All our professionals at Hartland Smilemakers maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay at the cutting edge of the latest trends in family dentistry.
Dr. Chris McDaniel
Dr. Chris McDaniel joined his father at the Hartland Smilemakers in 1999. A graduate of Southfield Christian High School, he went on to study at Calvin College and the University of Michigan Dental School, where he earned his DDS, graduating seventh in his class. Dr. Chris has taken numerous classes in Crown & Bridge, Implant Placement and Restorations. He was a member of BNI (Business Networking International) in the Hartland Chapter for10 years. Dr. Chris and his wife, Betsy, have two boys, Trevor and Connor. Raising a family and actively serving in the church and community are very important to both of them. He has coached both of his son’s basketball teams and enjoys skiing with them as much as possible.
Dr. Ryan Miller
Dr. Ryan Miller joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 2007. He was born oversees on an American Army base in Germany. When he was three years old, his family moved back to Michigan where he grew up working in his father's dental office. He graduated from Birmingham Groves High School and then attended the University of Michigan. He graduated with honors from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School in May of 2005 and married his longtime girlfriend, Candice. They live and raise their two children, a son and daughter, locally here in Hartland. Dr. Ryan has won awards in the fields of Crown and Bridge Dentistry, Periodontal Surgery, Implants and Removable Dentures. Through continued education, he has expanded his dental expertise to provide Orthodontia for all his patients, which includes traditional braces, invisible braces and early childhood treatment. When Dr. Ryan isn’t working he enjoys spending time with family, working on his house, soccer and water skiing.
Dr. Joel Kerwin
Dr. Kerwin joined the Hartland Smilemakers in June of 2021. Dr. Kerwin grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan and attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. After working in finance for two years, he decided to return to school to pursue a career in health care, his true passion. He was accepted into Northwestern University where he completed a post-baccalaureate degree in pre-dental and then graduated dental school from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He is passionate about helping patients with all of their dental needs including restorations, crowns and bridges, root canals, Implants, Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kerwin is an advocate of continued education and is always trying to keep up with the latest trends in the field, to better treat his patient’s needs. In his free time Dr. Kerwin enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports and traveling.
Dr. Ken McDaniel
Dr. Ken McDaniel began practicing dentistry in Hartland, Michigan in 1975. He grew up in Livonia and is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Detroit, and his DDS at the University of Michigan Dental School where he graduated with high honors and was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society . Prior to setting up a practice, he served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He and his wife, Jane, are the parents of three sons: Tim, Chris, and Jonathan. They are also the proud grandparents of five grandkids. The VINA Clinic in Brighton has appreciated the time he has volunteered to help them. He was also part of a team that helped both an orphanage in Guatemala and the underprivileged in Detroit. He has also worked with the Mission of Mercy. He enjoys golf and continues to be active in community and church activities.
Our managers work behind the scenes, along with Dr. Chris and Dr. Ryan, to ensure that the office runs smoothly to meet our patient’s and employee’s needs.
Michelle – I joined the Hartland Smilemakers when I moved back to the area in 2002. I help the doctors in the everyday running of our office. I love what I do and enjoy the interaction with the patients and staff. My hobbies include horseback riding, travel, friends and family (especially the grandkids), and the great outdoors.
Our dental hygienists help to maintain healthy teeth and gums. By educating patients on how to obtain optimal oral health, the patients can achieve a goal of improved over-all health along with a healthy smile.
BJ – I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in December 1978. I grew up in Howell and moved to White Lake in 1981 after getting married. As a dental hygienist with the Smilemakers, I clean and polish teeth and also help educate my patients with their overall health. In my spare time I enjoy reading, boating and am a big sports fan.
Kim L. – I joined the Hartland Smilemakers' team in May of 1990. I have lived in the Hartland area since 1977 and enjoy serving this community. As a Registered Dental Hygienist of the Hartland Smilemakers, I clean and polish the teeth and educate my patients in oral health for optimal overall health. I work hard at making your visits comfortable and fun (I love to laugh). When not in the office, I love spending time with my family and friends, playing golf and volunteering.
Kim F. – I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 1998. I have two children who go to Hartland schools and are involved in sports. I love getting to know my patients personally as well as taking care of their dental health. My interests include spending time with family, gardening and watching my kids play sports while socializing with the wonderful families.
Tiffany - I'm excited to be a member of the Hartland Smilemakers. Since graduating from the University of Michigan, I have enjoyed my career as a dental hygienist. I strive to deliver the most comfortable experience that I can for all patients. I have lived in Hartland for 16 years with my husband and 3 daughters. I enjoy camping with my family & travelling.
Shannon – I am a hygienist at Hartland Smilemakers. When a person comes to see me, they can expect me to clean and remove stain from their teeth. More importantly, I will evaluate a person's oral health with the help of x-rays, intra-oral camera and various measurements. Then I work with a person to develop a plan to help that person reach optimum oral health.
Vanessa - I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in June of 2021. I am a Hygiene Coordinator and I love my job! When I am not at work I am usually with my boyfriend and our dog Blue. In my spare time I enjoy going hiking and gardening.
Dental Assistant Team:
Our dental assistants are a vital member of the dental health team. They help to make the patient as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, preparing them for treatment and assisting the dentist chair side.
Loreé - I joined the Hartland Smilemaker team in 1989. I enjoy many activities with my husband and sons involving sports/ hunting and church activities. I love to bake and cook! Keep smiling!
Lori - I am a dental assistant and joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 2003. I enjoy spending time with my family and all my animals, camping and bonfires. I try to make people feel at home and reassure them we will be able to take care of all their concerns.
Shayna - I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 2014. When I am not at work I love summer and spending time on the boat. I love animals and being with my family and friends.
Lorna - I joined Hartland Smilemakers in 2019 bringing decades of experience. I enjoy being part of the HSM team and look forward to expanding my dental knowledge. Outside of HSM I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring Michigan, reading and cooking. I live in Brighton with my hubby and 2 cats.
Front Desk Team:
Our front desk staff assists the patient with all their business needs. Your first contact begins with them, where they will attend to your appointment and financial needs from start to finish.
Karen - I've been with the Hartland Smilemakers since 1997. I love hanging out with my hubby, golfing, boating, travelling in the U.P., playing with the grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. I love what I do! Our patients are the best and make it easy to smile everyday!
Beth - I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 1999. I enjoy spending time with my family, working/training my dogs, raising animals, outdoor activities, gardening and traveling. As a member of the Front Desk team, my smile is one of the first you will see upon entering the office and one of the last when your visit has ended. I look forward to meeting you as well as attending to your appointment and financial needs.
Krista - I am a dental assistant and front desk personnel. I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 2015.I graduated from Northwood University. I love spending time with my family and friends.
Kelli - I joined the Hartland Smilemakers' team in June of 2020. When I'm not in the office, I enjoy music, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Amanda - I joined the Hartland Smilemakers in 2020. I love helping our patients and getting to know them all. When I am not at work I like spending time with my friends and my dog.