Donaldson, Guenther and Yilmaz DDS

ABOUT

Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz Aesthetic, Implant and Comprehensive Ann Arbor is a world-class restorative, renewal, and preventative dentistry practice. We employ an artistic and compassionate approach to maximize your outward appearance, inward health, and overall confidence.

Quality is at our core. Our pricing enables us to use only the finest materials. We take the time to do the job correctly because we know details matter and excellence does not happen quickly or by accident.

We pride ourselves in clearly communicating your procedures and choices with no-pressure consultations and transparent payment options. And with meticulous attention to detail, we can help make your smile a natural extension of your personality.

Our Philosophy

Compassion

Dentistry needn’t be a source of fear. Your comfort, safety, and trust are our top priorities.

Creativity

Our mastery of the science of dentistry means we combine our expertise with creative vision to give you a stunning, natural-looking smile. Artful Renewal.

Quality

Meticulous attention to detail and a world-class patient experience combine for unparalleled quality.  Remarkable Results.

SEE HOW WE GIVE BACK
Zerrin Yilmaz, DDS

Zerrin Yilmaz, DDS

Dr. Zerrin Yilmaz, DDS joined Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz in 2012. A proud Ann Arbor native, she earned both an undergraduate degree in biology and her DDS at the University of Michigan. Always striving for personal and professional growth, she completed intensive training at the University of Detroit-Mercy and St. John Providence Hospital, as well as ongoing in-house training with her mentors – Dr. Guenther and Dr. Donaldson.

Keeping up with the very latest dental science, she has a deep passion for the full range procedures – from smile makeovers, gum grafting, and bridges to extractions, crowns, and root canals. She sees herself as a patient advocate, making sure each patient has all the information they need to make informed decisions.

Kirk Donaldson, DDS, MS

Kirk Donaldson, DDS, MS

Dr. Kirk Donaldson, DDS, MS attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, DDS, and graduate degree in dental prosthodontics. From there, he’s built a career of continuous education. His passion for prosthodontics propelled his expertise in dental porcelain and cosmetic dentistry. He is also highly trained and experienced in implant surgery, bone and tissue grafting, root canal treatment, and oral sedation dentistry.

He received high academic and clinical honors from dental school and has served on the board for a large dental continuing education society. Through next-level dentistry, he is dedicated to empowering and enhancing lives, and making it possible for people to make their hopes a reality.

Dr. Steven Quell, DDS

Dr. Steven Quell, DDS

Welcome Dr. Steven Quell!

Dr. Steven Quell, DDS is a Michigan native who attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies.  He then went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he excelled both academically and clinically in treating complex cases.  His dedication to providing the highest level of care is fueled by numerous advanced training programs and seminars, in addition to continuous mentoring from Dr. Yilmaz and Dr. Donaldson.

Dr Quell enjoys all aspects of clinical dentistry, with patients having wonderful experiences and results under his care.  His calm demeanor and empathetic personality puts patients at ease as he delivers the highest quality care in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  He looks forward to meeting you!

Kristin Guenther, DDS

Kristin Guenther, DDS

It is with sadness and excitement that I am announcing my retirement from practicing dentistry.  I will deeply miss seeing all of you and catching up on what is going on in your lives.  Many of our connections go back more than 40 years!  I always felt priviledged to work with and be trusted by such a talented and interesting group of people.  It was a great career filled with great people like you and our team, a team my husband and I developed over 25 years as D&G.  Our greatest joy has been to bring others to a better place in their lives. Health, confidence, beauty and overcoming life’s hurdles were our mission.  Thank you with all my heart!

You are in good hands with the team at DGY! As a means of ensuring continuity of care, I will keep sharing my knowledge with the practice as questions arise concerning my patients and areas of expertise.

With sincere appreciation again, I send you a virtual hug.  

Kristin Guenther, DDS

Kristen
Dental Hygienist

Kristen graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in science. As an advocate for preventative care and enjoys learning and practicing the latest in dental hygiene technique, she loves getting to know her patients and makes sure she accommodates each individual. Kristen is passionate about her job, and is energized by helping people find their true, healthy smile.

In her free time, Kristen loves to cook and spends time with her family. She has six siblings and loves being an aunt. She lives on a lake in Hartland where she loves being on the water and spending time outdoors.

Jessi
Dental Assistant, RDA

Jessi brings her precision, efficiency, and positivity to assist chair-side and specializes in designing our computer-generated ceramic restorations. She consistently delivers superior quality of experience for our patients and her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude boosts the fun-factor for our team. She is a talented, multi-faceted addition to the Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz team.

