About Us

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meet the doctor.

michael j. margolis, dds, phd

“As a kid, I had orthodontic treatment to close a space between my front teeth. Later, in high school, I had an assignment to interview someone and I chose the orthodontist who had helped me. During that process, I learned more about what he did for his patients, and I saw that he really enjoyed his job, which I guess ‘planted a seed.’ Decades later, I am glad I chose to become an orthodontist. Few things are more gratifying than seeing the look on someone’s face when their braces come off. It’s a thrill, and it’s why I commit myself to excellence and pursue what’s in my patients’ best interests.

Dr. Margolis and his wife Maureen met amid the romance of dental school (she is a childrenʼs dentist). They have two adult children, both dedicated to making the world a better place. Allison is a clinical social worker at a psychiatric hospital. Carly, currently a student at Harvard Law School, will be bringing justice to those who need it most. Dr. Margolis enjoys his hobbies outside the office almost as much as his work making beautiful smiles. He is an avid kitesurfer, mountain biker, gardener, cook, music lover, snowboarder and traveler.

education

  • Bachelor of Science: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Cum Laude, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Dentist-Scientist Fellow: Department of Orthodontics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Orthodontic Certificate: Department of Orthodontics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Faculty: Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1993-1997
  • Member: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Association, Valley District Dental Society
  • Assistant Clinical Professor: Department of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1998-present

community involvement

We proudly support the many youth athletic teams in the area, local fundraising runs/walks(including our own Margolis Miles for Music 5K-raising money for local middle school music programs), the Peach Blossom Festival, Scholarships for graduating seniors, land preservation groups, any many others.

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