Steven M. Conlon – D.D.S.
Dr Conlon was born and raised in New York and attended Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and was awarded his Degree of Dental Surgery in 1997. Dr Conlon lives in Grand Rapids with his wife Melissa and two sons Andrew and James. Dr. Conlon is an active member in the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He is also very active with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society as a fundraiser, current Chairman of the Light the Night walk in Grand Rapids and has initiated and spearheaded a campaign to perform bone marrow donation screenings in the State of Michigan which will be replicated in New York and Georgia in the spring of 2014. Recently, Mlive asked Dr. Conlon about fluoride in the tap water of Grand Rapids. Read the article by clicking here.
James P.M. Vincelj – D.D.S.
Dr. James Vincelj has a Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University Of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Vincelj is licensed to practice Dentistry in Canada and the United States. He has worked as a Pharmaceutical and Toxicology consultant before entering Dental School. He then joined the practice in 2006 with partner Dr. Steven Conlon who was a classmate in Dental School. Dr. Vincelj is a avid swimmer and cyclist.
Kary Henning – Office Manager
My name is Kary Henning and I have been working in the dental field for 16 years. I have been with Dental Associates of West Michigan for nine years. I am dedicated to working with our patients to make their experience here a great one each and every time they come in. I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 15 years. I have a step-daughter, Ashley and a golden retriever, Harlee. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping and riding our Harley.
Molly Peters – Hygienist
My name is Molly and I attended Hygiene school at Ferris State University. I’ve been working with Dr. Vincelj and Dr. Conlon since 2006. I’m a fun loving girl who enjoys working and joking with people. I love helping patients achieve total oral and body health! In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, crafting, fitness, and being at the lake up North.
Pam Kryger – Hygienist
Hi. I’m Pam. I have been with Dr. Conlon and Vincelj for 13 years, but a hygienist for 19 years. I love the one on one interaction with patients while helping them maintain a healthy oral care routine. I have 5 children and love to travel, bake, and entertain with family and friends.
My name is Michelle and I have been working for Dr. Conlon and Dr. Vincelj for one year. I have been practicing dental hygiene for seven years now and particularly enjoy the challenges of helping my patients to good oral health. I feel that a visit to the dental office should be a great and positive experience! I have been married to my husband for 11 years and have one daughter and two stepchildren. During my personal time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kimberly Heeringa – Dental Assistant
My Name is Kimberly Heeringa. I’ve been a Dental Assistant for the past 19 years. Currently I have been a Dental Assistant for Dr. Conlon and Dr. Vincelj for the past six years. I have two academically and sports involved teenagers and a hardworking Dental Lab Tech. daughter who graduated in 2011. My hobbies include running, walking, going to the beach, reconnecting with friendships and watching family movies. I love going to dinner and so many great adventures with my boyfriend for two years. I’m always on the run with my kids’ busy schedules and working out. I love my job because as much as I put into it I get even more out of it. The friendships that I have made at my current position are indescribable and i’m so thankful I have had the opportunity to work here.
Trudy – Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Trudy and I am a dental assistant for Dr. Steve Conlon and Dr. James Vincelj. I have been with dental associates of west Michigan for 6 years, but have been an assistant for almost 30. I went to assisting school right out of high school, and have loved every minute of my career. My goal as an assistant has always been to be knowledgeable in my world, and compassionate with my patients. I enjoy making them feel at ease and helping them to attain overall great oral health. In our spare time, my husband Jeff and I enjoy spending time with our four daughters, Nicole, Ashley, Kyersten, and Allie. We love relaxing in our pool, riding our Harley’s, and spending as much time as possible with our wonderful family and friends.
My name is Laurie Kimes. I have been blessed to be part of the dental profession for many years. Through assisting and hygiene, I have been allowed to provide optimum oral health to the patients I come in contact with. It has been a pleasure to use the talents God has given me, not only in the office setting, but in other countries serving on dental mission trips. I have been a part of Dental Associates of West Michigan since the summer of 2013. My heart also lies at home, where my husband of 29 years and I enjoy raising our four children. My favorite activities are watching my children in their various activities, family time, long walks and great vacations with my husband.
My name is Rachel. I attended Kellogg Community College for Dental Hygiene and Business Administration. I am passionate about patient education and working with children. I love that I am able to help others improve their health every day! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, backpacking, crochet, and playing the guitar.