Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male | 60 years old
Mosa Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery
770 E Romie Ln Ste G
Salinas, CA 93901
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Ear, Nose, and Throat
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.
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 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.
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Graduated in 1981
Completed in 1982
Completed in 1987
Graduated in 1978
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