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Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S.

Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S.

Dentist

I attended the University of Michigan for both my Bachelor and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. I graduated dental school in 2006 and started practicing as an associate with a southeast Michigan dental group. I began private practice shortly after in 2008, when I started Great Lakes Dentistry. I continued the practices originally founded by Drs. Brown, Lang, and Strugala.

My practice philosophy is to provide all our patients’ dental treatment under one roof using the most advanced technologies available. I need to stay up to date with the most recent advancements in treatment modalities, so I commit several days to continuing education every year. I’ve taken advanced education courses in the areas of intravenous (IV) sedation, sleep dentistry, dental implant placement, surgical bone grafting, traditional orthodontics, Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces, and laser dentistry.

Our young family has grown significantly over the past couple years. My wife, Sharla, and I were married in 2011, and we welcomed our first son, Max, in 2012. Exactly one year later, on the same day, our second son, Xavier, was born. Most recently, our first daughter, Elizabeth, was born in June 2014.

I truly want to make you feel comfortable as a patient at Great Lakes Dentistry, so if you have any concerns or questions about your experience in our office, please email me personally at DrVan@GLDentistry.com so I can personally take care of you.

Sarah V.

Sarah V.

Office Manager

Sarah, as our office manager, is responsible for all of the front office duties, coordinating all of our patients’ insurance programs, paperwork, and arranging flexible financing. She is also the person our patients talk with whenever they call. Sarah especially enjoys working face-to-face with our patient family and helping them with whatever they need.

 

I’ve always felt comfortable and welcomed at the office. Everything about being an employee at Great Lakes Dentistry is pleasant.

Sarah has six siblings who are her best friends. She also has three nephews and one dog, Simba. When not at our office, she enjoys running, drawing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Marie V.

Marie V.

Clinical Assistant

Marie has seven children, four grandchildren and a loving husband that she enjoys spending time with (not to mention her three dogs!). Her interests include cooking, gardening and renovating her home.

Sam H.

Sam H.

Clinical Assistant

Samantha enjoys making patients feel at home while they are in the office. In her free time she likes traveling to new places and spending time with her close friends, family and her newest addition as of the end of January, her nephew Joey. When she’s not at the office you can reach her at sam@gldentistry.com

Dawn L., R.D.H.

Dawn L., R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Dawn comes from a family of six, including her husband Thom and son William and daughter Heather. She also has a 3 year old grandson, Shane. Dawn enjoys relaxing in the morning and drinking coffee by her pool with her 7 year old snoodle, Casey. She also likes to bowl, read, swim and exercise daily.

 

The best part about our practice is really our patients. They have become part of our dental family.

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Favorite Dentist & Staff! Very friendly, professional, & high tech! Awesome!
Kristen Soard
Kristen Soard
01:29 17 Nov 17
Dr. V and staff do such a great job!! Dr. V has an excellent "bedside manner". I am one who stresses when major things have to happen to my mouth and he does what he can to eleviate my unease and even takes breaks to help calm. Thank you, Dr. V, for being a doctor who looks out for others first!read more
Heather Tarpinian
Heather Tarpinian
18:12 09 Nov 17
Everyone there is incredibly friendly and skilled. I actually look forward to going to the dentist!
Amber Steciuk
Amber Steciuk
12:17 05 Aug 17
Everyone was so nice! I look forward to going back to complete my treatment after seeing the two specialists that the dentist referred me to. Thanks to all of you at Great Lakes Dentistry.read more
Marcy Beck
Marcy Beck
02:24 17 Jun 17
Always a great experience. Quality dental work, great staff and more than willing to get you in when you have an emergency.read more
Marilyn Sullivan
Marilyn Sullivan
23:01 15 Jun 17
Always an excellent experience! The staff, hygienists, and docs all make for a calm, welcoming, and overall positive experience. I always leave feeling very well cared for.read more
Belinda Bombrisk
Belinda Bombrisk
15:42 10 Jun 17
Kelsey is an awesome hygienist!! Dr. V is caring and remembers his patients, very engaged. Also, Sarah is the most welcoming, soothing and helpful front office rep; just love going to the dentist now! It makes a difference when you have a caring staff. I would recommend Dr. V and his staff to anyone who may have any fears or dislike of visiting the dentist, this office will change your opinion and you will love going!!!read more
Z Schillinger
Z Schillinger
22:22 13 Mar 17
After going to the same dentist for 30+ years he retired. A friend recommended Dr. V, that it would be worth the drive. I live in Canton so it is 70 miles round trip. The friend was correct in recommending Great Lakes Dentistry. His office staff is competent and friendly which usually tells you their boss is also. Dr. V was very courteous and put me at ease. I am so happy I have my dentistry needs met now that my family will be going over there also. Thank you Dr. V and your staff for a pleasant dentist visit. Great Lakes Dentistry is certainly worth the drive.read more
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
18:44 14 Dec 16

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