Dental Staff

Dentist in Greenville, MI

All of our professionals at Greenville Family Dental strive to maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dentists

Tara L Meachum, DDS, FAGD

As a dentist, I get to witness what my work can do for people. I have been able to transform someone who puts her hand in front of her mouth before she'll speak to someone who can't stop smiling. I have been able to educate people so the dental disease that runs in their family doesn't continue. And sometimes my job is to simply ease someone's pain. All of these facets make my job more than just a job to me. It's more like a hobby. And like any hobby, I'm thrilled to learn more about each and every aspect. If I'm not in the office, most likely I'm attending a continuing education seminar, reading a dental journal, or attending a meeting for one of the associations I'm affiliated with. My next academic goal is to achieve mastership status with the Academy of General Dentistry.

On a personal level, I am a mother to two beautiful children, Avery and Nolan, and a wife to my husband, Matthew. When I'm not focused on dentistry, I most enjoy spending time with them. In the summers we enjoy riding our bikes on the White Pine Trail to downtown Rockford where we live. In the winters, we try to get away and go snowboarding for a weekend or two. My hobbies also include creating anything to do with paper, fabric, and yarn.

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Kyle E. Blau, DDS                                                                                                                                                                         

I am a life-long resident of Michigan and have called Greenville home since 2013.  I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  My wife, Crystal, and I moved to the metro-Detroit area in 2009 to study dentistry.  I received the Quintessence Publishing Clinical Periodontal Award prior to graduation, and was selected by faculty members into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Nu Nu Chapter National Dental Honor Society. In addition, I completed an advanced periodontal clerkship program during my last year of training.

Following dental school, my wife and I moved to Greenville to pursue an opportunity to provide dental care to those who were underserved in the region. I strive to provide excellent dental care and am passionate about continuing education and honing my clinical skills.  I find all aspects of general dentistry exciting and maintain active memberships in the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and West Michigan District Dental Society. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with his wife, Crystal, and the newest addition to our family, AJ (born Jan 2016).  We have two small dogs, Graham and Gracie that are loyal companions.  I am an active-member at the church I attend, Calvary of Greenville.  I enjoy exercising, hiking, basketball, hunting, and wake boarding as well.  Since I've been here, I've fallen in love with the Greenville community.                                                               

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Hygienists

Erica, RDH
I've been in dentistry since 2001 when I graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelors of science in Dental Hygiene and became a Registered Dental Hygienist.  I enjoy providing optimal care and making a difference in the health of my patients.  From the moment a patient walks into our office, I strive for each person to feel as comfortable as possible with each visit.  My goal is to have them enjoy coming to our office and leave feeling they have had the best care possible.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, taking scenic drives and long walks around the many beautiful trails West Michigan has to offer.  Being a native of the east side of the state, I truly love living in West Michigan.

 

Misti, RDH
I received my degree in 2012 at Grand Rapids Community College. I am a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist through the State of Michigan. I'm proud to be a part of the Greenville Family Dental team, as I am a lifetime resident of Greenville. It is my personal goal to continuously provide our patients with comfortable and quality dental care. This way each individual leaves their appointment with a healthy smile.
When I have free time it is always spent with my family! We enjoy mini-vacations up north or just relaxing at home with our Beagle, Einer. I love being in the outdoors and enjoying the nature Michigan has to offer. Another passion of mine is coaching Varsity Cheerleading for Greenville.

 

 

Kelly, RDH 
 I graduated from Lansing Community College in 2015 as a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist.  I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to join the team here a Greenville Famly Dental and be able come back to my hometown to start my career.  I personally want to make sure each patient feels as comfortable as possible while receiving great dental care.  I grew up riding and showing horses with my two sisters.  My family and I still love to spend time out in the barn with the animals and are involved with Montcalm County 4-H and Greenville Equestrian team.  I love to be outdoors, whether it is enjoying all the trails this area has to offer or hanging out with my pitbull, Sampson!  No matter what hobby I am enjoying, I am always surrounding my self with friends and family!

 

Assistants

Melissa, RDA
My name is Melissa and I've been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1997. I have worked with Dr. Meachum since 2005 and here at Greenville Family Dental since 2007. I'm married and have two children.  In my spare time , I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, wake boarding, and water and snow skiing.

 

Heidi
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Erin
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Treatment Plan Coordinator

Kristy, CDA
Hello, I am a dental assistant and treatment plan coordinator here at Greenville Family Dental. I grew up and went to school in Belding. I then graduated from Grand Rapids Educational Center as a dental assistant and in 2001 earned my CDA degree.  I have worked with Dr. Meachum since 2003 with a brief move to Hawaii in 2007. I am happy to be home in Michigan and back at Greenville Family Dental. My daughter Reese and husband Ryan keep me busy at home. We love to go to the parks and feed the animals and spend time with family.

 

Business Administrator:

Teresa
I grew up right here in Greenville and have worked in this dental office since 1996 and with Dr. Meachum since 2003. I am married with a combined family of three girls and one boy. My husband and I have five grandchildren. I love to fish, travel, and I'm into rubber stamping my own greeting cards and wrapping paper.

 

Administrative Assistant:

Jen   
My name is Jen and I've been in the dental field since 2009.  I am married and have two children.  In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and anything outdoors!  I'll most likely be the one greeting you when you stop in.

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