James R. Donley, DDS
Dr. Donley was born and grew up in Muskegon, Michigan. He moved to Detroit for seven years to continue his education and go into the healthcare field. After graduating from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, he attended a number of seminars on preventive dentistry. During that time, he acquired the philosophy that the professional person has no right to be anything other than a continuous student, and the true professional works in a manner as if to put himself out of business.
His passion to help people be healthier has led to him utilizing advanced treatment for periodontal disease and acquiring the needed education for treating snoring and sleep apneaa. This passion to help people be healthier, live longer and have a higher quality of life has also led Dr. Donley to become a member of Partners in Complete Health, being appointed to the Muskegon County Public Health Advisory Board and becoming a member of the 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County group. Becoming board certified in dental sleep medicine is part of his passion.
His hobbies include:
- Studying to improve his ability to help people be healthier
Dr. Donley feels that education of the public and his patients is essential for a healthier population. Among these endeavors was the Doctor Dial telephone recorded message program for dental health early in his career. A little later, he ran a dental information column in the Muskegon Chronicle for several years. He had one of the earliest dental websites if not the first in Muskegon County for education purposes. Within the office, he has always used audio-video programs for patient education. He speaks to groups on some phase of dentistry whenever the opportunity arises. For some time, he has participated in the monthly health screening at Sam’s Club in Muskegon.
Meet Our Team
Our dentist and team genuinely love working with our patients at Lumbertown Dental Wellness. When you come to our dental office in Muskegon, Michigan, you will see how much Dr. James R. Donley cares about helping you to live a healthier, more enjoyable life. With our beneficial services, years of experience and friendliness, you are sure to have a great experience with our team. If you have any questions about the services we can offer you or how we can improve your oral health, please call our office at 231-720-0006.
As the wife of Dr. Donley, I have been part of the team here since day one. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. While Dr. Donley was going to dental school, I taught in inner-city Detroit. I have also taught at Whitehall and still work as a tutor.
Together, Dr. Donley and I have three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. In my free time, I enjoy reading and playing word games. I also scrapbook on a regular basis with a group of friends and my daughter.
I like helping team members when they need an extra hand, as well as helping guests who come for treatment. I jump in where I am needed. I clean rooms and take care of instruments, as well as help at the front desk when needed. As a people person, I enjoy making new and returning patients feel welcome, relaxed and like part of our family.
Cindy — Team Leader
For over 15 years, I have been part of the team at Lumbertown Dental Wellness. I graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I also attended Muskegon Community College and received a certificate in massage therapy.
I am married with two married daughters and one grandchild with another on the way. In my free time, you can find me kayaking, camping, scrapbooking, reading or making bows.
I work behind the scenes to help patients get healthier. While at the office, I facilitate communication, pay bills and track our daily progress. When necessary, I look for new team members to join our dental family.
Pam — Dental Assistant
I have been with the office for over 27 years. I love being able to connect with the patients to improve their health and comfort level when visiting the dentist. We believe in caring for the person and not just their mouth, and it shows.
I am married with four kids and eight grandkids. My hobbies include woodworking and quilting.
Rachel — Dental Assistant
I joined the team here in 2018. Prior to joining the team, I went to Ross Medical Education Center, where I received my dental assistant certificate in 2014. I am X-ray certified.
I am married and have a son, a stepson and a stepdaughter. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and fishing.
Everyone makes you feel like family here. The doctor genuinely cares about his patients, and his work is amazing. I enjoy streamlining processes so patients can be comfortable and get the care they need without a long wait time.
Lisa – Front Desk Assistant
Lisa graduated from Baker College of Muskegon with honors, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She joined our practice in 2019 and loves how family oriented and compassionate our team is. Lisa has over 14 years of dental and medical experience, which allows her to be able to understand and communicate with patients on both a professional and general level. She is a loving, caring, passionate people person! Outside of the office, she is a mother of three children, who are now awesome adults, and she enjoys outdoor adventures, traveling and couponing.