Dr. Kuppers has been delivering quality care and setting the standard for orthodontic excellence in Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding community since 1996.
Dr. Kuppers is an orthodontic specialist. At Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics, we’re experts at what we do and we are not afraid to say it! Our team is uniquely dedicated to orthodontics. It’s our specialty!
Dr. Kuppers is passionate about creating "more than just straight teeth.” He has extensively studied what makes a smile beautiful and how to achieve this using methods taught to him by many of the world's best orthodontists.
This passion is now being shared with Dr. Michael Greene. Together, they are committed to transforming smiles and to help each and every patient to achieve the goal of “LIVE YOUR LIFE SMILING!™”
When he is not working or studying, Dr. Kuppers envoys spending his time with friends and his constant companion and endless source of amusement - his French Bulldog “Louie.” His hobbies include traveling, gourmet cooking, photography, and staying active.
Dr. Kuppers graduated from the University of Western Ontario as a general dentist in 1988. As a native of Kitchener-Waterloo, he returned to this community where he successfully practiced family dentistry for more than 5 years.
In 1993, his passion for academics and desire for professional development led him back to the University of Western Ontario, to pursue an Orthodontic specialty. In 1996, Dr. Kuppers graduated with a Master’s Degree in orthodontics and once again returned home to service the community he valued most.
Dr. Kuppers is a current member with the Ontario Association of Orthodontists, the Ontario Dental Association and is licensed by the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario. Dr. Kuppers is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario in the faculty of Dentistry: Department of Orthodontics. As a clinical instructor, Dr. Kuppers has a unique opportunity to share his knowledge and love of orthodontics with the students he teaches while working with his esteemed colleagues to advance the orthodontic profession.
Dr. Kuppers prides himself on staying current with what’s new in orthodontics; attending professional seminars, courses and conferences. Dr. Kuppers has been a member and co-leader of the local Spear Education Study Club and is now embarking on a new 2 year learning adventure after being accepted into the prestigious Pitts Orthodontic Masters Continuum. Dr. Kuppers is on the leading edge of Orthodontic technology. The following are more recent courses taken by Dr. Kuppers:
AAO Damon Forum Courses from 2002-2019
Facial Esthetics Training
Temporary Anchorage Device Placement
Clinical Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction
Management of Patients with Anterior Esthetic Discrepancies
As a long-time resident of Kitchener-Waterloo and a proud member of the community, Dr. Kuppers and Dr. Greene love to give back.
Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics offers scholarships to local Waterloo high schools for students who excel in Biology and hope to continue their post-secondary education in the dental field.
Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics offers complimentary family swims and public skating throughout the year at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Swimplex, Manulife Sportsplex and Albert McCormick Community Centre.
Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics supports The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
Dr. Kuppers and Dr. Greene proudly fund raise and support Operation Smile, a medical charity providing cleft palate surgeries and related care for children in the developing world.
Being a part of your orthodontic journey is a privilege and a position not taken lightly at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics. Guiding the transformation of your teeth to reveal the true potential of your smile is incredibly rewarding.
During this adventure, I look forward to establishing a lasting relationship with you and your family. My goal as your orthodontist is to provide you with efficient and gentle care while developing a lasting and outstanding smile. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you to “LIVE YOUR LIFE SMILING!™”
About Dr. Greene
Born and raised in the neighbouring city of Brantford, I enjoyed mountain biking along the Grand River and playing recreational basketball and baseball.
University of Guelph
I completed my undergraduate degree in Bio-medical Science (2004). My love for education was fostered in Guelph where I also met my wife Jennifer. I have fond memories of my time in Guelph and often take my family for ice-cream near the Speed River or to community events held on campus in order to stay connected.
University of Ottawa
I completed a Masters of Science in Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (2006). In Ottawa, I learned the amount of dedication and sacrifice it would take to move forward in my education. I have great memories of skating on the Rideau canal and going to the market downtown. However, my greatest memory is of marrying my wonderful wife Jennifer during this time.
University of Manitoba
I studied dentistry in Winnipeg and graduated in 2011. Yes, there is a reason that they call it “Winter-peg”! However, my wife and I have fond memories of great restaurants, beautiful summers, and lifelong friends. Our greatest memory of Winnipeg was the birth of our daughter, London.
Canadian Armed Forces
During my dental studies, I enrolled as a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). As a Captain, I was posted to Petawawa and Ottawa following dental school where I served by providing dental care to our military members and their families. There is a real sense of community within the CAF and I feel privileged to have worked alongside some of the most selfless and dedicated members of our society.
I was ecstatic to receive my orthodontic training in London, Ontario (2018). I feel that it was the greatest three years of my academic life and led me to meet my mentor and business partner, Dr. Kuppers.
Royal College of Dentists of Canada
Upon completion of my orthodontic studies, I also successfully challenged the Canadian National Specialty Exam to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics
I met Dr. Kuppers at Western University as one of my clinical instructors. Well known for his outstanding clinical skill and positive personality, I always believed that working with Dr. Kuppers would be an amazing opportunity. Life has a way of making dreams come true, as I was fortunate to partner with Dr. Kuppers and make the K-W area the home for my family. I feel so lucky to settle my family in this great city and form roots while we begin this next journey in life!
