Dr. John Artemenko, D.D.S
Dr. Artemenko has practiced in Sterling Heights (14 Mile & Ryan Rd area) for over 30 years. He graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1979. Selected with four other classmates (out of 150 graduating dentists) he was recognized with a University of Illinois Medical Center Leadership Award. The dental school faculty also awarded Dr. Artemenko the Doctor Robert Savage Memorial Award for professional qualities and concern for his patients. Upon graduation he was selected for a dental residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. After completing his residency, Dr. Artemenko was invited to join the teaching staff at the hospital where he instructed residents in dental prosthetics for the following 20 years while in private practice. Born in Chicago, he developed his Michigan connection in Ann Arbor as an undergraduate in the Honors Chemistry program at the University of Michigan. That is where he met his wife (& mother of their 3 children) Laura. Accepted into dental school after 5 semesters, Laura jokes that, according to U of M, he is a college drop-out.
Dr. Artemenko is a member of the Macomb Dental Society, the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association, as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. He has served as a member of the Macomb County Dental Society Executive Council and the Professional Advisory Committee to Delta Dental representing Macomb County. In the local community he has served on the Government Relations Committee of the Warren –Center Line – Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the organization. For more than 25 years Dr. Artemenko has been involved in implant dentistry, including placing and restoring dental implants. He is a longtime member of the Academy of Sports Dentistry and is a founding member of the Parkway Dental Study Group which is dedicated to continuing education and advancement in dentistry. As an officer in the organization, he has coordinated educational seminars for the whole dental community. For the past five years, Dr. Artemenko has been a volunteer baseball coach and assistant hockey coach with a current Level III Coaching Certification through USA Hockey.
Outside the office, Dr. Artemenko enjoys spending time with his wife of 39 years, Laura, and their three children: Lauren – 16, Matthew-16, and John-18.
Stephanie- Business Coordinator
I have worked for Dr. A since 1997 handling all aspects of the business office. Prior to that, I was a branch manger for a local bank. I have an Associate’s Degree from Macomb Community College and occasionally still take classes related to computers and business as well as the continuing education classes and webinars I attend regularly relating to the dental practice. I also assist patients with their financial concerns. For those patients that have insurance, I work closely with you and your insurance carrier to help maximize the benefits available to you. Patients without insurance or that have extensive, expensive or cosmetic treatment I can offer outside financing options to help you achieve the smile and oral health you desire.
Outside of the office I have three loves, my husband of 17 years, my dog, and boating on Lake St. Clair and the Great Lakes of this wonderful state. I also enjoy playing golf, especially when we can throw the clubs on the boat and take pleasure in a great boat ride and a good or at least interesting round of golf.
Lyndsay- Dental Hygienist
My time in the dental field is short but full of quality experiences. I earned both my associate and bachelor degree in dental hygiene at Ferris State University where I was awarded the “Outstanding Clinician Award” and cum laude honors. I entered the dental workforce in 2014 as a dental assistant for a Medicaid clinic in Illinois before moving back to Michigan. I practice hygiene at our office and have had the pleasure of meeting all of Dr. Artemenko’s patients, many whom have been with him for many years. I strive to help all of my patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and enjoy giving you the knowledge to take control of your dental health. I feel accomplished when you are happy after your hygiene visit with me!
Outside of the office, I enjoy playing competitive sports, remodeling projects in my home, and spending time with my husband, Grant. We take weekend trips up north to our hometown in the thumb to visit our family and friends as often as we can.
Kaitlin- Dental Assistant
I completed the dental assisting program at Ross Medical Education Center in October 2010. From there, I worked at Independence Dental for a general dentist/prosthodontist for five years. I am the newest member of the dental team and started working for Dr. Artemenko in Septemeber 2015. I enjoy helping patients feel better about their dental care by creating a calm atmosphere and getting to know them on a more personal level.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, family, friends, and my pet bearded dragon named Madusa.