Dental Staff

Dentist in Battle Creek, MI

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our team's background, training, professional credentials and work experience.

Brian Maduri, DDS

I attended Michigan State University where I recieved a degree from Lymann Briggs and the College of Natural Science in 1994.  Dental school was accomplished at University of Detroit-Mercy, graduating with my D.D.S. in 1998.  I hit the jackpot when I met my bride of 18 years and married her in 1997.  We joined the public health service and they moved us to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Here we worked for the Indian Health Services and helped to improve the dental health of the interior Alaskan Natives in the Tannana Chiefs Conference.  We spent two years there when Kim said she was headed home to Michigan and she would meet me back there!  Our oldest son was born in North Pole, Alaska.  We spent one year as an associate dentist in Manistee, MI and then moved to Battle Creek to take over for a  retiring dentist.  It was by this relationship that I met my mentor and best friend Dr. Puchalski.  We practiced side by side for 11 years until his retirement and I am blessed to attempt to carry on his legacy.  In addition to working in this office I have had the pleasure and blessing of being able to be a small part of team Grace Health downtown helping to serve the community dental needs.  Several times a year I can be found in Detroit working with Golden Dental as a clinical mentor for their extraction and grafting classes that are put on to educate the greater dental community and to serve patients needs in Detroit.  Lastly, I have a small role as an adjunctive clinical advisor for interns from the University of Michigan Dental School when they are providing care at Grace Health.

Kim and I have six children, Jackson, Samantha, Sophia, Dean, Isabelle and Malia. Yes! We are done!  We spend most of our free time either sitting in bleachers cheering our kids on in their sporting events or school concerts.  We enjoy traveling with our kids and experiencing the many treasures of the United States.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family!


Kristen Gable, DMD


Dr. Kristen was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she received her bachelors of science degree in Zoology and Biomedical Sciences. Kristen graduated from Midwestern University in Chicago, IL where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Southwest Michigan District Dental Society. Dr. Kristen looks forward to taking care of you and your dental needs at your next appointment!

Kristen and her husband, James, have a beautiful, spunky 15 month old daughter named Lily. In their free time, they love to travel and watch college football - Boomer Sooner!


Sue Dorr-Johnson RDH

I have worked with Brian from the very beginning.  He calls me "The Survivor" although I'm still waiting for my million dollars!  I received my degree from KCC.  What I love most about my job are the patients.  There is always constatnt laughter in the office.  I am married and have two children.  When not at work I spend most of my time running them to their sporting events and school activities.


Carley Kares RDH

I'm Carley Kares, a Registered Hygienist with Dr. Maduri since the summer of 2008. I truly enjoy my job and getting to know my patients. I am a Battle Creek native and Kellogg Community College graduate. I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband and amazing daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, practicing yoga, gardening and DIY projects around the house.


Laney Draper RDH

I received my education from Kellogg Community College and I have been practicing dental hygiene for two years now.   I have been fortunate enough to work for Dr. Maduri for a year and a half. Working in the dental field has always been a passion of mine. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing patients everyday.

I grew up in Union City and recently moved to the Battle Creek area and adopted a four-legged family member. Stella is a boxer/border collie mix. When I'm not at the office I love to spend time with loved ones, family, friends and of course, pets. I love sports and anything to do with the Detroit Tigers and the University of Michigan. I also enjoy reading and being active outside whenever possible (even in the cold winter)!

Go Blue! (Disclaimer...We at Maduri Family Dental do not condone the feeding of wolverines...Go Green!)




Jess Southerland RDH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Jess joined the Maduri Team in 2018. She graduated from Kellogg Community College in 2009 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She later went on to obtain a Bachelor’s of Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University 2013

Jess loves to spend time camping and enjoying outdoor life with her husband and two children.                                                                           





Melissa Youmans (Front office)

I am a Texas native!  I have been working in the dental field for 13 years and have been cross-trained as a dental assistant and a patient care coordinator.  Twelve years have been spent as a dental assistant for Brian and the last year has been mostly patient care coordination as my knowledge has expanded to better serve our patients.  


Stacey Brown (Front office)

I have worked at Maduri Family Dental since April of 2003.  I originally came to help part time but won the hearts of our office and have been here full time since then.  I function as the "It" department.  I do what ever it is that is needed!  Mostly I work with insurance companies, coordinate patient care and am an all around funny gal.  I am super witty, love my family and hate vegetables.  (Disclaimer...we at Maduri Family Dental do not condone the hating of vegetables...we encourage the liking of them.)


Ashley Wright DA

I started my dental assistant training in 2012/2013 during my senior year of High school.  After doing my internship here at this office I was asked to start working full time.  I have been here for almost two years and plan to start training for my certified dental assistant and registered dental assistant certifications which will greatly expand my ability to provide care here at our office.


Amanda Johnson

My name is Amanda, I work for Dr. Maduri picking up and cleaning around the office to make it look and feel the best it can.I enjoy working with the wonderful ladies at Maduri Family Dental. When I'm not at work I like to bake cookies and cake, play my favorite game, UNO and I also love going to church. Spring is my favorite season because I love to plant flowers and go on walks. I also love that I get to spend almost every Saturday with my family.