Meet Our Dental Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Fawaz M. Ahmed, DDS
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, he later went on to travel the country taking advanced continuing dental education courses from some of the most prominent minds in dentistry today. That expertise infuses his practice and offers his patients the best in dental care.
Dr. Ahmed enjoys gardening, tennis, basketball and golf and shares a passion for health services with his wife, who received her Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy from Wayne State University in May 2011.
Sharon Rudey Registered Dental Hygienist
With over 34 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist, Sharon has been a part of Gentle Touch Family Dental Care for the past 15 years.
She considers it a pleasure getting to know all of her wonderful patients and helping with their dental care. Outside of work she has been married to her husband Tim for 33 years, has two adult daughters, Rebecca and Amanda and one granddaughter, Camryn. In her spare time, she enjoys attending sporting events, cooking and gardening.
Raised in Franklin and a university graduate in Science and Business with a BA. Lori believes the most gratifying part of her work is helping patients have confidence in Gentle Touch Family Dental Care and to have a comfortable and pleasant experience.
Her husband Tim and she share in the joy of a daughter, 2 sons, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Her spare time is spent with family, dogs and her garden which is shared with the grand kids who love to watch it all grow.
With over 30 years of experience, Kelley brings a warm and welcoming touch to Gentle Touch Family Dental Care.
She believes the best part of her job is all the wonderful patients she gets to help each and every day. She is married with two children.
Debbie Konarski Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 15 years; a prevention specialist in both private clinical practices as well as in a dental specialist practice.
Debbie enjoys developing a close personal relationship with her patients and takes a keen interest in their oral hygiene success. She proudly resides in Union Lake with her husband and three young children. Seasonally, she enjoys boating and snowmobiling.
Kim Coppler Registered Dental Hygienist
My passion has always been Dental Hygiene. I have been in the dental field since I graduated in 2008. My passion and enjoyment is building personal relationships with each patient so that i can care for them individually.
As a Healthcare provider I enjoy the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. As the newest member of Gentle Touch with Dr. Ahmed and the team I am so appreciative of the tender care given and genuine thoughtfulness to each and every patient that is treated here. We all agree our patients always come first.
I am married to a wonderful man, Michael. We have been blessed with three wonderful children, my son Tyler is 22, daughter Hunter is 19 and my youngest daughter Amber she is 18. In my spare time I enjoy spending time upnorth, working around the house, yard, and spending time with our 4 family dogs, Annabelle, Aly, Scarlett and Tinkerbell.