10 Best Pediatric Dentists Near Grand Rapids

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The Pediatric Dentists that Kids Consider Their Friends

No one likes going to the dentist… except maybe the kids that see the dentists on this list. We polled our GRKIDS reader family for their favorite dentists, and lots of people chimed in.

Apparently going to the dentist isn’t that bad if you find the right practitioner! 

Today’s dentist office has changed drastically since we were kids. There are friendly, colorful waiting rooms. Understanding, patient hygienists and dentists. And of course, prizes for a job well done.

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Every name in the guide received significant votes from our readers. 

Pediatric Dentists Near Grand Rapids

Visiting the dentist is more like a fun experience for kids now, especially when you see these top rated dentists below.

Best Pediatric Dentist in West Michigan

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Winner: Dr. Jessica Massie at Valleau, VanDeven and Massie

TOP 10 Dentists

1. Massie, Dr. Jessica (Valleau, VanDeven and Massie)

2. VanDeven, Dr. Chris (Valleau, VanDeven and Massie)

3. Valleau, Dr. Aimee (Valleau, VanDeven and Massie)

4. Kloostra, Dr. Stephanie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)

5. Swanson, Dr. Katie (Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan)

6. Kingma, Dr. Brett (Mitten Kids Dentistry)

7. O’Callaghan, Dr. Daniel (Gaines Pediatric Dentistry)

8. Powell, Dr. Chris (Hudsonville Dental)

9. McCone, Dr. Meggan (Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry)

10. Rediske, Dr. Michael (Great Lakes Family Dentistry)

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Valleau VanDeven Massie FCP 2022

Best Dentists in West Michigan

in practice with Dr. Chris VanDeven and Dr. Aimee Valleau

Dr. Aimee Valleau, Dr. Christopher VanDeven, and Dr. Jessica Massie are board-certified pediatric dentists, each with more than 10 years of experience and extensive knowledge in caring for children’s oral health, from infancy through adolescence.

They offer kind, gentle, and compassionate care, with an understanding that children’s bodies and minds are constantly growing and developing.

All three doctors are approachable and make themselves available to their patients for questions and concerns.

They enjoy getting to know the kids and keeping up with their activities, pets, wiggly teeth, and lives.

Patients are truly family at VVMKids!


"Amazing staff! Very welcoming atmosphere, and very patient and willing to explain everything! I recommend them a hundred times over!" -Chelsea C.

Pediatric Dental Specialists dentists

Best Dentists in West Michigan

in practice with Dr. Taryn Weil

Pediatric Dental Specialists of West Michigan is designed for kids, from infancy to adolescence.

Our doctors are board certified pediatric dentists with specialized training in child development and behavior enhancement.

Drs. Katie and Stephanie also specialize in laser frenectomy procedures to treat a lip or tongue tie for infants breastfeeding/bottle feeding or children with eating, speech or growth issues.

Whether you’re scheduling your child’s first dental visit or looking for a new dental home, this team helps kids and their parents experience going to the dentist in a positive way so they look forward to their next visit!


Every detail has been carefully thought out to make this not your average dentist. Truly a one of a kind practice! My daughter keeps asking when she can go back!

Great Lakes Family Dentistry FCP 2022 1

Best Dentists in West Michigan


Our goal at Great Lakes Family Dentistry is to provide a welcoming place where patients of all ages can feel right at home while receiving exceptional dental care.

Dr. Rediske and his excellent staff specialize in quality and comprehensive dentistry for the entire family.

We are committed to making you feel comfortable during your visit and helping you achieve a confident and healthy smile!

We look forward to welcoming your family!

Gaines Pediatric Dentistry FCP 2022

Best Dentists in West Michigan


Dr. Daniel O'Callaghan and the entire team love caring for the smiles of your children, whether they're just starting to get teeth or already having visits from the tooth fairy.

We know the dentist can seem like a scary place so we've worked to create a fun and welcoming environment.

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13 thoughts on “10 Best Pediatric Dentists Near Grand Rapids”

  1. Hudsonville Dental worked miracles with my daughter. She had extensive work done and they were amazing at getting her to sit still for almost 1 1/2 hours!

  2. I am stunned that Dr. Heather (Mallory-May) of Breton Gardens dentistry wasn’t at the top of the list. She is simply amazing. Kids with dental fears? See her.

  3. We have tried one in Grandville, but are so happy to drive right past it to Hudsonville Family Dentistry. One of my girls used to have to be pulled from the car to go in. Hudsonville Family is far more respectful to children and their bright smiles are always warm and welcoming!!!

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