I am the Owner of the Practice:
I believe that many of the people who go to corporate-owned dental offices understand that they are going to be treated like a product rather than a person, so that they can get the cheapest dental care possible. These types of facilities have a “revolving-door” of dentists and hygienists that are constantly changing, so patients never know who they are going to see when they go in for an appointment. What most people don’t know is that these corporations are now buying up offices that were previously privately owned practices, or even starting offices and branding them as if they are privately-owned.
At Woodmeadow Dentistry, we are a privately-owned practice that will never have corporate policies or treat patients as products.
Where I Came From:
My parents grew up in Grand Rapids and lived there when I was born, but moved out to Ravenna when I was about three years old. I loved growing up in a small town- there were so many people that we were close with. What I realized about living in a smaller community was that reputation matters- People care about what you do. You cannot treat people poorly and expect them to return, so I grew up believing that if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing right the first time.
After high school, I attended Grand Valley State University for my undergraduate studies, followed by the University of Detroit-Mercy for my extensive and comprehensive dental education. I was fortunate, as my education was funded through a scholarship from the United States Army, under the obligation that I serve as a dentist in the US Army after completing my education.