Dr. Grider is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, but her family has been coming to the SW Michigan area for over 50 years. Having always wanted to be a dentist, she grew up in her father’s small private dental practice on the south side. She graduated with her DMD from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. After living and practicing for a number of years in northern Illinois, she and her husband are excited to no longer view SW Michigan as just a weekend escape, but rather, as their permanent home.
After meeting Dr. Howenstine, Dr. Grider chose to practice here at St. Joseph Dentistry because of a shared belief in providing relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit into the lives of her patients. She practices general family dentistry including restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry. She especially enjoys working with kids. Committed to providing the best care possible for her patients, Dr. Grider completes over forty hours of continuing education per year, and has taken postdoctoral courses in prosthodontics, oral surgery, and implants.
Dr. Grider especially enjoys singing and performing whether it be solo with her guitar, with a community choir, or local musical theater. Her hobbies include photography, biking, skiing, backpacking, hiking, and traveling. Dr. Grider is a newlywed and lives with her husband in New Buffalo with their two cats.
We take great pleasure in welcoming you to our St. Joseph, MI pediatric, family and cosmetic dentistry office. We offer a complete selection of dental services for both children and adults. From routine teeth cleanings and exams to advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures, our trusted dental staff is equipped to handle all of your dental needs.