Meet the Doctors

Meet the Doctors
We are proud of our doctors here at VanderLugt & Mulder Dental. They work to bring their patients high-quality dental care in a friendly environment. They are each known for their personable, caring attitude and for providing excellent dental work.

Meet David VanderLugt, DDS

Meet the DoctorsDr. VanderLugt has been practicing dentistry full time since 1980. He enjoys restorative dentistry and having the honor of being the family dentist to many wonderful people on a long term basis. He not only treated them and then their children, but in many cases is now treating their grandchildren!

Educational background

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry – 1976-1980
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI – 1972-1976

Licensures and certifications

  • North East Regional Board – 1980
  • National Boards Part I – 1979
  • National Boards Part II – 1980
  • Basic Life Support training and CPR – 2014
  • Licensed Dentist in the State of Michigan – since 1980

Professional organizations

  • American Student Dental Association – 1976-1980
  • American Dental Association – 1980-present
  • Michigan Dental Association – 1980-present
  • West Michigan District Dental Society – 1980-present

Honors and awards

  • Biology Student of the Year at Grand Valley State University – 1975
  • Graduated with High Honors from Grand Valley State University – 1976
  • Graduated top ten in class University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry – 1980

Professional development and seminars

Dr. VanderLugt stays abreast of the many changes and developments in dentistry by regularly participating in continuing education as well as personal reading and research. He has actively pursued training and knowledge in new techniques and perfecting his skills as a dentist.

Meet the Doctors - Dr. Vanderlugt FamilyOutside the office

A lifetime resident of Grand Rapids, Dr. VanderLugt is the proud father of two wonderful daughters, Christine and Danielle and a terrific teenage stepson, Manuel. He is also grandfather to two amazing young ladies, Mikayla and Ella. He is married to the love of his life, Lorena, and considers family the most important thing in his life. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, bicycling, movies, travel and boating.

Meet Brian Mulder, DDS

Meet the DoctorsDr. Mulder has been in private practice since 2005. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially the areas of cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. Because he believes that oral health is the gateway to overall health, he’s dedicated to helping others achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Educational background

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry – 2001-2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI – 1997-2001

Licensures and certifications

  • North East Regional Boards – 2005
  • National Boards Part I – 2003
  • National Boards Part II – 2005
  • Basic Life Support training and CPR – 2014

Professional organizations

  • American Student Dental Association – 2001-2005
  • American Dental Association – 2001-present
  • Michigan Dental Association – 2001-present
  • West Michigan District Dental Society – 2005-present
  • Delegate or alternate for the Michigan Dental Assoc. House of Delegates – 2010-2012, 2014
  • Director for the Board of the West MI District Dental Society- 2012-present

Academic experiences

  • Oral Surgery Externship
  • Periodontal Clerkship Program

Honors and awards

  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Student Member Invitation
  • Michigan Tuition Grant

Professional development or seminars

  • Dr. Mulder has taken roughly twice as many continuing education credits than what is required for maintaining a license. These include accreditations from the following organizations:
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • Faculty for Orthodontic Research and Continuing Education (FORCE)

Outside the office

Meet the DoctorsBorn and raised in Grand Rapids, Dr. Mulder is married to his best friend, Rachel. They are proud parents of two beautiful children, Jonah and Emerson. In his spare time, Dr. Mulder enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He also enjoys many outdoor activities such as downhill skiing, water skiing, golf, hunting, snowmobiling and biking.

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