1622 W. Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49024


Dentist in Portage, MI

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.


Dr. Motson:

Dr. Kelly Motson earned her DDS degree in 2005 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she graduated #1 in her class.  While there, she earned the Rice Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the student with the most exceptional knowledge, understanding and compassion in interpersonal relationships.  She was also inducted as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society for top dental students.  She is a current member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society.  Dr. Motson completes many hours of continuing education to stay up to date on the most current techniques and technologies, including digital x-rays, spectra cavity detection device and laser dentistry.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, a Portage police officer, and their 2 small children.


Cindy, Hygienist

Cindy brings over 30 years of dental hygiene experience to the practice.  She received her training at Indiana University and then continued her education at WMU, receiving her B.S. and M.A. degrees.  She was also a clinical instructor in the dental hygiene department at KVCC for several years.  Patients consistently comment on her thorough yet gentle approach to their personalized treatment.  Cindy enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.




Peggy, Hygienist

Peggy has been a hygienist for over 30 years, more than 20 of those years have been at West Milham Dental.  She brings an energy for education and loves helping patients attain a beautiful, healthy smile.  In her free time, Peggy enjoys doing home improvement projects, such as refinishing old furniture.  She has two grown children and will be a soon-to-be grandma for the first time this fall.




Jeanine, Hygienist

Jeanine has been a hygienist for 14 years and is still very passionate about helping people achieve and maintain dental health.  She strives to give each person a comfortable and great experience when they come in to the office.  Jeanine is married and has 4 energetic kids.  She enjoys exercising, laughing, reading, and spending time with her family.






Ruth, Treatment Coordinator

Ruth has been in the dental field for 23 years, 21 of those years at West Milham Dental.  She very much enjoys interacting with so many different people, and helping to make their dental visits as stress free as possible.  In her spare time, Ruth enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, gardening, boating, home remodeling and spending time with her grandchildren.





Barb, Appointment Coordinator

Barb has been in the dental field for over 20 years, providing both a friendly smile and professional care for all of our patients.  She really looks forward to making each client feel welcome, especially if it is your first visit with us.  Barb has been married to her husband Mark for 20 years, and their son is attending Grand Valley State University.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, reading and running.  We are proud to say that she has just completed her second 5K run.



Myra, Assistant:

Myra has been a dental assistant for 18 years.  She really enjoys getting to know patients and working with them to ensure their comfort and that they have a great dental experience.  In addition to being fast and efficient, Myra makes sure that if needed, each patient has a neck pillow, bite cushion, lip balm, or headphones.  Myra and her dog Libby, a Jack Russell, are inseparable and she always enjoys sharing a funny story about their adventures.