Meet the Doctors

James C. Papp, DMD

photo_08-14-12Dr. James Papp, a Grand Rapids native, graduated from the College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. He received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1995 and then completed his certificate in Periodontics at The University of Michigan in 1998.

Dr. Papp went on to practice for five years at one of the leading periodontal and dental implant practices in the Chicago-land area.  In December 2003, Dr. Papp returned to his hometown, Grand Rapids, Michigan to open his private practice.  Since then, he has expanded to practice locations serving Kentwood, Grandville, and Big Rapids areas.  Dr. Papp frequently speaks with the dental community offering continuing education on the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Implant Dentistry, Dental Laser surgery as well as oral esthetic hard and soft tissue reconstruction.

Dr. Papp is past President of the Kent County Dental Society. Currently serving his 8th year on West Michigan District Dental Society Board and serves as a delegate to the Michigan Dental Association. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, active and certified member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Midwest Periodontal Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Dental Research, and the American Society of Forensic Odontology.



Rachel S. Sinacola, DDS, MS

Dr. Rachel Sinacola is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest recognition of achievement in the specialty.  She serves as a committee member for the American Academy of Periodontology and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their goals for their smile, dental health, and overall health by working as a team with the patient and their dentist!

She attended college at Michigan State University, then completed her graduate school, dental school, and specialty training at the University of Michigan, and considers herself both a Spartan and a Wolverine fan!

In her free time, Dr. Sinacola and her husband spend time with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors in northern Michigan, attending sporting events, and playing trivia.