L.C. Chilimigras, D.D.S.
Dr. L.C. Chilimigras has continuously practiced dentistry in Battle Creek for many years in his state-of-the-art Lakeview practice. He has a dedicated and loyal staff that makes sure every patient feels comfortable and happy here. Complete dental and family care is provided to allow everyone to receive dental care in a pleasant atmosphere.
Dr. Chilimigras was born in Greece. He became a war orphan when both of his parents were killed in the aftermath of WWII. When he was approximately 11 years old, he sailed to America with his two brothers and settled in Midland, MI. At an early age, Dr. Chilimigras supported himself by helping to build houses and, later on, by running his own ice cream business in Battle Creek. He then paid his way through both undergraduate and graduate dentistry degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School, Dr. Chilimigras moved to Battle Creek to start his practice. He married his college sweetheart and they have four children: three daughters and one son. Two of their children graduated from the University of Michigan and two graduated from Michigan State University. All of Dr. Chilimigras’ children are married and the doctor now has thirteen grandchildren.
Dr. Chilimigras is a member of the following:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- South Western District Dental Society
- American Orthodontic Association
- International Orthodontic Association
- TMJ Institute of America
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Cathy Lussier – Office Manager
Cathy has been the office manager at Lakeview Dental Care since 1999. Her goals are to support the high standards of Dr. Chilimigras and work with the rest of the team to provide quality care for our patients in a compassionate, caring, and professional environment.
Cathy and her husband have been married for forty wonderful years. She lives in Battle Creek along with most of her 9 children and their families. Cathy is blessed to have nearly 30 grandchildren, ensuring that her days are full of fun and celebration with rarely a dull moment. Her Christian faith carries her through each and every day. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys a relaxing game of bingo.
Susie Crockett – Insurance and Finance Coordinator
Susie has worked with Dr. Chilimigras at Lakeview Dental Care for over 25 years. Throughout her time here, she has been involved in most aspects of dentistry. She enjoys helping patients by helping them get the most out of their insurance benefits. She is also grateful for the close relationships she has developed with Lakeview Dental Care’s “Family of Patients.”
Susie has been married to her first husband for 37 years. She has three daughters, who all live with their families in Lafayette, IN. Her grandchildren are her most precious gifts. She currently has three grandsons and two granddaughters and hopes that more will come soon. When not at the office, Susie looks forward to traveling on the open road with her husband on his Harley.
Kari Kuhlman – Hygienist
Kari graduated from Ferris State University in 2012. During her time at Ferris State, she made the Dean’s List every semester and graduated with the title Cum Laude. One of her favorite things about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients and helping them better their oral care.
She grew up in Muskegon and moved to Battle Creek to pursue her career in dental hygiene. She will be married in October 2014 to her loving fiancé, Mike. In her spare time, she has been working on remodeling their home, shopping, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Alicia Tuttle- Lead Assistant
Alicia has been assisting Dr. Chilimigras since 2004. She is very proud to be a part of such a great team! She loves helping people and enjoys getting to know and work with all of the wonderful patients at Lakeview Dental Care.
Alicia and her husband, John, have been married for 14 years and have two beautiful daughters: Meghan and Nia. Between sports and 4-H, the whole family leads a busy, active life. They enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.
Jennifer Lofts – Assistant
Jen graduated with an associate’s degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she played basketball for two years. She then attended Ross Medical where she received her training as a Certified Dental Assistant.
Jen has wanted to work in the dental field since she was a little girl. She loves meeting new patients and making sure they are treated with care and respect. She was raised in Plainwell, Michigan, with her brother Ryan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, hunting and fishing. There is nothing better than a vacation with her family to their cabin in the Upper Peninsula.
Elaine Linn- General Assistant
Elaine has been assisting Dr. Chilimigras at Lakeview Dental Care on and off for the last 15 years. She generally works behind the scenes and loves helping our wonderful team!
Elaine is happily married to her husband, John, and they have a beautiful family consisting of two daughters and one son. They lead an active family life. What really makes Elaine’s day is being able to picnic in the park and travel with her family.