Dr. Aimee C. Valleau, DDS
I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Since 4th grade career day, I knew that I wanted to be a dentist.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and then headed to the University of Michigan for dental school. After dental school, I spent the next two years at Harvard University Children’s Hospital of Boston as a resident specializing in pediatric dentistry.
My husband and I met in dental school and thought that Grand Rapids would be a great place to raise a family and cheer for the University of Michigan. We have three children and a black lab. When I am not shuttling my kids to various activities I enjoy playing golf, running, and reading. Mostly, though, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Dr. Christopher E. VanDeven, DDS
I was born and raised in Michigan. My mother was a dental hygienist. She encouraged me to become a dentist, and for once I actually listened!
I received my undergraduate degree at Hope College, where I would eventually meet my wife. I attended dental school at the University of Michigan. After dental school I completed my residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland. After finishing my residency I spent one year completing a fellowship in public health dentistry at the Howard Co. (MD) health department, treating children without health or dental insurance. We knew that we wanted to come back to West Michigan to start a family, and I was very fortunate to meet and begin working for Dr. Aimee.
My wife and I have four beautiful children: 3 girls and a boy. Mostly, I enjoy spending time at home with my family, but I also enjoy playing basketball, golf, running, biking, and reading. On most Saturdays in the fall, you can find me singing Hail to the Victors and cheering for my favorite team, the Michigan Wolverines.
I am very fortunate to have found such a wonderful profession, and I am very dedicated and motivated to provide the highest possible dental care that I can for your child.
Dr. Jessica C. Massie, DDS, MS
I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and received my undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University. I was a varsity tennis player at Indiana University and still love playing tennis today. I received my dental degree at the University of Michigan where I discovered my love for the beautiful state of Michigan. After dental school, I spent three years in San Francisco earning my certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master’s in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am also an assistant associate clinical professor in the department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry.
My husband and I are so glad to be living in West Michigan; we have 3 children who keep us on our toes and a very sweet chocolate lab. I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors, playing tennis, watching college basketball (Go Hoosiers!), running, biking, and snow skiing.
I love being a pediatric dentist and am looking forward to meeting you and your child. Thanks for taking time to read about me!