All professionals at Langhorst Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay informed of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our team's experience and training.
Dentist: Sarah Langhorst, DDS
Dr. Langhorst is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry (D.D.S. 2011) and completed an additional residency in General & Aesthetic Dentistry at the University of Michigan. She has practiced dentistry as an associate in dental practices in Ann Arbor and Grand Haven, MI, as a dentist in public health in Saginaw and Muskegon, MI, and she taught dentistry as a full-time and adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry while practicing in the Ann Arbor area.
Dr. Langhorst believes in preventive dentistry and patient education. She strives to continually improve and was recognized as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2016. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She previously served as a board member for the Academy of General Dentistry.
While Dr. Langhorst is originally from Midland, MI and received her B.A. degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), she fell in love with west Michigan and has decided to make this her home by setting up her dental practice in Holland. She enjoys outdoor activities, running, biking, playing tennis, and swimming.
Certified Dental Assistant: Sarah
Sarah was born and raised Grand Rapids, MI where she studied and also taught dental assisting. She has been assisting in dentistry for 20 years and still loves her job, finding joy in putting our patients at ease. Light-hearted in nature, Sarah loves to make people smile, and makes them feel a part of our family.
When Sarah is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, 1 dog, 1 cat, and their latest addition, Charlie, the hedgehog.
Patient Care Coordinator: Marsha
Marsha is originally from the Chicago area (Crete, Illinois), but spent her adult life in Midland, Michigan where she worked for over 38 years at the Dow Chemical Company in Research & Development as an analytical chemist and research leader. She was responsible for the development of analytical technology and methods to accelerate a broad range of new product and process research programs.
After retirement in 2016, Marsha began a second career in dentistry. After studying to be a dental assistant, she began working to become a certified dental business professional. She is passionate, detail-oriented, and hard-working, and truly excited about getting to know all our new patients. Marsha is Langhorst Family Dentistry’s resource for appointment scheduling, insurance billing, and finances.
In her free time, Marsha enjoys traveling and exercising (tennis & spinning/biking) with her husband, Marty, and spending time with her three children and three granddaughters, all residing in Michigan.
Patient Care Coordinator: Cheryl Kooienga, RDA
Cheryl grew up in Jenison and has been in dentistry since high school. She was certified at the tech center, attended GRCC, and graduated from Washtenaw Community College with her degree as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2007. Cheryl has worked in dental offices in the Grand Rapids and Hudsonville areas as an assistant and at the front desk for over 30 years. She loves helping her patients achieve their best dental health while giving them a great smile!
In Cheryl's spare time, she loves spending time with her family, singing on the praise team at church, helping on the committee of Hope for Single Moms, and fishing with her husband, Jim.