Your Dental Dream Team
Dr. Caroline Kim, DDS
After working the last 4 years on the west side of Lansing, Dr. Kim, a general dentist of 15 years, has established herself as a Platinum Plus Provider of Invisalign in Michigan. Her passion is changing lives with healthy smiles and smile transformations. Her interests include Cosmetic Dentistry, Anterior Esthetics, Implant Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Orthodontics utilizing Clear Aligners (Certified Invisalign Provider) and Functional Occlusion and Smile Design using conservative, predictable dentistry that lasts.
Dr. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and went to high school in Saginaw. After her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 1994, she went to New York University School of Dentistry and received her DDS degree and subsequent graduate prosthodontic training, cosmetic and dental implant training with top New York City dentists and mentors. She continues to study advanced courses with GDIA for dental implants and is a Dawson Academy alumnus, St. Petersburg, FL, and has studied under Dr. Galler, one of the most successful Invisalign providers and instructors in the country.
Her main approach to dentistry is providing the best education of the patient on proper form and function of their bite (occlusion) and why their current oral condition is the way it is, how to prevent future problems while providing the most harmonious cosmetic result. She likes to carefully listen to the patients’ needs and wants and understand the patients goals to work together to obtain the best result. Mainly, she tries to be a perfectionist by striving toward dental excellence, all with a jovial, down to earth manner and creating a little “fun” in the dental chair for patients and staff. People are not just patients in Dr. Kim’s chair. They are family and always treated as such!
In her free time, she studies yoga-vinyasa and yin yoga, photography(her main subject is her basset hound Angus) and practices golf. She is a member of St. Williams Catholic Church in Walled Lake and St. Mary’s in Milford. Fun fact: She is married to one of the best Michigan PGA golf instructors and golf hall of fame player in the state.
She is a member of the ADA, MDA, AACA-American Academy of Clear Aligners, AACD-American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, GDIA-Global Dental Implant Academy
Bradley Merritt, DDS
Dr. Bradley Merritt is a recent graduate of Detroit Mercy and performed his undergraduate studies at Kalamazoo College. He is originally from Bloomfield Hills and now lives in downtown Detroit. He is a big sports fan, especially MSU-Go Green! He likes to spend his downtime golfing and spending time with his friends and family. He is excited to be joining our family and we are excited to have him here as well.
Meet Dr. Caryn Willems! Dr. Caryn is from Green Bay, Wisconsin, but has spent the majority of her adult life living in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Spanish from Creighton University- Go Jays! She stayed close to home, and continued her education at Creighton University School of Dentistry. She was the student coordinator for Creighton Dental’s One World Clinic, a low income, after-hours dental clinic. In addition she was a peer tutor, a student ambassador and was awarded the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award upon graduation. Dr. Caryn is always eager to attend courses in different areas of dentistry to extend her knowledge and continue to provide quality compassionate care to all of her patients. .
Alyssa is the office holiday decorator and a vegetarian. She loves animals and spending time with her nephew when she is not working. She lived in Florida for a year but missed these good old Michigan winters.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie is a graduate of the Lansing Community College Dental Hygiene program and has been practicing since 1991. She and her husband, Stan, live in Lansing and enjoy golfing, traveling and visiting family in northern Michigan.
"It has been a pleasure getting to know many people, being a part of your lives, and helping to ensure the best for you and your oral health".
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jaime graduated from Delta College in 2001 with an Associate's Degree in applied science in Dental hygiene. As a dental hygienist, she loves getting to know her patients and helping them with their dental needs as well as improving their overall health and wellness. Jaime grew up in AuGres and currently resides in St. Charles. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children.
Certified Dental Assistant
Ella is an all-star dental assistant and has been assisting for over 20 years! She provides top notch care and will make sure you have a wonderful experience. You'll have all your questions thoroughly answered and will leave with a smile!
Certified Dental Assistant
Gail is a true sweetheart and a phenomenal dental assistant. Not only does she help calm any nerves you may have, but she also makes sure you have a great experience in our office. She has 40+ years of experience and it shows through her chair side manner and advanced dental assisting skills. She just loves dentistry!
Linda is the appointment coordinator for the office. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Her husband, 3 teenage boys and dog keep her very busy when she is not in the office. She also loves gardening and jogging. Linda loves building relationships with people and helping them to achieve healthy smiles.
Our Dental Philosophy
Your dental experience should be all about you. Our friendly team members take the time to get to know you as an individual. We know that you have unique needs and desires, and we do everything we can to fulfill them. We value our time with you and hope to build a trusted relationship that lasts.
Total Health Approach
We enjoy the lifetime relationships we build with our patients, and we especially enjoy helping patients gain lifetime health. We keep your overall health and well-being in mind during every treatment. When performing exams and making diagnoses, we take into account how your oral health impacts your entire body. We even perform routine blood pressure checks to check your body’s health! Our team does everything in their power to help you achieve both a healthy smile and a healthy body.
What do patients love about our practice? That they can see how much we truly care. We have a kind and friendly team that’s dedicated to putting your needs first and making your visit one of the best around.
Exceptional Customer Service
Patient satisfaction is one of our top priorities. From the front desk to the treatment chair, we work hard to meet your needs. We are thoughtful and approachable, always extending a listening ear and helping hand. We truly care about you and your family and want your experience with us to be enjoyable.
We not only want to be your dentist for life, we want you to enjoy excellent oral health for life. Because of this, we are committed to providing you with all the details of your care. We make sure you are well-informed regarding how your oral health affects your overall health, as well as how to maintain at-home preventive care. Keeping you well-informed and knowledgeable regarding your health is a priority to us.
We strive to offer the highest quality dentistry in the area and always aspire to keep improving. Our team is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced. Some of us have been in the dental field for more than 30 years, and you’ll notice the difference that makes in the quality of your care.
If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!