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Join the Smile team!

By | Featured, News & Announcements

You’ve heard it said that an organization is only as good as its people. That’s exactly how we feel at Smile Dental Partners. We work hard to provide a culture that is connected, supportive, and fulfilling for the entire Smile team. Smile is a locally owned, multi-specialty dental practice with 4 West Michigan locations. Below is a list of available positions with a link for each to apply online. If you have any general questions about employment opportunities at Smile, please contact us at talent@smileoneservices.com.


Treatment Coordinator

If you love helping people and like to be challenged and appreciated, this is your opportunity. Smile Grand Haven and Smile North Muskegon are hiring Treatment Coordinators to join their team. Full-time plus benefits. Dental experience not required. We will train the right team player.

Click here to apply at Smile Grand Haven.
Click here to apply at Smile North Muskegon.


Surgical Dental Assistant

Smile is affiliated with Daydreams Pediatric Center, West Michigan’s premier resource for pediatric dental care under general anesthesia. Daydreams is currently looking to hire an experienced Surgical Dental Assistant. Full-time plus benefits.

Click here to apply.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Smile is currently hiring Dental Hygienists at all of our West Michigan locations (Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, North Muskegon, and Holland). Be appreciated for your knowledge and education. Standard of care, systems, and case acceptance methodology implemented for efficiency. Full or part-time plus benefits.

Click here to apply at Smile Grand Haven.
Click here to apply at Smile North Muskegon.
Click here to apply at Smile South Holland.


Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Love working with kids? Smile Grand Haven and Smile North Muskegon are currently hiring Pediatric Hygienists to join the Little Smiles team. Be appreciated for your knowledge and education. Standard of care, systems, and case acceptance methodology implemented for efficiency. Full or part-time plus benefits.

Click here to apply.


Orthodontic Assistant

Smile Grand Haven is looking to add an Orthodontic Assistant to our growing team. Minimum 1-year in-office experience preferred. 3-5 days per week.

Click here to apply.

 

 

 

 

Smile Hygienists

Now Hiring: Adult & Pediatric Hygienists

By | Featured, News & Announcements

Smile Dental Partners is looking for experienced Dental Hygienists who seek a career opportunity that is fulfilling, supportive, and fun. Hygiene opportunities available for adult patients, pediatric patients, or both. Smile is West Michigan’s only multi-specialty dental practice, combining general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics under one roof.

Plus, Smile is one of the safest healthcare environments in Michigan and was the first dental practice in the U.S. to install UV-C pathogen control technology at all four West Michigan practices. This breakthrough technology by UV Angel uses ultraviolet light 24/7/365 to remove pathogens from the air (including COVID-19).

Join the Smile team and enjoy these benefits…

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • 401k plan
  • Student loan repayment plan
  • All new equipment and technology
  • One of the safest dental practices in the U.S. (click here to learn more)
  • Standard of care, systems, and case acceptance methodology used
  • No weekends or evenings
  • Paid time off
  • Health work/life balance

Adult Hygiene Positions:

Click here to apply at Smile Grand Haven.
Click here to apply at Smile North Muskegon.
Click here to apply at Smile South Holland.

Pediatric Hygiene Positions:

Click here to apply at Smile Grand Haven.
Click here to apply to Smile North Muskegon.

Dr Kemmer and Dr Patel

Smile welcomes Dr. Kemmer and Dr. Patel

By | Grand Haven Blog Article, Grand Rapids Blog Article, News & Announcements, North Muskegon Blog Article

Smile Dental Partners is excited to introduce two of our newest doctors. Dr. Kemmer and Dr. Patel both joined Smile in March of 2021.

Kristen Kemmer, DDS (above left) received her undergraduate degree in Chemestry and Biology from Saginaw Valley State University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She completed her general practice residency at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kemmer is working at Smile Cascade and Smile North Muskegon where she cares for our adult and teen patients.

Chandni Patel, DDS (above right) received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology from Wayne State University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Patel has joined the Smile Grand Haven team where she cares for our adult and teen patients.

Join us in welcoming both of these talented doctors to the Smile family.

Smile Orthodontics featured on WZZM

By | Featured, For Kids, Health & Wellness, News & Announcements, Orthodontics | No Comments

WZZM 13 Interview | 02-13-21

Imagine if your dentist and orthodontist worked together at the same practice. WZZM 13 reporter Catherine Berhendt spoke with Dr. Felipe Porto from Smile Orthodontics to discuss braces for adults and kids—and how Smile’s unique, multi-specialty approach to dentistry creates a better experience for the patient.

 

Welcome Dr. Felipe Porto

Smile Orthodontics welcomes Dr. Felipe Porto

By | Grand Haven Blog Article, News & Announcements, North Muskegon Blog Article

Smile Dental Partners is excited to welcome Felipe Porto, DDS, MS, MSD to the Smile Orthodontics team. Dr. Porto received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Pernambuco in Brazil and his Certificate in Orthodontics from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also received a Certificate in Orofacial Pain from the University of Kentucky. 

