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Dr. Richard Elias III
Dr. Richard Elias III


 Dr. Richard Elias III, D.D.S. has been practicing  dentistry since 1991.  After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University, he joined his grandfather in an established practice in East Grand Rapids.  Utilizing the most technologically advanced equipment and techniques, Dr. Elias performs all aspects of modern dentistry.  From cosmetic veneering and bonding to implant tooth replacement, every facet of a healthy and beautiful smile is addressed.  Dr. Elias attends over 30 hours of continuing education every year to stay abreast of the newest and most advanced techniques, materials and practice managment tools.  Dr. Elias has been married to Amy since 1989, and they have three boys; Jake, Luke and Peter.  The Elias family attends Ada Bible Church at the Cascade Campus and are quite involved with the church family.  Dr. Elias is very involved with the autism community, serving as President of Autism Support of Kent County (ASK).  Last year ASK raised over $40,000.00 to support children and families affected by Autism.   When not performing dentistry, Dr. Elias enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy and family, golf, gardening, and playing the mandolin.Dr. Elias is an active member of the following:American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan Dental District, Kent County Dental District, Chicago Dental Society, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and The Seattle Study Club.

 

Dental Hygienist

 My name is Kelley, and I am 33 years old. I have been practicing as a dental hygienist for 10 years. Of those 10 years I have been employed with Elias Dental for 9 years . I work as a full time hygienist and love to see my dental family throughout the year. When I am not practicing hygiene I am maintaining  and coordinating our hygiene department and dental treatment plans/consultation. I received my associates degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2006 with honors in dental hygiene. My husband and I enjoy spending our time with our two year old daughter; Sydney. She is our world and amazes us each day with her smile and personality. I am a small town country girl who enjoys the outdoors and spending time with my family. My country roots have blessed me with a great attitude and personality. Building patient rapport within the practice is always at the top of my to do list. I encourage you to join the practice of Elias Dental so that you too can become part of a great dental family!

Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygienist

My name is Julie, and I have been practicing dental hygiene at Elias Dental since June of 2011.  My motivation and excitement to be a part of the Elias Dental team has brought me great satisfaction as a hygienist.  I am a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College and West Catholic High School.  I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 7 years staying focused on patient care and treatment.  I have been passionate about oral health care since I was a young girl.  Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son Theo. Reading and sports will take over my free time.  During the fall, my weekends are spent cheering on the Notre Dame football team!

Dental Assistant

 My name is Shannon, and I am 46 years old. I have been a dental assistant since 1988. I recently joined the team here at Elias Dental. I am very passionate about dentistry and educating patients. It is very rewarding to make people feel at ease in the dental chair and see them leave with a smile. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my 15 year old son; Garin. Family and friends are very important to me. I enjoy photography, music, movies and spending the summer days on Torch Lake.

Receptionist

 My name is Nancy, and I have been working in the dental field for 6 years. I am the newest member of the team at Elias Dental and I am thrilled to be joining such a great team! My passion for healthcare has led me to receive a bachelor’s of science in healthcare from Grand Valley State in addition to my training as a dental assistant. At Elias dental I will be the first person who greets you as you walk through the door, and the last person you see as you check out. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my son, and cheering on my fiancee’s AAU basketball team.