About Us

Garfield Dental Group is a progressive office that strives to exceed routine dental care by utilizing the most advanced dental technology. Our compassionate team of experienced dental health professionals promise to deliver thorough diagnosis and treatment while demonstrating genuine care and respect.

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Dr. Chao

Dr. Chao moved to Traverse City in 2000 from his native California. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCLA, a Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Pacific, and a Masters Degree in Business from Golden Gate University. He is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and he is a certified CPR instructor for the American Red Cross. He is also a member of the Orognathic Bioesthetic Institute.


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Julie Sarya

Julie is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph in Canada with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Michigan in 1999. Julie has been with Garfield Dental Group since 2003.


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Linda Stumm

Linda graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been employed at Garfield Dental Group since 2004.


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Kathryn Gordon

Kathryn graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been employed at Garfield Dental Group since 2005.


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Michelle Price

Michelle attended Northwestern Michigan College where she received a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been with Garfield Dental Group since 2003.