Shawn Kinser, DDS, PhD
Dr. Kinser received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Hope College in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University in 2000. After working in research for a few years he realized that he would like to help people more directly. In 2004, he entered dental school at the University of Michigan and received his DDS in 2008. He joined Belding Family Dentistry right after graduation and in 2016 he purchased both Belding Family Dentistry and Edmore Family Dentistry. Dr. Kinser met his wife, Mary at Michigan State University while she was in veterinary school. They live in the Greenville area and have a son and a daughter. Dr. Kinser enjoys water sports, photography, and doing crafts with the kids. Interesting facts about Dr. Kinser: He is originally from the state of Washington and started competitive swimming at the age of 5. He held records for the fastest times at Shelton High School in Washington and at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Cheri received her dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University in 1988 and has been working in our office ever since. She initially became interested in dentistry when she went through two years of orthodontics. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is getting to know her patients and establishing a relationship with them. Cheri has been married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin, for 34 years. They have two adult children, one grandson, Charlie, and a very energetic chocolate Labrador named Bentley to keep them busy. Cheri stays busy during her time off and enjoys boating, camping, and spending time with family-especially Charlie. Interesting fact about Cheri: she is extremely competitive, almost to a fault!
Connie received her degree in dental hygiene from Ferris State University in 2004. She also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Education! She joined the team in November of 2012. She was initially drawn to dentistry because she wanted to be able to educate people about their health and utilize her biology degree. She loves that she gets to work with patients of all ages. Connie has two daughters and one grandson Aiden. When she is not in the office, Connie enjoys reading, riding bike, kayaking, and especially spending time with family at the lake. Interesting fact about Connie: she wants to retire in Africa and do mission work! She loves to travel and is always up for an adventure.
Shawn has been with the team for the last five years. She has been in the dental field for 32 years as a dental assistant and more recently as a dental hygienist. Shawn was drawn to dentistry after spending a lot of time in orthodontics. Her cousin was a dental assistant, and she considers her as a mentor. Her favorite part of dentistry is changing people’s lives by educating them one smile at a time. Shawn has three children, one stepson and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her work family. She likes working out, riding bike, jogging, tubing, camping, cooking out, working in her yard, and hanging around the pool in the summer. Shawn may seem quiet, but she is outgoing and loves meeting new friends.
Kristyn, Dental Assistant
Kristyn joined our team in January 2020. She graduated from Ferris State University’s dental hygiene program in 2019, with a minor in Art History. Kristyn was drawn to dentistry when she had braces as a child. Kristyn loves interacting and joking with her patients to put them at ease. She loves to travel, appreciate art, and reading (although you won’t catch her reading romance novels, she loves adventure). Kristyn hopes to find a schnauzer puppy soon to enjoy during her time off. A fun fact about Kristyn is that her favorite place in the world is Paris, France which she visited in the summer of 2018.
Elizabeth, Dental Assistant
Elizabeth joined our team in October of 2020. She has always had an interest in dentistry and has been an energetic and bubbly addition to our team! She loves the atmosphere in the offices, the interaction with patients, and considers our team her new extended family. Elizabeth is married and has four children, three girls and one boy. She and her husband recently purchased a home in the Stanton area and have kept busy remodeling and making it their own. Elizabeth enjoys camping, riding her jetski and is not a fan of winter! Her future goal is to one day own her own business.
Business Administration Team
Angie, Office Manager and Financial Coordinator
Angie comes to the practice with 25 years’ experience in the dental field. She was a dental and orthodontic assistant for many years before making the switch over to management mid-career. Angie began her dental career in high school while working part-time in a dental office and attending a technical school. Her childhood orthodontist inspired her to investigate career opportunities in the dental field. Angie enjoys watching the change in self-confidence as patients embrace a new healthy smile and the day-to-day interaction with patients and her team. Angie and her high school sweetheart have three children, a daughter in law and one granddaughter, Iylah. Angie enjoys spending time with her family, attending her son’s college football games, watching her daughter train and show horses, days on the lake or at the beach, and reading in her spare time. A fun fact about Angie: she is skilled at throwing axe, it’s a great stress reliever and competitive activity around her house!
Luci, Appointment Coordinator
Luci joined the team in June of 2020. She has been in dentistry for 11 years as a dental assistant and has made the transition to the front office since joining our team. She is a jack of trades! In addition to her front desk responsibilities, you will oftentimes find her working on inventory and ordering, and helping Dr. Kinser chairside. She and her husband, Jarrod, live in the Greenville area with their rambunctious cat Chloe. Luci has 4 children (all boys), 2 daughters-in-law, 3 stepchildren, and 4 grandchildren. Luci enjoys walks, hiking, kayaking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. She has traveled to California, Florida, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. A fun fact about Luci, she has a twin sister!
Tami, Bookkeeping and Accounting
Tami has been a wonderful addition to our team this year, handling multiple behind the scenes tasks for the office. She earned her business management degree from Gateway Community College in 2020. She was looking for a fun part-time job that would be challenging and connect her to a team and has found just that! Tami believes a person’s smile is truly their signature and important to everyone! Tami lives in Belding with her husband of 37 years and just became a grandma, which is the best role of her life! When not at work Tami enjoys crafting, camping, and of course spending time with her family and a new grandson. She is looking forward to reading to her grandson and watching him grow.