Lake Michigan Dental’s team of caring, well-trained and knowledgeable Grand Rapids dentists remains dedicated to exceeding the highest standards in the profession and delivering exceptional customer service with courtesy and professionalism.
At our Grand Rapids dental office, each of our practicing partners brings a wealth of experience and specialty training that strengthens our team and provides patients with a full range of treatment options.
Our dental practice was founded on the belief that it is our core responsibility to rigorously evaluate the latest technology, research and procedures in the dental profession, and then to recommend the best dental solutions to our patients.
Peter G. Hallas, D.D.S.
Dr. Peter Hallas graduated form East Grand Rapids High School in 1977. He attended the University of Michigan for both undergraduate and dental school, graduating in 1985.
He serves as a member of the cleft palate team at Spectrum Hospital. He has studied at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies since 1986. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, ADA, MDA, WMDDS and KCDS. Dr. Hallas’ other interests include windsurfing, skiing, bicycling and fly-fishing.
Michael S. Palaszek, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Palaszek graduated from Union High School with honors in 1975. He received an Associates in Science degree, with honors, from Grand Rapids Junior College in 1977. Dr. Palaszek attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his D.D.S. degree in 1982.
Valuing continuing education, Dr. Palaszek has studied extensively at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, F.O.R.C.E., and has an advanced Invisalign certification.
He is a member of the ADA, MDA, WMDDS, KCDS, The American College of Dentists, the Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
When not practicing dentistry Dr. Palaszek enjoys spending time with his family, downhill skiing, golf, tennis, clay pigeon shooting, bicycling and dirt bike riding.
Bruce C. Warber, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Warber did his undergraduate studies at the Honors College at Michigan State University and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1971. He has studied at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1982.
Dr. Warber is a member of the ADA, MDA, WMDDS and KCDS. He has served on the peer review committee for the West Michigan Dental Society and is a reviewer for the Michigan Dental Association. Dr. Warber has retired from full-time clinical practice but still continues to be involved in the office.
Dr. Warber also holds a Master of Arts from Aquinas College and has been an active member of Grand Rapids North Kiwanis Club for over 40 years.
Christopher B. Sampair, D.D.S.
Dr. Christopher Sampair was born and raised in St Paul, MN. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Biology/Chemistry.
Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry 2006, Dr. Sampair attended Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Dr. Sampair spent the next 9 years serving his country as an Air Force Dental officer and currently serves in the Michigan Air National Guard.
Dr. Sampair has multiple research publications to his name. He spent the last 4 years on staff at the Air Force's one year Postgraduate Dental Education residency program located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In 2012, he was recognized as the 88th Dental Squadron's Clinical Dentist of the year.
Christopher and his wife Debra have been blessed with five amazing children; Sophie, Lillian, Kate, Ella and Jack. They are all excited to make the Grand Rapids area their permanent home.
When not working Dr. Sampair enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf as well as other countless outdoor recreational activities. His favorite sport to watch is hockey.