Women Who Move Grand Rapids – 2021 – Special Section
ROSEANNA P. NOORDHOEK, DDS
EMILY J. VAN HEUKELOM, DDS
Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
4349 Sawkaw Dr. NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | (616) 361-7327
Roseanna P. Noordhoek, DDS, and Emily J. Van Heukelom, DDS, co-owners of The Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, may have been discouraged early on to pursue their specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery because of their gender, but that didn’t stop them from following their dreams. Though it is rare — nationwide, fewer than 10 percent of oral and maxillofacial surgeons are female — both Noordhoek and Van Heukelom consider it their trail to blaze in the community. They hope to act as role models for many other women entering dentistry, encouraging them to pursue specialties beyond general dentistry, all while balancing motherhood, owning a business, and serving on staff in the trauma center at Spectrum Hospital.