Dr. Bass is a graduate of both Alma College and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After dental school, she worked as camp dentist at a camp for handicapped children in the Upper Peninsula for the summer. Following this, she worked for another dentist until purchasing her current practice in 1994. Dr. Bass has taken extensive continuing education courses since obtaining her dental degree in 1991, most notably in the fields of implant dentistry and orthodontics. She is a member of both the Michigan Dental Association and American Dental Association, as well as the Port Huron Study Club and its national counterpart, the Seattle Study Club. She and her husband Daniel enjoy golf, travelling, and watching sports, particularly NFL games.