Grand Rapids Dentists | River Valley Dental Care

If you're looking for personal, quality dental care from a Grand Rapids Dentist and dental team, you've found it! Our Grand Rapids Dentists and dental staff offer a full range of comprehensive general, cosmetic dentistry service and much more!  We understand our patients well and accommodate their every need whether it’s the fearful patient, having anxiety about your dental visit or any other concerns that come up.

Our Grand Rapids Dentists and dental team is an experienced group of highly trained, caring individuals who seek personal and professional development by providing outstanding dental health service in a relationship-centered environment. Our mission is to inspire our patients to acknowledge the benefits of optimum dental care.

From your first contact with our Grand Rapids dental office, you will know that this is not an ordinary dental practice. Our Grand Rapids dentists have worked to build an exceptional team of dedicated, caring dental professionals committed to your good health and great smile. For over 25 years we have been providing families in Grand Rapids Michigan and surrounding areas with quality dental care in pleasant surroundings.

Dr. Samuel Spraggins | Grand Rapids Dentist

Grand Rapids Dentist Dr. Samuel Spraggins

"As a child, I accompanied my father to the dentist's office and was captivated by all of the dental equipment. I was fascinated with the procedures my dad's dentist performed and after working as a dental technician, I truly developed a passion for dentistry.

Over the years, I have learned that being a good dentist means having a sense of responsibility to do what's best for my patients. That's why I will listen to your concerns and come up with a solution that fits your dental needs as quickly as possible. I'll take as long as necessary to answer your questions and explain things so you understand them. My goal is to give you the beautiful, healthy smile that you are looking forward to getting."

DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1991
BA: Wayne State University, 1986

Always the Student

"My education didn't stop after dental school. Because as long as there are new advances in dentistry, there are new benefits I can share with my patients. I'll never stop learning."

Certification: IMTEC Implants

Continuing Education: Dr. Spraggins takes over 20 hours of continuing education each year in order to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies in dentistry, including rotary endodontics, periodontal surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Francis B. Vedder Dental Society, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation and the International Association for Orthodontics.

Maintaining strong ties to his community

"I am proud to be a member of the Grand Rapids community. It is very rewarding to be able to use my dental skills to help local residents. But I've also found other ways to serve the community. I enjoy mentoring high-school students and helping them overcome roadblocks to graduation. And it gives me great satisfaction to coach my son's youth football team, too. I hope that my efforts to help our community are adequate repayment for everything that local residents have given to me over the years."

Volunteer Mentor: Mentors high-school seniors in achieving requirements for graduation and career path development
Volunteer Coach: Assistant football coach for many years with his son’s youth football program.

Dr. Spraggins is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished jazz musician who enjoys travel, golf, tennis, reading suspense novels and spending time with his family.

If you are interested in learning more about our Grand Rapids dentists or dental team, please call 616.363.5677 or contact us today.