Jessi’s daughter Estelle keeps her running, which is fortunately one of her favorite pastimes - sometimes even racing. She also enjoys working out at Planet Rock. She’s very active in her church, and has been involved in many mission trips to Guatemala.

Shannon
Dental Assistant, RDA

Shannon is described by her coworkers as the office “mother.” Full of energy, she is warm, welcoming, and always concerned with the welfare of her patients and fellow staff. She helps Dr. Donaldson with many of his complex cases and has an excellent eye for color and shape. She is active in producing our E4D CAD/CAM ceramic restorations. Many of you may know her from the annual Chelsea Fair where she has sung the National Anthem for the last 15 years. She is married to Rich and has two children, Madison and Reagan.

Ann
Practice Administrator

Ann has been with Donaldson Guenther since 1992, and in that time has watched it grow into something extremely special. A true expert in billing, Ann has many patients call seeking her expertise on annual planning, flex spending, and other benefits. She helps people with personal scheduling and financial arrangements so they can receive the dentistry they desire. She values building relationships with patients and will go the extra mile to make a patient’s experience memorable.

Wife to Jaymie, and mother to six sons, Jacob, Jeremy, Ben, Anthony, Nick, and Tristan, along with being grandma to four beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time, Ann enjoys cycling, she has completed four 300-mile Make-a-Wish Rides from Traverse City to Brooklyn, swimming (learning to swim just 4 years ago), motorcycle riding with friends and best of all traveling with her husband. Dear to her heart is spending time being "gma" to her grandchildren.

Danielle
Appointment Coordinator

Danielle entire life has centered around helping people. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but followed her heart to the medical field, where she’s served for two decades. Working at DGY connects with her passion, allowing her to witness life-changing transformations every day.

Danielle is mother to Daniel (the center of her universe). In her free time she enjoys traveling and outings with her family. She also has a remarkable passion for writing articles and books as well as writing and directing plays, and published her first book in 2015. If all of that weren’t enough, she also serves as a youth leader at her church.

Kristen
Dental Hygienist

Kristen graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in science. As an advocate for preventative care and enjoys learning and practicing the latest in dental hygiene technique, she loves getting to know her patients and makes sure she accommodates each individual. Kristen is passionate about her job, and is energized by helping people find their true, healthy smile.

In her free time, Kristen loves to cook and spends time with her family. She has six siblings and loves being an aunt. She lives on a lake in Hartland where she loves being on the water and spending time outdoors.

Jessi
Dental Assistant, RDA

Jessi brings her precision, efficiency, and positivity to assist chair-side and specializes in designing our computer-generated ceramic restorations. She consistently delivers superior quality of experience for our patients and her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude boosts the fun-factor for our team. She is a talented, multi-faceted addition to the Donaldson, Guenther + Yilmaz team.

Jessi’s daughter Estelle keeps her running, which is fortunately one of her favorite pastimes - sometimes even racing. She also enjoys working out at Planet Rock. She’s very active in her church, and has been involved in many mission trips to Guatemala.

Shannon
Dental Assistant, RDA

Shannon is described by her coworkers as the office “mother.” Full of energy, she is warm, welcoming, and always concerned with the welfare of her patients and fellow staff. She helps Dr. Donaldson with many of his complex cases and has an excellent eye for color and shape. She is active in producing our E4D CAD/CAM ceramic restorations. Many of you may know her from the annual Chelsea Fair where she has sung the National Anthem for the last 15 years. She is married to Rich and has two children, Madison and Reagan.

Ann
Practice Administrator

Ann has been with Donaldson Guenther since 1992, and in that time has watched it grow into something extremely special. A true expert in billing, Ann has many patients call seeking her expertise on annual planning, flex spending, and other benefits. She helps people with personal scheduling and financial arrangements so they can receive the dentistry they desire. She values building relationships with patients and will go the extra mile to make a patient’s experience memorable.

Wife to Jaymie, and mother to six sons, Jacob, Jeremy, Ben, Anthony, Nick, and Tristan, along with being grandma to four beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time, Ann enjoys cycling, she has completed four 300-mile Make-a-Wish Rides from Traverse City to Brooklyn, swimming (learning to swim just 4 years ago), motorcycle riding with friends and best of all traveling with her husband. Dear to her heart is spending time being "gma" to her grandchildren.

Danielle
Appointment Coordinator

Danielle entire life has centered around helping people. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but followed her heart to the medical field, where she’s served for two decades. Working at DGY connects with her passion, allowing her to witness life-changing transformations every day.

Danielle is mother to Daniel (the center of her universe). In her free time she enjoys traveling and outings with her family. She also has a remarkable passion for writing articles and books as well as writing and directing plays, and published her first book in 2015. If all of that weren’t enough, she also serves as a youth leader at her church.