Dental Staff

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 three 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 S
    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 3 grandchildren who live in Texas.  When she’s not visiting them, she is attending musical events or plays. 

  • Amanda
    Dental Hygienist

    Amanda has over 20 years of experience in the dental field.  Seven years as an assistant and 15 years as a dental hygienist.  After receiving her degree from GRCC, her primary focus has been to improve patients oral health based on their individual needs.  Attending continuing education to keep up with the latest trends in dentistry is a priority for Amanda.

    Amanda is married and has one child.  She and her family enjoy spending time in the outdoors and exploring Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • Megan V
    Dental Hygienist

    Megan joined the Blue Water Team in 2019.  She comes with several years of experience and really enjoys making patients feel confident about their smiles.  

    Megan is married and has two daughters.  She loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Taylor S
    Dental Hygienist

    Taylor is newest member of our team.   She joined the Blue Water Team in 2021 as a graduate from Grand Rapids Community College.  Her enthusiasm towards helping patients with their dental health is really impressive and her patients take notice.  Taylor is also a mom of one daughter.  She enjoys the outside and spending time with her family.

  • Holley T
    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 loves 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 Zeeland area with her husband. They have 3 grown children; two sons and one daughter. and two daughter-in-laws.

    Holley has a new granddaughter who lights up her world!

    Holley's also loves her dogs; Harlee & Porter!

  • Sydney V
    Dental Assistant

    Sydney joined the Blue Water Team over 3 years ago.  She is a graduate of a dental assisting program she began while still in high school.  Sydney is also in the Air Force Reserves! She is taking classes toward a dental hygiene degree for the future. She loves going up north with her family and she is an avid hunter!

  • Sara R
    Dental Assistant

    Sara joined the Blue Water Team in 2020.  She comes with over 20 years experience as an orthodontic dental assistant.  Sara is married and two children.  Her family loves to spend time at the Silver Lake Dunes!

Contact Us

Send Us an Email

Our Location

Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-4:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-4:00 pm