Dr. Elias Achey, D.M.D., is a lead scientist for the International Association of Dental Research, and has been practicing dentistry for 17 years; founding Infinity Dental Partners. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama in 2006, and has since owned and managed 15 practices in 7 states, with over 30 doctors.
He is a Henry Schein Dental Business Institute faculty member, and a Key Opinion Leader for Sirona, an international firm for CAD/CAM same-day crowns, in the state of Michigan. Dr. Elias developed a private implant product line which launched an advanced and minimally invasive implant system in the United States. Additionally, he pioneered the Comprehensive Health Dentistry Model, which stresses the oral-systemic inflammation connection.
Dr. Elias has placed over 1,000 implants, practices CADCAM dentistry, and executes AAFE certification in Botox and fillers. He is Invisalign and clear aligners certified.
A California native, Dr. Elias lives in Spring Lake with his wife, Ann Claire, and their three children: Margot, Elias Ill, and Vida. He is known for his lively attitude, rooted faith, and passion for providing world-class dental care to residents of Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and the surrounding areas.
Jared Van Ittersum, D.D.S. is a Spring Lake native and has been practicing dentistry for twelve years while simultaneously developing the local dental group Infinity Dental with his business partner Dr. Elias Achey. Dr. Van Ittersum went to Jeffers Elementary and Spring Lake High School and graduated from University of Michigan in 2008 in the top 5% of his class. He and his brother, Dr. Jason Van Ittersum, the top dermatologist in the area, are committed to giving back to their hometown the best possible medical care and attention. Dr. Jared specializes in surgical implant placement, Cerec CADCAM same-day crowns, and digital Invisalign. He is known for his friendly personality and gentle chair-side manor.
Dr. Jared is a best-selling author and national speaker for dentistry and has mentored and taught high-end dental procedures for the last 10 years to dentists in our area. He is excited to bring his love and enthusiasm for a great patient experience to the practice. Dr. Van Ittersum and his wife, Daisy, reside in Spring Lake with their three childgren, Ariana,Leilani and Jared Jr., who attend Spring Lake schools. When he’s not a leading dentist in West Michigan, you can find him spending every minute with his family enjoying the outdoors and the lakes.
Dr Samar (pronounced “Summer”) Mikhail has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. She and her family have just relocated to West Michigan from California to be closer to their family. Dr Samar was one of the youngest graduates in her class at Howard University Collage of Dentistry in 2003. She has always wanted to be a dentist and enjoys engaging with patients and helping them feel comfortable with treatment and partnering with them to achieve the smile and overall dental health they desire through conservative, comfortable and gentle dentistry. She is passionate about the artistic, creative and cosmetic side of dentistry and loves that dentistry is a marriage of science and art.
Travel and culture are important to Dr Samar and she has lived in 4 countries and 7 states. Dr Samar and her husband, Joe love exploring new places and venturing around the world and forming memorable experiences with their two children. They feel blessed to have found a perfect place to settle down and raise their children with the unique charm and warm people of Western Michigan.