Dr. Joshua Smith
B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University | D.D.S., University of Michigan Dental School
Dr. Smith’s personal philosophy is to never stop learning. He continually adopts successful techniques and treatments as they evolve, providing his patients with the best possible care. Dr. Smith is committed to the best continuing education dentistry has to offer. He brings this focus on education to his patients by helping them understand the best way to care for their teeth and why it’s so important. He often uses examples, demonstrates techniques, or uses videos or brochures to help explain what needs to be done and what to expect; because of this, patients trust him. That trust often leads to a better dental care commitment.
I grew up in the Grand Rapids area attending Jenison High School. After I graduated I headed to Michigan State University to study Physiology and was inspired by our family dentist to consider dentistry. I was accepted into the University of Michigan Dental School in 2002. Graduating in May of 2006, life went full speed ahead. I married my wife Mollie, whom I met at MSU, moved back to our hometown in Grand Rapids, and began my career at Grand Rapids Dental Partners.”
“Mollie and I have 3 boys. Carter was born in 2010, Beckett in 2012, and Eli in 2013. It amazes me how different all three are. Carter is our athlete who loves rock climbing, soccer, basketball, and anything Legos. Beckett is a true sweetheart who puts me to shame in front of a basketball hoop and also is the biggest MSU basketball fan I know. Eli, our youngest, just recently started downhill skiing on his own and loves animals any size. As a family, we enjoy heading up north, usually to the Torch Lake area. Our family time is most often spent on a boat in the summer, or a ski hill in the winter. Life is an adventure and I look forward to the continued memories that will be coming my way.
I love dentistry, because I like making people happy with their smile again.
Dr. Alexander Bae
B.A., Chemistry, Kalamazoo College | D.D.S., University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. Alexander Bae’s favorite part of dentistry is the connection with patients. He loves hearing the words, “Nobody has ever explained it to me that way before.” He believes it is crucial for patients to be educated on treatment, procedures, and even modifications to everyday care.
It is important to Dr. Alexander Bae to be current and effective with dental techniques, which is why he is excited to be a part of Grand Rapids Dental Partners, the learning never stops.
About Dr. Alex: I grew up in SE Michigan, attending Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills. I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology and Economics from Kalamazoo College. After college, I did not attend dental school right away and instead worked as a sales assistant and a program manager for a few years. I found that experience to be a necessary steppingstone in my choice to pursue dentistry. I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School in 2018 and then moved to Denver, CO for a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center. There, I was exposed to many cases and procedures which furthered my knowledge, abilities, and confidence. I always envisioned myself returning home to Michigan to practice and thus began my career with Grand Rapids Dental Partners.
Have questions? Read through our frequently asked dental questions.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new patients in Grand Rapids. If you’re in need of Preventative Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatments, and other dental services – Grand Rapids Dental Partners is here to help!
What insurance do you accept?
We’re in-network with Delta Dental of Michigan and can bill most other insurances. Our staff is happy to answer any of your insurance questions and we offer a complementary benefits check, or pre-authorization as needed.
Why should I choose Grand Rapids Dental Partners?
Our philosophy is to never stop learning our dentists and the team continually adopts successful techniques and treatments as they evolve, providing our patients with the best possible care.
The team of dentists and hygienists at Grand Rapids Dental Partners are proud to be your source of quality dental care. With offices located in Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI, we can see and treat patients with a variety of procedures. To further improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact our dentist office today to learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment!
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, please call or email our office as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you in your time of need.
What should I do if I lose a dental crown?
Depending on what type of dental crown you have, things happen, and they can fall out on a rare occasion. If your crown does fall out, please try to keep it, and bring it with you to your appointment.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents the body from getting enough oxygen during sleep. People with sleep apnea stop breathing for brief periods of time while sleeping. The most common form of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The name comes from throat blockage that is caused by the tongue or palate.
Dr. Josh Smith is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and, in collaboration with the local sleep centers at Spectrum Health and Metro Health, he remains up to date on the latest treatments for sleep apnea.
Does Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer periodontal disease treatments?
Yes, we offer Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatment options at your dental cleanings. Our goal is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically and our routine hygiene appointments can help with intervention.
Do you offer Botox in your office?
If you are interested in boosting your appearance to look younger without undergoing cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider getting Botox injections. Botox injections are non-invasive, outpatient treatments used to alleviate issues related to aging. The doctors and assistants here at Grand Rapids Dental Partners offer safe and convenient Botox injections for patients throughout the Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Grandville, MI areas.
What should I do if mine, or my child’s tooth, is knocked out?
Should a tooth get knocked out please contact our office as soon as possible. We know it can be scary, but try not to panic, we will do everything we can to help you with your knocked out tooth and discuss options and recommendations based on your circumstances.
What should I do if I crack a tooth?
Grand Rapids Dental Partners understand that a cracked tooth is painful! Please contact us to give us details on your cracked tooth right away!