Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Our Dental Team

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.

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Nina D.

Director of Human Resources

Nina has been working in dentistry for several years and has been with the Growing Smiles team since May 2020. 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!

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Melissa O.

Sedation Coordinator

Melissa has been with GSPD since September of 2020. She has been in pediatric dentistry since 2017 and has clinical experience which helps her be able to thoroughly explain treatment plans and answer hard questions that parents may have about a sleep dentistry surgery. Melissa has a passion for children and has a little one of her own at home! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, and traveling.

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Mandi C.

Patient Coordinator

Mandi has been a part of the Growing Smiles team since June 2021 and has been in the dental industry for over a decade. She is one of the first friendly faces you will see when you walk in through our doors. Mandi loves working with children, while also helping families with all of their check-in needs, as well as seeing the smiles on every child’s face when they leave our office.

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Kelly G.

Billing & Account Specialist /
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly has been with Growing Smiles since August 2018, 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.

 
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Kim D.

Treatment Coordinator

Kim has been with Growing Smiles since April 2022 and is an all-star treatment coordinator bringing over 15 years of experience to our team. She is dedicated to helping you with any appointment or insurance questions you may have. She cherishes all the little smiles that walk through our doors and wants to help you with any treatment or financial problems you may have.

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Leisa O.

Treatment Coordinator

Leisa has been with our Growing Smiles team since March 2021, and we are so glad to have her! Leisa loves working with kids and their parents. She perfects the art of ensuring your appointments are scheduled appropriately for your child’s dental needs and fit into your busy schedule.

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Tasha P.

New Patient Coordinator

Meet Tasha! Tasha is a recent addition to the Growing Smiles team as a treatment coordinator. With her warm and welcoming smile, Tasha is passionate about ensuring that every patient has the best possible experience at our practice. She is no stranger to our Growing Smiles family, as her four children have been patients of ours for the past eight years. Tasha is excited to take on her new role and we are confident that our families will love her as much as we do.

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Jayme S.

Director of Operations

Jayme has been with Growing Smiles since the summer of 2021 and has gained experience in multiple capacities of the office. Jayme graduated from Grand Valley State University where she majored in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her experience makes her a valuable addition to our team as she has a knack for communication and  is able to take on many different tasks. Jayme has an appreciation for working with patients and their parents. She loves spending time with her husband, family, especially her many nieces and nephews, and friends. Jayme also enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to live music.

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Molly S.

Patient Coordinator

Molly has been with Growing Smiles since April of 2022 and loves being one of the first faces you see while checking in your child for their visit with our office. Molly enjoys working with children and helping families with any needs over the phone or in the office. She really loves what she does and being a part of the Growing Smiles team!

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Traci B.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Traci has been working at Growing Smiles since September 2014! 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.

 
 
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Brittney T.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Meet Brittney! Brittney is a hygienist at Growing Smiles and has been with the team since October 2021. Prior to joining our team, Brittney worked in general dentistry for 12 years. She is passionate about working with children and is happy to have finally made the move into pediatric dentistry. Brittney loves to laugh with our patients while helping them learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. She is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to our young patients and their families.

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Erika B.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika is an accomplished dental hygienist who has been with the Growing Smiles team since 2021. Prior to joining our practice, Erika honed her skills in the orthodontic industry, working in both Colorado and Michigan for a total of five years. Erika is dedicated to helping children understand the importance of good oral hygiene and loves nothing more than seeing them beam with joy. When she’s not busy taking care of teeth, Erika can be found spending time with loved ones, hitting the trails for a run, or camping under the stars. We are thrilled to have Erika on our team and know that her passion and expertise will be invaluable in caring for our young patients.

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Mandi R.

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Kirstyn L.

Hygienist Assistant

Kirstyn has been with Growing Smiles since October 2022. She has always had a passion for working with children and has been doing so since she was 10 years old! She is excited to take her love for children and dentistry and intertwine them. Kirstyn’s goal is to make sure your kiddo has a successful yet comfortable appointment. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

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Amanda M.

Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda has been with Growing Smiles since April 2014. 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.

 
 
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Emily H.

Dental Assistant

Emily has been with Growing Smiles since May 2016. 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!

 
 
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Mallory A.

Dental Assistant

Mallory has been with Growing Smiles since July 2019. 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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Noelle F.

Dental Assistant

Meet Noelle, a dental professional with nine years of experience under her belt. Noelle began her career in oral surgery and has since brought her skills and expertise to our Growing Smiles team. She loves chatting with kids about their pets, hobbies, and favorite foods, and is always on the lookout for ways to make them smile. In her free time, Noelle enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their beloved dog. Noelle is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our young patients and is excited to be part of the Growing Smiles family.

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Haley Z.

Dental Assistant

Haley has been with Growing Smiles since October 2022, but has worked in pediatric dentistry since 2018. Haley is dedicated to making sure kids feel safe and comfortable here, but most of all that they have fun! She loves to help out the team in any way possible, along with the community. In her free time she loves to spend time with her dog, husband, and friends and family.

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Linsey K

Treatment Coordinator

Linsey has been with Growing Smiles since September of 2023 and has 15 years of dental industry experience as a Dental Assistant in Chicago and Grand Rapids. She has a passion for educating patients on the importance of dental health. She loves working with kids and helping families to have a positive experience at our office. Linsey enjoys spending quality time with her husband and kids, gardening, and caring for her many house plants.

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Sam F

Registered Dental Assistant

Sam is a new addition to the Growing Smiles Team! She is a Registered Dental Assistant with 15 years of experience. Sam loves working with kids, making them smile, and loves the stories they tell. Sam loves working with the awesome team here at Growing Smiles and in her spare time enjoys hanging out with her two amazing children.

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Elise V

Registered Dental Assistant

Elise has been with Growing Smiles since July 2023. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2023. Elise is hardworking and always eager to help a teammate out! She loves to explain to the kiddos how to calm their nerves and be comfortable in the dental chair. In her free time, Elise enjoys watching movies, spending time outdoors, and playing card games with friends and family.

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Kym R

Registered Dental Assistant

Kym has been with Growing Smiles since 2023. She graduated from GRCC in 2012 and is passionate about working with kids, especially helping them to have the best dental experience possible. She loves making the kiddos laugh and helping them learn about keeping their smiles healthy. Kym enjoys the outdoors with her husband, their daughter, and their dog Cooper. They like to camp, ride atv’s, and go on roadtrips. Kym also loves crafting, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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