“I have a tremendous passion for providing compassionate and excellent care for my patients here in this wonderful community. I appreciate all of the patients that have chosen to trust me with their care, and strive to provide them with the best care possible that meets their individual needs.” – Dr. Dawn A. Grimes, DDS


A Bit of My History

I was born and raised just down the road in Ortonville, Michigan. I knew at a pretty young age that I wanted to be a dentist. After graduating from Brandon High School, I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1998. I continued on at UDM’s school of Dentistry and received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2002.

Why I Love Being a Dentist

There are so many fascinating things going on in dentistry and I have an insatiable desire for learning. I spend many hours taking courses and reading about the latest techniques and advances in dentistry, and about what is going on in the field around the world. I am truly passionate about dentistry! I feel so fortunate to have found this career, and my hope is that my patients benefit from my passion.

The Benefits Of Service

Being very active in the community of dentistry is a priority for me. I’m a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, I serve on the Michigan Dental Association’s Forensic Identification Team and the Michigan Mortuary Response team. I am a clinical instructor for Dental Development Seminars, teaching extraction techniques to general dentists. I have participated in several medical missions in developing nations. I’ve also had a little professional fun making movie teeth for local filmmakers.

My Personal Life

I have one daughter and 2 rescue dogs that are the center of my universe. I travel a lot in my time away from the office, and enjoy hiking, camping, visiting museums and the theatre. I also enjoy reading very much, and over the years I have enjoyed many books that patients have shared with me. Animals have long held a special place in my life, and I serve as a board member of the Elephant Research Foundation. I have another business, The Peaceful Practice, which takes me across the country lecturing about meditation and mindfulness exclusively to medical, dental and legal professionals.