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The Blue Water Team Mission

We strive to provide top quality comprehensive dental care in a calming, relaxing environment. Our state-of-the-art office uses the latest dental technology to provide patients of all ages with the excellence in esthetics and function that you deserve in your dental care.

  • Kristen Veltema

    B.S., Human Biology, Michigan State University; D.M.D., University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry; GPR Certification, Indiana University

    Dr. Kristen Veltema grew up in Hastings, MI and, after spending several years away to pursue her career as a general dentist; she has come back to West Michigan where she lives with her husband and two children. She is excited to be serving the dental needs of the people of Hudsonville and surrounding communities. She loves creating lasting relationships, improving smiles, working with children, and providing comfort.

    Dr. Kristen strongly believes in treating each patient as an individual and tailoring treatment to meet his or her needs. She believes in comprehensive dental care which includes thorough exams and attention to detail so that each patient can be aware of his or her oral health and the options that he or she has to improve or maintain it.
    Kristen enjoys spending time with family, many outdoor activities, and giving back to the community whenever possible. 

    Dr. Veltema is a member of the:
    American Dental Association (ADA)
    Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
    West Michigan District Dental Society (WMDDS)
    Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

  • Kathy
    Office Manager

    Kathy comes to Blue Water Dentistry with many years of dental experience.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University and is originally from New Jersey.  Her focus is to help the patients at Blue Water Dentistry accomplish their dental goals both personally and financially.  She works with the insurance industry to optimize benefits, as well as working with each patient to make treatment affordable.   

     Kathy is married with 3 grown children who are all musicians.  She also has 1 granddaughter.  When she’s not visiting her granddaughter, she is attending musical events or plays. 

  • Shellee
    Care Coordinator

    Shellee is the front desk receptionist at Blue Water Dentistry.  She has over 30 yrs. experience in customer service, 20 of which is experience in an office setting; 10 yrs. for a dental practice and 11yrs for a lawn care company.  Shellee grew up in Jenison and graduated from Jenison High School.  She lives in Walker with her husband.  She has two daughters, one is a senior in college at GRCC. Her other daughter is married and lives with her husband and two children in Hudsonville.  They are both in the education field.  She has a 6-year-old granddaughter and a 4-year-old grandson.  Spending time with my family is her first and favorite hobby!  She loves having “sleepovers” with her grandchildren.  She also enjoys walking her dog, reading and watching movies.  

  • Danielle

    Danielle has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2004 after graduating from Ferris State University.  She resides in Dorr along with her husband and three children.  Boating, snowmobiling, softball, and spending time with her family are some of her favorite things to do.  Helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile for life is her goal!

  • Nichole

    Nichole has been practicing dental hygiene for over a decade. She graduated from Ferris State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduation she moved to Washinton, DC where she practiced dental hygiene there and in Maryland. She recently moved back to her home state of Michigan and is very happy to be here. She resides in Grandville with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. One of Nichole's favorite experiences as a dental hygienist was traveling to South Africa to perform dental screenings on the underserved population. She also really enjoyed volunteering for Mission of Mercy and looks forward to similar opportunities in the future. Nichole is passionate about oral health care and loves helping her patients improve their dental health. 

  • Holley
    Dental Assistant

    Holley is a West Michigan native and has enjoyed the field of dentistry for many years as a dental assistant.  The continuous changes in dentistry from updated techniques and technology keep her job interesting and she loves that she is always learning.  The industry continues to find new ways manage procedures and make patients comfortable throughout their dental experience.  Holley loved assisting patients in the completion of their dental goals and finding confidence in their smile.

     Holley has found a new intrigue with health and fitness and loves working out daily.  She lives in the Hudsonville area with her husband. They have 2 grown sons, and a daughter still in high school. 

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