Meet The Staff

Howell Family Dentist Staff
Dr. Steve Stilianos Howell Dentist MI

Dr. Steve Stilianos, D.D.S.

A graduate from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, Dr. Steve
Stilianos has been in the dental field for more than 20 years. He
has been practicing in the Howell community since 2008. Dr. Stilianos’
passion is helping patients achieve a beautiful healthy smile.
Committed to providing the best, Dr. Stilianos keeps up to date on
advances in the dental field and enhances his skills by attending courses
on CEREC, cosmetics, oral surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics. His
team is very proud to be working with him making SMILES!
In his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife and three boys. He loves
classic cars and playing the guitar.

      • General Practice Residency Miami Valley Hospital Department of Oral and
        Dental Surgery with IV Sedation Certification
      • Graduate of the Carl Misch International Implant Institute
      • State Dental Board Licensee of Michigan and Ohio


      • Dawson Dental Academy
      • American Dental Association
      • Michigan Dental Association
      • Livingston District Dental Society
      • Academy of General Dentistry
      • The International Congress of Oral Implantologist
      • The American College of Oral Implantology
      • Alabama Implant Study Group
Dr. Brian Zirkle

Dr. Brian Zirkle – DDS

Dr. Zirkle grew up in South Lyon and attended Michigan State University where he earned two bachelor’s degrees. He continued pursuing his passion of dentistry at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Attending this world renowned dental school, he was exposed to and learned from some of the most respected minds in the field. He originally began practicing in the Lansing area. After knowing Dr. Stilianos for many years, Dr. Zirkle chose to practice here at Howell Family Dentist because of shared belief in providing state of the art, relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit into the lives and budgets of his patients. In his spare time he loves to spend time up north with his wife and twin girls and also enjoys tackling household DIY projects. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Livingston District Dental Society. We are excited to have Dr. Zirkle join our team!

Jo-Office Manager

I am happy to say that I am a part of the Howell Family Dentist team. I’m bilingual, therefore able to help our Spanish-speaking patients. My goal is to ensure each of our patients have a pleasant experience. The best part of our job is helping to see how transforming a person’s smile can change their life. My husband and I are blessed to have three wonderful children, a dog and a cat. In my spare time I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.

Melissa-Hygiene Coordinator

I have worked at Howell Family Dentist since May 2009. I attended Ross Medical School and am a certified medical assistant. I have two wonderful children and have lived in Fowlerville since 1999. I enjoy working with our dental patients and helping them have the best experience at our office. My interests are my family and friends. I also enjoy gardening and do-it yourself projects.

Kim-Patient Coordinator

Hi my name is Kim and I’ve been in the dental field for 15 years and I love it. I’ve been married to my husband for 46 years and have 2 boys and 3 granddaughters. I really enjoy people and helping when I can.

Rachel-Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been in the dental field for 20 years, have my CDA & RDA license and have been with Howell Family Dentist since June 2012. I was born and raised in Howell and moved to Fowlerville, Michigan to raise my two girls, who are now grown and on their own. I have been married to my husband for 28 years. We enjoy hunting, playing cards and spending time with our family. I love the dental field and enjoy the patients I meet. My goal is to make their experience as pleasant as possible

Mel-Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been in the dental field since 2008 and started at Howell Family Dentist in June 2012. I attended the dental assisting program at Washtenaw Community College and currently hold my CDA & RDA license. This is the most rewarding job because the best gift you can give a person is a smile! I spend my spare time with my husband, daughter and family.

Terra-Registered Dental Hygienist/Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been in the dental field since 2007 and joined the Howell Family Dentist team in December 2013. I went to Mott Community College to become a registered dental assistant and returned to become a registered hygienist. I live in Durand with my husband. I love boating with my husband and spending time with family and friends. I love being a dental hygienist and take pride in making patients feel good about their smiles.

Jessica-Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with a background that includes dental assisting and teaching preschool. I graduated from Hartland High School and received my dental hygiene degree from Lansing Community College. I am certified in CPR, x-ray, nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, which is gentle numbing for sensitive patients. I love my profession and always provide a cleaning that is thorough, comfortable and educational. It is very important to me that my patients receive a positive experience, overall. When I’m not cleaning teeth, I stay busy with my son Matthew.

Tina-Hygiene Assistant

I have been with Howell Family Dentist since January 2015. I attended Ross Medical School and have a certificate in Dental Assisting. I’ve lived in the area since 2013 with my fiancee and our three children. My interests are music, reading and family.