Meet the Doctors
At the practice of Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC, our top priority is providing you with the healthiest smile possible. Here, we are a health-based practice, dedicated to identifying and treating decay and preventing oral diseases through encouraging patients to make healthy choices. That’s why we offer a variety of services, including teeth cleanings, cosmetic treatments that give you a vibrant smile, restorative options such as dental implants that return strength and function to the teeth, as well as orthodontics. With our convenient location in Niles, MI, we are able to serve patients of all ages across Berrien County and Southwestern Michigan.
Below, meet our compassionate and knowledgeable doctors!
Compassionate Family Dentists in Niles, MI
Dr. Beckermeyer graduated from Indiana University at Indianapolis (IU/PUI) in 1995. In 1980 he began working as a Dental Technologist specializing in orthodontics. He found the experience of working directly with patients as rewarding as laboratory work. He received his Dental Hygiene license in 1989. After 11 years in the dental field, he realized his ultimate goal was to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Born and raised in Michigan, he continues to serve his community. Dr. Beckermeyer also enjoys photography, bicycling and swimming.
Dr. Andrea Beckford
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Andrea Beckford back to Michigan! After being away for nearly 20 years, she is returning with her family.
Dr. Beckford studied and worked at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry prior to moving overseas to do mission work. Her love for dentistry started in the late ‘80s at her local dentist office in mid-Michigan and early the 1990s when she assisted Dr. Beckermeyer on short-term trips to the Dominican Republic. She continues to spread her love and knowledge of the field through mentorship to high school and college students and young, aspiring dentists.
She is a member of the American Dental Association. Currently, she is actively pursuing additional training in Orthodontics through the United States Dental Institute. She is also an Invisalign Provider. She enjoys general dentistry and seeing patients of all ages!
Her hobbies include: keeping up with her young children, cooking, music, gymnastics, outdoor activities, event planning, mission work, and church ministries.
The office of Richard L. Beckermeyer, D.D.S., PC. was established in 1996, after we purchased the practice from Dr. Ed Martin. Originally a converted home with three operatories, expansion of our office was inevitable. In 2014 we purchased the land adjacent to Plym Park Golf Course. On March 16, 2016, we had our grand opening for the new building. The building was designed by Dr. Stan Bell, who uniquely incorporated many foundational Christian values.