Dentist in Saginaw, MI
All our professionals at Mertz Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Andrea Mertz graduated from Farmington High School in 1982. She attended Michigan State University for one year and transferred to the University of Michigan-Dearborn Campus to complete her undergraduate studies in psychology. She worked throughout her undergraduate studies as a dental assistant. Dr. Mertz graduated in 1990 from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in the top quarter of her class. Upon graduation, she was selected into a general practice residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic (1990-1991). Dr. Mertz stayed on staff at the UIHC, completing a fellowship program in July of 1992. Dr. Andrea Mertz joined her father-in-law, Dr. Donald Mertz, as an associate for the following five years. She then began purchase of the practice while Dr. Donald Mertz eased into retirement.
Dr. Andrea Mertz is one of a select group of dentists nationwide to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.). To reach this achievement, Dr. Mertz completed an extensive written exam and a minimum of 500 hours of continuing dental education. In order to maintain membership in the FAGD, Dr. Mertz must complete additional credit hours beyond what is required for dentists. Dr. Mertz is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Saginaw Valley District and Saginaw County Dental Society.
Dr. Andrea Mertz enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and the rest of her family at their cottage up north. In addition, she loves to watch her three girls play collegiate and high school sports. Dr. Mertz continues to enjoy volunteering at her daughter’s school, reading, cooking, skiing, and walking her dog. She is an active member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and a member of a small group Bible Study.
Dr. James Mertz was raised in Frankenmuth, Michigan. He attended Albion College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry from 1986 to 1990, graduating in the top five of his class. He was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon academic honorary fraternity because of high academic achievement. Dr. Mertz continued his education at the University of Iowa where he received his master’s degree in prosthodontics from 1990-1992.
Dr. Mertz opened his practice in Saginaw in July of 1992. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and is a licensed specialist in Prosthodontics. Dr. Mertz is also a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Saginaw Valley District Dental Society, and the Saginaw County Dental Society. Dr. Mertz was secretary of the Saginaw County Dental Society for 10 years.
Dr. James and Andrea Mertz have been married since 1989. They have three daughters. He is an active member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and a small group Bible Study. Dr. Mertz enjoys reading, sports, hunting, and spending time with family on Lake Huron.
Rachel – Dental Assistant for Dr. James Mertz
Rachel graduated from Valley Lutheran High School. Rachel began her dental assisting career in a local periodontal office in Saginaw where she worked for five years. Rachel joined the practice of Dr. James Mertz in 2001.
Rachel enjoys cooking, working in her yard and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Lynn – Office Manager
Lynn graduated from Eisenhower High School and Michigan State University (1998) with a Bachelors in Advertising. Lynn worked as an office manager for 22 years for Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home. Lynn joined Mertz Dentistry in October of 2016. Lynn enjoys reading and camping with her husband, family, and friends.
Marcy – Dental Receptionist
Marcy graduated from Carrollton High School. She previously worked in the retail industry for 14 years. Marcy joined our team in October of 2015. She enjoys biking, going up north and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Beth – Dental Receptionist
Beth graduated high school from Huron High School in Anarbor. She comes with 30 years of experience in the dental field. Beth came out of retirement to join our office on a part-time basis. She enjoys sewing, camping, fishing and spending time with her husband, children and grand-children
Lisa P. – Dental Assistant/Receptionist for Dr. Andrea Mertz
Lisa graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Lisa attended Delta College and Martin Luther College in MN. Lisa is able to handle both the front desk and dental assisting duties. She is a talented musician, playing the piano and oboe, along with being a devoted mother.
Lisa enjoys running and competing in races, working in the yard, and spending time with her daughter and family.
Lisa V. – Dental Hygienist
Lisa graduated from Bay City Central High School. She completed her dental hygiene degree at Delta College in 2002. Lisa began the first seven years of her career with a dentist in the Frankenmuth area. She joined Mertz Dentistry in 2009.
Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors and camping with her husband, Marc, her two daughters and her dog.
Kristie – Dental Hygienist
Kristie is a graduate of Freeland High School. She graduated from Delta College in 2005 with a degree in dental hygiene. Kristie spent the first six years of her career working at a local dental office. Kristie joined Dr. Mertz’s practice in 2011.
Kristie enjoys going to sporting events and participating in outdoor activities with her husband, Erik, her two boys, family and friends.