We at Smiley Family Dentistry recognize the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances our community faces with growing concern about COVID-19.  We are deeply concerned for the health and well-being of you, our patients, and our dental Team.


In concert with the recommendations of the American and Michigan Dental Associations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing all elective procedures for at least two weeks beginning March 17, 2020. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for those in need and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments and public clinics.


With so many advisories and news stories, it’s understandable to be concerned about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please be assured that Smiley Family Dentistry follows the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, the MI Department of Health and Human Services and the American Dental Association. The precautions we take every day to prevent the spread of infection in our practice help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


We care about your safety and work hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles, and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected. We cover some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient. Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused.


Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette and infection control measures along with contact precautions are always used for the prevention and transmission of COVID-19 and all flu-like illnesses in our dental healthcare setting.


Our office is open for emergency dental care and we are committed to your safety and oral health. However, if you are not feeling well, please let us know in advance.



REMEMBER: Wash your hands, Don’t touch your face, cough into your elbow/sleeve and stay home if you are ill.


If you have questions please call our office at (616) 361-0654 or eMail at info@smileydds.com


Welcome! Since 1949, Smiley Family Dentistry has been working with patients

to provide the best dental care for patients in the Grand Rapids area. Dr. Chris Smiley and  Dr. Stephanie Benton, combine experience, knowledge, and genuine concern for their patients. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.

This web site provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of dentistry. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about the Smiley Family Dentistry practice philosophy, our dentists, our Grand Rapids office location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also request an appointment by clicking here.

You'll find a lot of valuable information on the web site about dental problems, diagnoses and treatments. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being. We encourage you to review this information to help you understand any health concerns you may face.