Dr. Michelle Hickey, a dedicated periodontist with a passion for helping others. With a desire to provide the best possible care to her patients, she chose to specialize as a periodontist, gaining expertise in dental surgery, including gum grafts, laser dental cleanings, tooth extractions, and implants. Dr. Hickey sets her dental practice apart by offering specialized care and staying up-to-date with the latest techniques, such as the laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) to promote tooth stability without the need for incisions or sutures.
With three years of experience in dentistry, she has already received prestigious awards, including The Dr. Walter E. Dundon Award for Clinical Excellence and Leadership and the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Student Award. Dr. Hickey is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Decatur District Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, and The American Dental Association.
What Dr. Hickey enjoys most about practicing dentistry is the artistry and precision it demands, allowing her to help patients achieve their dental goals in the best possible way. Her philosophy on patient care centers on building trust with patients and ensuring they remain actively involved in their treatment decisions.
Dr. Hickey's dental practice in the Decatur/Mt. Zion area offers specialized care to the local community, providing them with excellent dental services closer to home. As she continues to grow in her practice, she remains committed to giving back to the community and offering the highest level of care for years to come.