Our Staff

All the professionals at Smiley Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Chris Smiley

Dr. Chris Smiley is a 1986 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. Smiley Family Dentistry is truly a family practice as Chris’ wife Dr. Colette Smiley, practiced with us from 1986 until 2010 and his father, Dr. Harold Smiley, began the practice in 1949.

Dr. Smiley is active in the dental community, lecturing and writing on topics that include patient centered care, evidence based care, periodontal therapy, quality improvement in healthcare, and dental benefit issues. He is the 2014 recipient of the West Michigan District Dental Society’s Distinguished Service Award and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy; he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the West Michigan District Dental Society. Chris and Colette reside in Plainfield Township and they have two adult daughters.

You can contact Dr. Smiley directly at chris@smileydds.com


Dr. Stephanie Benton

stephaniDr. Stephanie Benton is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in Biomedical Sciences.  She is a member of the West Michigan Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She has served on the Tooth Time Task Force for the local dental society, and as an alternate delegate for the Michigan Dental Association's House of Delegates. Stephanie is originally from Wyoming, Michigan and now resides in Grand Rapids. Stephanie and her husband Kevin are proud parents of their six year old son Eli, and three year old daughter, Lucy.

Contact Dr. Benton directly at stephanie@smileydds.com

 

Heather - Office Manager

heatherFollowing your care, you will check out with Heather.She manages our front office, assists you with your payments, and is committed to patient service. Heather has a vast amount of management experience, and has been a member of our team for fifteen years. She is a native of Grand Rapids. You will often hear Heather's infectious laugh throughout the day at our office!

Outside the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and blended family of six children. She is also very active in her church music ministry as a cantor and vocalist, and is an avid runner. Heather has completed several races, including marathons, as a mentor and a participant.

 

Sandy, RDH - Dental Hygienist

sandySandy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been caring for the patients of Smiley Family Dentistry for over thirty-five years, beginning with Chris' dad, Dr. Harold Smiley. She is a native of Grand Rapids and  earned her hygiene degree from Grand Rapids Community College and she has been instrumental in the growth of our practice philosophy, "helping patients acheive and maintain dental health in a relaxed, comfortable and friendly environment."

Outside the office, Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband, children and two granddaughters.

 

Mary, RDH - Dental Hygienist

maryMary is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over thirty-five years of practice experience, seventeen of which are with our office. She is a native of Grand Rapids earned her hygiene degree from Grand Rapids Community College. Mary has a wealth of knowledge to share with our patients and enjoys showing how you can improve and maintain your smile.

When not at the office, Mary enjoys time with her husband and blended family of three married daughters, two stepsons and three granddaughters. She is an avid runner and has participated in marathons as a coach and runner. Mary is as passionate about running as she is about dental health!

 

Maureen, RDH - Dental Hygienist

maureenMaureen is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with our office since the late 1980's. She is a native of Saginaw and currently resided in Northeast Grand Rapids with her husband. Maureen received her hygiene degree from Ferris State University where she also earned a Bachelor's degree in Allied Health Education.

Maureen enjoys time with her family and friends at sporting events, zumba, sewing and reading. Maureen brings energy and enthusiasm to our practice in providing superior clinical care and oral health education for our patients.

 

Katie, RDH - Dental Hygienist

katieKatie is a Registered Dental Hygienist with 17 years of experience. Katie is involved in our community in presenting dental health education programs to elementary school students. She brings enthusiasm and friendliness to patients and coworkers.

Katie enjoys family time with her husband and their two children - and her involvement in all of their activities! She also participates in team races and spectating many sporting events.

 

Denise, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

deniseDenise is a Registered Dental Assistant with over twenty years of experience at our office. She is a native of Grand Rapids and graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Dental Assisting Program. Her expertise extends to our in-office dental lab where she makes athletic mouthguards, orthodontic retainers and bleaching trays. Denise also serves as a dental assisting Board Examiner for the State of Michigan.

Outside the office, Denise and her husband are active in their church. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and absolutely cherishes her time with her grandchildren.

 

Kori, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

koriKori is a Registered Dental Assistant with 18 years of experience in our office. She is a graduate of Northview High School and the Grand Rapids Community College Dental Assisting Program.Kori's duties also include assisting and resolving issues for our patients with their dental benefit carriers. Kori also serves as a dental assisting board examiner for the State of Michigan.

Kori enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and German Shepherd. She is also active in watching her kids sporting events.

 

Heather, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

 

Cindi - Reception and Appointment Coordinator

Cindi, the newest member of our team, brings 30 years of dental experience to our office. Her friendly smile and dental knowledge is welcoming as she greets patients at the front desk. She assisted chairside for 12 years, and moved to the business side of dentistry for the past 18 years.

Cindi is a Grand Rapids native and currently resides in Rockford with her husband. She is passionate about animal rescue and is looking forward to providing a "fur-ever" home for another dog in need in the near future. In her time away from the office, she enjoys rowing, kayaking, walking and biking. She also enjoys reading and cheering on the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings with her husband.

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