A little about our Grand Haven office…

The MI Smiles Dental team has over 140 years of combined experience. Our Grand Haven, MI, dentists have helped transform thousands of smiles in the area.

We’ve always been dedicated to helping patients get the quality dental care they need to maintain healthy smiles. We understand that looking for a new dentist can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be when you choose us. Our dentists serving Grand Haven provide family dental care for patients of all ages.

General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health issues. It’s important that you see our general dentists every 6 months so we can monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw.

Our dentists understand that lifestyle choices and family history affect oral health. For example, our dentists do frequent oral cancer screenings for someone who smokes. Likewise, we closely monitor jawbone tissue after tooth loss. Our dentists understand that oral health and overall health are connected.

We accept the following insurance providers: ADN, Aetna, Alwayscare, Ameritas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cigna Advantage, Connection, Delta Dental PPO/Premier, Delta Dental Healthy Kids, Dentemax, GEHA, Guardian, Humana, Metlife PDP Plus, Principal, Sun Life, DHA, Tricare, United Concordia, United Healthcare, and Unum.

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He was born and raised in Traverse City, MI and received an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ben continued his education in dentistry by attending and graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

We asked Dr. Ben a few questions so you can get to know him a little better!

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

“Dentistry has a perfect balance between service and getting patients to not only stable oral health but also systemic health. Educating patients on oral and systemic health is a key aspect of dentistry that I enjoy.”

What is your favorite part about working with patients?

“Getting to know and understand them as people as well as work with them to solve issues to create a better quality of life!”

What is your favorite dental treatment to do?

“I am going to have to go with either Root Canals or Crowns!”

What are your 3 favorite movies?

“Lord of the Rings (series), Blade Runner (original), Star Wars (4-6)”

What are your top 3 favorite musicians?

“Alt-J, Foo Fighters and Seven Lions.”

What do you like to do on a rainy day?

“Either read a book or watch a good TV show.”

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Dr. Knurek grew up in South Lyon, MI. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and Community Health at Central Michigan University. He went on to complete his doctorate at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He now lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

We asked Dr. Knurek a few questions so you can get to know him a little better!

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

Since I can remember I have always loved the sciences and understanding how/why things work. I also have a passion for working with my hands and the dental field allowed me to do just that!

What memberships are you currently involved in?

I am a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society.

How have you improved your expertise in dentistry?

I am passionate about continual education and keeping up with the trends in dentistry. I am a learner at heart and am always looking for ways to improve my craft to provide the best dental care I can for the patients I love!

What other awesome and interesting things could you share about yourself?

If I am not in the office you can find me in one of two places… first being on the golf course. There is nothing like getting out in the sun and playing a round or two! The second place you can find me would be in the kitchen. I often find myself researching new recipes to try and to improve my cooking. If I am not on the links or the kitchen, you will probably find me outside exploring all that West Michigan has to offer!

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Dr. Wiering’s Educational Background:
  • Undergraduate: Construction Management at Central Michigan University & Biology at the University of Colorado.
  • Dental School: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
General Dentistry Expertise in Grand Haven, MI:

Dr. Wiering brings specialized training in general dentistry, ensuring high quality care for the residents of Grand Haven.

Getting to Know Dr. Wiering: Your Hometown Dentist

Dr. Wiering proudly calls Michigan home, having grown up in Lowell and recently resettling after 18 enriching years in Denver. His unique journey to dentistry took him from overseeing expansive construction projects to embracing the intricate world of dental care. His transition was fueled by a passion for the science of dentistry and a commitment to enhancing the smiles and well-being of his patients.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:
  • American Dental Association
  • Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity
Clinical Excellence: Dr. Wiering’s Commitment to Dentistry

With a keen eye for detail, Dr. Wiering loves doing dental restorations, he is driven by the opportunity to enhance and maintain the natural smiles of his patients. Committed to excellence, Dr. Wiering stays on top of the latest dental technologies, ensuring his patients receive accurate and cutting-edge care.

Dr. Wiering Outside of Work:
  • Adventures: From the depths of deep-sea fishing to the heights of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks, Dr. Wiering loves the outdoors.
  • Hobbies: He is passionate about restoring classic ’60s Mustangs and harbors dreams of earning a private pilot’s license.
  • Relaxation: He says there’s nothing like a captivating movie to unwind.
  • Sports Enthusiast: Dr. Wiering can’t wait to attend a few college football games this year.
Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Dr. Wiering:
  • Past Endeavors: Before his dental journey, he played a pivotal role in constructing varied structures, from homes to high-rises and even education buildings for the University of Colorado where he later attended Dental School.
  • On His List: Aspires to complete his current classic car restoration, a ‘67 Mustang convertible while enjoying time with his co-mechanic Duke, his 7-year-old Doberman.
  • Tunes He Loves: Kip Moore, George Straight, and Jason Aldean are his go-to musicians.
What Lights Up Dr. Wiering’s Day

Engaging with patients to tailor dental solutions and cherishing time with family, especially now that he’s returned home.

It can be hard to find a dentist
so why choose MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven?

  • Same-Day Emergency Visits
  • Anxiety-Free Visits With Laughing Gas
  • Affordable Membership Plan for Uninsured Patients
  • Dentistry For The Whole Family
  • Latest In Advanced Dental Technology
  • Virtually Any Service You Could Need Under One Convenient Roof

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"Always great service from amazing people. They fix current issues as well as focusing on preventative care to maintain a healthy mouth. Services and products suggested are always shared as that, suggestions. There is no sales pressure, just options to maintain or improve your care. They make you comfortable and are driven by helping anyway they can." Jonathan G.
"Very pleased with the professional dental service received. Doctor and staff very personable and friendly." Jared H.
"Very nice experience… Had a crown replaced, they were well equipped, informative, thoughtful, efficient, and using the latest materials. Dr. Peiffer has a very comfortable manner in explaining things, highly recommend!" Steven B.
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