Our Practice

A little about us

Our highest priority is to give our patients a comfortable and thorough dental experience. Our dental team is extremely equipped, and with years of experience, we plan to provide friendly, high-quality service to every patient. Our team at Spring Lake Family Dentistry looks forward to serving you!

  • EmergencyFix that broken tooth before it's too late.
  • Gum specialistPrevent gingivitis with early detection.
  • Laser therapyLatest in non-invasive surgeries.
  • AestheticsWe make you look good.
  • Family FriendlyWe keep a calm and comforting setting.
  • SurgeonsOffering a wide array of dental treatments.

About our Team

Dr. Jared Van Ittersum

Jared Van Ittersum, D.D.S. is a Spring Lake native and has been practicing dentistry for nine years while simultaneously developing and co-owning the multi-state private D.S.O., Infinity Dental Partners, with his business partner Dr. Elias Achey. Dr. Van Ittersum went to Jeffers Elementary and Spring Lake High School, and graduated from University of Michigan in 2008 in the top 5% of his class. He and his brother, Dr. Jason Van Ittersum, the top dermatologist in the area, are committed to giving back to their hometown the best possible medical care and attention. Dr. Jared specializes in surgical implant placement, Cerec CADCAM same-day crowns, and digital Invisalign. He is known for his friendly personality and gentle chair-side manor.

Dr. Jared is a best-selling author and national speaker for dentistry, and has mentored and taught high-end dental procedures for the last 10 years to dentists in our area. He is excited to bring his love and enthusiasm for a great patient experience to the practice. Dr. Van Ittersum and his wife, Daisy, reside in Spring Lake with their two young daughters, Ariana and Leilani, who attend Spring Lake schools. When he’s not a leading dentist in West Michigan, you can find him spending every minute with his family enjoying the outdoors and the lakes.

Dr. Elias J. Achey, Jr.

Elias Achey, D.M.D. has been practicing dentistry for eleven years while co-developing Infinity Dental Partners with his business partner Dr. Jared Van Ittersum. As a leader in the organization, Elias trailblazed the creation of a culture within Infinity Dental Partners emphasizing life transformation to create massive vision for every team member, and a purpose-driven team pioneering total health and wellness for all.

Dr. Achey hails from California, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2006 in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Elias specializes in cosmetic and CADCAM dentistry. He is known for his upbeat and energetic personality and his passion for health and wellness. Along with his partner, Dr. Jared, he shares the accolades of being a best-selling author and speaker in the dental community. Along with his wife, Ann Claire, and their children Margo, Elias III, and Vida, Dr. Achey resides in Spring Lake. He is often found in a Cross Fit gym, taking a yoga class, or participating in his true passions, fishing and water sports. He is thrilled to offer world-class dental care to the communities of Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and beyond.

Mary VanderHoek
Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a registered dental hygienist for many years, with over 20 of them being in the Spring Lake area. I particularly enjoy introducing children to the dental office and helping them establish a lifetime of positive dental experiences. I also like to build long-term, trusting relationships with my adult patients and help guide them to excellent oral health. I am married to Dave and we have two adult children. Outside of the dental office, I enjoy reading, bowling, golf, cooking and traveling, especially when the trips are to see my children!

Shelbie Robinson
Dental Hygienist

I graduated from GRCC’s dental hygiene program in the Spring of 2017. I was born and raised right here in the tri-cities area and have grown to love the area and the many things it has to offer. The outdoors fills a major part of my heart. Whether it be fishing, camping or photography you are sure to find me outside. I love working with my patients as well as getting to know them on a personal level, all while creating a trusting relationship that lasts for years to come.

Laura Weiss
Dental Assistant

I have been assisting for about five years. I absolutely love it and could never imagine doing anything else. I have always lived in the area. I grew up in Fruitport, MI and have lived in Grand Haven, MI for the past five years. I have a six-year-old son that keeps me very busy. We enjoy bike riding, playing on the beach, roller blading and spending time at the park together. We spend a lot of time with family and friends as well.

Valerie Hayes
Treatment Care Coordinator

I have been working in the dental field for almost 40 years and I'm thrilled to be part of the team! I love helping our patients and working with them to achieve the smiles they deserve. When I'm not in the office, I enjoy reading, being outside, and spending time with family and friends. I have been married for 38 years to my wonderful husband David and we have two beautiful daughters.

Sasha Grimes
Appointment Coordintor/Insurance Coordinator

I am currently the Appointment Coordinator as well as Insurance Coordinator of Spring Lake Family Dentistry. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team! I went to school originally for dental assisting at West Michigan Dental Assistant School in Coopersvile and became a dental assistant. I realized I enjoyed working in the administrative part of the dental field the most. I am married to my wonderful husband Ac Grimes. We enjoy going to the beach and traveling. We have a basset hound named Gus. We enjoy watching movies and spending time with our family.