Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Ever since a young age, Dr. Mike had a strong feeling that he would go into a field where he’d be able to take care of people. He had a good family friend who was a dentist and really enjoyed the family-friendly nature of the career – he truly loved what he did! That inspired Dr. Mike to enroll in a pre-dental course, shadowing different professionals and watching them work. The rest, they say, is history. In fact, he’s still in touch with Dr. McKnight, who was one of his mentors at that time.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Mike’s college career started at Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and graduated with honors. He then chose to return to his native Dallas, attending dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry on an academic scholarship after scoring in the 99 th percentile on the Dental Admission Test. Outside of dental school, he is very passionate about continuing education and takes plenty of advanced training courses, focusing particularly on dental implant placement, Invisalign (he is a Preferred Provider) and ClearCorrect. He is a current member of the following organizations:
Seattle Study Club
American Dental Association
Texas Dental Association
Capital Area Dental Society
Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
Rotary Club of Round Rock
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
At home, Dr. Mike and his wife Caroline have five children named Josh, Zach, Savannah, Bella, and Lily. When he isn’t busy at work, he enjoys spending quality time with family, serving in his church, camping, hiking, swimming, and doing all sorts of outside activities. He’s also big into the Austin music scene and loves to play the guitar. His favorite local musicians are SPOON, Bob Schneider, and Grangier Smith.