Dr. Bradley Dykstra

Grand Rapids DentistDr. Bradley Dykstra founded Contemporary Family Dental in 2012. He was born and raised in Shelby, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Calvin College, graduated from the University of Michigan’s Dental School, and then moved to Hudsonville to start his own practice. Dr. Dykstra has recently obtained his MBA from Grand Valley State University.

Dr. Dykstra is a huge advocate of continuing education and completes well over the minimum requirement at over 100 hours a year. He is fervently keeping up with the changes in current technology, as well as the latest procedures, techniques, and materials in dentistry.

In addition to his involvement in dental organizations, Dr. Dykstra is also involved in the Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce, Hudsonville DDA, and Zeeland Hospital Board of Directors. In his spare time, Dr. Dykstra enjoys sailing, learning, traveling, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dr. Dykstra loves working with people, creating beautiful smiles, and the challenge of keeping up with the latest procedures, techniques, and materials in dentistry.

What You Didn’t Know…

Dr. Dykstra is also a well-respected authority on dental technology and the digital office in the dental field. He gives seminars around the United States on topics like digital radiography and the digital dental office, among other things. He speaks regularly for Practiceworks (Kodak), and has also spoken for the Michigan Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Conference, 3rd District Dental Society of New York, and the Seattle Study Club, among others.

Gateway To Your Body by Dr. Bradley Dykstra

Dr. Dykstra Is Officially a ForbesBooks™ Author With His New Book: Gateway To Your Body: How Your Smile Impacts Your Overall Health.

Dr. Dykstra recently became a published author with his book Gateway To Your Body: How Your Smile Impacts Your Overall Health. In his new book, Dr. Dykstra shares how he has set Contemporary Family Dental apart from the rest in terms of patient care, quality of service, and community engagement. In addition, he teaches how to best care for your own dental health at every stage of your life and information for addressing common dental ailments. This book will teach you how to:

  • Improve your overall health
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Reduce your risk of oral disease
  • Unlock your full potential

You can get Dr. Dykstra’s book, Gateway To Your Body: How Your Smile Impacts Your Overall Health, on Amazon or by request your FREE copy by visiting drbradleydykstra.com

Dr. Dykstra has also been published in numerous dental magazines and journals on various topics relating to the digital dental office and practice management. Dr. Dykstra is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • World Clinical Laser Institute
  • Speaking Consulting Network
  • West Michigan Dental Society
  • Kent County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration

Dr. Brian Yared

Cosmetic Dentist Grand Rapids, MIDr. Brian Yared joined Contemporary Family Dental in October 2012. Raised in Forest Hills, he is a long time resident of West Michigan. While attending Lyman Briggs Residential College at Michigan State University, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. Dr. Yared received his doctorate from the University of Michigan Dental School in 2003, all the while maintaining his Spartan allegiance.

Since graduating, Dr. Yared has worked in dental offices in Hudsonville, Cascade and Wyoming. During this time he has gained a diversity of knowledge as well as an appreciation for all patients. Dr. Yared values the personal interaction, the individuality of each patient, and the progressive science of his chosen profession.

Dr. Yared is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan Dental Society, and Kent County Dental Society.For leisure, Dr. Yared spends time with his wife and son, other family and friends, enjoys sports, and cares for his yellow Labrador puppy.

Dr. Yared looks forward to working with you to create the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dr. Yared was recently voted as one of the Top Dentists In Grand Rapids! Check out the article in Grand Rapids Magazine by visiting >>>> Top Dentists 2019

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Dr. Joshua Peiffer

Grand Rapids Cosmetic DentistDr. Joshua Peiffer joined Contemporary Family Dental in May 2013.

Dr. Peiffer was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan and graduated from Traverse City Central High School before attending Northwestern Michigan College and transferring to Michigan State University where he earned his BSC in Human Biology. This is where he determined that he wanted to help people and have a career in medicine.

Dr. Peiffer earned his DDS from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and began his career in northern Michigan before moving to Grand Rapids where he met his wife, a Grand Rapids native. They had their first baby boy in September 2013. Aside from enjoying family time, Dr. Peiffer likes being on the water, golfing, playing ice hockey, snowboarding, hunting, and fishing.

Dr. Cassandra Wieckhorst

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I sought out a career in dentistry because:
  • I get to make people healthier systemically and often say to my patients “the start to a healthy body is a healthy mouth!”
  • I get to give people the smile that will give them the confidence and comfort to show their personality. I always go back to “How can someone fully be themselves in an interview for a job if they are uncomfortable with their mouth?”
  • I get to meet/interact with many people every day, I am very social/extroverted so I need that in a career; which allows me to serve my community.
  • I get to be a patient advocate and educate the importance of full-body health including dental, medical, and mental health.
What is your goal for your patients?
  1. They leave happier than when they came in.
  2. They are comfortable with the practice and their treatment choices.
  3. They understand the reasoning and importance of their treatment choices.
  4. They do not feel judged.
  5. Most importantly, I want them to know I genuinely care and want the best for them!
What memberships are you currently involved in?
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
  • West Michigan District Dental Society (WMDDS)
What other awesome and interesting things could you share about yourself?
  • Like Dr. Yared, I too attended Lyman Briggs Residential College at Michigan State University before matriculating to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. I even got to study abroad in Italy and Brazil.
  • I am always reading two books at a time and possibly listening to a third (which is apparently odd).
  • I adore my doggo, Moonie, who is a Mini-Aussie Pap and the light of my life (if you ask about her, be prepared for a long lecture of me doting on her)!
  • I enjoy workout classes at Orangetheory Fitness.
  • I am enjoying learning how to complete home repairs with power tools.