I love to help people get healthy, because a healthy mouth is vitally important to your overall health. I truly strive to provide the highest quality dentistry possible in a caring and professional manner. For the past 25 years, my patients have always come first. Customer service is the cornerstone of my practice. I promise to discuss all viable options for treatment, and my recommendations will be based on what I would do for myself or for my family.
I made sure that the education I received would instill confidence in my patients. I attended Michigan State University for my undergraduate degree before continuing on to the University of Michigan for dental school. I completed my General Practice Residency with the United States Air Force. During my service in the Air Force, I was stationed at Chanute AFB in Illinois and Castle AFB in California.
The field of dentistry is constantly changing, and new treatment options means better care for my patients. I participate in continuing education through courses and seminars annually. I am a past-president of the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society and have been a delegate to the Michigan Dental Association.
Outside the Office
I am originally from Midland, MI, and now live in Kalamazoo with my wife of 30 years, Theresa. We have a full house of dogs ranging in age from puppies to 15 years old. When I’m not in the office I enjoy weight lifting, playing golf, and exhibiting our dogs in dog shows. My wife and I judge conformation dog shows a few weekends a year. I am also a huge University of Michigan football fan and Detroit Tiger fan.
Please Welcome To Our Practice…
Tyler Tran, DDS
Hello, I’m Dr. Tyler Tran. I grew up in Plainwell, Michigan where I played soccer, basketball and golf. Following high school, I attended Siena Heights University where I played collegiate soccer. After one year at Siena Heights University, I transferred to Western Michigan University where I majored in Biomedical Sciences, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2015. From there, I moved to Chicago and attended dental school at Midwestern University, earning my DMD with honors in 2020.
While Chicago was an amazing experience, I moved back to Kalamazoo following dental school to be closer to my incredible fiancé, who is a labor and delivery nurse at Borgess hospital. We both enjoy giving back to our community and wholeheartedly look forward to starting a family of our own in Kalamazoo. Following my belief in giving back to the community, I have participated in groups such as Feed My Starving Children, volunteered in wheel chair basketball tournaments and even have given oral health presentations to elementary children.
I am currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Michigan Dental Association. Committed to providing the best care possible for my patients, I have completed numerous postdoctoral continuing education credits in prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, Invisalign and more. I promise to always continue to educate myself and use top of the line technology so that I can provide each and every one of you with the care you deserve.
In my free time, I enjoy wakeboarding, golfing, traveling abroad, and spending time with my family and fiancé.
Meet Our Dental Team
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
Corie - Office Manager
I come to Spurr Family Dentistry with over 27 years in the healthcare field. I have specialized in Geriatrics and Alzheimer’s/Dementia becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner with an ultimate goal of excellent customer service. I also worked for Western Michigan University’s program working with adults with disabilities. I was born and raised in Michigan and I grew up spending most days outdoors with my dad riding three wheelers. I also enjoyed spending summers in Arkansas visiting family. To this day my favorite place is the Upper Peninsula exploring all of its parts and pieces, camping and kayaking. I spend most weekends watching my two grandchildren race motocross. Fundraising is a big passion and where I have made some of my biggest accomplishments aside from raising two wonderful children. I am a people person and that spills over into my work life as well.
Julie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie was born and raised in Portage, MI. She currently lives in Vicksburg with her husband, and their 2 daughters, and one black lab. Julie graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2007. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and traveling.
Carmen - Dental Assistant
My name is Carmen, I’m currently attending Western Michigan University to study Biomedical Sciences and Spanish. I am going into my 4th year at WMU. I have been with our team since 2017 when I moved to the Kalamazoo area from Detroit. I plan to attend Dental Hygiene school following my Bachelors at WMU in 2021, to then lead my education to dental school further down the road. I spend a lot of my time hiking, camping, studying, visiting my family on the east side of Michigan and volunteering at Nonprofit Organizations all over the United States. Down the road, I plan to work with under-served communities, providing the best dental care I possibly can educating and establishing strong patient rapport. I enjoy building relationships with our patients, assisting our amazing clinical staff, and watching oral health and oral image change our patient’s lives for the better.
