The Team

Krysta has had a desire to pursue a career as a dental assistant for years and recently joined the Straits Area Dental team to fulfill her dream. Krysta has assumed the responsibilities of chair-side assisting, sterilization, laboratory and other clinical duties. She is also been certified for radiography.

Emily began her dental career as Dr. LaTocha’s first employee when he opened his Mackinaw City practice in 1992. She performed both clerical and clinical duties and eventually assumed the position of Clinical Coordinator for several years. Although Emily had an extended sabbatical from the dental profession, she brought years of administrative, managerial and customer service experience when she rejoined Straits Area Dental in April 2016.


A graduate of Oakland Community College, Linda received her dental hygiene license along with an Associate of Applied Science degree in 1998. She has worked in private practice now for  nearly 20 years, mainly in  a general dental office, but has also worked in a pediatric office. She continues expanding her education through yearly continuing-education classes to learn new techniques and products.


Dr. Christopher LaTocha graduated from Mackinaw City High School in 1984. He attended Central Michigan University where he completed requirements for Pre-Dental education. While there, his emphasis of study was Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. He was then accepted to Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he completed his graduation requirements six months early.

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