For Dr. Mike, the best part of dentistry is getting to form lasting relationships with his patients and their families. Seeing everyone grow and thrive over the years is extremely rewarding! He loves being part of the local Colchester community and providing vital services that inspire smiles in people of all ages. If you’d like to learn more about him, just continue reading below, or contact Elevate Dental today to schedule a first visit.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Ever since he can remember, Dr. Mike has wanted to help people. He originally planned to be a doctor, but he had a great relationship with his orthodontist while growing up, and he saw first-hand how happy he was with his career and his patients’ results. He also secretly loved attempting to fix his braces when they were broken. After working as a dental tech on an oral surgeon’s office and shadowing multiple dentists, Dr. Mike knew that dentistry was the right fit for him – and the rest is history!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After creating an Individualized Bachelor of Science in Social, Scientific, and Business Studies of Health and then graduating summa cum laude with Honors at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mike completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He also a General Practice Residency program at Danbury Hospital to further his skills. Since then, he has pursued regular continuing education through the Spear programs. He is also a proud member of the American Dental Association, Vermont Dental Association, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Mike is happily married to Dr. Kristen, who also practices here at Elevate Dental. He’s also close with his parents and his younger brother, who works in healthcare IT. He enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, especially skiing in the winter, kayaking, hiking, running, and enjoying the water at Lake Champlain in the warmer months. He also likes going to outdoor concerts, cooking, traveling (especially to Europe), and playing the drums. He’s a HUGE soccer aficionado and still plays when he can too – one day, he hopes to get into coaching. He can usually be found trying to keep up skiing with Dr. Kristen at Stowe during the winter!