Marcos Cid, DDS MS
Born in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Marcos Cid came to the United States as a child with his family. Dr. Cid graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2000 with his DDS degree. He went on to complete a residency in Prosthodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry and received his Master of Science in Prosthodontics for his thesis, “Linear expansion of dental stone after its final set and beyond two hours.” Dr. Cid continued his education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City and the Bronx VAMC doing a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. For this he was awarded the Joseph Baron award for one outstanding Maxillofacial Prosthetics fellow at the 2004 general session for the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Cid has been clinically treating patients in a hospital setting as well as private practice for thirteen years.
Aside from Dentistry being his passion, Dr. Cid enjoys spending time with his family here in West Michigan. He is very passionate about soccer and has been playing since he was a kid. In the winter, Dr. Cid enjoys snowboarding every chance he gets. Sports are a big part of his life as well as music and the arts. He loves going to art museums. He loves traveling and seeing new places as well as meeting new people. He loves jogging everyday of his life that it is possible. Dr. Cid loves the study of languages. He is native in English and Spanish and fluent in French and Portuguese.
Jacob H. Makas
Meet Jake, our principal clinical auxiliary. Jake is from Cass City, Michigan. He attended Ferris State University and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Resort Management. While at Ferris he took an international study course in Costa Rica to follow the coffee industry. He was the Vice President of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality.
Jake now resides in Grand Rapids. He is an art enthusiast who enjoys going to the GRAM and the UICA. He also enjoys hiking and camping and pretty much any outdoors activities.
Meet Aslen, she began as an intern through the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and has quickly blossomed into a skilled Clinical Assistant.
Aslen was born and raised in Wyoming, MI where she graduated from Wyoming High in 2014. She comes from a Cuban and Guatemalan background and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Aslen majored in Psychology at Western University and was part of the DSK Volunteer Group while studying in Kalamazoo, MI.
Aslen has traveled to Mexico and Jamaica. She owns a German shepherd that she loves to cuddle with. She enjoys spending time with her friends on the weekends, watching soccer with her family and visiting local Mexican restaurants as often as she can.
Stephanie is our very talented and gentle Dental Hygienist at 616 Dental Studio
West Side. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated form Delta College in Saginaw, MI.
Stephanie is originally from Bay City, MI and is certified in Local Anesthesia as well as Nitrous Oxide and CPR. In college she was on the Dean’s list and kept herself active throughout life in sports playing volleyball, basketball, softball and pom. She loves the outdoors and many adventurous activities such as hiking, snow mobiling, hunting, fishing, snow boarding…you name it!!
Stephanie is also an avid and very talented artist so you will be seeing her pieces showcased at the West Side Dental Studio. Stephanie’s favorite of all foods is salads of any kind and variety.
Damaris is one of our very helpful and resourceful front desk administrators.
She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI and Graduated from Kelloggville High School in 2011. Damaris came to us with 6 years of client services and administrative experience and has been a perfect addition to our superstar team. She volunteers as much as possible with the Hispanic community as well as being a regular on La Mejor GR Radio.
Her favorite activity is spending time with her family and raising her beautiful daughter Jocelyn. They have a golden retriever as well named Jordi. Damaris’ passion is soccer. She has been playing since age 7 and continues to compete and win titles with “Cremas”, her long time team. Damaris enjoys two of the finer things in life which are food and shopping.