Cathy has been a valued member of our team since 2003. She brings her dental assisting background with a strong emphasis on business to our administrative team. Recently, Cathy has become a treatment coordintator at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics. She is very excited to teach and explain to our newest patients the benefits of a Kuppers + Greene smile transformation!
Cathy loves to travel, enjoys being on her boat or snowmobile with her husband and treasures her time with her new grandson!
Aileen has been a valued member of our team since 2016. As a treatment coordinator she helps to educate patients and their families about orthodontics and helps guide them through the process of their transformation. She is always available to answer any questions about your treatment, financial arrangements and is a point of contact for any future queries or questions that our patients may have. When not at work, Aileen enjoys staying active, cooking, baking and spending time with her family, friends and especially her two Bullmastiff’s , Bono and Pebbles!
We are so pleased to welcome Melanie to our team here at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics. She brings over 20 years of orthodontic experience to her role as treatment coordinator. Melanie loves to share her knowledge while building connections with families. Making everyone feel comfortable and welcome just comes naturally to Melanie. When not at work, Melanie enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with her family and all her pets at her urban hobby farm.
Alex was thrilled to join our team in 2022. She is the friendly voice you will hear when
scheduling your first appointment with us, and the welcoming face that you will see when you
come into our office.
As a child, Alex underwent orthodontic care with Dr. Kuppers. She is excited and grateful to be
back at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics as the New Patient Coordinator. Alex has a passion
for providing outstanding patient care, and building relationships with our patients and their
families. Alex is crazy about horses. When she is not at work, you will likely find her at the barn
with her pony, Luna!
Anna joined our team in 2016 and brings with her 18 years of dental experience. She has a warm and friendly disposition and does not hesitate to go the extra mile for others. Anna enjoys traveling, reading and shopping at antique markets. A walk with her dog Jack and watching movies with her husband and two children are moments that she cherishes.
Monica recently joined Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics in August of 2019. She brings with her 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry.
She enjoys camping, reading, trivia, biking and spending time with her husband, her two grown children and son in law.
Sheri joined our team in 1998. Along with her valued experience as our records technician, she has a gentle, soft spoken nature that is so appreciated on that all important first visit to the clinic. Sheri enjoys reading, camping, hiking, cycling and cheering on her sons at their hockey games. Family time is the best time and her husband and two sons couldn’t agree more.
Rhonda joined our team in 2009. Her dental experience and calm and professional nature allow her to gather the information needed for our doctors to give you an informed opinion on your first visit to our clinic. Rhonda enjoys gardening, running and spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.
Linda has been with our team since 2005. Her dental experience, attention to detail and time management skills make her a perfect coordinator of our fast paced clinic. Linda is a dedicated team member and her love of orthodontics is evident. Linda enjoys gardening, camping, going to the cottage and spending time with her husband, two daughters and their Border Collie,Scout.
Gemma is the newest member to our clinical team at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics. Her warm, friendly personality and great sense of humour will make you feel comfortable and at ease. In her spare time, she loves reading, cuddling with her little kitty, and shopping at there favourite store, HomeSense.
Natalie has been with us since 1998. Nat is a fun, vivacious and dedicated team member and, over the years, has had a chance to work in all areas of the practice. She has settled her skills in the clinic and you will undoubtedly meet her chairside when your orthodontic smile transformation begins.
Natalie has a busy home life entertaining friends along with her husband, two daughters and three cats.
Jen has 18 years of orthodontic experience under her belt and joined our team in 2011. Jen has a great sense of humour, a love of life and a passion for orthodontics.
Jen loves to see the look on our patients faces as they see their smiles transform. She loves gardening, cooking, playing the piano, a good game of cribbage and a challenging level of “candy crush.” Butterflies and her family make her smile!
Daphne brings 17 years of orthodontic experience to us here at Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics. She loves orthodontics and seeing the changes in our patients from visit to visit.
Daphne is warm, friendly and her empathetic nature is something that is so appreciated by our patients. She is a true chocoholic and we are very lucky to be the recipients of her love of baking! Additionally, Daphne loves to read, knit, travel and cook. Family and friends fill her life and her husband, daughter and son fill her spare time. She especially likes watching our glorious Ontario sunsets at her lake cottage with her friends and family.
Tammy joined our team in 2013. Her 16 years of experience in orthodontics, combined with her enthusiasm and caring disposition will shine through when you meet her. Tammy’s gentle approach is comforting and calming and her smile is completely contagious! Tammy finds great joy in seeing our patients smiles transform. When Tammy and her husband aren’t running their three children around to sports and part time jobs, they enjoy walking, biking or just being outside. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening and entertainIng.
Sondra joined our team in 2014. She brings 35 years of experience and enjoys working with her teammates and our patients to achieve fantastic smiles!! Sondra has a contagious laugh and you will often hear her singing or humming her favourite song while she works. In her spare time she loves to golf, curl and participate in game night with her husband, two children, extended family and friends.
Tobi joined our team in 2008. She enjoys seeing the great transformations in all of our patients and often says she is excited to be part of a team that cares so much about the results of our hard work and dedication to the art of orthodontics.
She enjoys skiing, cycling, reading and especially spending time with family and friends.