We are specialists in our field. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Meggan, and the Growing Smiles team focus on gentle care for children and infants in Grand Rapids, MI. We provide critical, skilled dental services in a kid-friendly, fun environment. Our experience working with children is evident in the smiles of our patients and their families.
Our welcoming team has the training and expertise to provide comprehensive, quality pediatric dental treatment to ensure your child’s oral health. Starting with infants and moving through the stages of children’s development, our team helps kids feel comfortable for a positive dental appointment. A visit to our dental office results in healthy teeth and a happy family.
Meggan McCone DDS
Michigan native and Grand Valley State University Laker, Dr. Meggan McCone, proudly brings her skills and expertise in treating children back to West Michigan. Her warm and compassionate demeanor and calm confidence will help to put your child at ease. Grand Rapids Pediatric Dentist Dr. Meggan enjoys educating parents and encourages you to ask questions about your child’s oral health. She strives to serve her patients by combining outstanding care with an exceptional and informative experience for your family.
Dr. Meggan received her Bachelor’s in Science from Grand Valley State University. In her junior and senior year of college she volunteered for Tooth Time at the Grand Rapids Children Museum, where she realized that her passion involved working with children of all ages and backgrounds. She went on to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she led the Jonathan Taft Society — advocating for access to dental care with a focus on community service.
After dental school, she completed her pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Naples, Florida where she served as chief resident. While there, she trained to specialize in comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry for infants, children and adolescents — including children who have special health care needs. Dr. Meggan also trained in various behavior guidance techniques, as well as sedation and hospital dentistry for children who may benefit from such services to complete their dental care.
Her approach with each child is unique and she has the ability to adapt for your child’s individual success. Dr. Meggan is a diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Informed parents realize the advantages of their children receiving care from pediatric specialists with board certification and membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Meggan enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, biking, kayaking and traveling. She looks forward to meeting you and your family!
Director of Operations
Nina has been working in dentistry for almost seven years and has been with the Growing Smiles team for the last year. Before that, she was an elementary school teacher for six years. Her experience working with young kids makes her a valuable addition to our practice. Nina has a passion for working with children, their families, and our team to help them learn and grow. She is a lifelong learner and loves how her role here that allows her to meet new people and take on new tasks!
Melissa has been with Growing Smiles for almost a year and has been working in pediatric dentistry for four years. Melissa loves seeing and interacting with kids every day. She also loves the atmosphere here as it is a calm and peaceful place to work! Melissa makes sure parents understand treatment plans, pediatric dental needs, and associated investments. She helps ensure a smooth process from start to finish for your child's dental needs.
Erica has been with Growing Smiles for the past year and is one of the first friendly faces you’ll see when you step into our office. She has been coordinating schedules for seven years and is a rockstar at getting our families checked in and acquainted with the proper paperwork needed for their visit. She loves working with kids and seeing their faces light up when they come out to their parents after a successful visit and get to choose a new toy!
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New Patient Coordinator
Gigi has been with Growing Smiles for the past year, and she is the first one you'll talk to if you're a new patient with us. Gigi is bubbly and talkative, and her smile is contagious! She welcomes new families and guides them through the process of getting started with pediatric dental appointments. She spends time getting to know our families and their specific needs and objectives to help relay important information to Dr. Meggan. Gigi can answer any questions you may have about becoming a new patient in our office.
Leisa is new to our Grand Rapids pediatric dental team, and we are so glad to have her! She has four years of dental experience and is so sweet and gentle. Leisa loves working with kids and their parents. She is perfect for ensuring your appointments are scheduled appropriately for your child’s dental needs and fit into your busy schedule.
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Billing & Account Specialist / Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly has been with Growing Smiles for almost three years, and she is our rockstar billing and accounts specialist. In addition to helping you with your account and insurance questions, Kelly is also a dental hygienist. She graduated with a dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University in 2012 and has been a hygienist for nine years. Her dual knowledge makes for excellent customer service as she can address both your clinical needs and billing questions.
Integrations Coordinator / Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily has been in pediatric dentistry for 11 years and has been at Growing Smiles for almost three years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 2016 and has been a hygienist for five years. She loves working with kids because they tell the best stories and give the greatest learning opportunities. Emily is not only a dental hygienist but also the integrations coordinator at Growing Smiles. She is always looking for ways to learn and grow.
Team Lead / Registered Dental Hygienist
Traci has been working at Growing Smiles for seven years! She graduated with a dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University in 1986 and has been a hygienist for 35 years. She previously worked in general dentistry but found that she had a passion for pediatric dentistry and joined our team. Her extensive experience helps your children maintain good oral health and learn about how to take care of their teeth.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenn has been with Growing Smiles for over a year and works with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2011 and has been a hygienist for ten years. Jenn previously worked in general dentistry and, after subbing with us, decided that pediatrics was her next move! She works to keep your child’s teeth and gums clean and healthy. She is an outstanding addition to our Growing Smiles team and does a great job multitasking and helping where needed.
Team Lead / Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda is our lead dental assistant and has been with Growing Smiles for seven years. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2003. Amanda takes care of so much behind the scenes to keep our office running smoothly! She does an extraordinary job helping parents understand the necessary care we recommend for their little ones.
Registered Dental Assistant
Emma has been with Growing Smiles for three years. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 2017. Emma has a background in endodontics and moved to Grand Rapids, MI, to work with kids. We are so happy to have her as she is excellent with our young patients. Emma is empathetic, kind, and provides exceptional chairside care. Our little patients love to hear stories about her two dogs!
Emily has been with Growing Smiles for five years. She loves working side by side with our fantastic team every day. She also loves to help kids and parents feel comfortable in the dental care environment. There is nothing more rewarding to her than a successful visit. Emily is so fun and also is the mastermind behind our toy box!
Mallory has been with Growing Smiles for two years. Mallory is always willing to help a fellow teammate in need and has an excellent chairside manner. Mallory is skilled at getting our kids to smile and laugh through their appointment with fun stories about her dogs! Your children will leave happy and ready to return for their next visit.
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