About Dr. Chelsea Mason
Dr. Chelsea Mason was born and raised in Saginaw by a family of dentists. Her father is Dr. William Mason, a periodontist in Saginaw. Her stepfather, Dr. John G. Galsterer is a retired endodontist and stepbrother, Dr. John E. Galsterer, is an endodontist in Saginaw. Her sister, Dr. Suzanne Mason, is a periodontist in Traverse City.
While a student Albion College, she founded the Albion College Pre-Dental Club. Dr. Mason graduated Magna Cum Laude from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2008. While attending Albion College, she was a member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Institute, Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Phi Beta Kappa.
She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in May 2013. As a third-year dental student, she received the Detroit District Dental Society Award of Excellence in Patient Care. She also received the American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award upon graduation. Currently, Dr. Mason is a member of the Saginaw Valley District Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Mason practiced with her uncle, Dr. Michael A. Davis, in Saginaw for over two years beginning in May 2013.
Dr. Mason is the recipient of several accolades, including:
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 10 Under 10 Award
- Great Lakes Bay Magazine’s “Greatest of the Great” Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020: Best Dentist
- Women Leaders Award in 2015 from the Great Lakes Bay Business Magazine
- Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow
- The Township View Reader’s Choice Award 2014: Best Dentist
I chose dentistry because I have a passion for helping and caring for others, especially if they are in pain. My personality allows me to be extremely empathetic. Also, my mom instilled the importance of art and creation when I was a child, which goes hand in hand with dentistry. She helped me develop the dexterity that I have today with the myriad of art and sewing projects she facilitated. I wouldn’t be a dentist without her positive and artistic influence.
I love meeting new patients and families. The people of our practice are THE BEST part, hands down.
Floss first and then brush! Flossing first removes the plaque between your teeth so that you can easily brush it away with your toothbrush. Most people think it doesn’t matter which you do first, but it does!
Tell us about a time when you were a kid and showed your early love for dentistry. Did you get in trouble?
When I was growing up, I would go to my dad’s dental office after elementary school and help however I could. This meant doing exciting things like sharpening pencils, straightening up the reception room, emptying trash cans and licking envelopes. Once I got a little older, he let me pour up stone models, clean rooms and take some x-rays. Learning how to take x-rays came in handy when my pinky finger was slammed in our van door and we had to confirm that it wasn’t broken. Thankfully it wasn’t.
Wolverine. He has the ability to heal himself, which is amazing. If we had the ability to heal ourselves from disease, the world would be free of pain and illness. Imagine for a moment how wonderful that could be.