Sterling Heights, MI Dentist

Get to Know
Dr. Michael Young

Sterling Heights Michigan dentist Doctor Michael Young

Dr. Young was born in Saginaw, MI. His passion in dentistry is making a difference in the lives of his dental patients by improving their health and smiles. Nothing makes him happier than giving someone hope that he can fix their problems while ensuring that the process will be comfortable every step of the way. He can’t wait to welcome you into his dental office, and below, you can start getting to know him.

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Why Did You Want to
Become a Dentist?

Dr. Young says that he wanted to be a dentist because, first and foremost, he likes to help people. His favorite part of the job is getting to know people, talking with them about their lives, and developing long-term relationships built on trust. He also likes the artistic and scientific aspects of dentistry that are necessary to create beautiful and functional restorations.

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Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

Dr. Young attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate studies in biology and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1994.

Dr. Young believes that it’s critical that he constantly improve his skills and knowledge, so he takes a considerable amount of continuing education. He completed the continuum at the Kois Center for Advanced Dental Learning and has been a mentor there since 2005. He also completed a mini-residency in dental implants from Nobel Biocare in 2008 and taken many advanced courses on oral surgery and bone grafting.

Dr. Young is a big proponent and practitioner of 3D dentistry, and he is certified for InstaRisa, a 3D facial scanner used for implant and restoration planning. He has presented numerous courses and webinars on the subject, including ones for the University of Texas Health, San Antonio School of Dentistry, and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry. He is also the founder and president of Digital Dentistry Solutions and serves with Planmeca as a Key Opinion Leader and a member of their Board of Education.

Dr. Young participates in the following associations to further his education and skills:

  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
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Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

When Dr. Young isn’t relaxing with family or playing with his dogs, he is a big music lover and can actually play drums, guitar, and bass guitar. To stay active, he enjoys participating in long-distance endurance events such as triathlons and marathons to raise money for his favorite charity, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Young is a big Michigan State University fan and loves to watch Spartan football and basketball. He also loves baseball and hockey and is a huge fan of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.

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