At Polished Dental Care, we genuinely care about you, your dental health, and your overall dental experience. To help ease any anxieties, our team provides dentistry in a calm, comfortable and positive atmosphere. Our goal is to establish a trusting, comfortable, and long-lasting relationship that leaves you feeling cared for at every appointment. We strive to provide the highest quality dental care because you deserve the best when it comes to something as valuable as your smile.
Dr. Liz and our dedicated team of dental professionals work hard to ensure you are well cared for in a supportive, inviting atmosphere. We work very hard to keep all appointments on time because we know how valuable your time is to you. While we work hard, we also like to keep things fun! We want you to look forward to coming to the dentist, and we work hard to make the experience, well, Polished!
We believe in providing individualized care to our patients in a judgment-free zone where they feel heard and valued. We will always treat you with one-on-one attention that is respectful and kind, taking the time to listen to all of their concerns. We give every guest who visits our office the same kind of regard and courtesy we would provide our family and ourselves.
Whether you have questions or want to schedule your first visit with us, we invite you to reach out. We look forward to getting to know you!
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) White, DDS, GP
Dr. Liz White received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Albion College before completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Dr. Liz then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. The residency program provided Dr. Liz with an invaluable education that has trained her to deliver comprehensive dental care with full consideration of the patient’s dental and medical needs. After finishing her residency program, Dr. Liz decided to move back home to Michigan and she chose to settle on the wonderful west side of our state. Dr. Liz joined Dr. Deb Peters at Peters Family Dentistry in 2013. After nine years of working alongside Dr. Deb, Dr. Liz transitioned to ownership of the practice in July 2021.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Liz enjoys spending time with family and friends, being by the lake in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Since Dr. Liz hails from the east side of the state, she is a big fan of all Detroit sports teams. Dr. Liz is also very athletic and was a state champion doubles tennis player while in high school. Her tennis shoes are always on as she is constantly chasing her three young sons around!
Dr. Liz is a member of the West Michigan District Dental Society, the Michigan Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Liz completed the Michigan Dental Association Leadership Exploration and Development Program (LEAD Program) and is serving the profession as a member of the MDA Committee on Membership. She firmly believes in continuing education and spends time learning alongside colleagues in her dental study club through Spear Education.
Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Hylen, DDS, GP
Dr. Ali grew up on the east side of Michigan but came to know and love West Michigan after completing her undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland. Dr. Ali went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, followed by a hospital-based General Practice Residency (GPR) program at Loyola University Hospital and Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. She was able to work closely with other dental specialties while treating the dental needs of patients with a wide range of medical histories and considerations. She is passionate about the connection between dentistry and systemic health. In addition to treating patients here at Polished Dental Care, Dr. Ali also provides care to veterans in the area by working at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
In her spare time, Dr. Ali enjoys exploring the Grand Rapids area with her fiancé Nate, taking yoga classes, visiting museums, gardening, and snuggling with her two adopted cats, Taco and Burrito.
Katie graduated from Grand Rapids Community College as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2001. She has worked at Polished Dental Care (formerly Peters Family Dentistry) since 2008. She started as a dental assistant, became the Financial Coordinator in 2015, and in 2022 made the transition to Director of Operations. In December 2022, Katie will complete her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.
In her free time, Katie loves to travel and has a goal to get to all 50 states before her son, Easton, goes to college. Next time you are in, ask her how many she has left!
Eryn joined our team in January 2022 after taking a few years off to stay home with her kids. Prior to having kids, Eryn worked at a dental office in Tucson, AZ. When she was ready to get back into the workforce, she knew she wanted to go back to dentistry.
When she is not answering the phones, greeting patients, or scheduling appointments at the office, she loves to spend time with her family in Grand Rapids and “up north,” playing sports and going to the beach.
Autumn graduated from Ferris State University as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2018 and joined Dr. Liz’s team in 2020. She loves meeting new people and educating patients on the importance of good oral health habits.
When Autumn isn’t in the office, she likes to create! She spends most of her time drawing, painting, and writing. She is inspired by her collection of comic books and fantasy novels.
Abby graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2021 and joined our team right after graduation. Abby enjoys working in a general dentist’s office as she loves seeing and building relationships with patients of all ages. Not only is Abby one of our hygienists, but she also handles most of our social media—be sure to give us a follow!
Abby’s hobbies include dancing (she has done ballet since she was three years old), playing video games, and Pilates.
Hannah graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2021 and joined Dr. Liz’s team soon afterward. She loves providing quality care to patients and helping build confidence through their smiles.
When Hannah isn’t at the office, she likes to do yoga and stay active! She also loves to spend time with her cat and her boyfriend.
Brea (pronounced like the cheese) graduated from Washtenaw Community College with her Registered Dental Assisting license in 2018. She got into dentistry because she loves to make people smile and help them achieve a healthier lifestyle by keeping up with their dental care.
Outside the office, she loves reading and hanging out with her (5!) cats.
Kaitlin graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2018 with her Registered Dental Assisting license. She enjoys meeting patients’ needs and making them feel comfortable as much as possible.
Kaitlin enjoys working out and being with family and friends when outside of work.
The core values at Polished Dental Care reflect Renee’s personal values as a dental assistant. She feels a great sense of satisfaction when patients feel comfortable and receive quality dental care. In her free time, she bikes, reads, and spends time with her family.