Holton Family Practice

Dr. Derek Michael, DDS

After completing his degree in Biology at Emporia State University, the Osage City native attended the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Michael's commitment to excellence was evident while in dental school as he completed a competitive honors rotation in restorative dentistry where he spent extra time learning more advanced skills and technologies. 

Dr. Michael’s favorite part about being a dentist is getting to know about the person behind the smile while providing them with the best, and most comfortable care possible. Keeping abreast of the latest advances in dental treatment options, materials, and technology are a top priority of Dr. Michael and the practice. He stays up to date by attending many hours of continuing education annually, and participates as a member of the American Dental Association, the Kansas Dental Association, and the Topeka District Dental Society.  

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Michael enjoys spending time with his new wife and their growing family, their dog, Maclin, and completing DIY house projects. He also loves to find time to attend most Kansas City Chiefs’ games and to get in a few rounds of golf when he can.  

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