Dr. Kelley enjoys spending his free time with his family, playing board games, and walking their dogs around the neighborhood and nearby parks.
DDS University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Completed Bachelors in Biology from University of Minnesota
Completed Masters in Zoology from Michigan State University
Completed Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Professional experience and affiliations:
Focuses on providing comprehensive care in a caring and gentle manner.
Well-versed in restorative dentistry (including crown and bridge), simple and surgical extractions, partial and complete dentures.
Provided excellent dental care to underserved populations in the greater Lansing area.
Affiliated with American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Kelley believes that it is important to treat the patient as a whole, providing the best comprehensive oral care possible and ensuring the patient is provided with all of their treatment options so that they can make informed decisions regarding their own dental treatment.
Tru Family Dental is a great place to go! Typically I do not care to go to the dentist, but the entire staff was so helpful and caring. My visit went by quickly and the dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and good. I went home and told my family that they too needed to visit Tru Family Dental!read more
11:41 03 Jan 17
This office is great! Has gotten even better since Dr Kappus has taken over. They truly care about their patients and community. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me.
00:10 22 Sep 16
The entire staff at Tru Family Dental is amazing!! Everyone from the dental hygienists, receptionist to the dentist herself. They make you feel like family!!
18:43 13 Sep 16
Nicol did a great Job cleaning and I really liked the new dentist Dr. Kappas. Nice to have a great local dentist.
19:12 28 Sep 16
Wonderful experience at the Portland location. Donna did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth :)
14:38 07 Jun 17
The girls that work at the Portland office are always happy, friendly and make me feel like I matter and I'm not just a number. They are a pleasure to do business with.
18:35 19 Jul 17
I had to get my first filling today and I was extremely nervous going into the appointment, but these ladies did an AMAZING job. They made me feel at ease and kept me comfortable during the procedure.
01:19 20 Jul 17
My husband who hates dentists had a tooth hurting that needed to be pulled. He called several dentists and was told if he is not a patient they would not see him. Tru family said to come in and they would squeeze him in some how. He said everyone in the office was so nice and Dr. Kappus wanted to make sure he had no pain. He liked them so much he is now a patient and scheduled a cleaning.read more
Joe Le Du
14:26 13 Aug 17
Always a positive experience. Plus they do a good job on my teeth. :-)
13:09 13 Sep 17
I went to Tru Family Dental for my first dental appointment in over 10 years. The staff there was professional, energetic and friendly. My hygienist did a thourough job examining and cleaning my teeth. She explainined future measures to ensure my teeth stay healthy and clean. My overall experience was a big five stars!!!read more
01:35 26 Sep 17
OMG! These women are amazing at their jobs! Every single one has your very best interests at heart, they are genuinely kind and always have a smile for you. I love them so much I couldn't even try a new dentist when I moved to Lansing. So worth the trip to Portland!read more
19:44 07 Nov 17
Donna is amazing! She is so patient and professional that she makes you feel right at home. Tru Family Dental’s staff does an amazing job!
16:26 08 Nov 17
Friendly supportive staff!!! Very thorough! Appointments were on time.
16:20 15 Feb 18
Staff is very nice, helpful and they want to help you keep your teeth. They are top notch in my book.
00:07 16 Feb 18
I really like this office. Everyone is really nice. They make me feel like I'm home and not scared.
17:08 29 Mar 18
By far the Best Dentist in Portland in my opinion! Took their time explaining what they seen on my X-Rays, what the next step in the process to fix my problem areas and just made me feel really relaxed! My family will go no where else!!!! My twin daughter's went there for their 1st Dentist and said that they really liked the ladies that cleaned their teeth and the Dr was really friendly! How many 5 yrs say they like the Dentist... not many that I know of!read more
20:36 03 May 18
Left my old dentist because I felt they were not acting in my best interest. Was told about Tru Family Dental in Portland and switched. Couldn't be happier. The hygienist and dentist are top notch. Wish I would have gone there sooner.
20:34 03 May 18
My two young sons had their first appointments the other day and they have not stopped talking about it! My 5 year old makes sure he reminds us and his brother to brush 2 times a day and chase away those sugar bugs. Great atmosphere for the entire family.read more
20:59 03 May 18
Tru Family Dental has a great team. They made me feel very welcome. Love the Dentist!
