Drs. Daniel King and Carissima “Kelly” Aloe have practiced dentistry at 102 S. Washington in Ludington since 1988.
Dan was born in Coldwater, Michigan, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1975. At Michigan State University, he played trumpet in the Spartan marching band. He also high jumped on the varsity track team, at one point owning the indoor high jump record at 7 ft. 1/4 inches. Dan graduated with a B.S. degree from Lyman Briggs before being accepted to University of Detroit Dental School, where he graduated in 1984.
Kelly was born in Redford Twp, Michigan and graduated from Thurston High School in 1976. She spent the next three years at MSU, was accepted into the University of Detroit Dental School in 1979 and graduated in 1983.
The doctors met in dental school and were married in 1984. After practicing one year in Kalamazoo they headed west to Idaho, where they lived and worked in Boise for three years before moving to Ludington.
These days, when not in the throes of parenting 2 teenage girls, Dr. King has been known to while away the hours whacking golf balls, wading in the river throwing flies, or winding down a mountain bike trail. And, while she fished with him prior to marriage, Dr. Aloe prefers to spend her free time running, swimming, biking, or writing her Weekend Warrior column which appears on the Saturday Rec. page of the Ludington Daily News.
Drs. King and Aloe are both American Dental Association and Michigan Dental Association members. Dr. King has been past president of the Manistee-Mason District Dental Society twice, and is currently peer review chairperson. Dr. Aloe has also been society president and holds the position of secretary/treasurer at this time.