We always strive to do what is in the best interest of the child. We feel that it is best to have a child in the care of those that are the highest trained to handle any given situation and so we will refer to other specialists when it is appropriate to do so. An example of this is that, although we follow and document the growth and development of a child's teeth and jaws very closely, when it is time for active intervention, we will refer to an orthodontist for braces.
Dr. Port has lived in West Michigan since she was 8yrs old and can't imagine a better place to have grown up and live. She graduated from Hope College and then went on to the University of Michigan for her dental degree. Following dental school she continued her education at the University of Tennessee. After 4 years of studying and working near the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee she returned to complete a master's degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Michigan. She started Port Pediatric Dentistry in 2006 and loves serving the children of West Michigan age 0-18 and special needs adults. Dr. Port is a board certified pediatric dentist and active member of the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) and the MDA (Michigan Dental Association). She is also a board member of the MAPD (Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry).