A little about our Ionia office…

MI Smiles Dental Ionia has a passion for providing each and everyone of their patients with personalized, comforting, and judgment-free dental care. Our best-in-class doctors and team meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be. When you walk through the doors of our office expect a warm welcome from our fun-loving and friendly team!

Our Ionia dentists are in the business of exceeding expectations and providing life-changing dental care for patients of all ages. New patients and emergencies are always welcome!

Why MI Smiles Dental Ionia?
  • Judgment-Free Team.
  • Dental Emergencies Welcome
  • General dentistry for the whole family.
  • Anxiety-free visits with laughing gas.
  • Our doctors provide virtually any service you would need under one convenient roof.
  • State-of-the-art facility with the latest cutting-edge technology.
  • Missing teeth? We offer multiple replacement options.
  • We put our patients first!
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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.

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

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

“It really comes down to my passion for helping others and building relationships with the community, which dentistry allows me to do! I just really love the personal interaction, the individuality of each patient, and the progressive science of my chosen profession.”

What is your favorite part about working with patients?

“For me it’s definitely making my patients feel comfortable with the power of laughter! I find humor is a great way to break the ice, get to know my patients, and help change their view of dentistry.”

What is your favorite dental treatment to do?

“I absolutely love providing my patients with Invisalign treatment, it is truly life changing and I am just lucky to have a front row seat. There is nothing better than seeing the smiles of joy and confidence after treatment!”

What are your top 3 favorite musicians?

“Jim Morrison, Richard Wagner, and Layne Staley”

What are your 3 favorite movies?

“Godfather, Goodfellas, and Midnight Run”

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Dr. McBride was raised in the beautiful city of St. Catherine in Jamaica. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honors Biology at Wayne State University. Dr. McBride went on to complete her doctorate at the prestigious University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She now lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

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

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

“I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip and was quite surprised to see how far people would travel just to see a dentist. Seeing the bright smiles on their faces after just receiving a toothbrush was really a turning point for me. Those big smiles brought with them a realization, oral health is so important to our well-being and overall health. From that day on, I wanted to be a part of a team that helps patients improve their oral health so they can live happier and healthier lives!”

What is your typical go-to lunch while on a workday?

“Can’t go wrong with a good ol’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich or if I have a busy day a protein shake.”

What memberships are you currently involved in?

“I am a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Michigan Dental Society, and the American Dental Education Association.”

If you could have someone narrate your life, who would you want it to be?

“I would have Eddie Murphy narrate my life.”

What memberships have you been a part of?

“I am a member of the American Student Dental Association.”

Who are your top 3 favorite musicians?

“I have to go with Celine Dion, Cardi B, and Bob Marley!”

Please list some achievements you have made during your career in dentistry.

“I’ve been lucky to work with underserved populations through Give Kids a Smile and Missions of Mercy!”

Do you have any exciting plans or any bucket list items you want to check off this year?

“I would love to visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes this summer!”

Please list some personal achievements.

“Learning pottery and painting has been an amazing pastime for me because it gives me a way to practice dexterity when I’m not in the office working with patients!”

What are your 3 favorite movies?

“The Proposal, The Notebook, and Avengers End Game.”

What is your favorite part about working with patients?

“I enjoy the education component. I also enjoy getting patients out of pain; it is rewarding knowing you can help someone to feel better.”

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?


Did you ever study under a well known individual in dentistry?

“Yes, I count myself lucky to have been taught by Marita Rohr Inglehart, DDS, Phil., Habil., who is known for her research in the role of social determinants of health and health care, as well as educational research in creating patient-centered and culturally aware future dentists. Dr. Inglehart has served as the only Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Education, the official journal of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), for the past 8 years. She also chaired the Behavioral Science section of the ADEA twice in the past and served as a consultant to ADEA on various occasions.”

How do you treat yourself after a long day of work?

“A nice warm bath to relax.”

What is your favorite type of treatment to do?

“I love restorative dentistry!”

What do you like to do on rainy days?

“A good book always pairs well with a rainy day!”

What is your favorite movie quote?

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

“My home country of Jamaica!”

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

&</ldquo;I LOVE to build lego-sets, go for long bike rides, and a good cup of tea!”

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

  • Same-Day Emergency Visits
  • Anxiety-Free Visits With Nitrous Oxide
  • 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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"Excellent dentist and dental hygienist. Everyone in the office was friendly and made me feel at ease.. I would highly recommend them." Barb.
"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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