Meet The Team

Meet The Dental Team Of Dr. Samuel T. Bander in Grand Rapids, MI

Dental Team in Grand Rapids


Practice Manager

I have been a member of our exceptional team since 2001.  I came to the practice with over 6 years of business management experience.  While growing up in Lansing I attended Lansing Catholic Central and went on to pursue a nursing/business degree from Lansing Community College. 
As the Practice Manager, I am pleased to welcome you to our remarkable office!  I will meet with you to review your dental health, risk factors and present your treatment needs and recommendations.  Together, we will discuss financial options and find arrangements that you are comfortable with.  It is my goal to help each patient get the dental treatment they desire – improving their life, condition, and overall health.

I am married to my loving husband, Brad.  We have a daughter in high school, Alexis, 2 older step-sons, and 2 cats (Mr. Boots and Tiger!). 
We are highly active in our church, St. John Vianney.  In my free time I enjoy my family, our close community of friends, entertaining, cooking and traveling.



Hygiene Coordinator

I graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 1996 with an Associates Degree in Business/Liberal Arts.  Ever since I can remember, I have noticed people’s smile. Because of this, the dental field seemed a perfect fit…and it is!  I have been a member of Dr. Bander’s team since 1999.  I love helping people achieve a smile they are proud of.  I look forward to being of service to you and making your visit comfortable during your professional cleaning. 

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, gardening and spending time with my family.  I am married with 2 fantastic daughters and a fun loving dog. 


Clinical Coordinator

I joined Dr. Bander’s team in the fall of 2005.  I graduated from Olympia Career Institute of Grand Rapids with a degree in Dental Assisting.  As the Clinical Coordinator I work with the clinic team to make sure the day runs smooth.  Ensuring each patient receives the highest quality care and comfort is my top priority.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jason.  We have 2 beautiful boys, Charlie and Brady, and a family dog, Daisy. 


Dental Hygienist

I have been a part of Dr. Bander’s team since 1995 and have seen a constant evolution in our practice. I am proud to be part of this state of the art dental facility. Our family can't wait to pamper your family the moment you enter our spa atmosphere. I am a Grand Rapids Community College graduate with over 20 years of experience. My loving husband and daughters, along with the rest of my family, are who I love to surround myself with when I’m away from my friends at work. Gardening is my rest and relaxation.




Dental Hygienist

I graduated from GRCC and went on to attend Calvin College.  I started practicing as a dental hygienist in 1997.  I have been a part of the Bander dental team since 2005. I enjoy pampering my patients and do my best to put their minds at ease with a gentle touch.  Our state of the art technology, spa comforts (especially the paraffin treatment!) and vast experience make coming to our office easier.  I am married to Brandon and have 2 beautiful daughters, Tori and Averi. 


Dental Assistant

I was blessed to join Dr. Bander’s team in 2011.  I am amazed to see the quality of care and utmost respect that is given to every patient.  I have been in the dental field since 2007.   I admire the care and commitment I see Dr. Bander provide his patients.  He treats all of his patients as though they are family.  One of the best parts of my day is to see patients leaving our office with smiles on their faces. 

I am so fortunate to have married my amazing husband, Ryan, and together we have a beautiful son and daughter.  During my time outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as exploring the art of photography.



Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Bander’s team as an assistant in July 2009.  I graduated with a degree in dental assisting from the Grand Rapids Educational Center in 1998 and have been in the dental field ever since.  Thereafter, I continued my schooling to become a Certified Dental Assistant and X-ray Technician. 

Throughout my years of working in the field, I have enjoyed getting to know many great patients.  It is my goal to educate people of the importance of dental health and how it directly affects their overall health.  I want to share the many treatment options available; giving them the ability to smile with confidence. 

My husband and I have been married since 2003 and have a son.  I enjoy spending time with family, hunting, going to the beach and reading.



Business Assistant

I began my journey in the dental field in 2005. It was the first job I ever had, and I fell in love with it. I joined Dr. Bander’s team in September 2014 when I moved to the Grand Rapids area. I love working here at Dr. Bander’s office. Since the moment I got here, it has felt like home. We want all of our patients to feel that way as well. I am here to help you better understand and get the most out of your dental insurance.

I am engaged to be married July 25th 2015 to my lovely Fiancé Joel. He is the reason I moved over to the city of Grand Rapids, and it is by far the best decision I’ve ever made. Joel and I love to be active in sports and love being outdoors. Joel and I are both very excited to grow in Grand Rapids together with God in the center of our relationship.