Dr. Michaelides is a Board Certified Periodontist with over thirty years of experience.
Dr. Michaelides is a Fresno native and graduated from Bullard High School. He went on to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. Degree. He did his Residency in Periodontology at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree. He taught Graduate Periodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry on a part time basis for over twenty years. He was an Associate Clinical Professor and won the Excellence in Teaching award from U.S.C..
Dr. Michaelides has lectured extensively and published papers in major journals including the Journal of Periodontology, the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and the Journal of the California Dental Association.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a member of the Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Fresno Madera Dental Society.
He was the President of the Fresno Madera Dental Society and was the Director of the International Team for Implantology Fresno Study Club.
Dr. Michaelides was trained in Dental Implants at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden by the originator of modern Dental Implants, Dr. Branemark and has placed over 1700 implants. He was one of the first Periodontists in California to use Microsurgery and uses Microsurgical techniques to do Minimally Invasive procedures which are less painful and more cosmetic than conventional surgery. He uses the latest in modern technology including Digital photography and Xrays, Piezosurgery (ultrasonic surgery) and Oral Conscious Sedation.
Dr. Michaelides and his wife Barbara live in Fresno. They are members of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. His office has served the communities of Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Madera, Visalia, Lemoore, Hanford, Reedley, Oakhurst and Mariposa for over thirty years.