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EXPERIENCE AND REPUTATION
Dr. Michaelides is a Board Certified Periodontist with over thirty years of experience. He was an Associate Clinical Professor at the U.S.C. School of Dentistry, is a past President of the Fresno Madera Dental Society and was the Director of the International Team for Implantology Fresno Study Club. He has placed over 1700 dental implants and has successfully treated thousands of periodontal patients. He has published papers in scientific journals, has lectured extensively and is considered to be an expert in periodontal microsurgery.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
Dr. Michaelides uses Minimally Invasive procedures that hurt less and have more cosmetic outcomes than conventional methods. He uses the donor material collagen (Acellular Dermal Matrix) for gum grafting to avoid using the roof of the mouth as a donor site and to reduce post operative pain.
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION
Dr. Michaelides is licensed in Oral Conscious Sedation. Oral Conscious Sedation allows patients to be sedated using oral medication that helps them to be more relaxed and comfortable during their procedures. Oral Conscious Sedation is safe and doesn't require the use of needles to administer.
His philosophy is to strive to save diseased teeth and implants and to avoid extractions if at all possible.
Dr. Michaelides accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. In addition, he offers extended payment plans, often without interest charges, through the dental service financing company, Care Credit. Dr. Michaelides has made it a priority to keep the cost fair and appropriate giving patients a financial range to choose from which fits their budget.