Meet the Pear Tree Dental Staff


Dr. Renz

Dr. Melissa Renz, DDS, was born and raised in Michigan, growing up in Sterling Heights. She completed her undergrad at Michigan State University, then moved to Ann Arbor to attend dental school at University of Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2010, and still resides in Ann Arbor with her husband Andrew and their dog Raya. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in October. Dr. Renz is committed to high-quality, state-of-the-art dentistry with an emphasis on comfort, education, and treatment of all her patients as individuals and friends. She looks forward to providing services to the Saline community in a kid-friendly, family dentistry atmosphere.


Stacey Keene

Stacey Keene has been with Pear Tree Dental for over 9 years.  She graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 1995 where she received her Dental Assisting Degree.  Stacey also has a masters degree in Organizational Management/Healthcare Administration. Stacey has an amazing 15-year-old son that she says keeps her on her toes. She enjoys spending time with her family and making people smile. 


Kristine Rhodes

Kristine Rhodes has worked in the dental field for over 28 years. Kristine lives in New Boston, and has two sons. Her oldest (23) is away at college in Missouri on a Rodeo Scholarship and her youngest (8) is at home with her. Kristine's hobbies consist of horses, boating, and traveling. She thoroughly enjoys her dental profession and assisting for Dr. Renz at Pear Tree Dental.


Carrie Wilson

Carrie is a Registered Dental Hygienist certified in both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Ferris State University.  She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Education from Western Michigan University. Carrie comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the dental field; this affords her extensive knowledge in patient care and periodontal therapy. Her active participation in continuing education courses allows for the use of current technology and evidence-based methods in patient treatment. Just prior moving to Saline, Carrie was a dental hygiene faculty member at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She has enjoyed returning to private practice in Saline. Carrie is married and has two daughters, Hannah and Sidney that attend Saline Area Schools. She enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family.


Tara Ward

Tara graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2012. After 6 awesome years of living in Kalamazoo, she and her husband, along with their black lab Daisy, moved back to Saline where they both grew up and graduated from SHS in 2003. Go Hornets! Tara currently resides in Bridgewater Township and is loving the country life with her husband. She is even trying her hand at raising a few chickens! Tara says that she truly enjoys every season Michigan has to offer (yes, even winter!) and takes pleasure in all different types of activities. She loves being a hygienist and is passionate about her career. Tara is so happy to be a part of the Saline community again.


Ronda Bills

Ronda Bills is a 2010 graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Grand Rapids Community College. Dentistry has always been a true passion of Rondas! She takes pleasure in keeping up to date with the latest information and technology available in the dental field.  Ronda enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients and educating them on the importance of the oral-systemic connection. She and her husband grew up in West Michigan and have recently moved near the area.  They love spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, and watching football… Go Blue!


Casey Penney

Casey joined our team in August 2016 bringing with her four years of experience in dental billing and 10 years in finance. Casey is looking forward to building relationships with her coworkers and getting to know the patients here at Pear Tree Dental. Casey is married with three boys and spends her time at all of their different activities and enjoys running to keep her sanity.