Jessica - CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
I have been a dental assistant for Spurr Family Dentistry since the spring of 2019 and started working as an assistant in 2009 with experience in oral surgery & general dentistry. I live in Kalamazoo with my boyfriend and his 2 rambunctious kids who are 4 and 5 years old and we just welcomed our baby girl into the world in April. We fill our free time by traveling and spending as much time in the great outdoors with fishing, camping, kayaking or just hanging out by the pool with the kids.
Elizabeth - Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated in 2014 from Kalamazoo Valley Community College with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I am also licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. I focus on my patients by educating them on their individual needs. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, bonfires, golfing and vacationing.
JEssica - Dental Care Coordinator
I was born and raised in Kalamazoo. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Services. In my spare time, I love to read, taking nature walks with my husband, and finding great places to eat. My husband and I have two four-legged fur babies named Tibbles and Findabhair, our kitties. The things I like best about dentistry are making people feel comfortable and helping them to achieve that shining smile.
Crystal - Registered Dental Assistant
I have been living in Michigan most of my life, you can catch me at the beach when it’s hot and rooting for U of M when it’s cold. I’m a mother of an amazing young man, watching him grow is the highlight of my life! I love going on random adventures and creating life long memories with him. One of my favorite pastimes is singing and dancing, if you’re at the office and hear someone singing along to the radio it’s most likely me. I furthered my career by becoming a CDA, then an RDA and enjoy being in the dental field and taking care of people.
Kelley -Hygiene Assistant
My name is Kelley and I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 22 years. I graduated from Kalamazoo Community College. I live in Plainwell with my husband and we have three children. Two of them are in college and live at home and my oldest daughter is married. I enjoy boating, traveling, and spending time with family. I am happy to be assisting and supporting the hygiene team in helping patients achieve great oral health.
Kyndra - Dental Care Coordinator
I am originally from Indiana but am currently residing in Michigan. I am currently attending PGU for IT Programming and Software Development. When not working, I enjoy spending my time with my boyfriend and our two fur babies Beans and Joey, working on a decent golf swing and enjoying the outdoors. I hope to provide a welcoming experience for everyone who visits Spurr Family Dentistry and enjoy working with everyone on this team.
Maggie - Registered Dental Hygienist
I was raised in the small town of Watervliet, Michigan. I then moved to Kalamazoo to earn my Associates Degree from KVCC in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy Dental Hygiene because it allows me to have the opportunity to equip patients with knowledge and tools to improve their oral health and genuinely enjoy their best lives. I plan to continue my education and become a professor in a dental hygiene program. I have a huge puppy, Macee, who is a 5 year old Black lab mix. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, walking my dog, and spending as much time as possible on the lake. I'm looking forward to growing with this amazing team at Spurr Family Dentistry.
Kelly - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
My name is Kelly and I am a graduate of Kalamazoo Valley Community College with an associate degree in dental hygiene. I am newly married; my husband Jaden and I love to be outside and active. My hobbies are paddleboarding, dogs, and shopping. Dental Hygiene is an awesome field and I am excited to be with Dr. Spurr, Dr. Tran and the team.
I've always loved going to the dentist, but Dr. Spurr and his staff ALWAYS make it a great experience! I adore Julie - she is incredible. Everyone needs a Julie!! I have an appointment next week and I am very much looking forward to it!
- Mandi Smith. 7/29/2019
Hands down the best dental office in the area and i have tried many different ones. Everyone is super friendly and helpful, they will work with your schedule. I had a root canal done recently and I've never had any major work like this done before but Dr. Spurr was great because he talked me through it and most importantly I could tell he was confident while working and It really put me at ease during the procedure. Also I was never made to feel embarrassed that I had let this cavity get this bad, whereas past experiences with other dentists in Kalamazoo have left me feeling judged... 10/10
- Aaron Infante. 6/10/2019
Amazing, friendly staff, they really care about you and your dental needs. Would highly recommend.
