Meet Our Team

Our friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable and experienced team strives to make each one of our patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. We are committed to improving your dental experience! Please call Dentistry by the Bay today at (231) 347-7471 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Johnna Driscoll and Dr. Mark Mercer, and learn more about dental care in Petoskey, Michigan.

Front Office Team


Insurance Specialist

Taylor has been a part of this amazing team at Dentistry by the Bay since 2012. She is one of the three lovely ladies you will see when you come into the office. She specializes in insurance, scheduling and financial arrangements. She continues to learn how to help the practice and patients by attending dental seminars.

Taylor was born and raised in Petoskey, this beautiful place she gets to call home. She has a son, Rocky, who is the world to her and keeps her busy playing outside and reading books. When she has spare time, she likes to spend it with her family, go camping and enjoy being outdoors!


Hygiene Coordinator

Brenda joined Dentistry by the Bay in 2019. She enjoys being part of and working with an awesome team! In her free time, she enjoys camping, snowmobiling and buggy riding.

Hygiene Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

Beth graduated from the University of Louisville in 1994 and joined our team in July 2020. She motivates our patients and helps them achieve healthy smiles they love. She enjoys that the whole team strives to show compassion to every patient and help them feel special.

Beth and her husband, Scott, have two dogs, Ivy and Koda. When she is not working, she enjoys boating, snowshoeing and ice fishing.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Cheryl has been a part of our team since 2007. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977. She also received a radiology award and participated in an honor sorority. Her favorite part of Dentistry by the Bay is our patients! Cheryl brightens our office with flowers, changing lightbulbs and cultivating relationships with both our team and patients.

Cheryl has been married since 1971 to her husband, Billy. She has one son and two grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, boating and fishing.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Vickie joined our team in April 2017. In May 1992, she received her associate degree in applied science and dental hygiene. She works to educate and motivate our patients to help them know and do better with their oral health. It takes a team to deliver quality dental health!

Vickie has a loving husband, daughter and son. She enjoys boating on the Great Lakes in her spare time.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelley graduated from Lansing Community College with a degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene in 1996. She believes that dental health is important to the overall health of a person and works to help people understand the health of their mouth and find solution’s that work for them. She has a great appreciation for the team of dental professionals that work together to help each other do our best work at Dentistry by the Bay.

In her spare time(HAHA) she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, going hiking, traveling, learning new things, trying new things and looking forward to what amazing things life has in store.

Clinical Team


Dental Assistant

Bethany joined Dentistry by the Bay in June 2016. She is certified in taking dental X-rays, and she likes to help our patients deal with their dental fears because she knows what it is like to be scared at the dentist’s office.

Bethany has two sons and two dogs, and she enjoys camping, boating and four-wheeling in her spare time.


Dental Assistant

Amanda was blessed to join this amazing team in 2017. She truly enjoys getting to know all the patients on a personal level. When patients come to the office, her top goal is to make them feel welcome and cared for.

Amanda is married to her amazing husband, Shawn, and they have two dogs. As a Michigan native, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors and takes advantage of each season. Boating, kayaking, snowmobiling and four-wheeling are just a few things she likes to do in her free time.

Clinic Administrator


Clinical Administrator, Registered & Certified Dental Assistant

Kacey feels blessed to have joined Dentistry by the Bay in 2007 when she moved here to Petoskey. Her role here has evolved over the years, taking her out of her comfort zone of assisting and putting her in management, marketing, social media and other administrative duties.

Kacey is able to utilize her business degree from Baker College with these expanded office duties. She continues to expand her knowledge with continuing education courses in all aspects of the dental field.

Kacey loves every aspect of what she does: where she works, the team she works with and all of the amazing patients that we have here! She enjoys being a part of this practice and growing with it. She has always taken a liking to the dental world and enjoys learning all she can. When we started offering skin care, she could not wait to expand her knowledge and start learning. Here at Dentistry by the Bay, she feels we are always held to our highest potential and pushed to be the best we can be for the patients. She wants to make every aspect of each patient’s visit memorable in a great way for them. She wants patients to want to talk and refer their friends and family to us because of the excellent care they received from the minute they walked through our door to the very end of their appointment.

Kacey has taken many different continuing education courses, some of which include orthodontics, temporomandibular dysfunction, sleep apnea care, OSHA, appliance therapy, TRIOS scanning and social media.

Kacey has an amazing and talented husband. They have an adorable, smart and hilarious daughter who was born on Christmas Day. She is a proud aunt to a handsome nephew and adorable niece. She enjoys Jeeping all over Michigan with her family and friends!