Dr. DesJardins’ passion for community service and well-being inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology and achieved accelerated admittance to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. While completing her dental degree, Dr. DesJardins was recognized by Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and was inducted into its prestigious ranks upon graduation.
Dr. DesJardins’ commitment to excellence and patient-centered care motivated her to continue her professional career with MCDC. In 2008, she joined the organization as an associate clinical dentist and devoted her efforts toward improving the lives and health of her patients. MCDC’s commitment to continuous improvement inspired the development of a Quality Improvement department, in which Dr. DesJardins served as a director, beginning in 2014. Her ongoing dedication to patient satisfaction, safety and health led to her joining MCDC’s executive leadership team as Chief Dental Officer in 2015. Dr. DesJardins is deeply committed to MCDC’s mission to enhance community health, and she continues to practice dentistry in northern Michigan with MCDC while serving as the Chief Dental Officer. Her enthusiasm for continuous education has also led her to an adjunct faculty position with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, through which she serves a mentor for future dental professionals. She recognizes the strengths of organized dentistry and is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association.
The changing landscape of healthcare presents unique challenges, and Dr. DesJardins will continue to focus on improving the quality of life within our communities through increased access to the highest quality of healthcare.
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