Marian, Office Manager

paulson office manager Marian is the office manager at Arbor Dental Associates. She brings her 35 years of experience in the dental field. In Marian’s spare time, she enjoys traveling and camping with her husband Robert, daughter Julianna, and their dog Charlie. Marian loves helping and interacting with patients from day to day.







Debbie, Scheduling Coordinator

DebbieDebbie is the Scheduling Coordinator at Arbor Dental Associates. Debbie brings with her, 30 years of experience in the dental field. She has been working with her son, Dr. Paulson, since 2009. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her two daughters, Erika and Julie, husband, Joe, four grandchildren, and Siberian Husky, Ellie. Debbie is always willing to help in any way possible with true compassion.




Stefanie, RDH

StephanieOur newest addition to the practice is Stefanie Morong. She was born and raised in Ludington Michigan, but now living in the Ferndale area. When she is not working for us she enjoys taking new adventures, photography, walking her Maltese-Yorki, Lulu, painting, and visiting family and friends. She knew she wanted to excel in Dental Hygiene since she was a freshman at Mason County Central High. Stefanie attended Lansing CC for 2 years, while playing softball, then transferred to the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School where she obtained her Bachelors in Science and Certificate in Dental Hygiene. Stefanie is very passionate about her patients oral health and overall health. She has attended many continuing education courses, so she can provide the best care to her patients. Stefanie was beyond ecstatic to have obtained the Orkos award in 2015 for case study reports of patients treated for periodontal disease. She is looking forward to this new journey with Dr. Christopher Paulson and his team, helping people get healthier one smile at a time!


Kelly, RDH

KellyKelly has been practicing dental hygiene since 2004. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science and certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Kelly is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide to maximize patient comfort during treatment. Kelly has been married to her husband Jeff for 11 years, and the couple have three sons, Alex, Erik and Dylan. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and reading. Kelly’s favorite part of practicing dental hygiene is the connections she makes with her patients.



Carie, Dental Assistant

CarieCarie is the Dental Assistant at Arbor Dental Associates. She has worked at Arbor Dental since 1988 and has been working alongside Dr. Paulson since 2007 making sure the patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Carie has two children: a son, Kenton, who is interested in the film industry, and a daughter, Sarah, who attends MSU. Carie’s interests include spending time in nature and learning to golf. She is also a master in Reiki, an ancient healing modality. Carie will enthusiastically make your visit a great one.



Marcella, Dental Assistant

Marcella-paulsonMarcella is another Dental assistant at Arbor Dental associates. She has been apart of our team since April 2016 as she graduated from Ross Medical School as a Certified Dental Assistant in March. Marcella has two younger brothers: Kyle and Kalvin. She also has three dogs in which she finds the most joy in playing with them. Outside of work, Marcella enjoys spending her time with her loved ones and friends. Her ultimate goal is to make each and every patient feel comfortable and satisfied with each visit.