Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea is a dental practice dedicated to providing affordable dental care to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. We strive to create a family-friendly, comfortable environment in which patients of all ages will feel relaxed while receiving their dental treatments. Our dentist and team are professional and experienced, and use state-of-the-art technology to provide painless, comprehensive dental care. We stay with our patients from the beginning to the end of their treatments, making sure that they receive beautiful, healthy smiles. Many of our dental treatments are provided in same-day services, and we have our own in-house company lab, allowing us to create high-quality dental appliances, such as crowns and dentures, with greater efficiency. Unlike many dental practices, we welcome walk-ins.

Call us today to learn more about what sets Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea apart and schedule your appointment in Chelsea, Michigan, with one of our caring dentists, Dr. Steven Rodriguez, Dr. Swapna Kakarla, or Dr. Sandra Hanson.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Steven Rodriguez – Dr. Steven Rodriguez is the owner of Healthy Smiles Dental Care®. He has 25 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Rodriguez performs procedures such as root canals, crowns and bridges, full and partial dentures, retreating root canals, placing implants, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign®. In addition, he has special training in oral surgery. Dr. Rodriguez has developed a straightforward approach to dentistry in which he gives his patients a compassionate treatment plan to ensure long-lasting oral health. Dr. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rodriguez is committed to providing the highest quality dental care at an affordable price.



Dr. Swapna Kakarla – Dr. Swapna Kakarla received her dental degree from Boston University in 2004. She then completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kakarla has been practicing locally for the past 10 years.


Dr. Sandra Hanson –  Dr. Hanson received her dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1987 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Boston VA from 1987-1988. While attending the University of Michigan, Dr. Hanson participated in the Honors Operative Program and won the Francis B. Vedder award for excellence in Crown & Bridge Dentistry. She was also the recipient of a merit scholarship from Wayne State University, where she received a BA in Chemistry. Dr. Hanson has been practicing in the Metro-Detroit area since 1988. To stay on top of new dental procedures and technology, she attends 3-4 continuing education classes and receives at least 60 credits every 3 years. Her goal as a dentist for Healthy Smiles is to provide the best dentistry possible in the most relaxing and enjoyable environment.

Dr. Hanson is a breeder/owner/handler of Champion Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She also enjoys primitive rug hooking and stitching wool applique.


Meet Our Team

At the core of Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea is our professional and experienced dental team. Our team works hard to provide the affordable dental care you need in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. Your oral health is our top concern, and we keep your interests, goals, and desires in mind while providing your dental treatments at our office in Chelsea, Michigan. Call or visit us today to meet our team and make your appointment with one of our dentists!

Lisa – Patient Care Manager Lisa is our Patient Care Manager. She has been with Healthy Smiles for 5 years and has worked with Dr. Rodriguez for 16 years. With her many years in dental office management, Lisa is able to ensure that the office is running smoothly for our team members and patients. She is able to help in all aspects, from the front desk to assisting with patients. Lisa enjoys the patients and the family atmosphere at Healthy Smiles.

Lisa is a mother to a 17-year-old son in his senior year of high school. She spends a great deal of time attending his year-round sporting events. She is also very involved in the Chelsea community, volunteering at many of the events and festivals in town.


Jessica – Certified Dental Assistant Jessica has been a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) with Healthy Smiles for almost 2 years and previously worked with Dr. Rodriguez for 15 years. Jessica helps the office run efficiently as possible by coordinating the schedule, being polite, and having the patients’ best interests as her #1 priority!! She considers her co-workers like family.

Jessica has 2 sons, ages 9 and 12. They keep her very busy with their sports schedules! In her spare time, she volunteers for Mission of Mercy and spends time with her family.



Rosie – Registered Dental Hygienist Andrea “Rosie” Pringle, RDH has been with Healthy Smiles for 2 years. She received her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene and Nitrous Certification from Lansing Community College. Rosie’s goal as a hygienist is to provide caring and detailed oriented treatment for all patients. Her favorite part about working with Healthy Smiles is a fun, supportive group of co-workers.

Rosie recently married her long-time boyfriend, Kyle. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors, hiking, swimming and boating.