Dr. Oppenlander & Team
Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander
Dentist in Kalamazoo and Portage, MIRichard A. Oppenlander, D.D.S., P.L.C.
Dr. Oppenlander is inspired by the desire to help you achieve optimal health and provide you with the absolute best that dentistry has to offer. He is a Doctor of Dental Surgery and graduate of the University of Michigan , which is ranked as the #1 dental school in the United States. Over the years, Dr. Oppenlander has treated thousands of individuals, staying on the cutting edge of technology, and acquiring over 4,000 hours of advanced training. He brings his depth of experience and innate concern for your overall health and comfort to each and every treatment. Dr. Oppenlander presents a refreshingly unique and artistic approach to dentistry by combining beauty and strength in his restorations and the smiles he creates. He is a member of:
- AACD ( American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry )
- AAFE ( American Academy of Facial Esthetics )
- AGD ( American General Dentistry )
- ADA ( American Dental Association )
- MDA ( Michigan Dental Association )
- AAID ( American Academy of Implant Dentistry )
- KVDDS ( Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society )
We invite you to discover the difference we can make in your smile and in your life.
Our Dental Team
Each individual member of our team plays an integral role in providing you with exceptional care that will exceed your expectations. Our experienced, friendly dental professionals maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to enhance their ability to best serve your specific dental health needs, with the newest advances in dentistry. We are devoted to restoring, enhancing, and maintaining the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in healthy, beautiful, long-lasting smiles!
PattiRegistered Dental Hygienist
Patti has been a hygienist for 34 years and been at Dr. Oppenlander's office for 33 years. She enjoys the relationships she has built with all of her patients over the years. Patti and her husband have raised two amazing sons and have a feisty dog named Stetson. She loves to spend quality time with her family, especially while camping, hiking, kayaking or just relaxing on a beach somewhere. Her happy place is the UP.
Brooke joined Dr. Oppenlander's office in 2014. She has two beautiful children and an amazing husband. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
ShannonRegistered Dental Hygienist
Shannon joined Dr. Oppenlander's office in March of 2021. She has been a dental hygienist since 2006. Prior to that a dental assistant since 1995. She married the love of her life in 2003. She has 3 grown step-sons, a granddaughter, and 2 golden retrievers. In her spare time, she enjoys running, marathons, and lifting weights, and is currently training for her first full Ironman.
AnneRegistered Dental Hygienist
Anne graduated from Ferris State University and has been a hygienist since 2007. She keeps busy outside of the office with her two boys, Pierce and Jack.
SinaFront Desk Coordinator
Sina joined Dr. Oppenlander's office in 2021 and brings over 20 years of dental experience. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, spending time with family and Michigan Football.
Nancy graduated from Ferris State with a degree in Applied Science in Dental Assisting. She brings over 35 years of dental experience to our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, many outdoor activities, and sewing.
Dr. Oppenlander has supported numerous organizations over the years, especially those that enhance our environment or cultural experience. Among the many we supported were the Gilmore Festival, and the Western Michigan University School of Music, with a focus on Gold Company. Dr. Oppenlander was also privileged to support and assist in the development of an ongoing project to supply HIV/AIDS affected and orphaned children in Kenya with toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as providing overall education and an avenue to improve their lives. In addition, Dr. Oppenlander is proud to be an MRC Industries Community Employer. The MRC Industries Community Employment Program works with individuals living with developmental disabilities to fill employment needs of Kalamazoo area businesses. MRC Industries provides quality routine cleaning for Dr. Oppenlander's office. To learn more about MRC Industries Community Employment, click the MRC logo to the right.