John Bruinsma, Dentist
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John Bruinsma


414 Plymouth Ave. NE Grand Rapids Michigan, 49505


Dr. John Bruinsma is a Dentist practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Bruinsma has 30+years of experience and it is his #1 priority to save your natural teeth, if possible.  He is the an award winning clinician and is happy to give you a second opinion if you are not satisfied with your current dental treatment diagnosis. He listens to your concerns and will honestly and compassionately evaluate the best treatment that works for you and your family.

Education and Training

University of Michigan DDS 1980

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Areas of expertise and specialization

Second opinions, Saving your natural teeth, Root Canal treatment, Periodontal Disease, Cosmetic Dentistry


  • Top Dentists 2020, 2021 2022 Peer Recognition, GR Magazine 

Professional Memberships

  • West Michigan District Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association  

Areas of research

Dr. Bruinsma was president and CEO of Dr. John's Candies for 24 years.  Dr. John's Candies manufactured innovative  sugar free candies that contained sweeteners known to prevent dental decay. Dr. John researched and developed the first sugar free lollipop and hard candy that contained Xylitol, a cavity-fighting ingredient, and also he developed the first candy to contain a patented probiotic.

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414 Plymouth Ave. NE -
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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