Meet the Team

The Chesaning Dentist You Can Trust

It’s take a whole office to make our practice run smoothly for your convenience. Meet our team members here — a group of trained, local, and caring dentists and staff who will go the extra mile to make sure you’re comfortable. 
Meet our team in person by calling today for an appointment! – 989-845-7242

Dr. Jerry Skaryd


Dr. Jerry Skaryd is a native of Central Michigan. He was born and raised just twenty miles West of Chesaning.

Dr. Skaryd attended Central Michigan University for his undergraduate and graduated with a DDS from the University of Detroit Dental School.  Dr. Skaryd believes education is very important and continues to attend advanced post-doctoral dental academies. 

He is a member of The American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. 

When he isn’t fixing teeth, Dr. Skaryd enjoys spending time with his wife, Melanie, and their five children.  His hobbies include coaching kids athletics, hunting, fishing, and golfing.

dr jerry skaryd

Dr Salman Qureshi


Dr. Salman R. Qureshi graduated from University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia and was awarded his DMD degree. Before starting his
career as a dentist, he used to work as a dental assistant and
receptionist in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Dr. Sal is passionate about cosmetic and biomimetic dentistry which is an alternative of traditional dentistry and emphasizes on the importance of conservative and minimal invasive dental approach to achieve the best outcomes possible. He encourages patients to ask questions during their dental visits to
proactively counter dental issues from occurring hence reducing the mental and financial burden that comes with it.

Dr. Sal is a people person and is always ready to go above and beyond for his patient’s needs. He has participated in a series of professional development programs aimed at providing the best dental care to pediatric and geriatric population including special needs individuals and veterans with disabilities.

When not working, Dr. Sal likes to go to concerts, hiking and play baseball. He is an auto enthusiast and loves track racing. He also enjoys spending time with his nephew and niece.

Dr. Salman R. Qureshi

Dr. Andrew Jockers


Dr. Andrew Jockers was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Pittsburgh after attending Allegheny College for his bachelor’s degree in physics and Duquesne University for his master’s in medical sciences.

Dr. Jockers completed a residency program at the University of Michigan where he focused on care for medically complex patients as well as adult patients with special needs. He is an accredited member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Jockers and his family live just outside of Flint, where they have lived for the past three years since moving to Michigan and are extremely excited to become a part of the Chesaning community. In his spare time, Dr. Jockers enjoys playing rugby, writing, cooking, and hiking.

Dr. Salman R. Qureshi


Karolyn Hemker RDH

Dental Hygienist

Karolyn is a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She graduated from Delta College in 2007.  She has been with our practice since 2012.  Karolyn is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous. 

When not working, Karolyn enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, golfing, and running with her dog, Chase.

Dawn Boucher RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dawn graduated Delta College and received her Dental Hygiene Certification.  She has been with our practice since 2015.  Dawn has a friendly smile and treats every patient like family.  

Dawn has lived in Chesaning, Michigan her whole life.  When not at the office, Dawn enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with her husband and three daughters. 

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  • Mon: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tues: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thurs: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sat/Sun: Closed