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Meet the Team

  • Dr.
    Ron Leyder Jr

    Dr. Ron Leyder Jr was born and raised in Newaygo, MI. He grew up in a dental family with his father being a dentist and his mother being a dental lab technician. They have been serving patients in Newaygo, MI for over 30 years. Dr. Leyder attended Albion College for his undergraduate education where he met his wife, Lynn, serving together in campus ministry.

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  • Dr.
    Erin Charnley

    Dr. Erin Charnley is a welcome addition to our practice and brings with her enthusiasm and experience as a private practice dentist, community volunteer dentist, small business owner, wife, and mother of 3.

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  • Aretha

    Aretha has been a dental assistant since 2013 and she absolutely loves what she does. She is a lifelong resident of Muskegon. She is a wife, and mother of three beautiful children. Outside of dentistry, she participates in her local church, sings in the community choir, and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Sue

    Sue graduated from Ferris State College. She has been with Horizons Dental since 1987. Sue enjoys seeing families throughout multiple generations. When Sue is not at the office, she enjoys remodeling projects and traveling with her husband throughout the U.S. to see her 3 grown children.

  • Laurie

    Laurie has been with Horizons Dental since 1996. She enjoys patient care and seeing families' happy, healthy smiles. She served in the United States Navy in Yokosuka, Japan where she met her husband who was a United States Marine. They were married in Tokyo; both served their time and moved back to Muskegon in the 1980's. They have 4 children, 5 grandchildren and a dog named Bo.

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer is a 1991 graduate of Ferris State University with an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Dental Assisting. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and Certified Dental Assistant since 1991. She has been with Horizons Dental since April 2004. Jennifer is a lifelong resident of Muskegon. She and her husband Eric have one daughter; Jenna. She is a Baritone/Euphonium player with the West Michigan Concert WINDS; traveling with the group both home and abroad. Jennifer also enjoys knitting, camping, and cooking.

  • Leah

    Leah has been a dental hygienist at Horizons Dental since graduating from Ferris State University in 2006. As a dental hygienist, she enjoys building relationships with patients while helping them maintain optimal oral health. Leah also enjoys using her dental skills in the community through her involvement in mission trips and school presentations. She likes to spend her time outside the office with her husband and two young children.

  • Jessica

    Jessica started at Horizons Dental in 2007. She received her Associates Degree from Baker College. She enjoys the conversations and relationships that she has built with patients over the years. When Jessica is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and golden retriever, Abbey.

  • Valerie

    Valerie- graduated from Ferris State University in 2011 with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Horizons Dental in 2012. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and caring for their dental needs. Valerie was born and raised in Marne, where she currently resides. She enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends- especially her 7 nieces and nephews!