About Us

6M4A9630 (Custom)Dr. Darren and Paige Riopelle opened Smile Grand Haven in 2008 as a passion to offer a fresh and proactive approach to dental care for their patients and team. Their combination of experience, energy and community engagement quickly infused the West Michigan area with a new expected standard of quality dental care.

Shortly thereafter, patients requested this same experience specifically for their children and the concept for Little Smiles was born. Little Smiles opened in 2011, providing a dedicated child-friendly space where children can begin a healthy relationship with good oral care from their first visit forward.

Smile Orthodontics began in 2014, again after patients requested more options to keep all areas of their dental care under one roof, with healthcare providers who know them and they can trust.

As three separate areas of dental care under one roof developed and grew, space to provide privacy and specialized personal care for patients became a challenge.  Expansion of what we now fondly call Smile Dental Partners was completed in 2016, adding over 4,000 square feet to the patient experience.

Smile Dental Partners began with 1 dentist and 3 team members in 2008, and is now comprised of 3 dentists, 2 pediatric dentists,1 orthodontist and 25 team members.  The Smile family of practices continues to operate with the quality care and passion that every patient has grown to expect.  We are truly grateful for the loyalty and support of our community.