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 Sonja G. Norris, DDS, PLLC

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Dr. Sonja G Norris has been practicing dentistry for 22 years. Early on, her passion for children led her to open her own private practice to focus especially on children. Dr. Norris gears her practice to children with severe anxieties, autism, special needs and those who are medically compromised. She is sensitive to children (as well as their parents) with special or unique circumstances. The conception of her office came from the love she has for children, with colorful themed rooms and movies over the chairs.

In 2010 Dr. Norris was the featured cover story in the Capital Area Women's LifeStyle Magazine. In the same year, she was interviewed with two other women dentists in the Lansing Business Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Norris graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 1988 and graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992.

Dr. Norris has maintained privileges at two major hospitals in Lansing where she has provided comprehensive treatment to over 4001 children. Dr. Norris is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Central District Dental Society , American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; she is also an Affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and holds Professional Memberships of Oral Surgery at McLaren Regional/Lansing and Sparrow Hospital of Lansing.

Dr. Norris resides in Lansing with her husband Anthony and their two beautiful children, Sierra and Tyler. She enjoys traveling and Starbucks Frappuccinos!



Bachtrac T. Tu, DDS

Dr. Bachtrac T. Tu, DDS




Dr. Tu graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with a DDS.

Dr. Tu likes to read, snow board, knit and crochet, draw and paint. Dr. Tu greatly enjoys her free time with her husband and her two daughters, ages two and four.

Kristen C. Ponichter, DMD

Dr. Kristen C. Ponichter, DMD



Dr. Kristen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and her DMD from the University Of Pittsburg School Of Dental Medicine. She continued her studies after graduation and was a general practice resident at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Kristen provides dental services for children in the Grand Ledge office and McLaren hospital in Lansing. 


Dr. Kristen enjoys family and friends, camping, Pilates, and yoga.

Dr. Brian Ruster, DDS

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Dr. Ruster has a private practice in East Lansing and loves the opportunity to focus on children one day a week here in Grand Ledge. He graduated from MSU and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Dental School) and University of Rochester (NV).


He loves watching his children grow up; golf and traveling. Dr. Ruster lives in Okemos with his wife, two children and Brittany Spaniel.



Sonja G. Norris DDS | Children Dentistry | 1040 Charlevoix St Grand Ledge Michigan 48837 | P:517-622-4014