It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves to you as we aim to provide caring and quality dentistry in Gaylord, Michigan. We are a small team, and offer an intimate and personalized experience for every patient’s visit at Otsego Dental Group. Please call our office for more information on the team we have and to schedule your consultation with us.
Dr. Timothy Harbin
Tim was raised in Swartz Creek, Michigan, and spent much of his formative athletic career racing up and down the soccer fields of southern Michigan. He meet the love of his life, Karin, while attending the University of Michigan. They moved to Gaylord to raise their family of four daughters in a growing small community with great access to outdoor activities. The family is passionate about camping, hiking, kayaking and exploring America’s National Parks together, and love to photo document their journey to many of these treasures. Dr. Tim is still passionate about soccer and teaching the young generation the fine art of the sport. He can be found all across this great state refereeing teams playing the game. When you meet Tim, don’t bother asking his favorite colors … maize and blue … a lifelong fan!
Dr. Harbin and Excellence in Dentistry
- Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science from the University of Michigan
- Received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the same prestigious Ann Arbor institution in 1996
- Committed to the art and science of excellent dentistry and enjoys practicing a wide diversity of general dentistry techniques and procedures
- Committed to and enjoys the application and integration of technology to better support health care delivery for his patients
- Served the Gaylord community as a dentist for the past eighteen years
- Member of the MDA, the ADA®, and the Northern Michigan Vacationland Dental Society
Dr. Harbin and Community
- Gaylord Soccer League board member
- Certified soccer referee and assignor, working on the field with coaches and young players to improve performance skills, sportsmanship, and promote the sport he loves
- Active volunteer for Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral School athletic, academic and extracurricular activities
- Gaylord Chamber of Commerce member
- A dedicated lifelong learner
Diane moved to Gaylord with her family in 1995 and quickly fell in love with her new northern home. In 1985 she married her husband Matt, growing their family with the birth of their son Matthew in 1986 and Nichole in 1989.
In August of 2015, their son and daughter-in-law Jennifer blessed them with their first grandchild, Evelyn Grace. In September of 2019 their daughter and son-in-law Curtis blessed them with their second granddaughter, Rachel Olivia.
Diane loves living in northern Michigan with all it has to offer. Snowmobiling in the winter, camping and boating in the summer with family and friends are her off time passions … just asking her about them will put a smile on her face and a story is bound to be told!
Diane is our Practice Administrator and has been a part of the up-north dental community since 1996. She takes pride in helping patients understand the ins and outs of their dental experience and works hard to exceed her patient’s expectations. Diane feels it is important to get to know her patients, to listen to their concerns … and help them achieve what they have told her is important to their dental health.
A strong believer in community service, she has been active in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, taught religious education at St. Mary’s and has always been an active supporter of Gaylord High School sports.
Nichole moved to Northern Michigan at the age of 6. While attending South Maple Elementary School as a first grader, she came home from school and excitedly announced to her parents that when she grows up she’s going to clean people’s teeth. It seems a local dental hygienist had visited her class that day for National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Nichole was sold.
A 2012 graduate of Ferris State University, with an Associates of Applied Science, Nichole achieved her dream. A self-described type A personality, Nichole prides herself on patient education along with care and concern for her patient’s comfort and oral health needs. She is well versed in all areas of dentistry, ranging from restorative needs to periodontal disease.
In her spare time, Nichole enjoys spending time with family and friends; camping and boating in the summer months and snowmobiling in the winter. In May 2017 Nichole married her best friend, Curtis Harden. In September of 2019 Nichole and Curtis welcomed their first child, Rachel Olivia. Together, they share a strong devotion to family, friends and community. You can find them volunteering frequently at local school and community events, usually with other family members in tow.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Christine has been a native of Northern Michigan her entire life. She knew from the time she was in Middle School at Mancelona that she wanted to be in the dental profession. Influenced by her family dentist and orthodontist, she pursued and accomplished that dream.
Christine joined the United States Army right of High School in 1988 and earned her Registered Dental Hygienist degree. She spent 8 years’ in the Military with 4 years’ active duty and 4 years’ reserve status, serving her country in this capacity. That passion and love to serve others is still apparent to this day.
A graduated of Ferris State University and always one to grow her knowledge, she returned to the University of Michigan to compete her certification for Nitrous Oxide and Local Anesthesia.
Christine resides in Bellaire with her husband and three grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys, cooking, physical fitness, reading and gardening. Her family has a winter home in Bonita Springs and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family there. Her true gift is educating patients and making those around her feel loved and supported.
Susan started her dental career in 1984. She has worked in General Dentistry, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Susan enjoys helping her patients improve their dental health, transforming their smile into something extraordinary. “As a dental assistant, I see my mission is to help each patient, even the most fearful, feel relaxed and comfortable. I love what I do and know my positive attitude may be just what a certain patient needs at any moment.”
Outside the office, Susan and her husband Chris enjoy riding their Harleys along the many scenic up north highways. In addition, our resident “groupie” can be found enjoying live music at concert venues and music festivals around the U.S. with her music loving friends.
Susan enjoys spending time with her son Steven and recently welcomed 2 new members to their family, kittens, Jagger and Lita.
Sheryl grew up in Walled Lake Michigan and moved to northern Michigan in 1987, Sheryl fell in love with the dental field at her general dentist office. Her enthusiasm for dental was apparent and upon her high school graduation that same dentist hired her, giving her first taste of the dental world. To date, Sheryl has now worked in the dental field for over 2 decades, both in orthodontics and general dentistry. She truly enjoys interacting with her patients, helping them achieve and maintain their oral health goals.
When not riding motorcycles with her husband Jaime, she can be found knitting, beautifying her yard or kayaking year round.
A mother to two children, Alex, a Chief in the U.S. Navy and a daughter Miranda, a manager at Maurice’s. Alex and his wife Kate have blessed Sheryl and Jamie with a grandson Wade, 1 ½ years and Easton who is on the way. Miranda has 2 dogs to keep her busy, Duke and Nova