Dr. Michelakis earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Ohio State University in 1982, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1986. An Ohio native born in Warren, he began his own private practice in Austintown, Ohio, and remained there for fourteen years before moving to North Carolina in 2000.Dr. Mike enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in endodontics (root canals), dentures and cosmetic dentistry. Having taken many art and pottery classes in high school, college and postgraduate school, Dr. Mike can bring his artistic skills to all his cosmetic cases. This, in combination with special training in the use of CEREC and CAD/CAM technology, enables him to create extremely aesthetic same-day crowns as well as other restorations. Call today to schedule your visit with Dr. Mike!
Dr. Ward graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in 1999. He went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill school of dentistry as a Presidential Scholar, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2003. He began practicing dentistry in Shallotte, North Carolina in the summer of 2003. Whether a patient needs a root canal, a crown and bridge, complete or partial dentures, restoration of dental implants, aesthetic fillings, or minor oral surgery, Dr. Ward can provide comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Cosmetic dentistry is of particular interest to him, specifically veneers, crowns, and cosmetic bonding. With the recent addition of CEREC to the office, most indirect restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays can be completed in just one visit. Dr. Ward has been on three Christian missionary trips to Haiti, providing dental care to the people of Cayes-Jacmel. He also enjoys volunteering his time and dental services with the NC Baptist Men’s mobile dental clinic. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Shallotte with their four children.
Meet Our Team
When you call Carolina Coast Family Dentistry or visit our office for your appointment, you can expect to be welcomed by our caring front desk staff. While these individuals are great at addressing insurance and scheduling concerns, their experience also allows them to answer nearly any dental question you have.
In addition, all of our team members have been with us for more than 5 years. This experience ensures we work together very well with Drs. Michael Michelakis and Arron Ward, to offer comfortable and attentive care. You can also count on our hygienists and assistants to provide you with efficient, considerate service at every visit. Please call us at 910-754-4507 if you have questions or would like to arrange a visit with our dentists.