21:44 25 Sep 18
There’s something about having to find a new dentist that really made me cringe and drag my feet. It’s a relationship that’s just not easy to break - especially since I was leaving my dentist of nearly 30 years. I didn’t think that establishing a comparable relationship with a new office would be easy, but Tru Family Dental definitely came through. The front office staff and hygienists are SO kind and personable, and Dr. K is absolutely terrific. My kiddos look forward to going and are always excited to see their favorite staff members! Tru Family Dental definitely earned my loyalty and trust.read more
16:51 24 Sep 18
Dr. Kappus did such a thorough job examining my teeth and explaining different options to me for care of a problematic molar. She really listened to my concerns and took them into consideration when explaining the different approaches to dealing with that problem tooth. She and her assistant were both so personable yet professional. I really felt like I was being treated not just like one of many patients but as a human being who needed some expert dental care. Thank you!read more
13:25 26 Jun 19
Best.Dentist.Office.Ever! I'm terrified of going to the Dentist. I go years between visits and then go only when I'm in so much pain I can't stand it anymore. Well I have Grand Kids now and guess what.....they all just go off to the Dentist like it's no big deal. I was feeling so shameful and really just wanted to go to the Dentist like it was no big deal. I wasn't in any pain but I knew I needed some work done so I started shopping around. I took a chance with Tru Family Dental Portland.....I was so nervous on my first visit. I explained my history and all of my fears and feelings to the Hygienist.....she was very understanding. Then I met Dr. Kappus and she was so patient and calming and non-judgmental, I started to relax just a tad. That visit went well so I scheduled my next appointment. Normally when a Dentist appointment is fast approaching I want to cancel and I get so keyed up I cry when I get there. But this time I knew if I got too nervous or anxious Dr. Kappus could provide me with some medication. So the day of my appointment I felt good....I actually felt like a normal person just going for a dentist appointment. That visit went very well! To wrap this long story up.....I just want to say Dr. Krista Kappus and her staff are just the very best! Whether you need your hand held, or insurance questions answered, or a full explanation of what's going on with the procedure...do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Kappus.read more
20:13 30 Oct 19
Great and friendly staff, beautiful office! Would recommend to all my friends and family.
15:11 11 Aug 20
DR Kelly very gentle and calmly explained every step of the way while fixing my broken filling . Hygienist Kim was so friendly and accommodating to my needs and comfort as im a chicken lol would recommend to anyone with anxiety such as myself
13:36 27 Aug 15
Excellent service, professional staff followed up with a personal touch of care.The receptionist was spot on with a personal "by name" welcome.The lobby is very clean and has a comfortable warm feel.Wait time was less than a minute.The dental room that I was in is top notch along with a huge window with a view of wildlife which creates a relaxing feel.The dental hygienist (Donna) is very professional and is highly skilled in her job. She also shows a personal interest in educating on preventative oral care and providing recommendations and options for future care.Thanks Tru Family Dental for caring for my dental needs.read more
14:47 22 Apr 21
Dr Laura Harness did an outstanding job in replacing a broken crown. She was very thorough and explained everything to me and answered all my questions. She ensured that I was completely happy with her work before I left the office. Thank you Dr Harness.read more
21:47 08 Jan 20
They did a great job cleaning my child's teeth my daughter age 4 broke her front tooth I told them that before making the appointment after they cleaned her teeth they then told me they could not pull the tooth and referred us elsewhere it would have been easier for them to just say ok the tooth needs pulled we cannot pull it so as long as your young child only needs a cleaning done this is your place to go if they need mouth work it's a waste of time.read more
My kids and I have been going here for our dental care for years. It is always a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Hutnik and his staff.
I love this place! Very professional with a strong personal touch. Dr Yang and the staff are fantastic. An added bonus for me is they are a high tech office and you can get all reminders and make changes right on your smartphone. Best dental care in town. No doubt.
Tru Family Dental is filled with experienced, patient and kind providers! They are welcoming and professional! I trust them with the dental care of my children and will continue to recommend them as providers.
Friendly people, Aaron makes the visit less of a stress. He is very nice and professional, they all are. Thank you Tru Family Dental!!