Dr. Gary Michels has enjoyed serving the people of eastern North Carolina for over thirty years. He has served on church councils and chaired a local school board. Dr. Michels is a co-founder of The Dream Factory of North Carolina, a charity that has granted over 250 dreams to seriously ill children in eastern NC. He has lectured to dental societies and founded his own learning center in the area for post graduate education.

He is author of the book titled Unusual Success in Dentistry which has allowed him to lecture across North Carolina and to train other dentists. Dr. Michels holds a patent for a dental device. He has run the Walt Disney World Marathon. Having served as an adjunct professor for East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine he was able to share his passion for dentistry and clinical knowledge with younger dentists. Dr. Michels has three children, two of which are pursuing careers in dentistry.

Education and Training

In 1980 Dr. Michels was honored with clinical awards at his graduation ceremony from Emory University School of Dentistry. He graduated “With Honors” which signifies an overall class ranking of number two out of a class of ninety-three dentist. He was inducted as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon which is a national dental honor society. Dr. Michels began his cosmetic dental training with a man many consider to be the founder of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Ronald Goldstein. Dr. Michels has continued his studies with the most noted cosmetic dentists in the United States including, “the dentist of the stars” Larry Rosenthal of New York. Dr. Michels has dedicated himself to becoming uniquely qualified to assist his patients in having the brightest and healthiest smiles imaginable. He remains passionate about putting smiles on the faces of his patients.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Michels is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a participate in the Advanced Dental Implant Studies group. Dr. Michels is an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.