Meet The Doctor

Dr. David Boone

Dr. David Boone

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Grand Rapids dentist David A. Boone DDS graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1999 and has been helping the people of West Michigan smile brighter ever since.

After practicing family dentistry for nearly four years in Spring Lake, Michigan, Dr. Boone went on to pursue his desire to open his own family and cosmetic practice, Smiles by Design, in his hometown of Grand Rapids in 2002. In 2010, he purchased Eastern Dental, where he is able to extend his expertise and love for working with the children of West Michigan to help them learn to care for their growing smiles.

Dr. Boone keeps abreast of current dental knowledge by maintaining memberships with the American Dental Association (ADA), the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) and the West Michigan Dental (WMDDA) and attending regular continuing education courses. Dr. Boone and his wife Stefanie have six children and enjoy traveling with family and spending time attending their children’s wrestling, football and soccer events.


Eastern Dental, PLC is a Grand Rapids based family dental practice that treats children ages 3 through 18. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care to your most precious cargo, and do so with the utmost in respect and care.


Eastern Dental PLC and our Grand Rapids dentists offer children exceptional patient care in preventative, cosmetic, restorative and other dental services. In addition to combining modern procedures and techniques with state of the art dental equipment, our professional and caring staff will always communicate openly and honestly with you about all your child’s available options — to ensure that your family’s visit is less stressful and as pain-free as possible.

Our professional Grand Rapids family dental practice uses high-quality equipment in all of our procedures, and our friendly and caring staff will always make your child’s overall health and well-being a top priority.

Our comprehensive dental office offers a complete range of full-service dental procedures for children ages 3 through 18, and we can handle most issues right in our office‚ eliminating the time, cost and hassle of referring you to another dentist.

To learn more about the Grand Rapids children's dentists at Eastern Dental PLC, any of our Grand Rapids dental services, or to make an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 616-988-3470.

Dr. Boone and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 616-988-3470 and experience why our patients think Eastern Dental PLC is the best dentist in Grand Rapids.



Meet Our Team


Brittany Terlesky

Brittany Terlesky

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittany is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Eastern Dental. She loves working with kids, and teaching them how to maintain their oral health through regular cleanings as well as good hygiene habits. She takes pride in her continuing hygiene education, and looks forward to passing that knowledge along to her patients. Brittany loves meeting new people and finds joy in putting names with smiling faces as they walk through her door. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside in the warmer weather especially with her dog, Bailey. In the summer, you can find her soaking up some of the sun rays with a book in her hand.



Stefanie Boone

Stefanie Boone

Executive Assistant

Stefanie is the Executive Assistant at Eastern Dental, and Dr. Boone’s wife. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a degree in Elementary Education and Middle School Science.

For the past twelve years, she has worked side-by-side with Dr. Boone, managing such areas as practice marketing, human resources, accounts payable, and practice consulting. While you won’t see her face much around the office, she is always busy working to make your overall experience as a patient at Smiles by Design the best it can be! In her spare time, Stefanie loves to attend various sporting events and travel with her family.



Phyllis Schneider

Phyllis Schneider

Certified Dental Assistant

Phyllis is a Certified Dental Assistant at Eastern Dental. While her job is to see that Dr. Boone has the necessary tools to do the task at hand, her top priority is seeing that the patient feels warm and comfortable throughout their time in the dental chair.

She is dedicated to her profession and strives to continually better her knowledge of all dental aspects. Phyllis resides in Sparta and loves to stay active with her family.



Krista Hughes

Krista Hughes

Dental Assistant

Krista graduated from Delta College’s Dental Assistant Program in 2007, where she received an associate degree in applied sciences.

With her years of experience in dental assisting, her comprehensive expertise allows her to complete patient care with the greatest success. She loves working closely with patients; keeping up with their lives and giving them a positive experience. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, reading and playing sports. She tries to spend as much time with her family and friends as possible.



Jasmine Zayas

Jasmine Zayas

Treatment Coordinator

Jasmine is a 2007 graduate of Blue Heron Academy. She works tirelessly with the parents and guardians of our young patients to get the most out of their dental benefits. Jasmine lives in Kentwood, and loves to spend her free time with her daughter and family.



Shari Schwenk

Shari Schwenk

Treatment Coordinator

Shari brings nearly 15 years of Medical/Dental Front Desk experience to Eastern Dental. She loves to help families learn how to take care of their smiles and has a big heart for children of all ages. Shari is married with 2 grown boys and a cat named Tom. She enjoys Tigers games, shopping and traveling with her family.