Dr. Michael Lewis, DDS
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Dr. Michael Lewis, DDS

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

(831) 757-5291

Care Philosophy

Patient welfare is my highest priority. I will only recommend treatments with their best interests and specific needs in mind. When patients come to see me, I want them to not only feel cared for but valued. Quality patient care is the foundation of everything I do to support my patients' best possible outcomes.

Biography

Dr. Michael Lewis grew up in Burbank, CA and knew early on that he wanted to pursue a healthcare career. In fact, if he hadn't decided to practice oral surgery, he would have probably gone back to school to earn his medical degree. While he began his career in general dentistry, he quickly found that the surgical side of the dental specialty was much more rewarding and challenging. He has practiced oral surgery exclusively for over 30 years and loves to practice the full scope of treatments in the OMS specialty. Dr. Lewis began practicing in Monterey in 1987 and has since opened a location in Salinas to meet the growing oral health needs of the Monterey County area. He strives to make every patient feel like an individual and takes great pride in understanding the issues are hand so he can provide a solution that fully restores oral function and a confident smile.

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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Lewis says...

Dr. Michael Lewis grew up in Burbank, CA and knew early on that he wanted to pursue a healthcare career. In fact, if he hadn't decided to practice oral surgery, he would have probably gone back to school to earn his medical degree. While he began his career in general dentistry, he quickly found that the surgical side of the dental specialty was much more rewarding and challenging. He has practiced oral surgery exclusively for over 30 years and loves to practice the full scope of treatments in the OMS specialty.

Dr. Lewis began practicing in Monterey in 1987 and has since opened a location in Salinas to meet the growing oral health needs of the Monterey County area. He strives to make every patient feel like an individual and takes great pride in understanding the issues are hand so he can provide a solution that fully restores oral function and a confident smile.

Dr. Lewis' Care Philosophy

Patient welfare is my highest priority. I will only recommend treatments with their best interests and specific needs in mind. When patients come to see me, I want them to not only feel cared for but valued. Quality patient care is the foundation of everything I do to support my patients' best possible outcomes.

Dr. Lewis says...

After earning his undergraduate degree in biology from UC Irvine, Dr. Lewis first moved to the Bay Area to complete a dental degree at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Following dental school, Dr. Lewis completed a year-long general practice residency at Highland General Hospital in Oakland.

After practicing general dentistry for a year and a half, Dr. Lewis felt that he was better suited to pursue the surgical side of the specialty and completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, CA. There, he gained experience in the full scope of oral surgery treatment, from routine extractions and dental implant placement to complex corrective jaw surgery and the treatment of TMJ disorders and oral pathologies. Dr. Lewis also maintains privileges at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Dr. Lewis says...

Dr. Lewis has completed his board certification, which means that he is qualified to treat patients at the highest standard of care set by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is up to date in all his certifications and frequently participates in continuing education events to further his knowledge of advances in the field. Dr. Lewis is also an active member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Monterey Bay Dental Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Lewis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pacific Dental School

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Highland General Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Valley Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California Irvine

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction