John Leitner DDS 575 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-2850

My experience getting an implant was amazing, The care, speed and innovation was only matched by seeing the joy in which Dr. Leitner and his team do their work. Best dentist I have ever had, and the cost was literally half of the 2 other estimates I was given by other offices.


Meet Your Dental Team in Grand Haven, MI

Dr John Leitner DDS


Grand Haven born and raised, followed by a roundabout way back. Time at MSU, a bicycle trip that ended in Montana with me working in a dental lab and a D.D.S. from University of Michigan in 1982, practicing in Pennsylvania and then coming back home to take over my father’s dental practice in 1990.

My priority is always patient relationships. I have an equal commitment to learning the latest techniques and investing in helpful technology, at no added cost to patient care. My office was the first to embrace enhanced microscopic dentistry, one of the first to offer complete digital records, and laser treatments. The world is constantly changing and advancing, and I believe continuing education combined with flexibility is important in offering excellent care for my patients.  When I’m not caring for patients you will find me swimming, biking and enjoying time with my family.

photograph of our dental assistant Darbee Shears smiliing in front of green bushesDarbee

Registered Dental Assistant and Clinical Team Lead

Grand Haven born and raised, pit stop in New Mexico and back, 30 years in dentistry, on Dr. Leitner’s team since 2009 – and loving it, My RDA is from Ferris State and Washtenaw CC. I spend as much time as possible with my 3 daughters, husband, Juno the dog, our VW van, camping and creating whatever type of art suits my fancy.

photograph of patient experience coordinator Randi McCracken Northman smiling in our officeRandi

Patient and Office Coordinator

Grand Haven born and raised. I spent 15 years in Grand Rapids, and have been home again since 2010; over 8 years with Dr. Leitner and a phlebotomist with 11 years at in-patient labs – Spectrum Health/Butterworth campus, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital and North Ottawa Community Hospital. My two grown sons are my pride and joy and outside is where I love to be – often with camera in hand for my photography business.

photograph of dental hygienist Barb Schult smiling and standing in front of green bushesBarb

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Grand Haven transplant by way of New Jersey, 35 years hygienist experience, Calvin College, Grand Rapids CC, with Dr. Leitner since 2014. I love my patients, the laugher, smiles and the detailed yet holistic services I provide. Grand Haven is a perfect home for my family – we boat, golf, catch sunsets and soak up beach days. I’m thankful to be part of the community!

photograph of dental hygienist Mary Nienhouse smiling in front of colorful flowers and a green bushMary

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Grand Haven born and raised, Over 35 years experience, Grand Rapids CC RDH grad, 5 years with Dr. Leitner. Being part of a local dental office really allows me to get to know patients and their needs over time. I value the relationships and especially love when the person in my chair for a cleaning before a prom is the same little one first jumped up in the chair as a toddler. I also enjoy hiking, camping and kayaking with my family.

photograph of Francisca Miller smiling and standing in front of a green field and bushesFrancisca (Angel)

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Grand Haven transplant by way of Indonesia, 25 years experience, 1998 University of Trisakti Dental Degree, Lansing CC 2005 RDH and Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. I joined Dr. Leitner in 2017 specifically because the team shares a patient-centered priority and believes strongly in comprehensive preventative care. I truly enjoy my work and living in Grand Haven with my family.


Dental Assistant

Hannah has been with Dr. Leitner’s office and part of the team since the age of 15. She came to work with us as a student through Careerline Tech Center and graduated from Grand Haven Senior High in 2016. Hannah went on to graduate from Ferris State University in 2021. She is a certified dental assistant and will be taking her national boards to be a Registered Dental Hygienist. Hannah is a triple threat because she brings many talents to all areas of our dental practice. Her passion for patient care shines through and we are lucky to have her. Hannah loves to hunt, fish and spend time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Ning is a Grand Haven transplant by way of Thailand. She started exploring the world right after she graduated from Chiangmai University, Thailand in 2000. Ning is a lifelong learner and enjoys working in patient care and helping others. Impressed by the technology used in dentistry she decided to become a certified dental assistant. She is very thankful to be a part of our team and has learned from the best here at Dr. Leitner’s office. When she isn’t working, she spends most of her time outdoors with family and friends and hiking with her fur baby Milton. Ning also loves to cook authentic Thai food.

Where dental meets artistry and patients are well cared for. Always.

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