Jody Wrathall, DDS, MS

3020 Old Centre Rd Portage, MI 49024

Phone: 269.323.8016

Fax: 269.323.8524

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Portage Pediatric Dentistry is to help our patients have a positive dental experience and outlook when it comes to their oral health. We welcome parents to be involved in all aspects of their child's dental appointment. It is a privilege for us to be a part of a child's life, no matter how small. We celebrate a child's triumphs: getting rid of a pacifier or no longer sucking their thumb, being able to take x-rays for the first time, having a no-cavity check-up, and when a child comes in for an appointment very nervous but overcomes their fear, does a great job, and is so proud of themselves. We are so proud of them too!

Dr. Jody Wrathall

Dr. Jody Wrathall - Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Dr. Jody Wrathall, aka “Dr. Jody”, received her dental degree (D.D.S.) in 2010 and master’s degree (M.S.) in pediatric dentistry in 2012, both from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Dr. Jody achieved her Board Certification from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2013 and officially became a Diplomate. A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is a pediatric dentist whose credentials have been verified, who has successfully completed voluntary examinations, and who demonstrates specialized knowledge and skill. A Diplomate is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a voluntary commitment to lifelong learning.

In January 2015 she joined Dr. John Deppen’s long-established Portage practice. Dr. Jody became the owner in January 2016 and changed the name to Portage Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Deppen retired in May 2017 and the practice moved to its brand new, state-of-the-art dental office in October 2017.

Dr. Jody grew up in Portage, graduating from Portage Central High School in 2003 and Western Michigan University in 2006. Her husband Doug teaches Spanish at Mattawan Middle School. They have three young children: Dougie, Clark, and Penny. In her free time, Dr. Jody enjoys Michigan Football, going to Target, and most of all, being a mommy.

Dr. Wrathall and Her Family in Portage, WI


Our Amazing Team

Dr. Wrathall and Team at Portage, MI

Kelly

Kelly works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Kelly is the office manager, hospital and IV sedation coordinator, and also helps at the front desk. She has been with the practice for over 40 years. She and her husband have three adult sons, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, and Jazzercise.

Carolyn

Carolyn works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Carolyn is a front desk receptionist. She has been with the practice since 2018 and has over ten years experience working in a dental office. She has two adult children and one granddaughter. She is a cyclist, is working on being more of a minimalist, and loves to spend time with her family, especially helping out her mother and granddaughter.

Kathy

Kathy works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Kathy is a front desk receptionist. She has been with the practice since 2019 and has previous experience working as a systems analyst for insurance companies and working for non-profit organizations. She has three adult children and four grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and assisting with her family business.

Heather

Heather works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Heather is a front desk receptionist. She has been with the practice since 2019 and has worked in the dental field for over 5 years. She has two school-aged children. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, and tea.

Sue

Sue works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Sue is a registered dental hygienist. She has been with the practice for almost 30 years and in dentistry for over 35 years. She has two adult children, one dog, one cat, and eight chickens. She enjoys gardening, reading, playing Euchre, and spending time with family and friends.

Kathy

Kathy works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Kathy is a registered dental hygienist. She has been with the practice for over 25 years and in dentistry for over 33 years. She has three adult daughters. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and grand-nieces, walking, gardening, and volunteering at her church.

Haley

Haley works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Haley is a dental hygienist who has been with our office since 2019 and a hygienist since 2015. Her husband Jared is a local dentist. She enjoys golfing with her adult couple's league, traveling, camping, playing beach and indoor volleyball, volunteering with her mom's animal rescue group, and watching Michigan football and basketball.

Terri

Terri works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Terri is a dental assistant. She has been with the practice since 2015 and in dentistry for over 26 years. She has one adult daughter, four grandsons, and one dog. She enjoys genealogy, reading, local history, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sara

Sara works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Sara is a dental assistant who also has experience as a front desk receptionist. She has been with the practice since 2014 and in dentistry for over 36 years. Her husband Gary Krebill is a local general dentist and they have two adult sons and three dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking care of her fur babies, and also has her own side business (Beading Creations by Sara LLC).

Donna

Donna works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Donna is a dental assistant who also has experience as a front desk receptionist. She has been with the practice since 2018 and in dentistry for over 28 years. She is married with two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym, crocheting, doing puzzles, baking, and fishing.

Allison

Allison works at Pediatric Dentist in Portage, MI

Allison is a dental assistant who has been with the practice since 2020. She also works part time at a childcare center. She had two step-children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, and spending time with her puppy.