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RiverRock Team

Tim Bolin

Direct Expert Access


Clarity
When you call RiverRock Dental Lab, you get clarity through direct access to the expertise you require, generating the results your patients expect. Tim's focus is your dentistry; his schedule and availability reflect his care and dedication to his clients. Please call to experience a superior level of performance!

Expertise
Tim Bolin is a Certified Dental Technician with 35 years of experience. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and has assisted several dentists obtain accreditation in the AACD. His RiverRock lab specializes in using state-of-the-art dental technology to provide only the highest quality aesthetic CR and neuromuscular dentistry.

Advanced Performance Training
Tim and his team of talented technicians have received aesthetic dentistry training from Jurgen Seger CDT, Mike Milne CDT of LVI; Dr. Jimmy Eubank, Louisiana; Dr. Vince Kokich, Uwe Brosamle CDT, Kris Kersten CDT and Terry Mequiston CDT.
Our training and experience in Centric Relation and Myocentric occlusion gives us the knowledge and expertise to handle the simplest single unit restoration to the most complex full mouth or combination casework. In addition to work with Dr. Carlson, we have advanced neuromuscular training with Dr. Clayton Chan, Bill Wade, CDT and others. Our CR training comes from Dr. Pete Dawson and the excellent staff at the Dawson academy.

Notable Performances
Tim has developed and performed lectures and study clubs to improve clinical success for his clients and other dentists. He is also a special advisor to Dr. James Carlson, an international lecturer and highly trained dentist and leading expert on neuromuscular occlusion.


Karen Bolin

Financial Officer, Human Resources

I have held this position since our inception. Through the 30+ years, it has been challenging but fun to find the right person for the right position and watch our team grow and change with the times.

On my off days, I love to spend time with our grandkids, dedicating my time when I’m with them. One of the greatest joys in life is the reward of grandchildren! I also love to cook/ bake, knit, read a good book, a bible study, gardening and my morning walks. Tim and I try to find time to get away for long weekends to explore somewhere we haven't traveled to before. Living in beautiful northern MI gives us many opportunities to kayak, hike a trail, bike, sit on a riverfront, or beach it for the day. I love every season for its unique beauty.


Sarah Bolin

Ceramist, Waxer, Production Manager

I am a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Dental Technology. I have been a technician for 17 years. I also worked as a Dental Assistant for five years. I worked for both general and oral surgeons allowing me the insight of the dental practice and what is needed to provide excellent restorations that both fit and function.

I work alongside my husband Ryan. We have been married for 13 years. We have three beautiful daughters. In my spare time I love to ride my horse and compete in barrel racing. I also love to go camping with friends and family.

My role at RiverRock is production manager. I am also one of the lead ceramist and enjoy creating esthetic smiles for patients.


Ryan Bolin

Utility Technician, Denture Technician

I have spent most of my life in a dental laboratory so it seems fit that I have vast amount of knowledge as a dental technician. My dad (owner Tim Bolin) started RiverRock Dental Lab when I was six and before that I would frequent my mom’s family dental lab in the Detroit area. It seems to run in my blood. I was able to step away from it for a brief moment to become a hunting guide in Idaho before returning and finding the love of my life, Sarah.

I have spent 23+ years in various positions within the laboratory awarding me title of utility technician, meaning I can step into any of the departments. My specialty throughout the years has been dentures. I am continually growing and learning in the field.

I work alongside my wife of 13 years, Sarah. We have three daughters, Taylor, Ryan and Shea. In my spare time I am an avid outdoorsman and part-time award winning fish taxidermist. I also enjoy playing hockey.


Jennifer Verscheure

Dental Technician-Model, Die Trimming, CAD designer, milling restoration in house, Utility Technician

While I am new to the dental technology field, Tim Bolin started me in the model department and from there gradually began developing the skills of the fit and finish aspect as well as staining and glazing of restorations. Most recently studying and acquiring experience in the design and milling side of operations.

Attending Lab Day in Chicago was amazing to see and learn of the many facets in the dental lab industry, sparking further knowledge gained through webinars and online access learning portals. Continued education happens in the lab daily through Tim’s vast knowledge and experience showing when, where and how different applications are utilized, as well as my coworkers.

I enjoy spending my time at home in the country doing various projects and going on adventures with my husband Jeff. I love spending time with my horses and researching various topics with a special interest in equine studies and the cosmos. Living in the north and looking forward to the changing of the seasons, gives me many opportunities to dabble in one of my favorite hobbies, photography. I also enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been to.

Personal Mission Statement: Striving for 100% customer satisfaction. I observe and treat each case uniquely, paying close attention to details to ensure the best results possible. Knowing we are making a difference in someone else’s life give me great satisfaction.


Melissa Jerome

Waxer/finisher, Ceramist, Designer, Social Media

My husband Corey and I have two wonderful children and are blessed to call northern Michigan our home. I am a 2007 graduate of Kendal College of Art and Design with a major in Metal/Jewelry Design with a focus on digital design.

I started in the dental field in 2008 after I saw an ad seeking a jewelry artist looking for a horizontal career shift into dental technology. I worked at another laboratory for two years until relocating to the eastern Upper Peninsula where I spent two years until my husband and relocated near family in the Manistee area in 2012.

It wasn’t until 2014 when I had an opportunity to jump back into the dental field once again and join the team at RiverRock. I had never been given the opportunity to create a full gold crown from start to finish. Learning under Tim Bolin (owner), I went from only know one step in the process to being knowledgeable in them all. CAD-CAM design, waxing and finishing have by far been my favorite positions in the lab thus far. Most recently, I have been working on custom implant design/fabrication on our high noble implants as well as digital design with ExoCad. My learning never stops at RiverRock.

My personal mission statement: To give each patient the confidence to smile again one tooth at a time!


Danielle Wegrecki

Model technician, shipping/receiving

My position at RiverRock is Dental Modelist. This position requires that I check in impressions, disinfect, pour models, and articulate. I also do some of the shipping/receiving for the lab.

I graduated from Oakland Technical Center in 1996 with a certificate in Medical Technology. I have also taken some classes at Northwestern Michigan College from 2002-2007.

At present, I am continually being trained in the laboratory under Tim Bolin.

I am fortunate to call Traverse City my home. My family history in this area goes back to the 1880’s and the town’s settlement. I have a beautiful daughter, age 10, who keeps me on my toes.

I truly enjoy living here with our lakes, rivers, streams and trails. This allows us to swim, kayak, rock hunt and hike. I enjoy gardening, biking and visiting our nearby towns to explore their stores.

I am grateful that we are able to live in such a gorgeous area of Michigan.