Dr. Connie Verhagen is a native of Muskegon and attended Western Michigan Christian High School. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 1986. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Verhagen completed her pediatric specialty training in a two-year residency program and earned a Master of Science in pediatric dentistry in 1988, also from the University of Michigan. She started her dental career working as a dental assistant in the very same practice where she is now a dentist.
Dr. Verhagen is passionate about pediatric dentistry and the dental profession. She is a highly active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Muskegon District Dental Society.
Dr. Verhagen feels truly blessed to be able to fulfill her lifelong dream of making a difference in the lives of children. She and her husband Dr. Michael Cerminaro are active members of their church. They also believe in giving back to the community by volunteering with community organizations. They enjoy cooking, taking long walks on the beach and spending time with their dogs, Marlee Rae and Maggie Mae.
And yes, they are avid Michigan fans.