- Lucy Merrill. 4/21/2019
I have been coming here for about 20 years....that should say it all! I luv this place! Everyone from Dr. Spurr to the office staff is friendly, compassionate, knowledgeable. They all make you feel like part of their family. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!! Keep up the great work❤️
- Ann Haines. 4/14/2019
Love this office! Everyone is super friendly and nice. They will work with your schedule and they always make you feel important. They explain everything they do in detail and always answer questions throughly.
- Kristin Echevarria. 4/14/2019
Great Dentist. Highly recommend if your looking for a new Dentist with years of experience.
- Ken V. 2/21/2019
I am a HUGE scardycat! I HATE dental work, always have. But I was quickly calmed by the staff at Spurs Family Dentistry. From the moment I walked in I was warmly greeted and set at ease. So I will now be on the road to getting my dental health back to A-1 condition. Because I have total confidence in my new dentist and his staff. 😁
- Victoria Diane. 1/14/2019
The BEST dentist I've ever gone to. Hands down... awesome work! His cosmetic work is on point!
The Dr is very informative and pleasant. Very friendly and kind. Nice Dr and great staff.
- AJ Jen. 0/22/2019
Very friendly and informative.
- Jeanne Doonan. 0/17/2019
I can always get an appointment relatively soon and everyone is always friendly. They’re always happy to answer my questions and even call me to make sure I got the information. They also send text messages to remind you of upcoming appointments which is super helpful. My teeth are in great shape thanks to them!
- Breehanna Williams. 0/10/2019
The clinic itself is very welcoming in decor and staff. Everyone was extremely friendly, patient, and professional in both appearance and client interaction. They were extremely thorough, communicating my health to me at every turn and making sure I was comfortable and understood what was happening. Highly recommend.
- Natalie Timmer. 0/10/2019
DR. Spurr is a great Dentist. He is knowledgeable and thorough. His office staff friendly and helpful. And Julie the Hygienist is The Best.
- Tina Troha. 11/28/2018
You all did a great job. I've been impressed ever time I come in. Everyone is so friendly and skill level of each person has been great. I've had two teeth extracted and 4 teeth filled plus had my teeth cleaned. Each experience has been very good !!! I love this Dentist office.
- Blaine Edgell. 11/4/2018
Have been going here for all my dental procedures and i have yet to be disappointed, doctor and staff are very helpful. I tend to get anxious at the dentist and they always answer all my questions and i leave feeling awesome!
- Brittany Haley. 10/19/2018
Dr Spurr and the great people who work with him are all AWESOME! Always very polite employees at the reception area. Brenda, a hygentist that I go to is super great to have work on your teeth! They all are very gentle, explain what they are doing as they work on your teeth, and allow you to have a say in your treatment. Dr Kilgore had this practice years ago, and Dr Spurr kept it going. I left once for a short period of time, and came back. I can honestly say I have been coming to this dentist office for over 50 years! Thank you all for such great care! Here's to 50 more!!!
- Ash34 Dark. 10/13/2018
I love my dentist. Dr. Spurr is friendly, efficient, and understands that dentistry is not supposed to hurt or be unpleasant. All of the techs have the midas touch.
- Sid Redlin. 9/31/2018
Staff is super friendly, did and awesome job on my teeth cleaning.
- Briana Hankins. 9/30/2018
Everything was done very well.
- Mervin Burtis. 9/18/2018
Super kind, very thorough
- Lauren Morris. 9/16/2018
Great staff, Very professional 😁
- Rochelle Edwards. 8/28/2018
Very good atmosphere, gentle and a nearly pain free experience. Thankful to the staff an God that I found this place.
- guy zuck. 8/26/2018
The overall experience was so pleasing. I highly recommend Spurr family Dentistry. So family oriented, makes you feel as if you're part of their family. The atmosphere was so relaxing. I'm so pleased to have chosen a Dentist that cares about you and your dental care.
