Betsy Bakeman, DDS

Get to know Michigan's leading cosmetic specialist.

Grand Rapids MI Dentist Dr. Betsy Bakeman


Michigan is home to many generous, warm, family-focused communities. This is the same approach I take with dentistry. It became evident to me that patients seeking rehabilitation want to be assured that not only will they receive a functional, long-lasting result, but also that the treatment will fulfill their esthetic objectives.

‘‘The quality of our dentistry is what sets us apart from others. Our complex restorative and cosmetic procedures are among the elite throughout Michigan and beyond. We focus, not solely on technology, but on the art of dentistry.

Becoming an Accredited Fellow of the AACD involved developing the ability to deliver on all fronts, and, as a result, I am able to provide my patients with the level of service I know they deserve.



Education that breeds excellence.

Dr. Bakeman graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1983. Since then, she has completed hundreds of hours of extensive continued education. Her rigorous supplemental training in dental procedures puts her restorative and cosmetic dentistry work in a class of its own.


Dr. Bakeman is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in recognition of her expert skill and judgement in the area of cosmetic dentistry. She also has had the privilege to serve as chairperson on the Accreditation Board for the AACD.


Dr. Bakeman's passion for dentistry motivates her to train future generations of dentists by instructing at the Kois Center, which enables motivated dentists to expand both knowledge and application of skills in restorative dentistry.


Elite Status

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Dr. Bakeman is included in an elite group of less than 300 dentists worldwide who are Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In fact, she is one of 50 dentists worldwide and the first dentist in Michigan to have achieved the distinction of being an Accredited Fellow in the AACD.


A class of her own

Dr. Bakeman provides a number of specialized services that address all your needs—from preventive care to advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Because cosmetic dentistry is her area of expertise, Dr. Bakeman can restore smiles with a variety of techniques. Her services include teeth whitening, bonding, periodontal plastic surgery, porcelain veneers and crowns, in addition to dental implants. Many patients look to her for expertise in deciding their smile design.

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A Teaching Professional

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Any skilled teacher will tell you that one of the best ways to learn is to teach others. Dr. Bakeman applies this philosophy to her own career by continuing her education so that she is best equipped to educate others in her profession. Currently considered a master in her field by her peers, she is the consummate teacher. Whether she’s teaching colleagues to achieve excellence in cosmetic dentistry or providing clinical experience for their development, both her peers and her patients benefit from her expertise. In fact, as a motivator, coach, and leader, she sparks intellect and makes a profound difference in the lives that she inspires.


‘‘I never thought I would say this about a trip to the dentist, but I found myself actually looking forward to my visits with Dr. Bakeman. She and her staff have a way of making it seem as if you’re just stopping by to see close friends or family.

- Tom, Actual Patient.


Rewarding hard-working moms with the beautiful smiles they deserve.



We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our dental family.



We pride ourselves on offering an elite level of dentistry focused on YOU.