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.
It is our pleasure to introduce Karlie, our office manager for both the Downtown and West Side Dental Studios. Karlie is the captain of the ship. She is the boss and has been instrumental in streamlining and polishing all of our office systems ranging from patient care to customer satisfaction, as well as office administration.
Karlie was born and raised in Wyoming, Michigan. Karlie brings over 15 years of experience in both clinical and administrative fields in dentistry and medicine.
More importantly, Karlie is happily married with three beautiful children with whom she loves spending time. She is very much into the outdoors and loves running, camping and kayaking. Karlie greatly enjoys any time that she can spend traveling and attending music festivals. She is an avid U of M and Detroit Lions fan! GO BLUE! We are very lucky and excited to have Karlie’s expertise on board.
Damaris is our very helpful and resourceful Insurance and Financial Coordinator.
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.
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 Downtown. 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.
Laura Califf, RDH
Laura is our amazing hygienist at 616 Dental Studio West Side. Laura was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Laura graduated from Grand Rapids Community College Dental Hygiene program in May of 2014.
Married her best friend August 18, 2016 after dating for nine years. Laura and her husband Stephen both attended Union High School and bought their first house on the Westside of Grand Rapids last year.
Laura has one dog named Neo, who was adopted from West Michigan Humane Society in May of 2017. Neo is a brindle Hound Terrier mix who loves to cuddle and play with other dogs. On her free time Laura enjoys reading, playing cards, board games, sports, and kayaking
Oscar has quickly become an indispensable member of our team being the office coordinator for the West Side Dental studio, as well as our Downtown Dental Studio.
Oscar was born in Mexico City and has spent most of his life in Michigan making him perfectly bilingual. Oscar has years of experience with customer service working in the fashion industry. He has wanted a career in the dental field for a long time and has hit the ground running with his abilities in solving scheduling needs as well as coordinating insurance benefits for our patients.
Oscar graduated from Union High School in Grand Rapids and attended GRCC to attain his prerequisits for the Dental Hygiene program which he would like to attend in the future.
Oscar greatly enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends as well as longboarding, hiking, fashion, working out, and soccer.