Dr. Michelsen received her degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of California, Irvine (go Anteaters!) before earning her DDS degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2002. After passing the California Board Exam, Dr. Michelsen began practicing throughout Orange County, her hometown, honing her surgical and clinical skills. In 2017, she opened her office in Orange, where she currently provides comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry to area residents. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Michelsen understands what it means to treat patients like family.
Dr. Michelsen states, “One of the most rewarding things about being a dentist is seeing the reaction on people’s faces when they see their new smile. I love being able to combine art and science to boost a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Having that one on one relationship with patients is the best part of my job.”
Dr. Michelsen has a passion for helping others and has worked to benefit many local and global philanthropic organizations. Dr. Michelsen regularly attends conventions and associated continuing education courses. Because she’s passionate about staying on the leading edge of dentistry, Dr. Michelsen enjoys reading the latest dental journals and books, as well as studying occlusion, smile design, porcelain veneers, photography and dental implants. She is an active member of:
- California Dental Association (CDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Orange County Dental Society (OCDS)
With her husband John, who also helps out in the office, Dr. Michelsen has 3 beautiful children Neela, Nirav, and Naiya. Aside from providing excellent dental care, Dr. Michelsen interests include watching her kids soccer games, hiking, climbing, yoga, cooking, and traveling. She especially enjoys spending time surrounded by family and friends.