LifeSMILES Vision - "To provide exceptional complete health care to every patient."


Dr. Brock Arms

Dr Brock Arms Owner of LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Cadillac and Gladwin Michigan

After practicing in Holland, Michigan for ten years, Brock Arms moved to the Cadillac area in 2005 with his wife and oldest son. Prompted by his desire to move back to his roots and be closer to family and what other Cadillac area residents might call God's country, Dr. Arms puts his extensive education and clinical studies to use in his hometown. Having distinguished himself as an artisan in dentistry, Dr. Arms focuses on using his dental and clinical abilities to not only exceed the expectation of his patients, but offer leadership efforts, humanitarian aid and mission service to needy people locally and around the world as well.

Dr. Brock Arms and his family at a Patient Appreciation day event

Dr. Arms enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include hiking and photography.

Recently he was able to combine his love of both on an adventure to Patagonia, South America.

Dr. Arms has developed proven clinical excellence.

After working toward his bachelor's degree from Ferris State University, he earned his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

  • Upon graduation from dental school, he immediately entered the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, also at the University of Michigan, where he received advanced training in each area of dentistry.
  • Following completion of the AEGD program, he was selected by one of the most prominent Prosthodontists (a specialist in replacing missing teeth) in west Michigan to become an associate in a Holland, Michigan practice.
  • Partnering with a Prosthodontist provided a unique opportunity to develop outstanding skills in many areas including crown and bridge, dental implants, dentures and cosmetic work.
  • Dr. Arms is a leader and humanitarian.

    • Dr. Arms has served in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Kenya and looks forward to continuing this service privilege to a larger extent.
    • Dr. Arms is a member of
      • The American Dental Association,
      • Michigan Dental Association,
      • Resort District Dental Society,
      • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,
    • Former Association memberships include
      • Dental Organization for Oral Sedation,
      • Chicago Dental Society and
      • the Francis B. Vedder Society for Crown and Bridge.
    • He has performed in many capacities on the board for West Michigan District Dental Society.
    • He has also served as president of the Holland/ Zeeland Dental Society.
    • For several years he attended courses at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida; one of the most recognized educational facilities worldwide for dentistry.


    Dr. John Kempton

    Dr. John Kempton providing more than dentistry, he provides health

    John and his wife Chris moved to Northern Michigan in 1978, to establish a dental practice and raise their family in some of America's most scenic outdoor wonderland. The family experienced all of what makes our area special, including all of its outdoor activities... skiing, snowboarding, tennis, mountain biking, and boating. The kids are gone, but the memories of coaching countless little league games and driving to endless north country high school gymnasiums will live forever! John still enjoys tennis and golf, he volunteers in local leadership development in Charlevoix County, and can always be found with a few good books underway.

    Dr. John Kempton on a cross country motorcycle trip
    To really unwind, you may find him on a cross country motorcycle trip taking in the scenic byways and growing a larger perspective...




    Dr. Kempton's commitment to excellence in dentistry

  • Graduated with honors from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • Participated in numerous post-graduate continuums, including the prestigious Pankey Institute, Case Western, and the Oral Bioesthetic Institute; to achieve an above average working knowledge of prosthetic, reconstructive, and cosmetic dental procedures.
  • Created and supervised a large state of the art practice in Charlevoix County; three dentists and twenty team members dedicated to compassionate caring.
  • Invited to become a Fellow in the American College of Dentists; FACD
  • Recognized for over 20 years by Consumer Reports as one of America's "Top Dentists"
  • Member of the ADA, MDA, Local District Dental Society, and past Peer review chair and committee member
  • Published in peer reviewed dental journals, and coaches young professionals to reach and achieve their full potential
  • Dr. Kempton's commitment to community leadership and personal growth

  • Has served on local Community Health Board of Directors
  • Has served numerous terms as local school board trustee
  • Has served as trustee and officer on a county Community Foundation
  • Volunteers in local schools to deliver leadership development for young people
  • Is certified as a professional coach
  • Is a dedicated life long learner, helping all and any discover their potential, then realize it!


  • Traci - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Registered Dental Hygienist and Team Leader / Office Manager

    Traci - Registered Dental Hygienist / Team Leader / Office Manager


    As a dental hygienist and team leader, Traci's passion for providing excellent dental care shines through.
    While practicing dental hygiene for over 20 years, she has been honored to serve many of her patients for all of those years. She thinks of her patients and her team as family.
    She proudly states, "I take great pride in telling people where my workplace is."
    While serving as a dental hygienist, Traci is honored to guide her patients through the journey of reaching optimal dental health and total body health.

    Traci enjoys exercising, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.





    Carole - Registered Dental Hygienist


    Carole - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Registered Dental Hygienist

    Carole is here to help you maintain your overall dental health by providing quality professional preventive care appointments. She is skilled at sharing information with you as she becomes familiar with your situation and she will answer your questions all along the way.
    While practicing dental hygiene for over 25 years, she appreciates the value of working for a quality-oriented dentist. She is glad to say that, "Our team delivers the highest quality dentistry and customer service of any office in the area."

    When not practicing Dental Hygiene, Carole enjoys walking, playing her flute, and working on do-it-yourself projects. She says that, "My greatest pleasure in life comes from spending time with my family."




