Dr. Greidanus grew up right here in Grand Rapids. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Calvin College. He went on to complete his doctorate at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

We asked Dr. Greidanus a few questions so you can get to know him a little better!

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

“I would point to my own personal dental pain as a child and friends who could not afford the dentistry that they needed. I was driven by the large disparity in the number of dentists compared to the number of people in need. At the end of the day, I have always just wanted to serve my community and my passion for dentistry lets me do just that! I also grew up fascinated with science and working with my hands, which also fit perfectly into my dream profession of being a dentist!”

What are some of your personal achievements?

“Outstanding Delta Sig Award, Dean’s Scholar, Masons of Michigan Leadership Award, National IOOF Leadership and Service Award, Community of Hope Medical Scholarship, Henrik Zetterberg Hockey Award for Outstanding Student and Community Contributor, Eagle Scout Award, 2015 Rock Climbing Championship, Grand Rapids Foundation Community Service Scholarship, South Minneapolis Voluntary Covid Prevention and Medical Response Team Leader Summer 2020”

What volunteer work have you been a part of?

“I have a big passion for helping my community whenever I get the chance. I have actively volunteered in Hope Dental Clinic, Give Kids a Smile, Degage, Exalta Health, God’s Kitchen, Mel Trotter, Second Harvest Gleaners, Habitat for Humanity, EMAS Ecuador, Community of Hope Ethiopia, CRC World Missions, Dental House Community Service Coordinator, Community Youth Leader, and Plaster Creek Stewards.”

What other awesome and interesting things could you share about yourself?

“I would say I am a mixed bag of things… I have dual Canadian/American citizenship. I am an avid rock climber. In my spare time you may find me in the shop wearing my craftsman hat, making, refurbishing, or fixing something with carpentry or metal work. At a wedding you won’t find me at a table, but rather on the dance floor. I also have a strong passion for coaching and playing the sport of hockey!”

What is your favorite part about working with patients?

“I would definitely say helping them maintain the function they need to smile confidently, eat normally, and live without dental pain!”

How do you treat yourself after a long day of work?

“For sure a good workout and a BIG dinner!”

What is your favorite dental treatment to do?

“I have always loved Endodontics.”

What are your 3 favorite movies?

“Waking Ned Devine, Lord of the Rings Two Towers (extended version of course), and Just Mercy”

What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

“Bryce National Park in Utah especially at night in the moonlight!”