- Veronica Jones. 6/27/2018
Best Dentisty I’ve been to.
- Jesse Macias. 6/23/2018
Dr. Spurr and his staff are AMAZING. Very informative and gentle.
- Marvita Little. 6/18/2018
I liked everything about this place, staff very friendly and Dr Spurr very nice. Reasonable price without insurance , I can't wait to get my work done on my teeth.
- Denise Swenson. 5/29/2018
Everyone is very nice, and did there best to get me in as quickly as possible. Only mild downside would be that it’s a little warmer in the office than I’d prefer....when I’m already sweating from anxiety (dental phobia from previous/unrelated appts), it’d be helpful to have the room a little cooler. Otherwise, pleased with the service so far! ;)
- Heidi Piper. 5/28/2018
Though they are very professional and know what they’re talking about, the hygienists that I have had the past few times have been very relatable and so much fun. They make the experience of going to the dentist something worth looking forward to.
- Danielle Hill. 5/21/2018
I have extremely bad anxiety with going to dentist. But he helped me in lots of ways. He got me anti anxiety medicine and talking me threw what he was doing every step of the way. He was very patient with me. Thank you so much. I Will be going back.
- Angela Bouverette. 5/20/2018
Wow! What a great office and wonderful staff. I've never felt more at home than I do here. They are really thorough, and explain everything they are doing and what's best to keep your mouth healthy. I would recommend them to anyone!
- Liz Cutshaw. 5/20/2018
Julie was wonderful as my Hygenist- and Lindsey was awesome with my 9 yr old daughter- we will definitely continue to be patients- Thanks Spurr Family Dental.
- Casey Guzman. 5/20/2018
Best dentist in kalamazoo!! The staff is so friendly and they treat you with kindness, have been going to this dentist for 9 years now and still loving it
- Ana Vanegas. 3/4/2018
Recent visit to do 6 fillings because I kept putting it off. They did great, got me in and out. Great staff
- Aaron Takace. 3/4/2018
Highly recommend Dr. Spurr and his staff, they do a fantastic job!
- Casey Alger. 2/27/2018
Great location with great staff. Friendly and quick services.
- Mike Bobbitt. 2/22/2018
Great facility and great staff. Always get me right back to the room for my appointment, and the hygienists and Dr. Spurr are always sure to explain exactly what they're doing at every step.
- John Molendyk. 2/20/2018
Highly recommend!! Great service and care. Super friendly staff, informative, up to date technology. I haven't been to the dentist in a long time because of prior experience. This establishment i would look forward to returning. Outstanding!!!
- Stephen Miller. 2/5/2018
Excellent service, as always.
- Ludwig Ouzoonian. 0/22/2018
Doc. John Spurr it's very professional, kind, that office staff like family!!! Love them all!!!
- purple lion. 11/21/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Spurr for 10 years. I love the practice , all the dental hygienist and staff.. They are very nice and professional. I would definitely recommend Dr. Spurr.
- Chantal Aguero. 10/15/2017
Friendliest service with quality care. Great atmosphere too. Highly recommended!
- Crystal Elissetche. 10/6/2017
They were absolutely fantastic. I was having an issue with one of my teeth and despite not being a patient before, they were able to fit me in and evaluate me SAME DAY! They were all very kind and willing to answer my numerous questions. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Spurr.
- Bri L. 9/9/2017
Friendly, superior service is the norm at this practice. Cutting edge technology. Staff that takes the time to explain everything before you even think to ask. The Dentist Dr. Spurr is just awesome..
- Michael Bracy. 9/3/2017
Everyone makes you feel so welcome.
From the time I walked through the front doors, to the time I left.
They spend quality time with you and don't make you feel rushed.
Very pleasant experience!
- Vanessa Rivera. 7/24/2017
I've been going to Dr. Spurr for some years now and I love it there. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't like going to the dentist but the staff definitely make the experience better! Thanks for your services and making every visit one to remember.
