Dental Staff

Our Team

All our professionals at Otsego Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay well informed on the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Michael J. Merda, D.D.S.

The "Doc" was born and raised in Chicago. In 1975, Dr. Merda moved to Delton, MI where he excelled in football and wrestling. He graduated from high school in 1981 with honors and was named "Athlete of the Year". He then attended GVSU and graduated in 1986 with a double major in Chemistry and Bioscience. Dr. Merda later attended Northwestern University Dental School and graduated in 1991 as the Senior Class Vice President.

In 1992, Dr. Merda purchased the dental practice from Dr. Malvitz which was previously located on the corner of Dix and 15th Streets in Otsego. The industrial city of Otsego appealed to Dr. Merda and his blue collar roots. By 1995, the practice had outgrown the small office and relocated to the present location which was the former Phil Baker Agency and was remodeled to become an operational dental practice. As the years progressed, the property next door was purchased to provide additional parking. More recently in 2011, the building went through a major renovation so the practice could offer and implement modern technology such as digital x-rays, computerized dental records, and intra-oral cameras.

Dr. Merda strives to provide a friendly and carefree atmosphere in hopes of reducing the common dental anxiety and stress to the patients he serves.


Dr. Aubrey M. Deibert, D.D.S.

Dr. Aubs graduated Valedictorian from Delton Kellogg in 2011. She continued her education at the University of Michigan, receiving a degree in Neuroscience, before continuing and graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is from west Michigan! She enjoys cheering on Michigan Football at the Big House with her husband, spending free time on Gun Lake, playing the piano, reading, traveling, snuggling her kitties Maple and Syrup, and laughing with friends and family! She is more than thrilled and honored to be serving in the community!


Marcia M. - Certified Dental Assistant

Marcia has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She started off by attending Kellogg Community College and a technology school for dental assisting in Battle Creek. To further her education she went on to achieve her C.D.A. after successful exam completion with the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).  Marcia has three young adult boys. She enjoys spending time with them as well as with her friends. She also enjoys physical fitness, boating, traveling, and many more activities which offer outdoor adventures.


Allison M. - Dental Assistant

Allison came to our office in 2018. She is currently studying at Kalamazoo Valley Community College to obtain a Nursing Degree. She loves to take on new adventures, spending time with her family and friends, along with shopping. Allison throughly enjoys meeting patients and comforting them during their time in the office. 


Heather L. - Hygienist RDH, RDA

Heather has worked at our office since 2000 as a dental hygienist. She is an extremely talented patient educator and very passionate about helping people understand the importance of their oral health. Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Outside of the office she can easily be spotted supporting her kids at their various sporting events.

Heather is a Registered Dental Assistant as well as a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from KVCC with an Associates in Dental Hygiene along with obtaining a Bachelor's in Allied Health Sciences from Western Michigan University . She is local anesthetic certified. Heather is a current member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Andrea P. - Hygienist RDH

Robin S. - Receptionist/Scheduling Coordinator

Robin has worked in the dental field for almost 35 years. She has been gracing us with her cheerful disposition and smile for several years now. Robin enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as fishing and camping. She is happily married with two adult children.



Tracy S. - Office Coordinator



Tara S. - Receptionist