top of page


A Family Business in More Ways Than One

At Ionia Family Dentistry, family is important. We treat our staff, patients, and entire community this way - a difference you can feel every time you step through our doors.

Screen Shot 2022-02-02 at 3.28.36 PM.png


    Dr. Lowell Swartz (Doc) came to Ionia in 1991 to begin his dental career. He grew up in Saginaw Michigan then attended the University of Michigan studying Biochemistry as an undergraduate. He then went to the University of Detroit and graduated in 1991. Although that is where his formal education stopped, he has always prided himself in the hundreds of hours of continued dental education that allow him to perform a vast number of procedures in the many aspects of dentistry.

    Although dentistry is a passion, Lowell is most proud of his wife Judy and daughters Sarah and Sabrina. He and Judy have lived in Ionia for many years and have integrated themselves into the community. 

    Dr. Swartz also dedicates his time to many dental organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association where he has served as an area delegate many years. He’s a member of the West Michigan Dental Association and a past president of the Ionia/Montcalm Study Club.

Bouwkamp, Sarah-2.heic


    Dr. Sarah (Swartz) Bouwkamp grew up in Ionia, Michigan and dreamed of becoming a dentist ever since she can remember. After graduating from Ionia High School in 2014, she completed her undergraduate studies at Hope College (Holland, MI) and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology. 

    Dr. Bouwkamp graduated in 2022 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. During her time at UMSOD, she was honored with many awards, including the Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship, D4 Student of the Year Award, and Student Excellence in Predoctoral Education. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and West Michigan District Dental Society.


Dr. Sabrina (Swartz) Rodriguez to join practice in Summer 2023

Dr. Swartz's second daughter, Sabrina, will be joining her father and sister at Ionia Family Dentistry after her graduation from Marquette School of Dentistry (Milwaukee, WI) in the spring of 2023. 

Dr. Rodriguez plans to offer oral sedation services as well as comprehensive orthodontic treatment to the practice.

bottom of page