Michael D. Stern, DDS, FAGD, Dentist with his Private Clinic Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills

Get to know dentist Dr. Michael D. Stern, who serves the Ohio area at his private practice Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills.

Dr. Stern graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, Dr. Stern continued studies there, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1972. During his time at Ohio State he served as an officer for the Block O Cheering Section, helping to create display stunts for entertainment during the games and after touchdowns.

Following graduation Dr. Stern served his internship at the University of Florida. Each year he participates in courses, seminars, and other forms of continuing education to stay at the forefront of the latest thinking, techniques, materials, and equipment in dentistry. Dr. Stern studied with Dr. Bill Dorfman, famous for his role on the ABC series, Extreme Makeover. This experience helped Dr. Stern stay up to date with emerging trends in cosmetic dentistry, from Hollywood to Willoughby Hills.

Dr. Stern originally served patients in Wickliffe and Lake County for a decade, before founding his Willoughby Hills practice. Dr. Stern is board certified in Pain Management, and has earned the coveted title of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Stern keeps up to date with the latest advances in his field by maintaining a professional membership with the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as The American Sleep and Breathing Academy, due to his special interest in sleep-disordered breathing and dental approaches to treating Sleep Apnea disorders. Additionally, Dr. Stern served as both president and director of public health education with the Northeastern Ohio Dental Society. For his excellence, Dr. Stern has worked with several news anchors from Fox 8 News, formerly served as the official dentist for Cleveland Browns, and has been recognized as a Top Dentist in Ohio by HealthTap.


Dr. Stern offers preventive services, which help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams and professional teeth cleanings, and instructions for at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments. Restorative services are also offered, when a problem is found, Dr. Stern will ensure you get timely and appropriate treatment. A range of cosmetic procedures are offered. These include teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers to name a few. In many respects, your oral health can be seen as a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body, and vice versa, and Dr. Stern works to correct any of these issues.

Dr. Stern’s children live in various parts of the world, his son, Jeff lives in Berlin Germany, daughter, Stephanie calls Minneapolis home, and son, Greg, lives in North Carolina’s Piedmont area, so Dr. Stern spends most of his free time traveling to visit them. At home, Dr. Stern enjoys family visits, fine dining, gardening, music, and cars.

Learn More about Dr. Michael D. Stern:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8135828-Michael-Stern-dentist-Willoughby-Hills-Ohio-44094 His private clinic, https://www.smilebrighter.info/, where he can be contacted at (440) 210-0999, and is located in Willoughby Hills, OH.

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