Life-Centered Dentistry

Caring for your total well-being!


We partner with you  to help you achieve your smile goal.




Life-Centered Dentistry is your family dentist
in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We customize your care to reflect your personal dental health goals. As your family dentist, we encourage your participation in discussing how to best achieve what’s right for you and your family.

Good dental health supports good physical health.

Because of this, we continually look for the best technology available to best serve you, like our Velscope, for early detection of oral cancer. Good nutrition not only prevents cavities but also benefits

your total well-being.
Don’t have dental insurance?

If you are a patient at Life-Centered Dentistry and have lost your dental insurance or never had dental insurance, we have developed a plan that makes keeping your teeth healthy affordable for you and your family. Learn more about our dental health savings plan.

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      It is a joy and privilege to provide dental care for you and your family.

What our patients are saying!

Great Care

Staff made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I called about gum pain as a new patient, and they were able to get me in the next day. Everything was explained to me very clearly so I knew exactly what to expect. Felt like I was receiving great care.

High quality service, friendly, caring

My first time going there and will continue to go there because they were so polite and kind even though it was my first time.

Great service from wonderful professionals!

We have enjoyed the good services given to us for many years. I told my hygienist, Angie, today that being there was like visiting a good friend. My husband feels the same way when Jolene takes care of his needs. Thank yo, Dr. Ludwig for everything. You have a great staff.....each one special in their own way. God bless all of you!

No pain filling replacement

I had a filling replaced today and Dr. Ludwig did a new thing of freezing just the tooth not the whole half a face. It was quick and easy. I really love the back massage which puts your body to ease.

Quality Service

Always high quality dental work and friendly.

Best outcome possible

Thank you for working with me on my failed crown. The pain of the filling and the pain of the cost were both kept to a minimum. Thanks.

Patient, caring, and understanding

Doctor and staff are so patient with me. I get anxious. They give me the information and time I need to relax and trust them to want the best. Quality is amazing.

Excellent Care

I have been been going to Dr. Ludwig's office for years and always had excellent care. Dr. Ludwig is one of the best dentists. The staff is always friendly and caring. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

2 Hour Drive

Long time patient, always felt comfortable. Staff is very friendly. I moved out of Grand Rapids 10 years ago, I drive 2hrs each way for my dental care.

Exceptional Staff

Dr. Ludwig and his staff are an exceptional group of people. They always make me (and my family) feel welcome. They always offer great advice and options for dental care. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Kind & affordable

Dr. Ludwig and staff are kind, affordable, respectful and thorough. I appreciate the time they take on me and their promptness in starting my appointment on time.

Welcoming Staff

I have always enjoyed my dental exams and procedures at Life Centered Dentistry. From the welcoming staff to the final checks and conversation with Dr. Ludwig, I have received prompt and professional service with cleanings, x-rays and evaluations concerning my teeth with recommendations on how to further take care of my teeth between visits to their office.

New Client

My experience so far at Life-Centered Dentistry has been great! I feel comfortable coming in for my appointments and feel confident that Dr. Ludwig knows what he's doing as well as all of the assistants. Thank You!

Cheerful, friendly, skillful service.

Cheerful, friendly, skillful service. The dentist and staff at Life-Centered Dentistry have consistently treated my family with the kindness and professional dental care that we desire. They do not merely perform dental services; they take care of people. I highly recommend them.

Cares for the whole person.

Cares for the whole person. We have been going to Dr. Ludwig for over 31 years. They are professional and care for your whole being. Our children were never scared to go and see the dentist. Comfortable and caring atmosphere. Diana C.

Excellent Care & Thoughtfulness

Excellent Care & Thoughtfulness. I had crown work performed and a large cavity filled. I was not looking forward to this work. This was my first major bit of work done with this office. Dr. Ludwig was very conscious of my comfort level and made it as painless as it could have been. I was very happy. Thank you very much for caring about your patients as you do. (newer patient ) Jon R

Simply The Best!

Simply The Best! I hadn't had a "full smile" (where I showed my teeth) in almost my entire life. NOT because I wasn't happy but because my teeth were SO BAD that I was embarrassed to smile. Dr. Ludwig and his staff gave me back my smile and I THANK THEM EVERY DAY! Bless this amazing crew! (long time patient) Phyllis G

Nicest people

The staff there are the nicest people you would want to know. Tara did a wonderful job making my teeth feel so clean. Laura and Denise are so thoughtful and kind I can't say enough good things about them. Dr. Ludwig stopped in to say high even though I didn't have a check it was just a cleaning. I always recommend them when someone is looking for a dentist. (long time patient ) Craig M

Honest and straightforward

Dr. John is very interested in the patient and their needs, not just doing a lot of work on you just because. He is very honest and straightforward, unlike a lot of dentists. He tells you like it is, good and bad and lets you decide what options you want. I appreciate that very much, as opposed to giving me a lot of fluff. (returning patient ) Karl M

Great bedside manner

FINALLY! Pleasant greetings from the first phone call, through the initial office visit and then it just got better with Dr. Ludwig. His GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER, TECHNIQUE, AND COMMUNICATION ARE SECOND TO NONE!!

Nicest people in the dental field!

I've been a patient of Dr. Ludwig since 1991. He has a great team and takes great care of my dental needs. Nicest people in the dental field! (long time patient) Rose R.

Kind, affordable, respectful

Dr. Ludwig and staff are kind, affordable, respectful and thorough. I appreciate the time they take on me and their promptness in starting my appointment on time. (patient of a few years) Bernadette V.

Wizard of dentistry

Dr. Ludwig is the wizard of dentistry. He thinks outside the box. His staff has kept my teeth in pristine condition for a decade. (Patient of a few years) Tommy R.


Dr. Ludwig is incredible! For a few years I have not been able to smile with confidence, and I can now do so because of him! I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.

very welcoming environment

Provides during each visit, step by step explanation of the current procedure and upcoming dental needs. Very knowledgeable and takes time to develop a comprehensive treatment plan which assists with financial planning for treatment. The office is a very welcoming environment!

friendly and helpful

Dr. Ludwig has been my dentist since I was little. He is very knowledgeable and caring. My dental work has held up and looks great. His office staff is friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend him.

always so friendly

I have been going to Life Centered Dentistry for over 30 years. The staff is always so friendly and Dr. Ludwig is the best!

got my smile fixed

Just got my smile fixed by the best dentist in the area! They always make sure you are comfortable, and explain everything so that you know what is happening. I am always happy when I leave, and look forward to my next visit!

highly recommend

I highly recommend Dr. Ludwig and his team! I've been a patient here most of my life and have no desire to look elsewhere even though there are many dentists closer to where I live. I love the family atmosphere and individual care given!

Had my first

Had my first cleaning and filling done today, and have to say it was a pleasant visit again. Tara was a great hygienist, and Dr. Ludwig's dog came in for a visit and sat under me until my filling was finished. This staff is just great. I think I've found my new permanent dentist office.

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 Office Hours:

   Monday 9-6
   Tuesday 8-5
   Wednesday 8:30-4:30
   Thursday 8-5 

   Friday CLOSED
   Saturday CLOSED
   Sunday CLOSED

We can’t wait to meet you!

Life-Centered Dentistry

2030 Leonard St., NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Your family dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Caring for your total well-being!