James Peurach, DDS
Raised in Hastings, Dr. Jim graduated from Hastings High School. Then he entered the University of Michigan as a Regent's Alumni Scholar.
While at the University of Michigan, Jim was twice named a James B. Angell Scholar. He received his B.S. with high distinction in Anthropology-Zoology.
That fall Dr. Jim started his training at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and received his DDS degree. During his time at the School of Dentistry, Jim received the Donald A. Kerr award as the outstanding student in general and oral pathology and the American Academy of Dental Radiography award as the outstanding student in dental radiography. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Dr. Jim's student research was published in the journal, Anesthesia Progress and he was honored to present his results at the annual meeting of the International Association of Dental Research in Dallas Texas.
After dental school, Dr. Jim elected to do a one year General Practice Residency at the University of Illinois Hospital. His residency experience included a course in physical diagnosis through the University of Illinois medical school, a rotation on an internal medicine service (at the West Side VA Hospital), and a rotation on an anesthesia service doing IV sedation and general anesthesia for surgeries. It also included rotations in oral surgery and hospital dentistry, working primarily on medically compromised patients and Medicaid eligible children.
Then Dr. Jim returned to Hastings to join his father, Dr. Carl Peurach, in private practice. Jim partnered with his father for 10 years, until Dr. Carl retired. Since then, Dr. Jim has partnered with a dedicated staff to continue providing high quality care to his patients.
Over the years Jim has continued learning through continuing education courses on such subjects as dental implants, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, all ceramic cosmetic restorations, chronic pain and many others. Dr. Jim is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the West Michigan District Dental Association.
While in dental school, Dr. Jim married his high school sweetheart Peggy. They have three sons: Stephen, Jonathan and Thomas. Jim enjoys golf, tennis and outdoor recreation. He has been a parent coach for over 30 youth soccer, basketball and baseball teams.
Nancy Ayers, DDS
Dr. Nancy is from "small town" America, growing up on a farm in southwest Michigan. Her career in dentistry started as a licensed Hygienist for 16 years which prompted her to pursue her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Having her own private practice for over 20 years, she has now completed her 41st year in dentistry.
Dr. Nancy was blessed and honored to serve her local National Guard Unit before, during and after her deployment to Iraq. She was granted a Distinguished Service Metal by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in 2016.
Having shown quarter horses for years, she has a great love for all animals. She and her dog, happily resides in Charlotte.
Dr. Nancy is looking forward to helping patients maintain and improve their oral health and achieve a beautiful smile.