dr-michalkow

MEET DR. MICHALKOW

Brian A. Michalkow, DDS, MS

I am passionate about being an orthodontist and exceeding my patients’ expectations. I enjoy changing lives and am rewarded by the positive change orthodontic treatment brings to each and every patient, at any age. My commitment to patients is to provide quality orthodontic care to the best of my ability and to a standard I would give my own family. I truly love my work and take pride in seeing a spectacular smile greatly influence another’s life for years to come!!

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology (1999) — University of Michigan.
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery — University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (2003).
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (2004) — University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
  • Master of Science in Orthodontics (2006) — University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists.
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists.
  • American Dental Association.
  • Michigan Dental Association.
  • Genesee District Dental Society.

In the Community

At Michalkow Orthodontics, we are always looking for ways to improve the community we work in. We support local private and public schools in Fenton, Linden, and Holly through charitable donation and volunteerism. Recent sponsorships include patient sports teams, project graduation, dental missionary relief, and local non-profits. It’s so important to give back and we’re excited every time we get to make a difference.

Outside the Office

My wife Kathy and I were high school sweethearts. We have three amazing young children, Logan, Madison, and Megan. I am an active part of my children’s lives and the time I spend with them is precious. Aside from practicing orthodontics, I can be found sharing time with my family. We enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports, and traveling. I personally enjoy playing golf, fly-fishing, vacationing in northern Michigan, and watching University of Michigan football.

Our Team

Our friendly and energetic team is committed toward creating a positive experience every time you visit Michalkow Orthodontics. We are dedicated to provide skilled and efficient orthodontic treatment in a fun environment and are committed to making sure each patient and parents understand every step along the way!
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Patti
Practice Administrator

With over 25 years of experience in orthodontics, I have numerous responsibilities at Michalkow Orthodontics. My primary role as treatment coordinator is to ensure a successful orthodontic experience from initial examination, to treatment consultation, and coordination of financial contracts. I enjoy the passion and teamwork in our office and I love participating in the transformation of a great smile. I have been married for 25 years to my husband, Jim. I am a proud military mom to my two wonderful sons, Drew and Mike, and my beautiful daughter in-law Veronica. I spend much of my free time on the lake in Lexington with my lovely family.
Audra

Audra
Marketing Director

I enjoy every aspect of my role here at Michalkow Orthodontics, serving our patients and their families. I have been in Orthodontics for 2 years, and I love every minute of it. Welcoming each patient as they arrive, scheduling appointment, marketing disruption, conducting all the office contests, and capturing all the fun happening here are just a few of my duties in the office. I have my B.A. in Business Management, which allows me to understand many aspects of running a business. Outside of the office, photography is my passion. I have owned my own studio, “Forever You Studio,” for 7 years. My family consists of my fiancé Shane, our daughter Kenadi, and our dog Carl.
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Kristie
Financial Advisor

I have been in the dental field for over 12 years, and I love being a part of the Michalkow team. The passion and teamwork in serving our patients here, exceeds all others. My role as Financial Coordinator is to help patients understand and utilize their dental insurance and coordinate their finical contracts for treatment. I have been married to my wonderful husband Rod for 29 years and together we have beautiful two children, Ashley and Austin, to which over the years we were active participants in both soccer and hockey. We also have 2 Labradors in our family, Avery and Cooper. In my free time with my family, traveling and going to concerts.
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Brenda Administrative Professional

I graduated from Mott Community Dental Assisting Program in 2000. I am both a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. I have worked 17 in general dentistry before entering into the Orthodontic field. I enjoy wearing many hats at the office including the front desk and also helping in the back with patient care. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, baking, running, volunteering at church and spending time with my husband and our two boys. I feel very privileged to work at Michalkow Orthodontics and I am honored to be a part of such an amazing team.
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Aimee
Orthodontic Technician

I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Mott Community College 24 years ago. Through the years I have been fortunate enough to utilize my skills in various fields of dentistry. I lived in Ohio for a few years and found a passion for Orthodontics. I enjoy interacting with patients and their families. The best part of my job is watching patient’s smiles transform and their confidence grow. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful son John, my amazing husband, Bill and our sweet dog, Chloe. We like to spend our free time golfing, fishing and cooking.
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Nora
Orthodontic Technician

I recently joined the Michalkow Orthodontics team after bringing my kids in for braces. I have three years of experience working as a dental assistant and I especially love working with young kids, making sure they have the best experience in our office. I love the culture of our office and feel honored to be a part of the team. I enjoy making our patients and coworkers laugh and have fun while working. My husband and I have been married for nineteen years and have lived in Fenton since 2000. We have two children that attend Fenton schools and play hockey. I enjoy traveling, going to concerts with my husband, and spending time with my friends and family on Silver Lake.
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Lori
Orthodontic Technician

I have worked in Orthodontics since 2012 and truly enjoy being a team member here at, Michalkow Orthodontic. This is by far the best team I’ve ever been a part of and we are all like family. I feel blessed to work at Michalkow Orthodontics. Making sure our patients are happy, comfortable and achieving amazing results are out top priorities. I love interacting with our patients and making the smile! At home I enjoy spending time with my husband Marc, my daughters Brianna, Kaitlyn, and son Brendan. We have 3 dogs – 2 German Sheppard’s named Kaizzer and Rae and a Golden Retriever named Penny. We enjoy camping, biking, and love sci-fi/ scary movies.
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Dawn
Orthodontic Technician

I love working in Orthodontics with over 24 years experience as an orthodontic assistant I enjoy working and interacting with patients watching their teeth transform into a beautiful smile. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my husband two sons and daughter I enjoy being outdoors hunting fishing bike riding On Wednesday nights I work in the children’s ministry at our church teaching kindergarten through 3rd graders.
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Riley
Orthodontic Technician

I was first introduced to the office in 2012 when I began my treatment and received my perfect Michalkow Orthodontic smile. I then joined the team in 2017 and have been able to be a part of sharing the joy of orthodontics with others. I am currently pursuing a B.S degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. Following the completion of my degree I plan to enroll in the military. I absolutely love all things Disney. My goal is to one day be a tour guide at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. I love soccer, music, playing the drums, movies, magic, traveling, and making people laugh. I hope that this office brings the same smiles to you that it has brought to my family and I for years.