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Brian J. Licari, DDS

Dr. Brian Licari was born and raised in the West Michigan area.  He spent most of his childhood in Jenison, where he graduated from Jenison High School in 1990.  After high school, Dr. Licari attended Grand Valley State University and earned a BS in Health Sciences in 1994. He then went on to attend dental school at the University of Michigan and earned his D.D.S. in 1999.  After dental school, Dr. Licari attended the New York University College of Dental Medicine, where he earned his certificate in Endodontics in 2001.  Following New York University, Dr. Licari served as a Captain in the United States Air Force.  While in the Air Force, Dr. Licari became the endodontic chair for students attending a residency in general dentistry at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.  Dr. Licari came back to Grand Rapids in 2004 and has been practicing with Grandville Endodontics ever since.

Dr. Licari is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the West Michigan District Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists and the Michigan Association of Endodontists.


 

Thomas Korte, DDS

Dr. Thomas Korte was born and raised in Grand Rapids.  He graduated from Catholic Central HS in 2005, where he excelled in academics as well as athletics, being named into the Cougar Hall of Fame in 2017.

He then attended Hillsdale College, completing a bachelor of science in biology in 2009. During that time, he started on defense for the football team and was elected team captain after his sophomore season. After college, he had the unique opportunity to play four pre-season games for the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released.  He then played one season with the Milan Seamen Football Club in Italy.

Dr. Korte attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2015, cum laude.  He then served in the Dental Corps of the United States Navy as a Lieutenant, providing general dental services for four years.

He then completed a two year Endodontic Residency at Marquette University earning a Master’s of Science in Endodontics, summa cum laude.

He is a licensed Endodontist in the State of Michigan and is a member of the West Michigan Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontist.

He is married to his dental school sweetheart , Dr. Alexandra (Frank) Korte, a Pediatric Dentist also practicing in Grand Rapids with Mitten Kids Dentistry.  They are the proud parents of two young children. Tom is an avid golfer and Alex, who was a scholarship tennis player at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, both enjoy sports and family.

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