All professionals at Anderson Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Meet the Doctors!
Dr. Tom Anderson
Dr. Thomas (Tom) Anderson graduated in 1985 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors of Science degree. Thereafter, he entered University of Michigan School of Dentistry and graduated in 1989.
Upon graduation from U of M, Dr. Anderson entered the U.S. Navy as a Military officer. His four-year tour allowed him to practice advanced dental procedures, including trauma life support, combat casualty care and forensic dentistry.
After completing his tour in the US Navy, Dr. Anderson moved to Holland, Michigan. While being in practice since 1993, Dr. Anderson continues his education by taking many continuing educational courses with an emphasis on implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and oral pathology medicine.
Dr. Tom Anderson is the President of the Holland/Zeeland Dental society and currently serves on the board of the West Michigan District Dental Society. He is a member of both the American Dental Association and Michigan Dental Association. He enjoys volunteering his time with the Miles of Smiles Dental Clinic, Donated Dental Services and the Holland Free Clinic. Dr. Tom has also taken trips to Equador and Belize to provide dental services to the underserved.
Dr. Anderson has two children, Megan, who is also a dentist in the Detroit area, with plans to join the Anderson Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the next year or two. Erik, will graduate from dental school in May 2019 and will continue his education Rutgers School of Dental Medicine as a Oral Surgery resident.
Dr. Jackie Anderson
Dr. Jaqueline (Jackie) Anderson has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Biology. Four years later she graduated with honors from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After finishing school, Jackie joined the U.S. Navy where she refined her skills at Great Lakes Naval Base.
In 1993, Dr. Anderson moved to Holland to begin her private practice career. She is now treating the children and grandchildren of patients she began seeing during her early years in Holland. The favorite part of her practice is getting to know her patients and developing relationships. She loves the art and science of dentistry and uses her skills to help patients achieve beautiful healthy smiles. Each patient receives an individual treatment plan that is customized to achieve their personal dental health and esthetic goals. Dr. Anderson is always striving to improve her dental expertise by attending continuing education classes throughout the year.
Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Holland/Zeeland Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. She has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1989 and has achieved the Fellowship Award given by the AGD. Jackie has always been an advocate for volunteerism both in a professional capacity and for other local organizations.
Dr. Jackie has two children, Megan who is a dentist on the east side of the state, and Erik who will graduate from dental school in May 2019 and will continue his education as an Oral Surgery resident. Jackie enjoys traveling, being in her book club, attending University of Michigan athletics and gathering with family and friends.
Meet the Hygienists!
Jill is one of our hygienists at Anderson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. She has worked with the Anderson's since 1994. She graduated from West Ottawa High School and then earned her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Grand Rapids Community College, where she served as her Class President. She later obtained her license to administer Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide sedation. She volunteers as a hygienist at the Holland Free Dental Health Clinic.
"I love caring for my long-term patients as well as meeting new patients. I have developed great relationships over the years with so many of our patients. Building trust and sharing my dental knowledge is really important to me. I really enjoy seeing patients of all ages, from making a toddler's first appointment memorable to making sure my 90 year old patient is comfortable. I have shared a lot over the years (I've been told I like to talk!) but have gotten back so much more. I am glad I chose to be an RDH!
I married my high school sweetheart Mark and we have 2 boys. Mark is part owner of Town & Country Electric in Zeeland. Our son Mitchell is serving as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army and our son Andrew is an electrical apprentice at Town & Country Electric. I love being social! I enjoy hiking, traveling, digital scrap-booking, playing games & reading.”
Reading fabulous books, pushing herself to be her best, and traveling to places on her bucket list, Kelly enjoys time with family, friends, and navigating a truly full life.
Kelly began her career in dentistry while in college and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in 1998. Married to her incredibly adventurous high school sweetheart, Kelly and her husband Jeremy have been married for 26 years. They have three children and a well-loved golden retriever, Zippy. Their oldest son is exploring a career in multimedia photography producing virtual tours of real estate properties in Kansas City. Their 16 year old son enjoys robotics and music while in his junior year at Zeeland East High School. Swimming, robotics, and cheerleading keep their daughter, an eighth grader busy!
Kelly is a warm and gentle hygienist that will guide you as you care of your teeth more and more. She is passionate about helping her patients to have the brightest and strongest smile possible! You’ll leave your appointments feeling like you’ve made an irreplaceable friend!
If you have ever met Becky, you would remember her! She has a heart of gold and patients love her!
Becky graduated from West Ottawa High School and later went back to college and graduated in 1998 from Grand Rapids Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. While in college she was a member of the National Honor Society and she co-recipient of the Community Dentistry Award for a Anti-Smoking Program designed for middle school students. She has worked for Dr. Tom and Dr. Jackie since 2006. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is working with children to improve home care and making their dental appointments fun. She is married to Mark and they enjoy traveling, scuba diving, gardening and playing pickle-ball.
Meet the Assistants!
Melinda is a Registered Dental Assistant and completed her training at Lake Michigan College in 2009. She is also Holland Christian High School graduate. She has been employed by Dr. Tom and Dr. Jackie since 2007. As a dental assistant, her duties include assisting in all chairside procedures and working with patients to make sure that they are comfortable throughout their dental appointments. Melinda is married and has two young children.
***Melinda's middle name should have been "Organized!' because she definitely keeps our office in order and we all appreciate her talents!
Brenda graduated from West Ottawa High School and went on to receive her Registered Dental Assisting degree from Grand Rapids Community College in 2014. Brenda started working for the Anderson's in 2014, and she been a great addition to our dental family! She has a warm and caring personality, with a little spunk which makes her so fun to be around. She is bilingual which is always very helpful for our Spanish speaking patients. Brenda has been married for 3 years.
Meet the Front Office!
When you call Anderson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry you may very well hear the voice of Leslie. Whether you are calling to make a new appointment, calling to go over your treatment needs or you have a general dental question, Leslie will be happy to help you. Her positive attitude and warm personality is very welcoming. She has been a great asset to our office since she has worked both clinically as a dental assistant and now at the front desk as our team coordinator. Leslie has worked with Dr. Tom & Dr. Jackie Anderson for 2½ years. We are very thankful for Leslie!
"I have been in the dental field for 4 years starting as an assistant. I am married and have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, running and especially summertime camping with my family.”
Karen is known at our office as “Our Insurance Guru!” She has so much insurance and dental knowledge. If you ever have a question about your policy and/or your benefits or what type of plan to purchase, Karen is who you should ask. We appreciate her knowledge!
“I have been in dentistry for over 30 years. I received my training as a Registered Dental Assistant from Grand Rapids Junior College and then went on to get a Bachelor's Degree of Science from Western Michigan University. I worked in private practice for 17 years and public health for 9 years on Miles of Smiles. I met the Anderson's when they would volunteer on Miles of Smiles.