Meet our Team

The Yankee Springs Dental doctors and staff enjoy working together, and we appreciate the friendships we have made with the people who trust us with their dental care. We feel blessed to be able to work with wonderful patients and make a difference in their health and appearance through excellent dentistry. We’ve learned that it’s not all about US. Our services are all about YOU and your personal dental concerns.


Frank A. Kokmeyer, D.D.S.

ourteam-1Dr. Kokmeyer grew up spending his summers in the Yankee Springs area. He moved to the area over 35 years ago and founded Yankee Springs Dental in 1982. For many years, he also owned a large practice in the Kalamazoo area, but his current focus is on serving patients right in his own neighborhood. He finds that a smaller staff lends itself well to personalized service. Dr. K’s goal is to provide a wide variety of excellent services in one friendly and comfortable location.

Dr. Kokmeyer especially enjoys straightening teeth with braces. Over the years, he has helped individuals and entire families achieve a straight smile, and he has long taught the techniques to other providers. Combined with other procedures, he is able to make a dramatic difference in the appearance of a patient’s smile. “The ability to use our expertise in many techniques in addition to braces makes our office the perfect choice for short-term braces for adults. Many adults have had their smile changed dramatically within about six months with a savings in time and expense.”

Frank and his wife, Verna, are proud of their seven grown children. Several of them have gone into healthcare. As they grew up, all spent some time working at the dental office. It is a tradition which has helped with college tuition, and it also gave each a desire to meet the needs of others in their communities.

Dr. Kokmeyer is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, and the Michigan Dental Association.


Christine L. Ackermann, D.D.S.

ourteam-2Dr. Christine Ackermann graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1992. She and her husband have four children. Her favorite times are spent with her family vacationing on Beaver Island. “It has been a privilege providing dental care for and building relationships with our patients and friends at Yankee Springs Dental.








Liz, Office Manager and Dental Assistant

Liz has worked with Dr. Kokmeyer and Dr. Ackermann for 22 years. “I enjoy serving our patients who are not only friends but family. My husband Jeff and I have lived in the area for 20 years. In my spare time I like to read and be outside. I love to serve and share a little joy with a big smile.”







Karla, Patient Coordinator

Meet our patient coordinator Karla!  “I enjoy working as patient coordinator, meeting new people and getting to know them as family. I love watching people enjoy our relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Outside of work, I love to travel and spend time with my husband at the lake. We have two daughters and four grandchildren.”







Ashley, Dental Hygienist

Ashley graduated from Aquinas College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English. She then pursued her Associates of Arts & Sciences in Dental Hygiene at Grand Rapids Community College, where she graduated in 2016. Ashley has grown up around the Gun Lake Area and attended Wayland Public Schools.