Dr. Allyson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2007. Upon graduating from Michigan, Dr. Mulder chose to complete her training at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2012. Tufts, along with Harvard University and the many other east coast schools, present their graduating doctors with a DMD degree. All dentists receive either a DMD or a DDS degree. The degrees are identical in every way, except for the letters, but for a more detailed explanation, please click on our link here DMD vs DDS Degrees to learn more.
Upon graduation, Dr. Allyson was thrilled to returned to her home base of Grand Rapids, to join her father, Dr. Jerry, in practice. Dr. Allyson is proud to continue her family’s special legacy by becoming the fourth generation of dentists in her family. For the last 75+ years, four generations of Dr. Mulders’ have taken pride in serving the Grand Rapids community with the highest level of dental care, and Dr. Allyson is honored be back in West Michigan doing the same. Together, Dr. Allyson and Dr. Jerry now have 3 separate practices that they share. Two of the offices are general dental practices and the third is a TMD, craniofacial pain & sleep disorders specialty practice.
Dr. Allyson & Dr. Jerry are both passionately committed to continuously learning and have completed extensive advanced post-graduate training throughout the years. In order to provide the excellent standard of care that both Doctors provide, they have made it a priority to take
cutting-edge courses in some of the most innovative and challenging areas of dentistry for the benefit of their patients.
Dr. Allyson has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the past 6 years, with a heavy focus on cosmetic dentistry as well as Sleep and TMJ centered courses. She has completed several TMJ and Sleep residencies, as well as earning the distinguished recognition of Fellow from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP). Dr. Allyson & Dr. Jerry are two of the top specialists and most highly educated providers in TMJ and Sleep disorders in the entire state. Dr. Allyson has completed the AACP’s Craniofacial Pain Residency; The University of Tennessee’s mini-residency ‘Craniofacial Pain and Sleep-Breathing Related Disorders’, as well as achieved certification for facial injections and Botox from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). Dr. Allyson is also active in Spears Education and is an active member in the Grand Rapids Spears Study Club.
When Dr. Allyson is not in the dental office, or off furthering her education, she enjoys traveling, skiing, participating in triathlons, running and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Allyson’s dog, Oliver, is a Bernedoodle who has been coming to work with her since he was a puppy. He’s the office mascot and the ‘real boss’ at the office! He’s super friendly and loves belly rubs, so if you see him during your visit don’t be shy!
• Fellow of the American Academy of CranioFacial Pain (FAACP)
• American Dental Association (ADA)
• Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
• West Michigan Dental Association (WMDA) & Kent County Dental Association
• Spears Education and Spears Study Group
• American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
• American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
• American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
• Family Business Alliance Net-Gen Group
• American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)