Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
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.
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!
Melissa has been with Growing Smiles since September 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jayme has been with Growing Smiles since July 2021 and we love having her on our team! 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 an appreciation for working with children. Jayme helps parents understand their child’s specific dental needs and ensures a smooth process from start to end.
Emma has been with Growing Smiles since September 2018. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and graduated from Northwestern Michigan College. Her knowledge in both clinical and business team makes her an excellent addition to our scheduling team. Emma thrives helping both patients and parents feel comfortable and educated in their care.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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!
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.
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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