Meet Our Team

Our dental team in Portage MI is dedicated to protecting your oral health for a lifetime!

At Courtside Dental, we are one big family that is passionate about the world of dentistry. Each of our staff members is highly knowledgeable about a wide variety of dental procedures and takes pride in being a friendly face for patients.

Read each member’s bio below to learn more about who we are!

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Jill Swoape

Office Manager

Jill Swoape studied at the Indiana University of South Bend and has been in dentistry for 14 years. Her favorite two things about her job are getting to know her patients and helping them with their oral health and her coworkers!

Originally from South Bend, IN, Jill and her husband Roy have three daughters, Melissa, Emily, and Carly, and one son-in-law Devin. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, exercise, going to wineries, and spending time with her family.

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Kristi Kempisty

Treatment Coordinator

Kristi Kempisty got her Dental Assisting certificate in 1993, her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2001 and has been in the dentistry field for 24 years. Kristi’s favorite thing about her job is the patients. From getting to know them, to seeing them overcome fears, and then their dental transformations, she loves every step of the journey.

Kristi and Dan, her husband of 16 years, live in the Texas Township area with their four children Ben, Lilli, Megan and Ryan. She enjoys cooking delicious meals, baking tasty treats, and weekends at their family cottage.

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Mary Hopkins

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary Hopkins began her schooling at Western Michigan University for her prerequisites and then transferred to KVCC where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working in dentistry for 30 years, with 27 of them being at Courtside Dental. It is Mary’s mission to provide her patients with excellent care and educate them on good oral hygiene.

Mary and her husband of 24 years, Chad, live in Mattawan. They have a son, Mitch, who is a Junior at Western Michigan University and a daughter, Maddy, who attends Mattawan High. Mary enjoys group fitness classes as well as traveling, especially to Greece where she has many relatives.

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Jacque Gorbics

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jacque Gorbics graduated from KVCC and has spent almost 20 years in the dental field. Her personal mission is to make a difference in every patient’s oral health, even if it’s just explaining the need for flossing.

Jacque is a native of the Plainwell area and loves spending time with her parents, brother Scott, her niece Courtney, and great nieces Mallory and Sidney. Jacque likes to travel and is very active outdoors often enjoying volleyball, playing in the lake, a good softball game, or going to the gym.

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Angie Conway

Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie Conway earned her Registered Dental Hygienist degree from Mott Community College in Flint, MI. She’s been in the field for more than 26 years and loves every minute of it! It is her passion to help people achieve optimal oral health through building great relationships with her patients.

Originally from Marine City, MI, Angie and her husband Rich live in the Paw Paw area with two daughters, Amanda and Amber, step-son, Austin and step-daughter, Hannah. In her spare time, she enjoys snow skiing, boating, snowmobiling, and spending time with her family.

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Tyné Jakubowski

Dental Assistant

Tyné Jakubowski studied at both KVCC and Everest in pursuit of her dental education. She has been working professionally since 2012 and loves every minute of it. Tyné truly enjoys helping her patients with any and all dental care and loves working with people chairside.

Outside of work, that’s where you will have to look for Tyné—outside! She especially enjoys fishing and camping as well as spending time with her family, son Gaige, and boyfriend.

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Carly Palmer

Dental Assistant

Carly Palmer is an amazing addition to the staff at Courtside Dental. Her passion and care for patients is evident in her interaction with them. She loves the before and after, and takes great care to comfort patients and help them overcome dental fears.

Carly and her husband Devin live in Portage with their two dogs, Kobe and Kane. At home, she enjoys keeping fit, playing with her dogs, cooking, baking delicious treats, and traveling/camping with her husband.