Dr. Buchanan was born and raised in the small community of AuGres, Michigan. After receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in biology at Wayne State University, she completed four years of postgraduate education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
She began her practice of dentistry in Bay City with Health Delivery, Inc. in 2004, a very active federally funded community health center treating and educating those of the underserved population.
After contributing almost a year of public service to Northwest Community Health Agency, another facility providing dental care through local health departments in northern Michigan, she joined the Family Dental Center opening her own practice.
While working within Family Dental Center in adjacent operatories to Dr. David Warren, a professional respect developed between Dr. Buchanan, Dr. Warren and his staff. This opened the opportunity for Dr. Warren to successfully pass his practice and the responsibility he cultivated with his patients to Dr. Buchanan.
She succeeded to ownership in April of 2005. Dr. Buchanan maintains the same quality of care while incorporating new and innovative ideas, along with offering a wide variety of services. Continuing education, desire to contribute to the public well being and small town background has contributed to a professional atmosphere of cordiality and trust.
Dr. Buchanan is married to Dr. Scott Vandenbelt, an ophthalmologist in Bay City. They have three children, Clara Grant and Laura. They enjoy spending time with family and friends at their cottage in AuGres.