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We're proud to staff a group of talented and dedicated health professionals that have the skill and expertise to fully serve your needs. From a smiling face in the reception area, to the most skilled dental care, you're in the best hands with us.



Dr. Maly's dental assistant Kathie has been with Dr. Maly since he started his practice in 1992. Knowing our patients and making them comfortable in this sometimes uncomfortable setting is what you can expect from her. Kathie started her career in 1974. She worked with Dr. Hood for four years before he sold his practice to Dr. Maly. She also worked with an endodontic practice in Arizona early in her career. She is certified to take radiographs and is able to assist the dentist with all disciplines of dentistry.  

Mary Pat


Mary Pat, a registered dental hygenist, joined our practice full time in 2010 after filling in as a substitue hygenist with us for two years. She will greet you with a big smile and she loves working with children. Mary Paty graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1990 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences.


Mary Pat has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygenist for 12 years. In addition to our practice, she works at a dental clinic in Holland on Fridays and is also subcontracted for a nationwide company that does dental exams. x-rays and treatment for our service members in the military. For this, she gets to travel all over Michigan with a company that she enjoys very much.


Mary Pat has been in the South Haven area for 24 years where her and her husband have enjoyed raising their 3 children. For relaxation they enjoy going to the beach with their children and three grandchildren.



Annette is our Office Manager and Insurance Biller. She joined our practice in January of 2012. Annette truly enjoys meeting our new patients and making them feel comfortable and seeing familiar faces each day. She is the person to call with any questions you have about your appointments or your account. Annette comes to us with over 30 years of experience in customer service and office management. As an Aquatic Fitness instructor of four years, she has a deep passion for teaching wellness through exercise in the water and continues her certifications in the field. Annette enjoys working in the dental field and attends workshops and International Mid Winter Dental Conference annually to stay up to date on the current standards of patient care and ADA regulations.


Annette has lived in the area for 18 years with her husband Greg. She enjoys Lake Michigan, bike riding, traveling the Michigan coastline and spending time with their children and four grandchildren.


Dr. Norman Maly


Originally from Illinois, Dr. Maly grew up in Western Springs and attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate before going on to Loyola University Dental School, where he graduated in 1991. He moved to South Haven in 1992 where he worked with Dr. Curtis Hood and took over his practice in 1993. Dr. Maly built a new Unthank Design Group Dental Office in 2003. http://www.unthank.com/ Dr. Maly loves dentistry and treating patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, the Kalamazoo Valley Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the Chicago Dental Society.


Susan Blough, Receptionist


Susan is our part time office receptionist.  She enjoys the duties of preparing charts, confirming insurances, and scheduling appointments.  New to our staff in August 2015, she looks forward to getting acquainted with the patients and meeting their needs.


A native of Detroit, Susan attended Central Michigan University, where she both met her husband and graduated with a degree in Special Education.  Susan has devoted 24 years to her children and home education.  These years were full and active with involvement in community sports, scouts, and music programs.  She gave leadership for many years to the local home school community co-operative, planning events and field trips, and teaching weekly classes.  


Susan and her husband continue to reside outside of South Haven, where they enjoy a peaceful but still very busy life;  keeping in touch with their 5 grown-up children and active involvement with their church family.  She enjoys biking, swimming, and travelling with her husband.



Karen Nakken


Karen joined our team in 2018 and works 2 days a week.  You will appreciate her kind, caring and bubbly personality.


She is a registered dental hygienist that received her license from Kalamazoo Valley College. Karen’s first dental job was assisting in an Endodontics office in Portage, MI while in a High School Co-Op program.  After receiving her degree she worked in a Periodontics office for 2 years.  Since then Karen has worked many years in general dentistry.  

Karen and her husband have owned a cottage in South Haven for 10 years but in 2018 left their hometown of Schoolcraft to live here permanently. They have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with.  


When Karen is not working you can likely find her and her husband watching any Michigan State games!



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