Grand Rapids Dentist
I graduated from THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY in 1981 and immediately joined my father in Grand Rapids at our Burton Street office. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with my father for 15 years. His passion for dentistry and for life was infectious. He taught me so much about dentistry and how to take care of people. I will always treasure the days we worked together. In 2005, I built my new office on East Paris Ave.
I have completed thousands of hours of continuing education in general dentistry and in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. I am a graduate of the KOIS CENTER in Seattle, WA and the MISCH INTERNATIONAL IMPLANT INSTITUTE in Beverly Hills, MI. These residency programs allow me to pursue my passion of restoring complex dental cases so that even the most devastated conditions can be successfully treated in my office.
The most rewarding part of dentistry is to successfully treat any patient who is embarrassed to smile and pulls back from society. With modern dental techniques, I am able to restore teeth to their natural beauty. It gives me a great deal of joy when a patient sends me a note saying that they can now go out in public and enjoy life again. That is what my job is all about, helping people to feel better!
When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife Wendie and my children Tom and Jennie. I also enjoy playing golf and traveling with my family.
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- West Michigan District Dental Society
- Kent County Dental Society
- Veddar Crown and Bridge Study Club – Univ of Michigan
- Bunting Periodontal Study Club – Univ of Michigan
- Kois Center for Continuing Education – Seattle, WA
- Misch International Implant Institute – Beverly Hills, MI
- University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1981 East Grand Rapids High School, 1974
West Michigan District Dental Society:
- President 2014 – 2015
- Board Member 2008 – 2014
- Peer Review committee
- PR committee
- Delegate to the Michigan Dental Association
University of Michigan Dental School
• Board of Governors
- President of the Grand Rapids Jaycees in 1989-90
- Life Member
- Chairman – Mobile Dental Clinic
St Nicholas Orthodox Church
- Past President
Dr. Samy Salhadar
As a native of Forest Hills, I am excited to be practicing back in my hometown. Growing up with physicians for parents, I was naturally interested in healthcare at an early age. I enjoy building relationships with patients and working with my hands; two interests that lead me to dentistry.
Dentistry is a combination of my two passions – science and architecture. While in undergrad, I took courses in architecture, which amplified my artistic eye and attention to detail. I developed an appreciation for the uniqueness of every project and the delicate approach required. These skills were invaluable for developing my hand skills and increasing my drive for perfection in my work.
At the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, I excelled at providing the highest level of gentle, patient-focused dental care. I was awarded the Comprehensive Care Award for surpassing my patients’ expectations while providing an exceptional experience. I understand that a trip to the dentist can be nerve racking, which is why I strive to establish a connection with each patient. I engage them throughout their treatment to thoroughly understand their goals and address questions and concerns.
I am an active member of the Pankey Institute and certified in BOTOX and dermal fillers from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. The dental industry is always advancing, and I am dedicated to staying current with the latest innovations in technology, materials, and treatment plans. I want every patient to leave feeling confident in their smile.
I enjoy keeping an active lifestyle outside of the office with mountain biking, golfing, and fishing. I also love traveling to new places and trying exotic foods.
- Forest Hills Northern High School, 2007
- Michigan State University
- University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 2015
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Michigan Dental Association
- West Michigan District Dental Society
- Pankey Institute
As the Practice Manager, I am pleased to welcome you to our remarkable office! It is my absolute honor to work with such an outstanding team of dental professionals! I am passionate about dentistry and the relationship between oral health and general health and wellness. As a new patient, I we will meet with you to review your dental health, risk factors and present your treatment needs and recommendations. Together, we will discuss financial options and find arrangements that you are comfortable with. It is my goal to ensure we help each patient get the dental treatment they need and desire – improving their life, condition, and overall health.
I am married to my loving husband, Brad. We have a daughter attending college, Alexis, 2 older step-sons, David and Joel, and 2 cats (Mr. Boots and Tiger!). We are highly active in our church, St. John Vianney. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, our close community of friends, entertaining, cooking and traveling.
I live in Byron Center with my wonderful husband Marc and we have 2 incredible children Taylor and Tanner. In our free time we love going up to our cottage in Ludington, skiing in the winter, and spending time together as a family.
I joined this inspiring team in 2016. I came to the office with just over 2 years of dental experience and know that the dental field is where I belong. I truly enjoy getting to know all the patients on a personal level. When patients come into the office my top goal is to make them feel welcome and cared for.
In my free time, I like going to the shooting range, working in the yard, camping and having fun with off-road vehicles. I also enjoy taking long nature walks with my fur baby, Daisy.
As a hygienist, my goal is to help my patients achieve optimal oral health and whole-body wellness through education and therapeutic treatments. I believe every patient deserves the very best and I strive to provide that for them in the most comfortable environment.
I am married to my amazing husband, Patrick and together we have two children, Ava and Josiah. I enjoy spending time at Big Star Lake, boating, bike riding, reading and quality time with friends and family.
Throughout my years of working in the field, I have enjoyed getting to know many great patients. It is my goal to educate people of the importance of dental health and how it directly affects their overall health. I want to share the many treatment options available; giving them the ability to smile with confidence.
My husband and I have been married since 2003 and have a son. I enjoy spending time with family, hunting, going to the beach and reading.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jason. We have 2 beautiful boys, Charlie and Brady, and a family dog, Opie. In my spare time, I enjoy working outside in the yard and spending the weekends up at our small cottage on Big Star Lake!
I am so fortunate to have married my amazing husband, Ryan, and together we have a beautiful son and daughter. During my time outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as exploring the art of photography.
In my free time, I enjoy yoga, gardening and spending time with my family. I am married with 2 fantastic daughters and a fun-loving dog.