The Smile Orthodontics team is excited to have Dr. Porto join our team of multi-specialty doctors, where he will be caring for the orthodontic needs of both our adult and pediatric patients at all Smile practices.

Dr. Porto is Board Certified in Orthodontics and Orofacial Pain.

 

Is it safe to visit the dentist?

By | Grand Haven Blog Article, Grand Rapids Blog Article, Health & Wellness, News & Announcements, North Muskegon Blog Article, South Holland Blog Article | No Comments

WZZM 13 Interview | 11-06-20

Is it safe to visit the dentist? What about kids? Many people are concerned about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout West Michigan. WZZM 13 reporter Catherine Berhendt spoke with Dr. Darren Riopelle of Smile Dental Partners about safety and dental visits during the pandemic. 

Open Letter

An open letter to our dental colleagues

By | News & Announcements

Dear friends and colleagues,

2020 has been a year filled with challenges and change, and the dental industry is no exception. I am writing to encourage you, and to share an opportunity for you to consider.

Clinical professionals (hygienists, assistants, and doctors alike) are facing two options right now, and neither one is ideal. Some are without work as their practices downsize or close in response to COVID-19. Others have returned to a work environment filled with difficult safety restrictions and fear of exposure to the virus.

I’d like to show you a better solution.

As soon as we received Michigan’s order to shut down in March, I began Zoom meetings with my team to imagine the best way to re-open safely and successfully. How would we make our practices safe, not only for patients, but for our own team members. The result was a re-imagining of dentistry—technology, operations, and talent. The response has been amazing. Here’s what we did:

  • New Pathogen Control Technology
    Smile became the first dental practice in the country to install UV-C pathogen control technology by UV Angel. The air filtration devices (installed in the ceiling above every single treatment chair) use UV light to kill all pathogens in the air, including COVID-19. They work 24/7 to kill 99.95% of viruses and bacteria for an unprecedented level rivaling any healthcare facility in the U.S.
  • New Safety Standards
    From day one, no expense has been spared to keep our team members and patients safe. Thermal imaging temperature scanners and hands-free hand sanitizers were installed at every entrance. Our existing Green Seal Certified Cleaning Program was enhanced to include frequent, daily Touch Point cleaning. And PPE medical equipment was made available for our team with no additional surcharge to our patients.
  • Listening To Our Team
    Unlike the traditional hierarchy found at most dental practices (where everyone reports to the dentist), the Smile model creates a collaborative experience where hygienists, dental assistants, and doctors are each respected for their expertise. So we talked with our team and listened to their concerns. Their insight and ideas lead to important improvements that have made us safer and operationally stronger.
  • Exceeding Our Patients’ Expectations
    Finally, we took a look at our patients’ experience—from parking lot to check out—and made positive changes to keep them safe and comfortable. To prepare our patients for these changes, we created a simple video preview that can be texted to them before their appointment.

Three months later, and the results speak for themselves. Our team is confident, healthy, and thriving professionally. Our patients have returned and expressed their appreciation and level of comfort. And hundreds of new patients who have heard about the Smile experience are scheduling appointments.

If you are interested in being a part of a dental team like ours—or know someone in the dental industry who is looking for employment—I invite you to contact us. We are growing and in need of quality, experienced clinical professionals like you. 

Good things are happening at Smile. Please spread the word. Better yet, come join us.

Darren Riopelle, DDS
Owner/CEO, Smile Dental Partners

To inquire about career opportunities at Smile, send your resume to: clinical@smileoneservices.com

 

Stephanie Brown DDS

Little Smiles welcomes Dr. Stephanie Brown

By | Grand Haven Blog Article, News & Announcements, Pediatric Dentistry

Little Smiles Grand Haven is excited to welcome our newest pediatric dentist, Stephanie Brown, DDS. Dr. Brown earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her pediatric dental residency at Nichlaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Brown will be joining our team of pediatric dentists that includes Dr. Brutten, Dr. Miller, and Dr. Zillich. She will be working primarily with the Little Smiles team at our Grand Haven practice.

Welcome to the Little Smiles family!

Dr Jake Streng

Smile welcomes Dr. Jake Streng

By | Featured, Grand Haven Blog Article, News & Announcements

Smile Grand Haven is excited to welcome Jake Streng, DDS. Dr. Streng is a Grand Haven native who earned his undergraduate degree from Aquinas College and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Dr. Streng joins the Smile Grand Haven team with 4 years of experience in general dentistry. We look forward to adding his expertise to the Smile team as he cares for our adult and teen patients.

Welcome to the Smile family!