AboutGrand Valley Dentistry

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Allendale, you have come to the right place. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality dental care. Our dental office uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology and we uphold the strictest sterilization techniques. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about all of their oral health care options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs.

Scheduling Appointments

To make an appointment, simply call us or click here to Request an Appointment online.

Payment Options

We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover credit cards as well as cash and personal checks. We participate with Delta Dental Premier and Cigna PPO. For more information, please call our office.

Convenient Location

Our office is located at 5916 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI 49401 with ample parking in our lot. We are easily accessible by bus. Please enter your zip code or city, state below for door-to-door directions.

Lance Dehne, DDS

Dr. Lance Dehne is an experienced and compassionate dentist who offers comprehensive, high quality gentle dental care in his state-of-the-art practice. He specializes in general dentistry, oral surgery, and extractions.

Dr. Dehne completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan in 2013. To stay up-to-date in his field, he maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the West Michigan District Dental Society.

Dr. Dehne and his staff are proud of the warm patient-friendly environment they have created and of the relationships they have built with multi-generational families in the area. They welcome patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you and offering you the professional, caring and pain free oral health care that you deserve.

Paul L. Child Jr., DMD, CDT

Dr. Child is a Prosthodontist and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) that provides all procedures related to full-mouth implant rehabilitation (FMIR), including both surgical and restorative phases. He also provides high-end, natural appearing, esthetic procedures and restorations for both implants and teeth.

Dr. Child is a member of many academies and organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the invitation-only membership organization for the most accomplished professionals in the field of esthetic dentistry. These elite members perform some of the most sought-after and complicated cosmetic dental procedures available in the world today.

As a Prosthodontist, Dr. Child focuses on delivering ethical, long-term solutions to patients that have had previous errors or dental trauma, bad experiences, and/or requiring and seeking a final solution to their condition. He is educated to plan and treat the most complex situations patients have, occasionally after other dentists have tried and failed.

It is not uncommon for many of Dr. Child's patient's to seek him out, feeling hopeless about their condition, yet to complete treatment a few months later filled with hope, improved self-esteem, enjoying food again, and even career and life advancements due to their beautiful new smile.

Dr. Child's patients describe him as a perfectionist with a loving and empathetic demeanor, with just the right amount of humor. He welcomes all and judges no one.

Dr. Child takes the necessary time with each patient to listen to their needs and to ensure that all of their options are explored and discussed, giving them the autonomy to choose what is best for them. Dr. Child is highly ethical and places this characteristic above all else.

Dr. Child's personal mantra is. 'If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when do you have time to do it over?" When not involved in dentistry. Dr. Child can be found spending time with his wife. children, and grandchildren.

Nicholas Racine

Dr. Nicholas Racine graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan. His passion for dentistry, friendly personality, and enthusiasm for helping others will create a positive experience for all our patients! Outside of his fervor for continuing his education to provide expert care to his patients, Dr. Nick and his wife Alexa enjoy quality time with friends and family as well as spending time outdoors fishing and staying active!



Office Manager


Scheduling Coordinator

Nicole Davis

AR Specialist


Patient Care Advocate

Madelyn Withers

Patient Care Advocate


Registered Dental Hygienist


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy LaFrenier

Registered Dental Hygienist
Dental Assistants


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Laurelle Prescott

Dental Assistant