an experienced front desk representative with a passion for adventure. With a background in hospitality, she seamlessly blends warmth and professionalism. Born in a coastal town, Danielle’s love for the ocean turned into a passion for scuba diving and skydiving. Her dedication to exceptional service and adventurous spirit make her an invaluable asset at the front desk, where she greets guests with a smile and ensures their needs are met. Whether exploring coral reefs or soaring through the clouds, Danielle approaches life with enthusiasm and a thirst for new experiences.


Allie, an experienced front desk representative, embodies a spirit of adventure both in and out of the workplace. With a background in hospitality, she effortlessly blends warmth and efficiency. Growing up surrounded by mountains, Allie developed a passion for climbing, finding solace and exhilaration in nature’s challenges. Additionally, she delights in the art of cooking, exploring flavors and techniques with creativity and passion. Her dedication to exceptional service, combined with her adventurous hobbies, makes her an invaluable asset at the front desk. Whether scaling cliffs or experimenting in the kitchen, Allie approaches life with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a relentless pursuit of new experiences.



Angie B.