All professionals at Langhorst Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay informed of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our team's experience and training.
Dr. Langhorst is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry (D.D.S. 2011) and completed an additional residency in General & Aesthetic Dentistry at the University of Michigan. She has practiced dentistry as an associate in dental practices in Ann Arbor and Grand Haven, MI, as a dentist in public health in Saginaw and Muskegon, MI, and she taught dentistry as a full-time and adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry while practicing in the Ann Arbor area.
Dr. Langhorst believes in preventive dentistry and patient education. She strives to continually improve and was recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2016 (FAGD). She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has received the Qualified Dentist designation for providing oral appliance therapy for sleep disordered breathing. She previously served as a board member for the Academy of General Dentistry.
While Dr. Langhorst is originally from Midland, MI and received her B.A. degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), she fell in love with west Michigan and has decided to make this her home by setting up her dental practice in Holland. She enjoys outdoor activities, running, biking, playing tennis, and swimming.
Riley grew up here in West Michigan. She attended Grand Rapids Community College where she completed their CODA accredited Dental Assisting Program and became a Registered Dental Assistant. However she has spent the last three years being a dental assistant in Bremerton, Washington enjoying the mountains and the Puget Sound while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. Riley strives to help anxious patients through all their dental needs and hopes to make their visit with us a little more enjoyable.
When Riley is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Austin and their beloved dog Gus doing everything and anything outside. They also enjoy spending time with their families and during hockey season cheering on The Detroit Red Wings.
Teah loves assisting Dr. Langhorst on clinical treatment and learning new techniques. You'll often find Teah talking with patients about her many pets to put patients at ease.
Teah attended Grand Rapids Community College where she completed their CODA accredited Dental Assisting Program to become a Registered Dental Assistant. When Teah is not in the office she enjoys attempting DIY projects and doing just about anything outside during the summertime. As for in the winter, Teah has lived in Michigan her whole life but enjoys avoiding the colder temperatures by staying inside watching documentaries and playing with her zoo of pets at home. The most pets she’s had at one time was 13!
You will meet Cheryl typically when scheduling your first appointment in our office. As patient care coordinator Cheryl helps to schedule and coordinate treatment, assists in explaining finances and benefits, and can help explain the clinical aspect of treatment given her training as a Registered Dental Assistant. Cheryl loves helping patients achieve their best dental health while giving them a great smile!
Cheryl grew up in Jenison and has been in dentistry since high school. She was certified at the Careerline Tech Center, attended Grand Rapids Community College, and graduated from Washtenaw Community College with her degree as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2007. Cheryl has worked in dental offices in the Grand Rapids and Hudsonville areas as an assistant and at the front desk for over 30 years. In Cheryl's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, singing on the praise team at church, helping on the committee of Hope for Single Moms and fishing with her husband, Jim.
Shannon provides expert technique and education to improve the oral health of our patients. She has been practicing dental hygiene in the Holland area since 2018 and has been in dentistry since 2006.
Shannon completed her dental hygiene degree at Grand Rapids Community College. She grew up in Pierson, MI but has travelled all over the United States. Outside the office Shannon enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, fishing, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and her cat, Luna.
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Kate has extensive knowledge and experience in dental hygiene after practicing for almost 20 years. She is upbeat and personable and continues to be very passionate about dental hygiene and oral health.
Kate completed her dental hygiene degree at Ferris State University. She was born and raised in Rockford, MI.
Marsha is originally from the Chicago area (Crete, Illinois), but spent her adult life in Midland, Michigan where she worked for over 38 years at the Dow Chemical Company in Research & Development as an analytical chemist and research leader. She was responsible for the development of analytical technology and methods to accelerate a broad range of new product and process research programs.
After retirement in 2016, Marsha began a second career in dentistry. After studying to be a dental assistant, she began working to become a certified dental business professional. She is passionate, detail-oriented, and hard-working, and truly excited about getting to know all our new patients. Marsha is Langhorst Family Dentistry’s resource for appointment scheduling, insurance billing, and finances.
In her free time, Marsha enjoys traveling and exercising (tennis & spinning/biking) with her husband, Marty, and spending time with her three children and three granddaughters, all residing in Michigan.
Vada assists in our business office, answering the phone and helping to schedule patients. She brings experience in the medical field to coordinate care for those with many medical needs.
Vada graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in human biology and health promotion. She is also a certified nursing assistant. Vada grew up in Lake Zurich, IL but relocated to the Holland area about 4 years ago. Outside of the office Vada enjoys going to the Farmer's Market, watching the sunset, and baking.