Meet the Doctors

Meet Our Hudsonville Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Weil has received specialized training in child psychology, sedation dentistry, and behavior management. Our pediatric dentists and staff will work with parents and caregivers to identify those treatment approaches that most benefit each child.

About Dr. Weil

What led you to seek a career in Pediatric Dentistry?

“Healthcare has always been something I’ve been interested in. I like the idea of working with my hands (I’m the daughter of a general contractor – I’ve always seen my dad work with his hands and create beautiful things as a kid, and I feel like I do that on a VERY small scale!). Even better, the best thing about pediatric dentistry is you get to see kids on a very regular basis and watch them grow and develop and be an integral part of that.”

What are some achievements that you have gained in regards to dentistry?

“I am a board-certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I also received the Richard Pugh Achievement Award, which was awarded to the top three percent of board candidates, which was a very exciting achievement!

Have you ever published work or been published before?

“Yes! I have had three articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Dental EducationSpecial Care in Dentistry, and Pediatric Dentistry. The articles I wrote were all regarding helping patients with autism spectrum disorders access the dental care they need and deserve.”

What are some of your interests outside of dentistry?

“I have many interests! I love traveling and seeing the world with my husband, Jameson. We love trying new restaurants and new foods together. We also have a dog, Desmond Howard – he is an 8-year-old cockapoo pup and we love him dearly. I also love to be active, taking barre and spin classes.”

About Dr. Chris Powell

Hudsonville MI Pediatric Dentists Dr.-Chris-Powell

What led you to seek a career in Pediatric Dentistry?

"I always enjoyed working with my hands and wanted a career where I would be able to know I was helping people. This led me to an interest in dentistry. When I started dental school, the idea of working with kids seemed terrifying, but then I discovered how rewarding it is to help a nervous child become comfortable at the dentist and I never looked back."

What are some achievements that you have gained in regards to dentistry?

"I am a board-certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I served as the legislative director for the University of Michigan chapter of the American Student Dental Association, helping to lobby for oral health policy at the state and federal level."

What volunteer work have you been a part of in the past?

"In college, I volunteered to teach science to elementary school children in low-income areas of Grand Rapids. In dental school, I worked with Special Olympics Special Smiles providing free oral health screenings and oral hygiene instruction to Special Olympics athletes. In residency, I went on a trip to provide free dental work to children in rural Maine who did not have adequate access to care."

What are some of your interests outside of dentistry?

"I love dogs and have a puppy going through the therapy dog certification process, our hope is that she will be able to visit children’s hospitals and make kids’ lives a little easier. In 2014 I climbed an ice wall on a glacier in Iceland. I also have a wonderful family."