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 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 2 grandchildren who live in Texas.  When she’s not visiting them, 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
    Dental Hygienist

    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!

  • 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 Zeeland area with her husband. They have 3 grown children; two sons and one daughter.  One of their son's is married and is a youth pastor in Pennsylvania. 

    Holley's new found love is her dog, Harlee!

  • 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
    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 one daughter.  She loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Alex
    Dental Assistant

    Alex is the newest member of the Blue Water Team!  She comes with experience and loves developing relationships with patients.  She enjoys helping create a confident and happy smile! 

    Alex has an 8 year old son and enjoys spending time with her family.  She loves to bake and cook and would prefer to be outdoors.   Alex lives in the Zeeland area and is thrilled to be close to work!

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