About Us

Nicolas DeBoer D.D.S.

Practice Name: Dentistry by Design

Quote About Dentistry: Transforming the world, one smile at a time.

Your Mission Statement of Dentistry: To treat every patient in a caring, empathetic, understanding, honest and professional manner.

To strive for, attain and deliver the highest level of dental care for our patients.

To maintain the highest ethical, personal and professional standards possible.

Education Detail: Graduated from Lakeshore High School in 2005, Graduated from University of Detroit Mercy in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2013

Continuing Education Courses and/or Professional Memberships: American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Michigan Dental Association (MDA), West Michigan District Dental Society (WMDDS)

Lifestyle and Hobbies:

Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan, I was eager to get back to West Michigan after eight years in Detroit. As a dental patient myself requiring extensive work due to an accident, I am very understanding and can relate to you as a patient to ensure you receive the quality of care that I would want for myself.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Lauren, for a little over two years and we are expecting our first child at the end of 2015. We currently live in Grand Rapids and we love every minute of it. Most of my close family members live in the Grand Rapids area, which was a very important factor in deciding to settle down in West Michigan. Outside of dentistry, my interests include sports, movies, camping, fishing, woodworking, and traveling.

Samuel Spraggins D.D.S.

Dr. Samuel Spraggins
“As a child, I accompanied my father to the dentist’s office and was captivated by all of the dental equipment. I was fascinated with the procedures my dad’s dentist performed and after working as a dental technician, I truly developed a passion for dentistry.

Over the years, I have learned that being a good dentist means having a sense of responsibility to do what’s best for my patients. That’s why I will listen to your concerns and come up with a solution that fits your dental needs as quickly as possible. I’ll take as long as necessary to answer your questions and explain things so you understand them. My goal is to give you the beautiful, healthy smile that you are looking forward to getting.”

DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1991
BA: Wayne State University, 1986


“My education didn’t stop after dental school. Because as long as there are new advances in dentistry, there are new benefits I can share with my patients. I’ll never stop learning.”

Certification: IMTEC Implants

Continuing Education: Dr. Spraggins takes over 20 hours of continuing education each year in order to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies in dentistry, including rotary endodontics, periodontal surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

Member: Academy of General DentistryAmerican Dental AssociationMichigan Dental AssociationFrancis B. Vedder Dental SocietyDental Organization of Conscious Sedation and the International Association for Orthodontics.


“I am proud to be a member of the Grand Rapids community. It is very rewarding to be able to use my dental skills to help local residents. But I’ve also found other ways to serve the community. I enjoy mentoring high-school students and helping them overcome roadblocks to graduation. And it gives me great satisfaction to coach my son’s youth football team, too. I hope that my efforts to help our community are adequate repayment for everything that local residents have given to me over the years.”

Volunteer Mentor: Mentors high-school seniors in achieving requirements for graduation and career path development
Volunteer Coach: Assistant football coach for many years with his son’s youth football program.

Dr. Spraggins is an avid outdoorsman and accomplished jazz musician who enjoys travel, golf, tennis, reading suspense novels and spending time with his family.

Why Choose Us

  • We Treat Patients like Family
  • Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Accepts Most Insurance Plans
  • All of Your Dental Needs in One Place

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