About us

Providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is our highest priority! Our dental team is highly trained and skilled, and we strive to provide friendly, high-quality service to each patient. Our team at Infinity Dental Excellence looks forward to taking care of you and your smile!


Dr. Jared Van Ittersum


Jared Van Ittersum, D.D.S. graduated from the University of Michigan in 2008 in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Jared specializes in surgical implant placement, Cerec CADCAM same-day crowns, and digital Invisalign. He is known for his friendly personality and gentle chair-side manner.

Dr. Jared has also mentored and taught high-end dental procedures for the last 10 years to dentists in our area. He is excited to bring his love and enthusiasm for a great patient experience to the practice. Dr. Van Ittersum and his wife, Daisy, reside in Spring Lake with their two young daughters, Ariana and Leilani. When he’s not a leading dentist in West Michigan, you can find him spending every minute with his family enjoying the outdoors and the lakes.

Dr. Elias Achey


Dr. Achey hails from California, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 2006 in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Elias specializes in cosmetic and CADCAM dentistry. He is known for his upbeat and energetic personality and his passion for health and wellness. Along with his wife, Ann Claire, and their children Margo, Elias III, and Vida, Dr. Achey resides in Spring Lake. He is thrilled to offer world-class dental care to the communities of Spring Lake, Grand Haven, and beyond.

Jennifer Gurka

Team Leader/ Treatment Coordinator

I am originally from the East side of Michigan. My background includes medical research and financial counseling. Outside of work, I enjoy being active and exploring the beautiful west side of Michigan. I love how our office is committed to patient education and the overall health of our patients.

Shelly Christians

Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist for twenty years. My husband and I have three children and in my spare time I enjoy being with them, reading, staying active in my church, and cheering on the Detroit Tigers. I love the diversity in the patients and being able to spend the time getting to know them. I also like the high-end technology that we use in our office for the benefit of our patients while providing them the best care.

Rebekah Scholten

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Rebekah and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Infinity Dental. I am very passionate about dental health and its relation to overall health. I strive to give my patients the best treatment possible in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. I enjoy using our office's advanced technology to educate my patients on their individualized dental care. Outside of work I enjoy playing with my two dogs, Tucker and Ellie, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Wendy Treuter


Michigan-born and raised, Wendy received her dental education at Kellogg College in Battle Creek, MI. After moving to Alaska for a season, she is now back in West Michigan and loves living here with her two awesome kids. She is involved in her church and loves swimming at the beach. One of her favorite things is seeing before and after results when treating her patients. She is also passionate about educating patients on the importance of oral health.

Peggy Tinsley

Insurance Coordinator

Peggy is our office Insurance Coordinator. She is a certified billing and coding specialist and has been in the dental billing industry for over 20 years. Peggy has been married for 29 years and has four kids, four grandkids and 1 'grand dog' Allie. She enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, baking, bowling, playing board games, traveling, playing volleyball and hiking.

Meli Barrios

Appointment Coordinator

Meli joins our team as Appointment Coordinator after 8 years of experience in the medical and dental fields. Born in Texas but raised in Michigan, Meli has returned to West Michigan after living for a year in Wisconsin. She and her husband enjoy embarking on many kinds of adventures together. She enjoys drawing, reading, visiting museums, and learning about antiques, old buildings, prehistoric places and towns.

Meli enjoys dentistry because of how she is able to help her patients stay informed and engaged on the importance of oral hygiene. She also brings her skills as a bilingual speaker to help patients break the language barrier and bring clarity and understanding to our Spanish-speaking patients.

Kristyn Brenner

Dental Assistant

I am from Dorr, Michigan and I attended dental school at the Greater Grand Rapids school of Dental Assisting. When I'm not at work, I enjoy being out on Gun Lake, shopping, having bonfires, and spending time with my friends. I have a sister and black lab named Kona. I love helping people get the smile they want, and bonds that I get to build with the patients.