MEET OUR TEAM
We welcome you to our practice with warm smiles!
Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice. Serving Midland, MI Since 1998.
Dr. Cynthia Skiba, DDS
I have been practicing dentistry in Midland, MI since 1998. To me, being a dentist means that I have a great opportunity to make a difference. I am in the field of helping people feel and live better, both physically and mentally. Dentistry has effects well beyond the teeth and jaw line. It can help patients feel more confident and oral health is connected to other parts of the body as well. It is my honor to affect people in a way that really matters. I take this responsibility seriously.
I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate degree. I then attended Kellogg Community College to study dental hygiene. I practiced dental hygiene for 17 years before returning to school for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School.
In the Office
I enjoy the chance to work with people from many different backgrounds and places. I find each of my patient’s stories to be fascinating and unique. They enrich my life on a daily basis. I also appreciate the many different needs that patients bring to the office. I find myself constantly challenged and learning in order to offer the best quality of oral care possible. To best serve my patients, I have trained in all disciplines of dentistry.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
I attend continuing education classes and seminars on a regular basis. This is a great benefit to the quality and efficiency of treatments I can offer. I value being up-to-date on the newest developments in technology and techniques in dentistry. I also love learning new ways to provide incredible oral care.
One of the most important ways I stay on the cutting edge is through communication with the professional community. I am involved with numerous professional organizations, including:
· Saginaw Valley District Dental Society
· Michigan Dental Association
· Academy of General Dentistry
· Midland Chamber of Commerce
Outside the Office
I am a native of Alpena, MI. I have lived in the Midland area since 1999 where I live with my husband and several dogs and cats. The dogs and cats are like children to us. I actively train, show, and judge for dog shows. I also enjoy gardening.
I feel very blessed by my community. Being involved with projects and groups is a great way to give back, and it is good for the soul. I am currently involved in Donated Dental Services and I volunteer for Helping Hands Dental Clinic. They both allow me to use my profession in service of the community, which I love.
I assist Dr. Skiba with patient care, assist our orthodontic patients, and maintain all the equipment in our office. I have over 20 years of dental experience and was happy to join Dr. Skiba in 2009. It is always my goal to help our patients be as comfortable as possible when they’re visiting the dentist. They always leave our office with a smile. I am a mother of teenage twins, Nathan and Kirsten. I enjoy going to classic car shows, rollerblading, and spending time with my family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I love interacting with patients and teaching them how important oral hygiene is. Since joining our team in 2011, I have gotten to know so many of our patients and have built wonderful relationships with many of them. Being a part of the Lighthouse Family Dental Care team has been a great experience! My free time is spent reading, cooking, and doing Zumba. I also have two Shih-tzus and a cat.
I help make sure that Lighthouse Family Dental Care runs smoothly by taking care of the behind-the-scenes business and administrative duties. Making this office successful is my number one goal, mostly because I believe in the quality of care Dr. Cynthia Skiba provides, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my wife!