Meet the Doctors

meet dr bruce roach

Meet Dr. Bruce Roach

My Career Motivations

The profession of dentistry is wonderful. I’ve seen over and over how my interaction with a variety of people, and their ensuing dental treatment, has changed lives. From overcoming their fears of seeing the dentist, to helping them become healthier, happier, and more confident, each person benefits from the care I deliver.

I love finishing a procedure with a patient, especially one who has dental anxiety, and having them remark on how much easier it was then they’d imagined. Dentistry today offers so many treatment options: I’m able to develop custom approaches to each person’s needs, and ensure that their treatment is truly painless.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist is caring for a diverse group of people. Because no two people are alike, I am constantly challenged to learn and strengthen my skills and how I approach their care. I love that my patients trust me to do what’s right for them, and am humbled by that responsibility.

Education and Continuing Education

I keep up with all aspects of dentistry and stay current with my education in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. By taking continuing education courses, I am always up to date on the latest technology and treatments, which allow me to serve my patients’ overall oral health better. By continuing to educate myself, I feel I am prepared to do the best dentistry possible for my patients.

Professional Memberships

Away from the Practice

I grew up in southwestern Michigan and have lived in Commerce Township for more than 25 years. I have a wonderful family that includes my wife and two sons. My older son lives in the mountains of Colorado and my youngest son is now a proud member of our staff here at Dental 1.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling. I prefer combining destinations with my favorite sports of snow skiing, golf, and snorkeling.

By the way, I’m an avid U of M football fan!

 meet dr alexander roach      

Meet Dr. Alexander Roach

My Career Motivations

Dr. Alex is a very caring and talented dentist fitting in nicely with our theme of compassionate dental care for you. Dr. Alex has very gifted hands with a confident yet gentle touch.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Alex received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering with Tau Beta Pi honors from Purdue University. He interned at Bard Electrophysiology in Lowell MA. and during his time there decided to follow a path for a love for dentistry. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top of his class. He also earned a certificate in the Advanced Periodontal Clerkship program. As a student, Dr. Alex was a prominent member of the Americal Student Dental Association and represented the school of Dentistry on a number of national conferences.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Alex maintains membership in the American Dental AssociationMichigan Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He volunteers for Give Kids A Smile and over the past year he held a position on the Michigan Dental Association Peer Review Committee for Ethics.

Away from the Practice

When Dr. Alex is not practicing dentistry he enjoys golfing, snow skiing, and cheering on the Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, and Lions

Meet Dr. Benjamin Gietzen

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Please help us welcome, DR. BENJAMIN GIETZEN!

Dr. Benjamin Gietzen is an extremely gifted dentist with a companssionate heart, with a true talent and passion for his craft.

His perfectionism, experience and talent are recognized by each and every patient he sees.  Patients come from all over the area specifically for Dr. Ben for his caring nature, dedication and painless dental approach.

Dr. Ben Gietzen graduated from the University of Mercy School of Dentistry, where he was in the top of his class.  He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Asssociation and loves giving back to the community volunteering his talents and doing mission trips to Honduras for the underprivleged.  

His lifelong calling to be a dentist began at a young age and his is extremely eager to live out his dream to serve his patients at Dental 1.