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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 camping and travel to new places in their spare time.


Tara lives in Byron Center, 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!


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!


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.


Keana is from Kearney, Nebraska (she says, ‘GO CORNHUSKERS!’) and recently moved to West Michigan. She has a dog and a cat, loves hanging out with their new friends and exploring new spots in Grand Rapids. She loves orthodontics because there are always new relationships to create. She enjoyed having braces as a child and she wants her patients to experience the same excitement that she had when she went to the orthodontist!


Alicia lives in Hudsonville with her husband, Mark and three kids! She has a passion for always helping others in any way possible. She and her family love to camp, play sports, and be outside! In her spare time, she enjoys baking and reading.


Kristin grew up in Caledonia and graduated from the GRCC dental hygiene program in 2004. She practiced dental hygiene in Grandville for about 8 years before moving to California. She and her family have since moved back to Michigan and live in Byron Center. Her three kids all attend Byron Center Public Schools. Her family also has an aussiedoodle named Chewie. As a family, they love to travel and spend summers up at their sailboat in Ludington. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, reading, hiking, sup, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, and many other outdoor activities with her family.


Amber is from Decatur, Georgia and has recently moved to Grand Rapids. She graduated from Southern Crescent Technical School in 2010 for Dental Assisting, and has a passion for orthodontics and the patient relationships that are built throughout the orthodontic process. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, Dave and friends exploring the city and visiting the beautiful sceneries of Michigan. She loves traveling to wherever she can get her toes in the sand.


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.


Rachael lives in Grandville and graduated from the GRCC dental assisting program. She loves orthodontics and getting to know the patients, along with seeing their confidence when treatment is completed. During the summer, you’ll find her at a different beach every chance she gets with her husband and two daughters. She loves reality TV and finding good restaurants around Grand Rapids. When Rachael gets the chance, she loves to travel and bake to pass the time in the winter.


Nicole is from Zeeland, Michigan, and attended the GRCC dental assisting program. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, fishing, and skiing. She and her fiancé’s family go on a Colorado ski trip each year, and her favorite place to ski in Colorado is Keystone. She also loves spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew. She recently got a golden retriever named Duke and absolutely adores him.

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