I really enjoy coming to work and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. My staff and I are passionate in making sure your care is comfortable, friendly and fun. We feel blessed to be in the wonderful profession of orthodontics. Orthodontics is exciting because it combines art, science and technology to give each person their signature smile. We have had several past patients that have also chosen dentistry/orthodontics as their profession.
I went to West Ottawa High School then to Michigan State University. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University of Michigan, (sorry but my blood still runs to the green side!) and completed my orthodontic residency at The University of Illinois after a hospital dental residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. I am a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.
My wife, Karen, is from Hamilton and I was a native of Holland so we were happy to return to live in this community. I have two daughters, one in an orthodontic residency program at Indiana and one attending Calvin College. I enjoy hobby farming, riding horses, motorcyles, and spending time outside, especially with my family.