Meet the Doctors

We are proud of our doctors here at Grand Rapids 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 Brian Mulder, DDS

Dr. 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.

Meet Stephanie Sakowicz, DDS

For Dr. Stephanie Sakowicz, dentistry is about taking the time to get to know each patient; their health, restorative, and aesthetic needs. Her passion for her work is evident in her interest in the expanding world of dental treatments and commitment to continuing education in the latest developments in dental technology.

Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Dr. Sakowicz has resided and practiced in Grand Rapids since 2016, prior to which she worked in metro-Detroit.

She and her husband enjoy attending concerts, exploring hiking trails, and dining out. Dr. Sakowicz also enjoys ballet, yoga, and seafood. She loves visiting new places, traveling, and keeping in contact with family and friends.

A graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS, 2014) and the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2010), she is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Kent County Dental Society.

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