- Itorria Carter. 4/8/2017
Great Doctor and staff. I've always had a good experience during my visits. Very professional and friendly. The office is clean, comfortable and modern. I'd definitely recommend Dr. Spurr to anyone looking for a new Dentist.
- Kevin Adams. 4/1/2017
I love Dr Spurr and his entire staff
Great dentist Office, great group of people!!
If you need a dentist, I highly recommend #drspurr
- Dana Norman. 3/10/2017
I really like this office, they have a friendly and professional staff.
- Trav Hall. 1/3/2017
Very pleased, Bridget was very gentle with my mouth, and did a great job with the cleaning. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and courteous.
- Joel Oliver. 1/1/2017
Staff very friendly and helpful after an usual delay before my appointment
- Janet Snyder. 11/7/2016
I was in town visiting from Seattle and was able to get an appointment very promptly! The staff were all super friendly, warm and welcoming and did a wonderful job of making me feel at ease during my cleaning/x-ray appointment. I will definitely come back from a routine cleaning when I find myself in town again. Thanks again!
- Ylva Elhammer. 7/23/2016
I brought my 3 year old daughter in for her first checkup and it was with Julie. She was AMAZING with my daughter! Even though my daughter was super shy, Julie kept plugging along and never stopped trying to make my daughter feel comfortable. I haven't loved all of the staff at this office, but Julie is by far the best and my reasoning for the 5 star rating...so request her!
- Melissa Hoffman. 4/24/2016
thanks it was great now i feel better .
- Dlawar M. 3/1/2016
Staff is very attentive and friendly. Dr. Spurr is a nice dentist, with good follow-up. The office is beautiful and run very efficiently. I also appreciate how they double check on coverage before setting up procedures.
- Angela Wade. 5/17/2015
The staff at Dr. Spurrs' office is always so friendly and efficient! Their communication is superb. They are never pushy. Julie does a great job and Dr. keeps you informed of what needs to be done and how. When you leave, you're greeted by a big smile from Nic and he goes over your billing and makes sure everything is good with you before you leave. Certainly a new experience from an activity that most people cringe to think about. You almost want to look forward to visiting your dentist! Thanks, JD
- Jim Douglass. 9/23/2014
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Spurr for a while now and recently started our kids there (4 yrs and 2 yrs). Yesterday, our 4 yr old had an appt and he wasn't really willing to get his teeth cleaned, so seeing that our 2 yr old was interested, they let him hop up in the chair and get his teeth somewhat polished and checked. They are so good with all ages and so willing to work with you and your kids and they don't push the kids when they hit their threshold.
- Mandi Smith. 7/28/2014
just had a couple cavities done and i had no discomfort throughout the entire procedure. highly recommended if you're looking for a new dentist. thanks dr. spurr!
- Thomas Bauer. 5/7/2014
This dentist is AMAZING!! When I started going to Dr. Spurr I wasn't a big fan of the dentist.... it's been several years now that I have been going to him and I must say I look forward to my visits. Dr. Spurr is very friendly and puts you at ease. He explains everything he is going to do before he does it and I never leave the office in pain. That said, I know the visit wouldn't be the same without his awesome staff.... Jill and Nic in the front office are so friendly and make a point to say hi to you (by name) as you walk in. There's no walking up to the front desk to 'check-in' because they already know you. Finally- I enjoy how advanced this dentist office is.... flat screen TV's in each room, text reminders, email appt reminders... they keep up with the times. Highly recommend this Dentist for so many reasons.
- Jonathan K. 5/5/2014
All members of the team are friendly and welcoming. I always feel like I'm their only patient there. Love the views puts you at ease.
- Erika Wilson. 11/29/2013
I always enjoy visiting Dr Spurr's office and everyone I see there. Jill and Mary are awesome and of course Dr Spurr is the best doctor in the wold! He's always gentle, kind and considerate. He takes his time and explains what he is doing at each step of the way to ensure you are having the most favorable experience possible. I wouldn't go to another dentist. Thank you Dr Spurr and Staff.