Dr. Thomas Michaelis, MD

Dr. Thomas Michaelis, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Thomas Michaelis, MD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA in 1998 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

1401 Avocado Ave Ste 506

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Michaelis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michaelis "People often ask Dr. Michaelis how he decided to become an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. The answer, he says, is that there was never a defining moment in his life where he chose surgery as a career. Instead, it was a slow evolution over many years that led to his career choice. Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA he was very active in sports and several outdoor activities. He participated in baseball, water polo, soccer, surfing, snow skiing and was on the swim team. As it turns out, many of his friend's parents were dentists. Being around these families for so long may have influenced his decision to enter dental school. Dr. Michaelis graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He was on the UCSD Ski Team where he travelled to Mammoth Mountain every other weekend throughout the winter to race slalom and giant slalom. After spending a ski season in Breckenridge, CO, he entered UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of his class in 1995. He was the only 3rd year dental student at UCLA to be elected into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. After graduating with several awards and honors he then entered the dual-degree Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training program at UCLA. During his residency he graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and completed a year of general surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in 2001 and has been in private practice in Newport Beach since then. Dr. Michaelis practices the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including the treatment of facial trauma, jaw pathology, reconstructive jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, and office procedures such as wisdom tooth removal and dental implant placement. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Dentistry at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Dr. Michaelis' true passion in life however, is his family. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Kristina and their 3 children. He is involved with all his children's school and extracurricular activities. They enjoy taking family trips together each year. They are always looking for the next great adventure to share together."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michaelis "The word "Doctor" is originally an agentive noun of the Latin verb docere: 'to teach'. I take that meaning very seriously. I enjoy teaching my patients about their specific oral conditions and all available treatment options. This teaching then allows a relationship to develop between myself and my patient that, many times, lasts several years. If we all have the same treatment expectations then success is more easily achieved. I love what I do and really enjoy teaching my patients everything they need to know in order to make an informed decision regarding their care."

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

14  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fracture
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Loss

22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UCLA School Of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Dentists, 2009
  • Orange County Top Dentists, 2010
Media & Publications
  • www.NewportOralSurgery.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michaelis' Reviews

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Dr. Michaelis Says:

As I said earlier, I really enjoy spending time with my patients and getting to know them on a personal level. It's probably the best part of what I do. The opportunity to meet so many wonderful people is only possible because of what I do for a living. Anytime a patient feels the same way it really makes all the sacrifice and hard work worth it. I would work for only "Thank you's" if I could... But my landlord...and employees...and

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