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 the field of dentistry for almost seven years and has been with the Growing Smiles team for the last year. Prior to that she was an Elementary school teacher for six years. She has a passion for working with children, their families and now our team to help them learn and grow. She is a lifelong learner herself and loves how her role here allows her to continually meet new people and take on new tasks!
Melissa has been with Growing Smiles for almost a year! She has been working in pediatric dentistry for four years! She loves seeing and interacting with kids every day even though it’s not in a clinical setting. She also loves the atmosphere here as it is a calm and peaceful place to work!
Erica has been with Growing Smiles for the past year and is the one of the first friendly faces you’ll see when you walk in! She has been in scheduling 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 getting to see their faces light up when come out to their parent after a successful visit and a new toy!
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 smiles is contagious! She is one of the first faces you see when you walk into our office and most certainly the first person you’ll speak to if you are a new family to our practice!
Leisa is new to our team and we are so glad to have her! She has four years of dental experience and is so sweet and gentle! She loves working with kids and their parents which is why she is perfect for making sure your appointments are scheduled appropriately for your schedule and ours!
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!
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!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelsey has been with Growing Smiles for four years! She graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from Ferris State University in 2012 and has been a hygienist for nine years. She is great at helping to get kiddos that come in nervous to have a smooth visit. She takes her time and listens intently. She also does an excellent job of explaining treatment needs to parents!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Elyssa has been with Growing Smiles for three years and works with us on Wednesdays! She graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2014 then continued on at Ferris State University and has been a hygienist for seven years. She spends her other days working in general dentistry! Elyssa’s dual knowledge helps to facilitate exceptional care to our little ones!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenn has been with Growing Smiles for over a year and works with us on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s! She graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2011 and has been a hygienist for 10 years. She previously worked in general dentistry and after subbing with us decided that pediatrics was her next move! She is an excellent addition to our team and does a great job with multitasking and helping where there is a need.
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 excellent job helping parents to understand the care we are recommending 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 decided that moving to Grand Rapids to work with kids was what she wanted! We are so happy to have her as she is excellent with our little ones. She is empathetic and kind and provides excellent chairside care. She has two dogs and loves to tell stories about them!
Emily has been with Growing Smiles for five years! She loves working side by side with an amazing team every day! She also loves that she gets to make kids and their parents feel comfortable in an environment they don't know much about. 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 excellent chairside manner. Mallory is great at getting our kids to smile and laugh through their appointment with fun stories about her dogs!