Our Dentists

Beckwith Family Dental Care in Grand Rapids, MI has a great team of dentists who provide personal dental care in a laid back atmosphere.

Call us to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at (616) 459-0478.

Dr. John Bruinsma

Dr. John Bruinsma—Dental Care in Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Bruinsma graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1983. He has been chosen by his peers as a Top Dentist in Grand Rapids since 2007. He and his wife Deb have three children. Deb, who is also a dental hygienist, manages “Dr. John's Candies”, an international distributor of sugar free treats that are formulated to fight tooth decay.
In addition to the great satisfaction Dr. Bruinsma receives from practicing dentistry he also enjoys NASCAR racing, U of M football and spending time at Lake Michigan. His family attends Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Grand Rapids. “I look forward to meeting you and listening to any concerns you may have to maintain or regain your beautiful smile. Hope to see you soon!' - Dr. John

Dr. Joseph Kirkwood

Dr. Joseph Kirkwood—Dental Care in Grand Rapids, MI
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1992, Dr. Kirkwood and his wife, Sue, headed back to their hometown of Grand Rapids to raise their family. Dr. Kirkwood joined Beckwith Family Dental Care in 1995 and became a partner with Dr. Bruinsma in 1997.

With their 4 children becoming adults, The Kirkwoods have more time to spend traveling, playing tennis and golf and relaxing.

Dr. Kirkwood is a member of the West Michigan District Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He welcomes you to learn more about the practice. See firsthand how they assist their patients in creating beautiful smiles to match a lifetime of experiences.

Dr. Daniel W. Grode

Dr. Daniel W. Grode—Dental Care in Grand Rapids, MI
We are pleased to have Dr. Daniel W. Grode, D.D.S. at Beckwith Family Dental Care! Dr. Dan hails from Livonia, Michigan located in the metro-Detroit area. His idea to pursue a career as a dentist began at a very young age. This life-long goal also allowed Dan to fulfill his desire to help others and today he could not be happier with his decision. His path to dentistry includes receiving a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology from Michigan State University, followed by attending University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for his Doctor in Dental Surgery.
The lure of the west side of the state was too great to resist and he settled in Grand Rapids. Dr. Dan is active in the professional community as he is the current co-chair of the West Michigan District Dental Society New Dentist Forum. Outside of dentistry you can find him enjoying time with his wife Nikki, son Harrison, and dog Titan. Dr. Grode is excited to continue to deliver the quality care and service you have grown to love from Beckwith Family Dental Care.