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Dr. Knapp and his team invite you to experience state-of-the-art orthodontics with personal care. We are devoted to our patients and our community. You will feel how much we care the moment you step foot into our office! Our team is professional and highly focused on our patients’ experience. We truly believe we provide the highest standard of care and service in the Grand Rapids community.

Dr. Kevin Knapp

Dr. Knapp grew up in Kalamazoo, MI, where he attended Kalamazoo Central High School. He continued his education at the University of Michigan where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and then his Dental Degree. Dr. Knapp completed his specialty training at Seton Hill University outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Knapp is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Michigan Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and West Michigan District Dental Society. He is also President of the West Michigan Dental Foundation and sits on the Byron Center Chamber of Commerce board.

Dr. Knapp lives in Byron Center with his wife, Jenny, son, Oliver and miniature dachshund, Frannie. Together, they enjoy biking the White Pine Trail, walking the beaches of West Michigan, and spending time with their families, who both live in Holland, MI.


Melissa was born in North Carolina, but has lived in Zeeland for most of her life. She graduated from Holland Christian High School and went to Careerline Tech Center for dental hygiene. Melissa and her husband, Josh, live in Borculo, a tiny town of Zeeland along with their daughter Mabel, son, Harvey and two dogs. They love to go fishing on their boat and camping in their spare time.


Dawn grew up in Spring Arbor, Michigan and now lives near the lakeshore in West Michigan. She loves the mechanics of braces and always helping people feel better about their smiles! When she’s not at work, she loves to spend time in the U.P. with her husband, and two boys. Dawn also loves an amazing cup of coffee, being involved with her church community, refinishing furniture and reading!


Jenny is from Holland, Michigan, where she also attended Hope College. After graduating, she continued her education and became a certified Child Life Specialist and worked with children and families in local hospitals. Jenny and her husband, Dr. Knapp and son, Oliver, live in Grand Rapids. She enjoys baking, going for bike rides, and spending time with their 7 nieces and nephews and family.


Yardley is from Traverse City, Michigan, and lives in the Grand Rapids area. She graduated with a dental assisting degree at Northwestern Michigan College. When she’s not spending time with her friends and family she enjoys staying active by taking dance classes. Her favorite part of orthodontics is meeting new people and learning about their lives!


Tara lives in Zeeland, Michigan where she enjoys spending time along the lakeshore, traveling, and exploring Grand Rapids’ newest spots with friends and family. Her most recent experience comes from developing community driven, small businesses. She finds her passion in connecting with others and creatively collaborating within the local community!


Shelby is from Hudsonville, Michigan and attended the GRCC Dental Assisting Program. She enjoys spending her summer weekends up north at Big Star Lake with her family and her husband, Matt. She has a passion for traveling and seeing new things! She loves being an aunt, playing volleyball, and trying out new restaurants with friends!


Amanda was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and now lives in Grandville with her husband, Jerry. She has been involved with orthodontics for over 30 years and truly enjoys seeing the progression of new smiles come to life! Amanda has a daughter and three grandchildren! Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, golf, ride her motorcycle and take trips to new places. Her goal is to see all 50 states!


Jamie is from Byron Center and now lives in Moline, Michigan. She graduated from the GRCC Dental Assisting program in 2015. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with friends & family; especially her niece and nephews. She loves taking time to travel and explore new places.

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