Meet The Team
Dr. Ratz has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. He prides himself on taking the time to listen and get to know his patients. He received his B.S. in Psychology in 1986 at Michigan State University and then continued his studies at the Marquette University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity since 1988. Dr. Ratz also has extensive continuing education to keep updated on the latest in dental treatments and techniques.
Away from the dental office, he loves reading, watching movies, listening to great music, and cooking for family and friends. Dr. Ratz is also a Detroit Red Wings Fan, an MSU Spartans fan as well as an avid comic and action figure collector.
Dr. Ratz is happy to answer any questions about your dental health.
Hello, I’m Diane. I have been a Dental Hygienist since May 1997. I was awarded for Clinical Excellence in college and have worked for Jenison Family Dentistry (formerly Dr. Berghorst) for over 20 years. I love to read, draw, play with my daughter and go on motorcycle rides with my husband
Hi, I’m Ashley. I graduated May 2015, from Ferris State University with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Science. I was hired May 2015 at Jenison Family Dentistry as a receptionist/assistant, but I have since then earned my Dental Hygiene license and am now a full-time Hygienist here! Jenison Family Dentistry was the perfect fit for me due to the team based setting and the caring concern we provide to each of our patients. I love the outdoors and in the summer, I enjoy bike riding, boating, fishing, and camping.
Hi, I’m Stacie! I graduated from Dental Assisting school in February of 2012, and moved to Florida shortly after. I gained years of experience in the dental field, then moved back to Michigan. I started my career at Jenison Family in October 2015 as a dental assistant, and in August 2016 I was promoted to Clinical Coordinator. I truly treasure the relationships I have with our patients, and I look forward to the opportunity to make more with new patients. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the world, trying new restaurants and playing with my cats.
Hi, I’m Paige. I started at Jenison Family Dentistry in 2016 as a Dental Assistant. 2016 was a big year for me as I also married my high school sweetheart! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, and I love being outdoors, especially in the summer when I can hang out at the cottage by the lake enjoying the warm sunshine.
Hello, my name is Bekah! I started working at Jenison Family Dentistry in September 2016 when I moved to the area to marry my wonderful husband. In my free time, I love to read, cook, bake, bike, run, play soccer, and go to the beach. I am so excited to have this opportunity to work at such a great practice with a wonderful team. I can’t wait to get to know you when you visit us at Jenison Family Dentistry.
Moving to Michigan in the summer of 2016 was an exciting adventure. I’ve been working as a Dental Hygienist for over twenty years. Accepting a position with Jenison Family Dentistry was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. The staff are committed to the comfort and care of their patients. If you’re looking for a new dentist, come see us at Jenison Family Dentistry!
Hello, I’m Marlen. I first started at Jenison Family Dentistry as an intern in early 2017, and I am now happy to say I’m officially part of the team. I am originally from Texas, but have been living in Grand Rapids half my life. I love reading, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, and going to the movies. I also speak Spanish so if you’re looking for a bilingual dentist office, come see us at Jenison Family Dentistry!
While I never like to go to the dentist, this staff makes you feel welcome & takes the best of care with you. I feel valued & have only good to say from the front desk to the dental staff. Thank you for helping this to be a better experience for me.–Bonnie P.
No issues or concerns. This is based on my first 2 visits. My first visit was a consultation and my 2nd was a root canal. Both visits the smiles and friendliness from the minute I walked in the door made me feel at ease. The staff seemed to truly care about my needs, and when I had the root canal I never felt any pain and was put at total ease with the use of "laughing gas" and gentleness of the doctor. I especially like that both the doctor and assistant sang along to the radio and even 'jammed it out a little too". I have already referred a family member and look forward to getting my husband in to see you as soon as we catch on the work I am getting done. Thank you for making this nervous patient and happy and returning one.–Brenda B.
Great dental office Very impressed by this office. Friendly staff and clean office. Would recommend for adults or children.–Emily B.
ALWAYS THE BEST CARE! The team at Jenison Family Dentistry is very professional, caring and very interested in their patients well being. Very thorough and always provide alternatives to necessary work needed. Great place to get all your dental care.–Paul O.
Very Professional and helpful!! Had a cleaning done and appreciated the hygienist..very thoughtful and timely. It was a pleasure meeting the "new" Dr. as well..very upbeat and professional. I was checking out at the end and the receptionist did her best to accommodate me by going online to Delta and checking on my benefits. Thankyou to all for a pleasant experience. I have personally worked in the dental field myself for years so I automatically have certain expectations and they were definitely met!–Nanc V.