About Us

Choose Lakeshore Orthodontics for a Friendly, Welcoming Team

Since 2009, Lakeshore Orthodontics  has provided comprehensive orthodontic care to our patients. We have offices conveniently located along the lakeshore in Grand Haven, Ludington and Whitehall, MI. We believe your orthodontic care begins the moment you walk in the door, and we strive to create a friendly environment that you enjoy visiting.

Our Doctor

Jason L. Charnley, D.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Charnley opened his practice in 2009, and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Drawn to the esthetic aspect of orthodontic care, he enjoys seeing the improvement in each of his patient’s smiles as well as their self-confidence.

Dr. Jason Charnley was born and raised in Lapeer, MI. His father, a dentist, and mother, an elementary school teacher, continue to reside there.

Dr. Charnley attended Kalamazoo College, where he earned a BA in Health Sciences, and met his wife, Dr. Erin Charnley, also a dentist. During his time at Kalamazoo College, he was a wide receiver for the football team.

At the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Charnley earned  his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Orthodontics, spending over 5,600 hours in specialized orthodontic training in:


  • Traditional Braces
  • Early/Interceptive Treatment
  • Comprehensive Treatment
  • Invisalign®
  • Functional Appliances for Growth Modification
  • Craniofacial Anomalies (cleft lip and palate)
  • Various Syndrome Treatment
  • Interdisciplinary Treatments
    • Preparation for Orthognathic Surgery/Orthodontic Cases
    • Orthodontic/Periodontic Patients
    • Complex Pre-Prosthodontic Orthodontic Setups


Dr. Charnley is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Muskegon District Dental Society, and the Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

Our Team

Office Manager

Sherry Redder

Laboratory Technician

Cheryl Davis

Chairside Assistants

Hilda Albright

Tiffany Aldrich

Heather Brown

Cheryl Davis

Jamie DeFeyter

Kay Fortier

Shannon Sniegowski

Cailey Schut

Hollie Kesling

Mary Beth Michaelis

Keon Rick

Alexis Stille

Brittany McLeod

Krista Huls

Sterilization Coordinator

Sue Peasley


Insurance Coordinator

Melanie Howard

Scheduling Coordinators

Rochelle Glerum, Kay Fortier, Amy Saurbaugh, Sandi Hale, Mandy Samdal

Clinical Coordinator

Jamie DeFeyter


We have been awarded the Grand Haven Tribune’s People’s Choice Award for Best Orthodontist for the last two years and we won the OpenCare Patients’ Choice Award in 2016. Additionally, Dr. Charnley was selected by Benco Dental as a Top 40 Under 40 doctor nationally.


Get In Touch

To schedule an appointment and start  your journey towards a more functional and beautiful smile, contact our Grand Haven office today at 616-842-8820, our Ludington office at 231-480-0281, or our Whitehall office at 231-981-0554.