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A great place to grow a smile.

Michael A. Ignelzi, Jr., DDS, PhD, PA

Voted “Best Orthodontist in the Triad” Twice and “Best Pediatric Dentist in the Triad” by Triad Moms on Main

The Triad’s only dual-trained Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Ignelzi is the proud father of two children and he believes he has one of the best jobs in the world – helping families to ensure loving smiles for years to come.

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Michael A. Ignelzi, Jr., DDS, PhD, PA at Lake Jeanette Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

More about Dr. Mike

Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist (Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry)

Fellow, American College of Dentists (Fewer than 4% of dentists in the United States have earned this distinction)

Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and the Guilford County Dental Society

Former Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Recipient, Charles Craig national teaching award

Published over 75 articles, scientific abstracts, and book chapters

Lectured nationally and internationally to thousands of dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants

Appeared on television, quoted in several blogs, newspapers, and magazines including Parents magazine, Redbook, American Baby, Prevention and Contemporary Oral Hygiene

Helped develop guidelines and policies for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Early Childhood Expert Panel

Consultant, American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice

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