Meet Dr. Hassey

Michael P. Hassey was born in Long Beach, CA and then spent the majority of his childhood in Iowa. He graduated from Brigham Young University with honors. He used his chemical engineering degree for several years before deciding to go back to school and pursue his desire of a profession in Dentistry.

He earned his dental degree (DDS) at NYU School of Dentistry in New York, where he also graduated at the top of his class with honors. He then completed a one year general practice residency in advanced cosmetic dentistry at the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine program before deciding to specialize in orthodontics. He went back to New York to receive his specialty certificate at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After living and practicing in New York, he decided to return to his roots and raise his family in Southern California. He is thrilled to be here with his wife Hollie, son Jonathan who is 8,daughter Avianna 5, and Matthew who is now 3.

He is experienced in all phases of orthodontic treatment bringing with him the latest technology and modern techniques the profession has to offer. He is skilled in all areas including, but not limited to, fixed appliances, clear (ceramic) braces, removable appliances, temporary anchorage devices (TAD's), self-ligating bracket systems, and the recent clear alternative to braces, the Invisalign® System. Dr. Hassey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Hassey has an intense interest in the benefits of xylitol. He has done extensive research on this topic and has published articles regarding the many health benefits from this natural substance. He has participated in several radio interviews on both the local and international level to share his knowledge and educate the public. He is always happy to share the benefits of adding this natural substance with his patients. Dr. Hassey is very involved in the community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce and with the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys his spare time at the beach, biking, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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