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Meet Our Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


We believe skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Dr. Benjamin Schell

Practicing Dentist

Dr. Schell was born and raised in Traverse City, MI. As a child Dr. Schell remembers being fascinated with the health field, which eventually led him to pursue a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. During this time his fascination and passion for serving others only intensified. Dr. Schell continued his education in dentistry by attending the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2014. He found that dentistry has a perfect balance between serving others and guiding patients to not only stable oral health, but also systemic health.

During dental school, Dr. Schell and a handful of students, organized, led, and worked clinics that serve veterans who do not have access to dental care. The program is called Victors for Veterans and is now becoming incorporated into the U of M Outreach Program. The work Dr. Schell and his colleagues did was completely free. He had the pleasure of serving in around 16 clinics during his time at U of M.

Dr. Schell & his wife Megan got married in June 2018 and have a dog named Charlie. Along with spending time with family, Dr. Schell and his wife Megan enjoy traveling the world and find joy in immersing themselves in different cultures/perspectives. When they are not traveling, the two enjoy outdoor activities including hiking and boating.


Dr. Bradley A. Dykstra

Founding Dentist

Dr. Bradley Dykstra, founder of Grand Haven Smiles was born and raised in Shelby, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Calvin College, graduated from the University of Michigan’s Dental School, and then moved to Hudsonville to start his own practice. Dr. Dykstra has recently obtained his MBA from Grand Valley State University.

Dr. Dykstra is a huge advocate of continuing education and completes well over the minimum requirement at over 100 hours a year. He is fervently keeping up with the changes in current technology, as well as the latest procedures, techniques, and materials in dentistry.

In addition to his involvement in dental organizations, Dr. Dykstra is also involved in the Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce, Hudsonville DDA, and Zeeland Hospital Board of Directors. In his spare time, Dr. Dykstra enjoys sailing, learning, traveling, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dr. Dykstra loves working with people, creating beautiful smiles, and the challenge of keeping up with the latest procedures, techniques, and materials in dentistry.

What You Didn’t Know…

Dr. Dykstra is also a well-respected authority on dental technology and the digital office in the dental field. He gives seminars around the United States on topics like digital radiography and the digital dental office, among other things. He speaks regularly for Practiceworks (Kodak), and has also spoken for the Michigan Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Conference, 3rd District Dental Society of New York, and the Seattle Study Club, among others.

Dr. Dykstra recently became a published author with his book Gateway To Your Body: How Your Smile Impacts Your Overall Health. In his new book, Dr. Dykstra shares how he has set his practice apart from the rest in terms of patient care, quality of service, and community engagement. In addition, he teaches how to best care for your own dental health at every stage of your life and information for addressing common dental ailments. This book will teach you how to:

  • Improve your overall health
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Reduce your risk of oral disease
  • Unlock your full potential

You can get Dr. Dykstra’s book, Gateway To Your Body: How Your Smile Impacts Your Overall Health, on Amazon or by request your FREE copy by visiting drbradleydykstra.com   

Dr. Dykstra has also been published in numerous dental magazines and journals on various topics relating to the digital dental office and practice management. Dr. Dykstra is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • World Clinical Laser Institute
  • Speaking Consulting Network
  • West Michigan Dental Society
  • Kent County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration


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