Meet Dr. Michelle
Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, Dr. Michelle VanDyke always wanted a career that involved helping others.
After graduating with honors from Reeths-Puffer High School in 1995, Dr. Michelle attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan. It was there that she began interning at several area dental offices to experience future career options. She had an immediate fascination with and interest in the procedures she observed. She soon realized that her calling was in the field of dentistry.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Hope College in 1999, Dr. Michelle began her dental studies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. The next four years were extremely fulfilling, allowing Dr. Michelle to develop the knowledge-base and skills required for her career.
Dr. Michelle earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2003. At that time, she decided to further her education by completing an optional, one-year General Practice Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. This year enhanced her ability to comprehensively treat patients of all ages. Although Dr. Michelle loved her experience in Chicago, her hometown of Muskegon, Michigan is where her heart has always been. In 2005, she returned to Muskegon as an associate with Dentistry by Dadd. In January 2007, she opened Dental Impressions, PLC solidifying her return to the community where she was raised.
Dr. Michelle now resides in North Muskegon with her husband, Rick and their two young sons, Levi and William. The greatest joys in her life are her two families — her family at home and her family of team members and patients at Dental Impressions.
“The patient is the most important person in my office. Our goal at Dental Impressions is to provide top of the line dental care in an environment that is fun, comfortable, and enjoyable.”