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!!
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.
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 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!
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. Over the years we have been active participants in watching and supporting our two boys, Drew and Mike, in hockey and football. I spend much of my free time on the lake in Lexington with my lovely family and my special Labrador, Sadie.
I enjoy every aspect of my role here at Michalkow Orthodontics, serving our patients and their families. Welcoming each patient as they arrive, scheduling appointment, 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 from MSU, 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 5 years. I am also a fire fighter in Gaines Township. Lee and our daughter, Kenadi, enjoy raising our
chickens, restoring our VW bug and being outdoors.
I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Mott Community College 22 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 patients 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.
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.