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Candy Buyback Returns!

By | Community Events, For Kids, Fun Stuff

Halloween is just days away and that means the return of the Halloween Candy Buyback!

From November 1 -3, Little Smiles has partnered with local schools for our 9th annual Halloween Candy Buyback.

 November 1st – 3rd from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Children bring their unopened candy to Little Smiles and we buy it back for $1 per pound

Another $1 per pound is also donated to the local school of the child’s choice.

Top collecting school wins an additional $500 to go towards their specific educational needs.

For adult community members who drop off their extra candy at Little Smiles, a donation of $1 per pound will be made to the local school of their choice.

Since 2008, we have collected over 7,000 pounds of candy! All candy is donated to Operation Gratitude through the National Guard. Shipping to Operation Gratitude in California has been graciously donated by AeroVision International in Muskegon.

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Smile Partners with New Insurance Plans

By | Community Events, Featured, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

Smile is pleased to announce new partnerships with several insurance plans. While we accept almost all insurance plans, we are now In-Network Providers with:

Delta Premier
Delta Healthy Kids/MiChild
Healthy Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Par Select
Cigna DPPO
Assurant (Stratus Network)
United Concordia (Stratos Network)
Aetna (DHA Network)
MetLife (Stratos Network)
Principal (Stratos Network)

As an In-Network Provider we are able to pass along negotiated savings to our patients.  We continue to add more insurance plans.  Check our insurance page for updates.

If you need clarification on In-Network plans, have specific questions about your coverage, or have a change in your insurance coverage, please contact us prior to your appointment.

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Join Us for an Open House & Fundraiser!

By | Community Events, Fun Stuff

Please join us on Thursday, May 12th from 5 to 7 p.m. for an open house and fundraiser.

The dust has settled on our recent expansion to meet our growing needs, provide more services and elevate our patient experience.  You will have the opportunity to wander our facility, meet our team, and enjoy some snacks.

And why not take this opportunity to also give back to our community?  For each person who attends the Open House, Smile will donate $10 to the Love INC Free Dental Clinic.  So bring your family and friends!

Whether you have been a patient for years or are simply curious about our practice, facility or team, we would love to see you!


Free Dental Center to Open in Grand Haven

By | Community Events, Health & Wellness

In 2014, Smiles From The Heart’s founder, Dr. Darren Riopelle, donated a building, equipment and supplies to Love INC.  This allowed Love INC to open a free medical and dental center, servicing our community’s free dental care needs throughout the year.  The Love INC free medical and dental center in scheduled to open by April 2015.

Due to the opening of the Love INC free center, Smiles From The Heart will no longer be holding its annual event.  Instead, Smile Grand Haven will be donating its time, talent and resources at the Love INC center.  We are humbled to be part of this team.

Little Smiles and Smile Grand Haven participated in Smiles From The Heart  from 2010-2014.  Smiles From The Heart was a free day of dental services provided to those in need in our local area.

For more details, read the article from the Grand Haven Tribune.

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Dr. Dewitt’s Team Joins Smile Grand Haven

By | Community Events, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

We’d like to welcome the former team members of Dr. Bill Dewitt. This amazing group of professionals will be caring for patients at Smile Grand Haven.  We are honored they choose to join us after the merger.  All patients will be cared for under one roof, at Smile Grand Haven, beginning November 3, 2014.

Pictured L to R:  Alana RDH, Stephanie DA, Dagmar RDH and Kathie, Patient Coordinator.

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Dr. Bill Dewitt DDS Merges with Smile Grand Haven

By | Community Events, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

We are pleased to announce the merger of Dr. Bill Dewitt DDS PLLC and Smile Grand Haven.  And we welcome Dr. Dewitt’s family of patients and team with open arms.  If you are a patient of Dr. Dewitt’s, this information will help you:

  • Beginning Nov. 3rd, all appointments will be at the Smile Grand Haven location.
  • All currently scheduled appointment times will remain the same, and most of the same friendly faces who cared for you at Dr. Dewitt’s office will be joining the Smile Grand Haven team.
  • Your records, x-rays and contact information, etc. are following you to the new location.  There is no need to sign up as a new patient at Smile Grand Haven.
  • You will receive a letter from us confirming your transferred appointment times with us in the next couple weeks.

In the meantime, we appreciate your flexibility as we continue to make this transition as seamless as possible for you.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (616) 850-3970.



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Beechtree Construction Begins June 5th

By | Community Events, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

The City of Grand Haven will be updating Beechtree Street between Robbins and Waverly next week through November 1st.

Phase 1 will effect Robbins to Eaton Street.

While there will always be access to our office, there may be delays and detours.  We will be updating the Smile Grand Haven Facebook page with specific detour details, as well as reminding patients during appointment confirmations.

Please allow a few extra minutes when visiting us.  Please contact us with any questions and thank you for your patience!