What Darren enjoys when he is not at Smile: Originally from a blend of southeast Michigan and Florida, Dr. Riopelle came to West Michigan because he loved the varied seasons in Michigan and the Florida coastline. He lives in Grand Haven with his wife, two children and two English Bulldogs. He enjoys jet skiing, running, biking, fishing, and yoga.
Words Darren lives by: You can make more friends in 2 months by becoming interested in other people than you can in 2 years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Why we love Dr. Riopelle: Dr. Riopelle is a proactive family dentist who has a passion for keeping his patients and their smiles happy and healthy. He uses simple words to explain dental needs and loves to have fun with his patients. Dr. Riopelle also prides himself on first being your personal advocate, not just your dentist; providing painless care and always running on time.
The credentials you probably want to know: Dr. Riopelle attended Albion College. He received his Doctorate of Dental Sciences (DDS) from University of Detroit-Mercy. Upon earning his dental degree in 1995, Dr. Riopelle was commended with honors in restorative dentistry. Dr. Riopelle served as an Associate in private practice from 1995-1997. He owned a private practice in Ithaca, Michigan from 1997-2010, opened Smile Grand Haven 2008 and Little Smiles in 2012.