Meet the Doctor 

Gregg S. Resnick, DDS  

With almost 30 years experience, Dr. Resnick has become an expert at dentistry. He is especially proud of the cosmetic and orthodontic work he has done. After growing up in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, near Detroit, he attended the University of Michigan, first as an undergraduate, and then at the School of Dentistry. He earned the title Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1984. He went on to practice in Pinconning, then Ann Arbor, with a volunteer experience in Israel in between. He has been practicing in Alpena since 1988. He has been a continuous student, studying at the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and taking many courses every year.

In his free time Dr. Resnick likes reading, hunting, travel, and staying fit. He is an avid cyclist, runner, and skier. He has completed 2 half marathons, and 4 DALMAC bike rides from Lansing to Mackinaw City. He has two children: Jessica, who is in college, and David, who is at Alpena High School. They enjoy weekly sailboat races together on Thunder Bay every summer. 


  • Alpena Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, 1984
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Northeast District Dental Association (past president)
    Academy of General Dentistry
  • Francis B. Vedder Society for Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics (past president)

Michelle Sylvester

Dental Hygienist
I began my dental hygiene career at Dr. Resnick’s office in 1999 after graduating from Ferris State University. In 2005, I left his practice and moved to Anchorage, Alaska with my husband while he pursued an education in the culinary arts. While in Anchorage I continued practicing hygiene for two years until moving back home to beautiful northern Michigan. Fortunately, Dr. Resnick was gracious enough to hire me back part-time. Working for Dr. Resnick over the years has been a blessing. The amazing staff and wonderful patients make every day a joy to come to work.

My husband and I have two children, Charlie and Lyla. In our free time we enjoy cooking, reading, swimming, fishing, camping, traveling, sports, and the great outdoors any way we can. My husband and I also own the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Ossineke.

Diane Dziesinski
Registered Dental Assistant
I have worked in the dental field for most of the past 40 years. The last 25 years I have worked chairside with Dr. Resnick. I am a member of the Dental Assisting National Board and hold a Certified Dental Assistant standing, along with a Registered Dental Assistant license. I received my formal dental education at Washtenaw Community College.

In addition to working full time in the dental field, I own and manage eight apartment rental units. I have three grown children and five grandchildren. Secondary to spending time with them, I enjoy baking, reading, walking and biking. Much of my spare time is dedicated to fitness in the form of kickboxing, zumba, and weight training. I dislike cold weather, liver, beets, and cats!! (Just kidding)

Melissa Dever

Dental Hygienist
I am a dental hygienist at Dr. Resnick’s office. I have been fortunate enough to be part of this great practice since spring of 2005. Time flies when you’re having fun!

I am also a mom and a wife! I have three great guys in my life; two sons, Ashton and Ty, and a fantastic husband named Delos. We enjoy Alpena’s great northern beauty and all it’s super seasons. Fishing, biking and camping are just a few of the many fun things I enjoy with my family. At the office I am always pleased to be able to share my dental knowledge to care for patients, and help them achieve optimal oral health. I hope some day to be a part of your dental routine!

Sally Kapala

Insurance Coordinator
My name is Sally, and I have been with Dr. Resnick’s office for almost 20 years. I am the dental insurance biller, responsible for collecting all the information necessary to prepare insurance claims, and post the insurance payments. The practice has wonderful patients, I have awesome co-workers (and boss), and I enjoy coming to work every day.

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy spending time with my family, walks with my husband and dog, warm weather destination vacations, boating, fishing, NASCAR, and football. I especially like shopping with my daughter and granddaughter.


Kimberly Pieczinski

I have been with Dr. Resnick's team for almost 2 years now!  I am a receptionist and I answer phones, help patients schedule appointments, and collect payments.  I truly enjoy helping people and look forward to coming to work every single day because we have such wonderful patients in our practice.  

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my wonderful boyfriend Josh, my dog Snickers, my cat Maya, and my awesome parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews!  I also enjoy shopping and watching movies.  My favorite holiday is Christmas!!  In the summer, I play softball on a team and like soaking up the sun.  I don't like winter at all, so I mostly stay cuddled in a blanket watching movies.


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My mother is in a nursing home in Harrisville Michigan. She dropped her dentures and broke a tooth. The entire staff was in her room trying to find the broken tooth, but it must have fallen into the heat register or something. Anyway it never turned up. My brother, Rick, went to visit and called to tell me about it. "We have to do something," he told me. "I can't stand to see mom looking like this." He was planning to take a few days off and take me up north to see about getting her to the dentist to get her plate fixed. I went online and called several dentists in the area. They could not help me with the problem. Then I found Dr. Gregg Resnick DDS in Alpena. He said he could fix them and have them ready by the next day. I had our friends, Shirley and Tom Harmon, pick up the plate and take it to his office. The doctor called me (I live over 200 miles from where my mom is). Dr. Resnick was concerned that he might not be able to grind the tooth properly and that my mom wouldn't be able to chew properly. You see he was under the impression she had a full set of dentures and didn't realize that she had some lower teeth. He told me that although the tooth was broken mom would not have a problem chewing with it that way. "But, we do have a problem," I told him. "My brother can't stand to look at her with that broken tooth." He sighed and said, "Let's do it then." I could have hugged him through the phone. I promised him that if mom had a problem chewing that I would bring her handicap van and get her to his office the next day. Well, mom got her plate today. She ate dinner and said that she could chew just fine. I have Dr. Resnick to thank for this. He did me a favor and it worked out just fine. I wish there were more dentists like him. He and his staff gave me 5 star service.

Sandra C.

My name is Brad Boehm. I am a local physician in Alpena, Michigan. I had an erosion problem with my teeth that made them appear yellow and deformed. I went to see a cosmetic dentist in Atlanta, Georgia. The repair work to my teeth including veneers was over $70,000. I came home very depressed. While at a routine cleaning I discussed this with Dr. Gregg Resnick, my new dentist. He formulated a treatment plan that was identical to the plan from Georgia at less than one-third the cost. I am sure the cost in Georgia included partial rent payment for the mansion the clinic was located in.

I chose to have my teeth fixed by Dr Resnick and I truly could not be happier! During the treatment process minor adjustments were made. This required a quick end of the day visit to see Dr. Resnick instead of a day or two wasted flying to Atlanta. My family and friends comment all the time about my teeth and how I smile so much more. I would recommend Dr. Resnick to anyone who wishes to improve their smile.

Dr. Boehm

I first met Dr. Resnick 20 years ago when referred by a friend for emergency care. Now Nancy and I are thankful he has been our dentist ever since. We think of our appointments as going to an office where we will be treated as friends, not only by him, but also by the staff.

Dr. Resnick is always calm, patient, encouraging and knowledgeable in dental care. His staff reflects his demeanor. Furthermore, he is an interesting guy.

He is always interested in patients as individuals outside of the office. I remember telling him of impending surgery and later he called me at home to encourage and wish me well.

We recommend him to all our friends.

Robert and Nancy Sloan

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