Dr. Michelle Flanigan
Dr. Michelle started her education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, now known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She then completed a General Practice Residency Program at Denver Health in Denver, Colorado. While she loved the beautiful sights of Red Rocks and the fantastic hiking and skiing, her home and family called to her.
After completing her Pediatric Dental Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Michelle now practices in her hometown as a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. Staten Island Pediatric Dentistry is like home to Dr. Michelle as she officially started here as an assistant in 1997.
Dr. Michelle considers herself very lucky to go to work and spend her day with such a special group of people. Her staff is absolutely wonderful, and each department works together to take impeccable care of our patients while creating a fun and friendly atmosphere.
For Dr. Michelle, the best part of being a pediatric dentist is making connections with her patients and their families and watching them as they grow. She finds it is always a special experience to celebrate accomplishments, whether it's a new flossing routine or school graduation.
Dr. Michelle is proud to use her extensive training and extensive education to provide high-quality dentistry for children of all ages. Her goal is to help her patients develop good oral hygiene habits and learn that the dental office can be a fun place. A few of the procedures Dr. Michelle commonly performs are laser dentistry, fillings, ICON, sealants, frenectomies, and space maintainers.
When she's not being an exceptional pediatric dentist, spending time with her boys— her husband, son, and extra-fluffy Golden Retriever puppy—is her favorite thing to do. She also enjoys long bike rides, spending time at the beach, tennis, and swimming.