It is our commitment to provide our patients with the care, concern, and consideration that we would provide to our own families. Our dental practice provides the highest quality care in a clean, inviting, and comfortable environment. We take pride in our efforts to gain your confidence and trust so you will feel comfortable referring your friends and family to us.
Jeffrey Brink, DDS
I am deeply passionate about educating patients and giving them the knowledge they need to empower them to change their habits and prevent future dental problems. It is exciting to see my patients improve their health and gain the comfortable, beautiful smile they deserve. It is truly a pleasure to help patients achieve a dazzling smile they can be proud of.
Seeing a patient’s self-esteem and confidence boosted gives me the highest feeling of satisfaction. Working with such a diverse and multi-generational group of people has given me an appreciation for the joy and energy that people of all ages and backgrounds live their lives with.
I am thankful that my daily work brings me great joy and personal satisfaction. I truly love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Dentistry gives me the opportunity to build relationships with diverse people, to educate patients how to achieve and maintain optimal dental health, and to create comfortable and beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. I look forward to a long and happy career here in the Whitmore Lake community.
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate Degree – Western Michigan University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan
Following completion of dental school, I attended an additional year of advanced education in general dentistry at the University of Michigan. This program focused on cosmetics and comprehensive dental treatment, which enables me to complete most of my patients’ treatment within our office, and thus save my patients the time and money of referrals.
I love staying on the cutting edge of technology and I complete more than 30 hours a year of continuing education. I insist on providing my patients with the highest quality of care available.
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Chicago Dental Society
- Outside the Office
Outside the Office
My wife Amy and I have three wonderful children: Ethan, Caleb, and Genevieve. I love playing with my kids and seeing their carefree, joyful smiles. When I have free time, I enjoy playing golf and tennis, and swimming. I have always tried to be generous with others, since I recognize the multitude of undeserved blessings that I have received in my life.
Dr. Christopher Justema
Dr. Christopher Justema is a native of Grand Haven, MI, and attended Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College, where he graduated with honors before moving on to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, graduating in the top of his class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. He developed a passion for dentistry during his time in Lansing, and enjoys the opportunity to improve patients’ oral health, their smiles, and quite often, their self-esteem. While in dental school he was involved with school organizations and participated in the Oral Cancer Walk, Give Kids a Smile, and Special Olympics: Special Smiles.
When not furthering his education or practicing dentistry, Dr. Justema enjoys playing guitar, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Rosalee, and their newborn son. He looks forward to practicing with Dr. Brink in Whitmore Lake, MI, and serving the local community.
Our dentist in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, is able to provide patients with gentle, advanced care with the aid of our dental team. We strive to help Lakeview Dental Care run efficiently and to give patients confident, healthy smiles. Take a look at the biographies below if you want to learn more about our friendly, welcoming dental team.
Michelle – Insurance Coordinator
Michelle has been a wonderful addition to our office since she joined our practice in the fall of 2016. She is an absolute phenom in working with insurance companies, and in tending to the myriad of background details that are involved in running a dental office. She laughingly reports that making her way through a mound of paperwork is the most satisfying aspect of her job.
Michelle and her husband, Eric, have been married for 24 years, and they are the proud parents of two college-aged children: Elise, who attends GVSU, and Erick, who is at MSU. Some of Michelle’s favorite activities include golfing, hiking, and biking, along with camping out at Sleeping Bear Dunes. As to her Hollywood inspiration? That would be Super Girl, who embraces her femininity without shying away from her ability to kick butt!
Bethany – Dental Hygienist
In early 2017, Lakeview Dental Care decided that our growing practice needed to find a second full-time hygienist. We were fortunate enough to find the talented Bethany! She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, and she has been a dental hygienist since 2012. As is true of many hygienists, Bethany enjoys the time she gets to spend with patients and fostering relationships. She also enjoys the opportunity to provide education about oral health.
In the summer of 2016, Bethany married her sweetheart, Ben, and they are now preparing to be parents in February 2018! Outside of work, Bethany enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, and like many Michiganders, she loves heading up north during the summer. If Bethany were to choose a T.V. character as her alter ego, she would choose Superwoman because she can power through all obstacles and aspects of life!
Kathleen – Dental Hygienist
Kathleen’s enthusiasm for her profession is obvious to every patient she meets! She is so passionate about patient education, and she desires to help her patients pursue not only oral health but optimal health in all facets of life. Prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from U of M, Kathleen spent many years working as a dental assistant, an experience which laid a great foundation for the exceptional care and treatment she now provides her patients as a hygienist. Kathleen has been a core member of our team since 2007. One thing she really appreciates about Dr. Brink and her fellow teammates is the mutual commitment to providing outstanding care. She loves that the focus is not just on one dental issue, but on a patient’s overall well-being and health.
Kathleen is an avid lover of the outdoors. She enjoys going hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, running, and camping, all of which are activities she best enjoys when she is accompanied by her son, Zack. She also enjoys bird watching; gardening; cooking; and staying healthy in mind, soul, and body. Shalom Lutheran Church is a big part of her and Zack’s life. Given her penchant for nature and the simple life, it was no surprise that Kathleen would love to spend a day as Laura Ingalls.
Adele – Dental Assistant
Adele has been a dental assistant for 30 years! She joined Dr. Brink in 2007, when the practice was just a small group of patients. Her tireless work ethic, dedication, and cheerful spirit have played a key role in growing the office to the thriving operation it is today. Adele’s day-to-day work includes taking X-rays, doing lab work, and assisting during patient care. She loves seeing patients leave the office happy with the excellent work that the team has been able to provide to them.
Life outside of work is always full and busy for Adele! She and her husband, Gerry, have been married for nearly 3 decades and have raised 3 wonderful kids. During the summer, she can often be found in northern Michigan, enjoying the peace and beauty of lake life.
Linda – Office Manager
We cannot say that we have ever met anyone quite as pleasant as Linda! Hers is the friendly voice that welcomes you over the phone and when you come into our office. Everything she does in our office is designed to make our patients’ experience as smooth as possible. She and Michelle are in the front office, answering phones, handling patients’ questions, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and managing our daily schedule. Linda says that she thrives on the camaraderie with her co-workers and the pride of working in a state-of-the-art dental practice.
At home, Linda enjoys vacationing with her husband and 3 handsome sons. She also enjoys biking, hiking, going to the movies, and eating out. When asked what her T.V. character of choice was, we were all taken aback to learn that unendingly sweet Linda chose an antagonist! Not all that sinister of a personal, but Linda would like to see what life is like as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
Heidi – Dental Assistant
Heidi is the newest member of our team. When hiring her, we knew we had a winner, as she, Linda, and Michelle had previously worked together years ago at another office. Not only does Heidi have an infectious smile and tremendous work ethic, but she also brings a wealth of dental experience, having worked in this field for 30 years! Like Adele, Heidi works alongside Dr. Brink, assisting in all phases of treatment. She loves the opportunity to work so closely with the patients and share the joy of changed smiles and improved health.
Heidi is now engaged to her best friend, Todd, with whom she enjoys walking, gardening, and boating. Her beautiful daughter, Gabby, just graduated high school and started attending Washtenaw Community College in the fall of 2017. It would seem our office has a fascination with super heroes, as Heidi’s T.V. character of choice is the gorgeous yet fierce Wonder Woman.