Brent A. Medema, DDS
Dr. Medema is a native of West Michigan and was born in Grand Rapids in 1985. At the age of ten he moved to Portage, MI where he spent the remainder of his childhood. When he wasn’t studying, he enjoyed competitive sports, playing the piano, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Medema attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction and received a bachelor’s degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. He was also captain of the men’s club soccer team and was named MVP in 2006 when they won the national title.
Dr. Medema continued playing with the soccer team while studying dentistry at the University of Michigan from 2008-2012. He also served as President of the American Student Dental Association at Michigan, and was an active member of the Michigan Dental Association, Christian Dental Association, American Dental Association, and American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Medema served with his colleagues on a dental missions trip to Honduras in 2011. In 2012, he graduated in the top 10% of his class and was elected into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU).
Following dental school, Dr. Medema was accepted into the post-graduate endodontic residency program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. During residency, he researched applications for the use of ultrasound technology in dentistry. He was selected to present this research in Washington, DC at the annual session for the American Association of Endodontists and also at the Southern California Association of Endodontists. He earned his Certificate in Endodontics in 2014 and then decided he would return home to be closer to his family.
Dr. Medema is licensed as both a general dentist and an endodontic specialist by the State of Michigan. Dr. Medema is also a Diplomate in the American Board of Endodontics. It is a three part optional examination that endodontists can complete following their residency program. It represents the highest level of testing and certification that an endodontist can achieve. Dr. Medema is the only Board Certified endodontist practicing in Grand Rapids, MI.
Dr. Medema is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He works with the current endodontic residents in both clinical and didactic settings. Not only does he enjoy teaching, but he also finds it important to stay connected to the most current research and techniques.
Dr. Medema remains involved in organized dentistry and sits on the board for the West Michigan District Dental Society Foundation. He hopes to continue impacting underserved areas through outreach and missions work. In 2017, he traveled to Nicaragua on a missions trip with his mother and fellow colleagues from the community.
In 2019, Dr. Medema married his wife Lorene, who also serves the community as a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. They both attended the University of Michigan for undergrad and are Wolverines through and through. They are excited to see what God has in store for their lives and are happy to call West Michigan home!