"Our Practice Philosophy is to provide the best care to our patients and always to treat them with respect and concern for their well-being."

Our Practice History

Our practice is located in the historic Pere Marquette Train Station. It was built in 1927 after the original 1870 station burned. The last train to serve our station left in 1971. It was abandoned for 27 years, and was only saved from the wrecking ball by a neighbor who refused to let the railroad knock it down. We purchased the building, and restored it as closely to the original as we could, right down to the font on the signs..

Inside the office you will note the décor of the 1920’s, but the technology of today. We are committed to staying current in both training and technology, but one thing that sets our office apart is our staff. You will not find a more caring, capable group of people anywhere.

Drs. Mountford, Ruszkowski, & Andaloro

Our Grand Haven dental practice philosophy is to provide the best care to our patients and to always treat them with respect and concern for their well-being. We utilize the latest technology and techniques to provide the most comfortable and relaxing dental experience possible for you and your family.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Chris Mountford

    Dr. Mountford attended Wayne State University for his undergraduate degree. Following graduation, he then worked at the University of Michigan for six years performing engineering and cancer research. He then changed course and pursued his dream of becoming a dentist.

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  • Dr.
    Michael Ruszkowski

    Dr. Ruszkowski grew up in Schoolcraft, MI and attended Hope College where he met his wife, Andie. After four years in Holland, they knew they would return to the lakeshore. Dr. Ruszkowski attended the University of Michigan for dental school and did an optional 1 year of extra training in General Practice Residency in Denver. 

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  • Dr.
    Joshua Andaloro

    Dr. Joshua Andaloro joined our practice in 2022. Dr. Andaloro went to Michigan State for his undergraduate degree which means that Mountford & Ruszkowski Family Dentistry has both a “Go Blue” and a “Go Green” college graduate - we can now please both sides of the college rivalry.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

    My experience was GREAT, I even got to appt early and taken in right away. That was great! I have nothing to complain about ..everything was super.

    Deb N.

    Diane is one of the best in so many ways. Not only is she a gentle and talented hygienist, but she has such enormous patience and empathy for all the smiling faces that sit in her chair. Her happy spirit and welcoming attitude is definitely one in a million!

    Kelly G.

    This is a great place to go!!! Saw Dr. Mike. He does a great job of discussing the status of your teeth and possible future needs. All of the staff are great!!

    Lindsay D.

    Clean, calm, caring environment. I needed an old (visible) filling redone and it was a painless, flawless visit. Great results!

    Laura L.

    Outstanding care and great staff. Always a positive experience going to see Dr. Mountford.

    Jason P.

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  • Bridges

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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Our Location

333 Jackson St #A Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Hours of Operation

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