Lakeshore Orthodontics is dedicated to providing your family with the very best orthodontic care in a supportive and caring manner. We believe our office should be a friendly, welcoming environment that patients enjoy visiting. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the severity of the situation, we feel it is necessary to make changes to ensure the safety of our patients and team. The office may appear different, but our mission remains the same.
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Meet Our Team
Dr. 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.
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.
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
- 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. Katherine Beard, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Katherine Beard, DDS, MS, is a Michigan native born in the rural town of Portland. She earned her BS in general biology, DDS, and MS in orthodontics all at the University of Michigan. Dr. Beard feels that orthodontics combines her passion of helping others while allowing her to cultivate meaningful relationships. She considers it an immense honor to create beautiful smiles and strives to treat each patient as if they were a member of her own family. Dr. Beard is also deeply committed to community service and has spent time offering free dental care to youth in need. Because of her desire to offer the highest standard of care to each patient, Dr. Beard is board certified and proud to be affiliated with several professional organizations: the AAO, ADA, ABO, MDA, and the Muskegon District Dental Society. Dr. Beard is married to her high school sweetheart, Ben, and together they have three young boys, Theodore, Franklin. and Abraham. As a family, they enjoy taking road trips and spending time outdoors.
We are Accredited & Awarded
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Our Patients Love Us!
Dr. Charnley and his staff are all so wonderful. They have truly changed my life by giving me a beautiful smile😃Everytime I have an appointment they greet me and make me feel special. Thank you all for the hard work you do and your dedication to your clients. It means a lot
Everyone is so friendly and professional. They are doing a great job with all the Covid guidelines.
Lakeshore Orthodontics is the BEST! Top of the line orthodontic care all the way. Dr. Charnley and all the staff are amazing.
It was an all around great experience with convenient scheduling and streamlined waiting room waits. Now my teeth are nice and straight.
I’ve been to Lakeshore both pre & post (during?) COVID. They did a great job of distancing and protecting all from COVID. Dr Charnley is always smiling and upbeat as he bounces between patients – whether his messages scolds or commends…
I took my two boys there for consultations for braces. My youngest was very nervous, he ended up leaving sad that he was not ready to start the process. They made it fun and easy! I would recommend them to anyone!
Our visit to Lakeshore Orthodontics was great! They took many precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid19 such as taking our temperature in the parking look, practicing social distancing, installing plexiglass between patient chairs, using masks, gloves, etc…
Such a welcoming staff all around, Dr. Charnley has great bedside manner. Very happy with this office would recommend to everyone.
As a dentist, it is my responsibility to make sure that the specialist I refer to are of the highest quality. That is why refer the majority of my patients needing orthodontics to Lakeshore Orthodontics. It is also why my own children see Dr. Charnley.
I highly recommend Lakeshore Orthodontists. The staff is kind, friendly and professional. The appointments are easy to schedule and my daughter was usually in and out quickly…