Dr. Michael Backer, DMD

Dr. Michael Backer, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
Dr. Michael Backer, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, and more.Read his story

10012 Kennerly Rd Ste 200

Saint Louis, MO 63128

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • EmblemHealth
  • 7 More

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Dr. Backer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Backer "Dr. Backer grew up in Chesterfield, MO and graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University. He then completed his Master's Degree in Medical Physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Backer earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Midwestern University in 2012, and then completed his 4 year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. While in school, Dr. Backer was a board member for the American Student Dental Association. After many years out of state, Dr. Backer is excited to be returning home to start practicing oral surgery. Dr. Backer's surgical expertise includes wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, dentoalveolar surgery, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, TMJ surgery, maxillofacial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Backer has also been trained in minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm. Dr. Backer has been extensively trained to use computer technology and 3D printing to aid in creating and executing treatment regarding implant, orthognathic, TMJ, and facial reconstructive surgery. Such tools are used for immediate upper and lower jaw prosthetics placement known as the All-on-4 or All-on-6 implant/prosthesis treatment. Dr. Backer is a member of American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Backer dedicates most of his off time to his family. He is the father of his son Ben, 3, and his newborn daughter, Madison. His wife Jennifer is also a local St. Louisan having been raised in Wildwood and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and Fontbonne University. She is currently a freelance journalist. Being a local kid, Dr. Backer is an enthusiastic Blues and Cardinals fan to say the least. Dr. Backer completed flight training and earned his private pilot's license when he was 17. He continues to enjoy flying with his father, and eagerly anticipates when his children can co-pilot with him. Dr. Backer also enjoys playing hockey, water skiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, tennis and golf."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Backer "At Midwest Oral Surgery we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care to all of our patients. Our doctors specialize in wisdom tooth removal and dental implant solutions. We accept a wide range of dental and medical insurances for your convenience. Through our excellent patient care and by staying on the cutting edge of technology for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care. It is our vision to treat each patient as if they are members of our own families."

3  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery

13  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

8  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Backer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backer to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Backer's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Great bedside manner. Very professional and personal.
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I had several teeth that were in a bad place. Dr. Backer got me in very quickly and did a great job. NO PAIN! Everyone there was awesome. Thank you!
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What a wonderful experience!! No parent likes the thought of their child going under anesthesia and also having multiple extractions but the staff here made it the best it could be considering. Everyone was friendly, informative and compassionate. I'd give it more than 5 stars if possible.
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I had 2 upper teeth pulled using anesthesia. Dr. Backer was very professional and easy to talk to. He even called at my house during the night to check on my well-being. I would definitely recommend Dr. Backer for any of your dental needs!
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