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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Alexandra Hylen

Dr. Alexandra Hylen grew up on the east side of Michigan, but came to know and love West Michigan after completing her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Hope College. Dr. Hylen went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry followed by a hospital-based General Practice Residency (GPR) program at Loyola University Hospital and Hines VA in Chicago where she was able to work closely with other dental specialties while treating the complex dental needs of patients with a wide range of medical histories and considerations.

Outside of her love for all things dentistry Dr. Hylen also enjoys yoga, hiking, art and art history, gardening, and animals including her two adopted cats Taco and Burrito. She is excited to be back on the West Side of Michigan!


Dr. Ryan Keener

Dr. Ryan Keener graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. During his time at MSU, Dr. Keener excelled as a student-athlete for the Michigan State Men’s Soccer program, where he was voted team captain and selected to the Capital One Academic All-America First-Team during his senior season. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he held multiple leadership positions. Upon graduation, Dr. Keener was recognized by his faculty and peers for his commitment to the profession through the Award for Student Excellence in Predoctoral Education.

Following dental school, Dr. Keener expanded his clinical skills while serving our Veterans by completing one of the top Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency programs in the country at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. During the program he received advanced training in the surgical placement of dental implants, IV sedation, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, full-mouth rehabilitations, Invisalign and management of medically compromised patients.

Dr. Keener understands that each patient’s oral health journey is unique, and places tremendous value in cultivating relationships with his patients. It is through these relationships that he believes he is able to best understand his patient’s individual goals and deliver their dental care in the most comfortable and long lasting way possible.

Dr. Keener and his wife, Andrea, are excited to call Grand Rapids their new home. They both enjoy spending time with their families, cooking, traveling, taking trips to Lake Michigan and playing frisbee with their rescue pup, Mia.

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