Meet Our Team
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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. His dental education was achieved at the University of Michigan. During his dental education he became very passionate about the artistry involved in providing comprehensive dental care and was awarded the Francis B. Vedder Society Award in Fixed Dentistry. Dr. Leyder lives in Norton Shores with his wife, Dr. Lynn Skipper Leyder, and their hunting dog Cooper. Lynn is a local chiropractor. Dr. Ron Leyder and his wife Lynn enjoy being back home in West Michigan serving Norton Shores and the surrounding area. Since returning to West Michigan they have attended Forest Park Covenant Church, the church Lynn grew up in. Lynn is a Mona Shores alumnus from a large extended family immersed in local heritage. They both love the outdoors, and you will likely hear them talking about cycling, yoga, or camping adventures they have shared together. Dr. Leyder has been in private practice locally and practicing as a staff dentist at Hackley Community Care (HCC), a non-profit health care facility. In addition to providing quality care for the residents of Muskegon, Dr. Leyder has enjoyed working with and teaching the University of Michigan's current dental students participating in their dental outreach rotation program at HCC. Dr. Leyder looks forward to personally meeting you and getting to know your family.
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. Prior to joining our team, Dr. Erin owned Blue Water Dentistry in Hudsonville, which she sold in December 2014 in order to work closer to home and be able to provide dental care to her community. Dr. Erin earned her B.A. at Kalamazoo College and D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine. She has focused her dental career on providing high quality dental care to her patients. She has attended many exceptional advanced dentistry training institutes for further training in dental implants, comprehensive dental care, full mouth re-constructive cases and microscope dentistry. She strives to help patients be healthy and confident starting with their oral hygiene and smile.
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 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 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 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 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 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 husband, son, daughter and golden retriever Abbey.
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 6 nieces and nephews!
837 Seminole Rd Ste 100
Norton Shores, MI 49441