What Makes Lakeshore Dentistry So Special?  Our Staff, Of Course!

Every member of our team is highly trained, with many years of exceptional experience in the delivery of dental care. Our Hygienists are uniquely trained and experienced in periodontal therapy and the specialized treatment needed for individuals with dental implants. Our hygienists have over 50 combined years of experience in delivery of treatment for implants, prosthodontics, orthodontics, pediodontics, and oral surgery.

This means your visit with us should be calm, relaxing and comfortable. Most people say they dislike going to the dentist, but you can take comfort when your with us that you are in excellent hands! Please read our biographies for more detailed information on what makes us your best choice as your dental care providers.


Dr. Ryan Lebster

Dentist in Holland, MI

Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center

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Meet Dr. Lebster, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Lebster has completed post graduate continuing education in Implant Dentistry at The Misch International Implant Institute, Prosthetic & Esthetic dentistry, and Orthodontics. He holds various leadership positions in the Michigan Dental Association and the Holland – Zeeland Dental Society.

Having an extensive background as an engineer has proven to be an exceptional asset to Dr. Lebster in his dentistry. Whether the needs are a filling or complete full mouth reconstruction, the skills of analysis, planning design and execution with precision are critical. Dr. Lebster is committed to understanding you and your desires first. He understands that no two people have the same priorities and goals and works with his patients to help them achieve what is important to them.

Dr. Lebster has had the privilege to donate his time and expertise to those who are less fortunate in the Give Kids A Smile program, and the Ottawa County’s Miles for Smiles. He has donated over $500,000 in dental services to those in need.

In 2008, Dr. Lebster founded RediDental: Emergency Services. The new concept was to provide emergency dental services with extended early morining, evening and weekend hours. RediDental not only serves his patients at Lakeshore Dentistry, but serves as an "On-Call" service for other dentists. 



Dr. Jose Vivas

Dentist in Holland, MI
Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center

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Dr. Vivas has taught at  The University of Michigan School of Dentistry since 1998. In fact, Dr. Vivas was one of Dr. Lebster's first instructors in Dental School! They have remained close over the years and having similar practice philosophies and attention to quality in dentistry they decided in 2015 to join together.

Dr. Vivas received his dental degree from Universidad Central of Venezuela in 1992. In 1997, he completed a Postdoctoral Scholar Program in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at The University of Michigan. He then taught and performed research at The Univeristy of Michigan from 1996-2015. His focus for teaching was restorative dentistry both at the undergraduate and graduate level. His reasearch was focused in Implant Dentistry. He has completed extensive continuing education in every phase of dentistry. He not only has performed all aspects of dentistry, he has taught Advanced Education in dentistry. Dr. Vivas has had a major role in the education of every dentist who has graduated from The University of Michigan in the last 19 years!

Dr. Vivas lives in Holland and has one daughter. He enjoys soccer, golf and traveling.

Dr. Arnold Baker

Consulting Dentist in Holland, MI

Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center

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Dr. Arnold Baker has practiced dentistry in Holland Michigan since 1977. Over the last 40+ years, Dr. Baker has built a reputation with fellow dentists not only regionally, but across the state of Michigan, as a man who “exudes a sense of integrity and decorum.” His patients over the years have described him as a “gentle giant who is vigorously artistic.”

He is intensely devoted to advancements in the art and science of dentistry completing thousands of hours of continuing education courses in the areas of Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Crown and Bridge, Occlusion and TMJ. Having over 30 years of experience in implant dentistry and complex full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Baker has helped countless people return their mouths to their desired form, function, esthetics and comfort.

Throughout Dr. Baker’s career he has actively guided the course of dentistry in the State of Michigan. He has served in leadership roles as a president of the Michigan Dental Association, the West Michigan District Dental Society, and the F.B. Vedder Society for Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Baker is a former assistant professor at The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and has been a mentor to countless other dentists throughout the state. Dr. Baker is a recipient of the Michigan Dental Association’s highest honor, the John G. Nolen Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, he has been honored with West Michigan District Dental Society’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Baker retired from the active practice of dentistry in 2011. As the founder of Lakeshore Dentisty and the mentor to Dr. Lebster and caretaker of thousands of patients, Dr. Baker remains an integral part of this practice, even in retirement. Dr. Baker serves us as consultant regarding implant parts and specific complex dental rehabilitation.