Meet our team

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Amanda McClurken, Registered Dental Assistant Read Bio

I am a West Michigan native and have a passion for pediatric dentistry! I graduated from GRCC and hold a Registered Dental Assisting license with the State of Michigan. I am on my second decade of experience in Pediatric Dentistry! What I love about working with children is the hands on experience of helping a child overcome dental anxieties as well as teaching children and families how to achieve optimal oral health. Outside of the office, I enjoy being an active wife and mother to our two b...Read More

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Sarah Espinoza, Certified Dental Assistant Read Bio

I am a Hudsonville native with a passion for children and dentistry. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Lake Michigan College. My love for kids started early on, going on mission trips to work in orphanages and working in bible camps. It wasn’t until I worked at ChildTime learning center when I discovered my true calling in life, which is to enjoy a fruitful career working with children. I feel so blessed to be able to combine two passions and be a part of the team at Growing Sm...Read More

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Traci Beals, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

I am a 1986 Graduate of Ferris State University with an Associate’s Degree in Allied Health Sciences. I am a member of the National, Michigan and local Dental Hygiene Associations where I have held several positions on the local level and have been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years. My passion for dentistry shows with the quality of care I give to my patients daily. My goal is to help the children achieve a healthy smile by enjoying their dental visits in a comfortable safe environm...Read More

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Roni Butler, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

A graduate of Kellogg Community College, dental hygiene is my passion and working in a pediatric office has always been my dream. The conversations & laughs shared with my patients are priceless to me & I often find myself laughing at things continuously for days later. I love my Growing Smiles team and look forward to coming to work every day. There is truly no career I could ever want more. I am happily married to my husband, Kasey, who is also my very best friend. We have one Golden Retr...Read More

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Dr. Meggan Krause, Pediatric Specialist Read Bio

Michigan native and Grand Valley State University Laker, Dr. Meggan Krause, 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 f...Read More

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Emily Draper, Dental Assistant Read Bio

As unusual as it may seem, I always loved going to the dentist as a child, which eventually lead me down the path of becoming a Dental Assistant. I felt so blessed to join Dr. Meggan's team in my first year out of assisting school and could not imagine a better or more positive work environment. The combination of working so closely with children, and the incredible opportunity to learn and grow in the dental field makes this career the perfect fit for me. I am a kid at heart and I love to conn...Read More

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Joy Stinson, Dental Assistant Read Bio

I’m a 2003 graduate from the GRCC dental assisting program where I obtained my certificate and an Associate’s Degree. While I have worked in various aspects of the dental fields, I’ve found that working with children has been such a highlight. What I love most is seeing the smile on the kids and parents faces of the end results; it’s priceless. The confidence we can bring out of the children in regards to their dental visits or their new smile is very rewarding to be a part of and the rela...Read More

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Kelsey Meeusen, Registered Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Learning at a young age that dental hygiene was my passion, I pursued a degree at Ferris State University and graduated in 2012. It wasn’t until my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world that I found my passion for children. Combining my love for patient care and children is more than I could have ever asked for. I am excited to be a part of the Growing Smiles team and enjoy providing top notch care while creating a comfortable environment for your child. In my free time I enjoy...Read More

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Bre Cruz, Business Team Read Bio

Originally from Centerville, Ohio I now live in Grand Rapids with my husband and our twin sons. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends kayaking, camping or watching my sons play football. I look forward to meeting you and your child. I have an extensive background working with accounts and enjoy helping parents navigate insurance questions and all other aspects of the investment they are making in their child’s health. Being a parent myself, I know the stresses that can sometimes...Read More

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Laura Hoogeboom, Business Team Read Bio

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids and began my career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 2010. Over the years my interests grew from the clinical to the business side of dentistry. I really enjoy working with families; from your initial consultation, understanding the ins and outs of your insurance coverage to scheduling treatment for your child I will help guide you through the experience. I discovered my love for connecting with kids when I became a church youth group leader after...Read More

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Gina Schmidt, Business Team Read Bio

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids. I am a Western Michigan alumnus in health administration. I have always loved being around kids which is how I knew I wanted to work with them. At Growing Smiles I may be the one to greet you with a warm welcoming, help you with your scheduling needs, and help direct you with any other questions you may have. Outside of work, I enjoy going on adventures with my husband, spending time at our family cottage, boating and being with friends and family among...Read More

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Chelsea Bennett, Business Team Read Bio

I was raised in Newaygo, but made Grand Rapids my home after moving down here for College. At a young age, I had my heart set on becoming a Dentist someday, but that all changed when I switched my major from Dental Hygiene at GRCC and transferred to GVSU for Hospitality and Tourism Management. After working in the Hospitality Industry for seven years, I thought it would be fun to go back to my roots and give the dental world another chance, and I’m so glad I did. Since starting at Growing Sm...Read More

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Services we provide

At Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry

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We offer a number of convenient payment options for our patients which make it easy to afford any care you may need.

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