Dentist Category: General Dentistry
There are several reasons Dr. Betsy Bakeman is ranked as one of the Top Dentists in the Grand Rapids region. First and foremost, Dr. Bakeman strives to meet or exceed her patients’ cosmetic expectations. Patients are referred from all over the state for Dr. Bakeman’s care and expertise. “Although cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty, we treat it like one,” Bakeman says. “We utilize an expert team that includes highly trained specialists and world class ceramists, allowing us to provide high-level, world-class results.”
Additionally, Dr. Bakeman teaches other dentists from around the world, and it’s common to have young dentists interested in cosmetic dentistry in the office observing and learning from her. “It’s always important to keep learning,” Bakeman says. “As the science of dentistry evolves, we keep abreast of changes so we can continue to provide our patients with state-of-the-art care.”
Dr. Bakeman is the first dentist in Michigan to achieve the distinction of Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry — one of only a select few to achieve the Academy highest level of achievement.
She says when searching for a cosmetic dentist it is imperative to ensure the provider is able to deliver the expected care and outcome. “More and more patients are doing their homework to find someone that can meet expectations before having treatment to address discolored, misshapen, or worn teeth,” Bakeman says. “It is key to seek out someone that has proven themselves with rigorous testing as provided by the AACD’s accreditation process.”
Bakeman says she is able to restore smiles using a variety of techniques, such as teeth whitening, bonding, periodontal plastic surgery, porcelain veneers and crowns, dental implants, and Invisalign. The office provides advanced preventive services and routine dentistry as well.
Dr. Bakeman says her team pride themselves on making their patients feel beautiful, confident, and healthy. “My staff members are my greatest asset,” Bakeman says. “They are smart and knowledgeable, and together we go the extra mile to deliver the finest of care.”