    Rob - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Registered Dental Hygienist and Marketing

    Rob - Registered Dental Hygienist / Marketing


    Rob considers it a privilege to help patients reach dental health goals in the clinical setting and through his use of multimedia technology, managing LifeSMILES web site and FaceBook page, and videos.
    Patients appreciate his caring, informative discussion and gentle touch.

    When he is not in the practice, Rob enjoys spending time with his two children and, also enjoys walking, digital photography, web design and videography.




    Debra - Benefit Specialist

    Debra - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Benefit Specialist

    Debra brings to LifeSMILES a diverse background in health, including 5 years dental knowledge, 19 years at the health department, she also has 2 years background in administration. This experience provides Debra the knowledge to efficiently work through dental benefits.

    Outside the office Debra enjoys spending time with her family. Camping and riding bicycles are two activities that she especially looks forward to.












    Lori - Clinical Assistant


    Lori - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Clinical Assistant

    Lori takes great pride in keeping you on schedule, allowing Dr. to completely focus on your oral health and make your appointment run smoothly without interruption. Lori sees dentistry as an energetic profession, having served as a dental assistant since 1998. She said the team at LifeSMILES Dentistry has shown her how much fun it can be.

    She spends her time with family, camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, doing crossword puzzles and playing guitar.





    Mandy - Clinical Assistant / Sleep Medicine Specialist


    Mandy - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Clinical Assistant and Sleep Medicine Specialist

    As a clinical assistant, Mandy looks forward to giving patients the "best dental visit ever!" By focusing on patient comfort and on providing technologically advanced treatments, Mandy helps patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Mandy has training in sleep medicine and looks forward to making your life better and healthier with better sleep.

    Away from the practice, Mandy's daughters, Carmen and Riley, and her boys, Parker and Derek keep her busy with sports and outdoor activities. They also camp, bike, fish often, and garden.





    JoAnn - Appointment Coordinator


    JoAnn - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Appointment Coordinator

    JoAnn has been assisting patients in scheduling dental appointments in a timely manner since joining our team in 2001. When you call, you know JoAnn will value your time and make sure your needs are met. She will also help prepare you for what to expect at your appointment. "I find it rewarding to work with a team that is dedicated to the dental profession."

    JoAnn enjoys spending time with her family, and some of her personal interests include photography, knitting, cross-stitch and bicycling.





    Brandy - Clinical Assistant


    Brandy - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Clinical Assistant

    Brandy says she feels very fortunate to work with such a caring and dedicated team. "We want to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible."
    Brandy helps patients achieve their dental goals by helping them to determine their needs efficiently at their dental visits. "It is very rewarding to have patients complete treatment and smile with confidence."

    Brandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoys camping and travelling along with caring for her family.





    Ashley - Registered Dental Hygienist / Health Coordinator


    Ashley - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Registered Dental Hygienist and Health Coordinator

    Ashley has a gentle personality to assist you with your visit.
    She brings an informed perspective to the team, providing information about complete body health. When you visit with Ashley, you will receive a caring and informative experience as she helps you design a complete health plan, tailored to your needs. Ashley coordinates with patients, their physicians, and our team, following the results of their Oral DNA saliva testing.

    Outside the office setting, Ashley enjoys snowboarding in the winter, spending time mountain biking, and visiting with her family.





    Laura - Appointment Coordinator


    Laura - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Appointment Coordinator

    Laura's friendly and caring personality is ready to make your visit enjoyable at LifeSMILES.
    Helping you schedule your visits and to aid you with your questions is one of Laura's primary goals as she has 15 years experience working customer service. She says "the patients are so wonderful at LifeSMILES, that they deserve to be treated the very best."

    When Laura has free time, she enjoys visiting with her son in Montana, spending time with her family and close friends, her boxers (dogs) Tyson & Mia and taking time to work with her flowers and cake decorating.





    Lori R. - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Benefit Coordinator

    Lori - Benefit Coordinator


    Lori has been with LifeSMILES off-and-on for several years, usually behind the scenes dealing with insurance and financial information, after many years in both clinical and administrative ends at other dental offices. She takes great pride in working for an office that is able to provide world-class dentistry to its patients.

    When not in the office, she enjoys doing contracting work for the military, delivering dental services to servicemen throughout the Midwest.
    She also loves to travel, do needlework of any kind, and spending time with her new husband and three grandbabies.





    Aimee - Financial Coordinator


    Aimee - LifeSMILES complete health dentistry Financial Coordinator

    Aimee enjoys helping and assisting patients with coordinating their treatment and benefits, to help them achieve a healthier mouth.
    Her 17 years in the dental setting and many years of customer service, provide Aimee with a well rounded knowledge to help you achieve your dental goals.
    She loves LifeSMILES approach to care- providing the best total treatment on all levels, including keeping patients completely informed using state of the art technology. Aimee says "Our team is a big family- family oriented and that's a great feeling to be a part of."


    As the Co-Owner of Latitude 44 in Manton, Aimee can be found there on her off-time. She is also active in the Manton schools and coaches Manton Middle School Cheer, and won't miss cheering her kids at sporting events. She loves spending time with her husband, children, friends and family, as well as, her many fur-babies. If time allows, Aimee can be found fishing, making jewelry, refurbishing furniture, camping or taking a trip down the river.