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

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Dr. Stephanie Benton is a 2008 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 three children, Eli, Lucy and Macy. As a family they enjoy being outside and spending time at their family cottage.

Contact Dr. Benton directly at stephanie@smileydds.com

 

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Kori, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant and Office Manager

Kori is a Registered Dental Assistant with 20 years of experience in our office. She is a graduate of Northview High School and the Grand Rapids Community College Dental Assisting Program. 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.

 

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Sandy, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Sandy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been caring for the patients of Smiley Family Dentistry for over 37 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 achieve and maintain dental health in a relaxed, comfortable and friendly environment."

Outside the office, Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter in law and two granddaughters.

 

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Mary, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Mary is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 38 years of practice experience, 20 of which are with our office. She is a native of Grand Rapids earned her hygiene degree from Grand Rapids Community College. Mary enjoys showing her patients how to improve and maintain their smiles.

When not at the office, Mary enjoys time with her husband and blended family. She is busy in our local running community as a coach, volunteer and runner of distance events. Mary is likely to encourage you to making running and flossing a party of a healthy lifestyle!

 

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Maureen, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Maureen is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with our office since the late 1980's. Maureen received her hygiene degree from Ferris State University where she also earned a Bachelor's degree in Allied Health Education. She has taught at both Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University.

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.

 

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Katie, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Katie 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 spectates many sporting events.

 

Heather, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

Heather is a Registered Dental Assistant with 7 years of experience in our office. She is a native of Ishpeming, located in the Upper Peninsula. Heather received her Dental Assisting License through Grand Rapids Community College. She serves as a dental assisting board examiner for the State of Michigan. Heather is actively working on completing her Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health Science from Ferris State University. 

Heather enjoys spending time with her family, friends and fur friends. Her hobbies include; camping, gardening, bowling and softball.

 

Tyler, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant

Tyler is a 2017 graduate of Grand Rapids Community College Dental Assisting Program. As a Registered Dental Assistant, Tyler works chairside with patients to assist Dr. Smiley and Dr. Benton during a variety of dental procedures. Tyler also began  serving as a dental assisting board examiner for the State of Michigan in the spring of 2018.

Originally from Grayling, Tyler currently resides in Walker with his family. In his free time, he enjoys watching his two young children learn and grow, and beggining new family traditions with his wife.

 

Cindi - Reception and Appointment Coordinator

Cindi has over 33 years of dental office experience. 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 21 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.


Colleen - Financial Coordinator

Colleen is a Grand Rapids native. She began in our office back in 1988 as a dental assistant. After almost 20 years of working in the healthcare field, she returned to Smiley Family Dentistry in 2017 to join our staff in the business office. 

Colleen relishes time with her husband, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Camping and kayaking are family favorites. Her true passion is quilting, and she spends much of her spare time designing and sewing new treasures for loved ones.

 
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