Meet the Doctors
Dr. Christopher Sortman, DDS
Dr. Christopher Sortman graduated from University of Michigan Dental School in 2004. Prior to dental school, he attended Hope College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1999. Following dental school, Dr. Sortman became Lieutenant Sortman and served as a Navy dentist with the Marines in Okinawa. While there, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. The AEGD gave him shoulder-to-shoulder experience with specialists in every field of dentistry. This experience was a springboard to becoming a leader in providing comprehensive dentistry. Since then, he has pursued additional continuing education and is trained in progressive orthodontics, sedation dentistry (via the University of Georgia), and Nobel Biocare dental implants.
On a personal note, Dr. Sortman is married to his college sweetheart, Holly. They have four children: Spencer, Saige, Piper, and Orly. He enjoys spending time with family, pursuing varying interests, and most of all helping others to become the best they can be!
Dr. Logan Clements, DDS
Dr. Clements attended The University of Detroit Mercy for his undergraduate studies as a Biological Sciences major and went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He is focused on providing his patients with the best possible care for their oral health and continued education in dentistry. Dr. Clements is a member of the Michigan Dental and American Dental Associations.
Originally from Swartz Creek, MI, Dr. Clements recently moved to the west side to see what the lakeshore has to offer and looks forward to furthering his career in Dentistry. He is an outdoorsman and enjoys spending his time hunting, fishing and camping. You can also catch Dr. Clements in his Jeep Wrangler on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in the summer, or playing ice hockey in the winter!
Here at Community Shores Dental, we employ staff members who are talented, caring, and dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. We love working with patients of all ages and enjoy getting to know the families who visit our office. We will work hard to make sure you have a positive, productive experience! When you choose Community Shores Dental, you are in good hands.
Dr. David Carbonell, DDS
David grew up in southwest Michigan, spending many summer vacations at various campgrounds around the Muskegon/Whitehall area. Now, when people ask, he says he works where he always vacationed. That seems like a step in the right direction!
He attended UCLA dental school from 2007-2012. His time in LA was a wonderful experience, but he also felt his heart call him back to Michigan. You can take the man out of Michigan, but you can’t take Michigan out of the man. After a few early job opportunities, David moved up to Grand Haven where he has lived since 2014. In 2015 he married his husband, Connor. They live with two dogs — a chihuahua mix and a pomeranian mix — named Gunther and Winnie.
He has many interests including gardening, bonsai, cooking/baking, music and piano playing, trading/investing, entrepreneurship, drawing, writing, and philosophy.
David is proud to serve his patients at Community Shores Dental. What he enjoys most about being a dentist is working with patients to accomplish their oral health goals, particularly ones that have specific anxieties about the dentist. He strives to redefine the dental experience for patients so they feel comfortable and feel they have a say in the focus of their treatment.
Dr. Tiffany Kimmel, DDS
Dr. Tiffany Kimmel was born and raised on a large fruit and vegetable farm in Pennsylvania. She studied both biology and art for her undergraduate degree at Lafayette College. Realizing that dentistry was a combination of these two subjects she loved, she decided to pursue it as a career. Following college, Tiffany worked full time as a dental assistant at Berks Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Pennsylvania.
She worked on a large team assisting cases, taking radiographs, and sterilizing instruments. After two years as a dental assistant, she left the oral surgery center to continue her education at The University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
During dental school, Tiffany was the president of the Special Care Dentistry Association and enjoyed participating in volunteer activities working with children with special needs. She also worked part time as an art instructor at Painting with a Twist.
Tiffany is very excited to live by the beautiful lakeshore and join the Community Shores Dental team. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys cooking, spending time with her dog Barkley, painting and long distance running.