Dr. Mike was born and raised in Bennington, VT, and currently lives in the Berkshires with his wife, Laura, and their three wonderful children: Sean, Alex, and Samantha. He is thrilled to be close to Bennington and to continue the tradition of excellence that Dr. John Hanson provided for the residents of Berkshire County for over four decades.
In 1995, Dr. Mike graduated magna cum laude from St. Michael’s College with a B.A. in Psychology. He was inducted into the National Catholic Honors Society, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and the National Psychology Honor Society, Psi-Chi. Following college, he pursued his passion for soccer by playing professionally for five years in the USISL. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the game as a trainer and coach for youth soccer teams.
Returning to academic life, Dr. Mike received his DMD from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2004 and he was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Mike then pursued a three-year specialty program at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN where he received his certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 2007.
Dr. Mike is committed to providing the most advanced treatment options. In 2019 he earned the Nation’s Top 1% Provider Status for Invisalign and is also a Diamond Provider. Dr. Mike was also one of ten orthodontists in New England selected by Invisalign to participate in the Future Elite Program in 2017. He has extensive experience with all leading self-ligation bracket systems as well as temporary anchorage devices. By regularly participating in continuing education, both on a local and national level, he is able to offer patients the best and most efficient treatment options available.
“Orthodontics combines my interests in psychology, science, and art. I love what I do because I meet people of all ages and have an opportunity to connect with them. Learning about patients’ interests, achievements, goals, and what is happening in their lives makes the office a fun and lively place. For many people, orthodontic treatment is a life-changing event and I am truly grateful and humbled to be part of that process. I love seeing the positive change in self-confidence that comes with the creation of a beautiful and functional smile.”
When not in the office or spending time with his family, Dr. Mike can be found coaching soccer, playing tennis, hiking, skiing, biking, or playing guitar.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- New England Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Berkshire District Dental Societies