I knew that I wanted to be a dentist since I was in 4th grade. After 36 years of full-time general dentistry practice I still love being a dentist. I have deep and meaningful relationships with my patients, and they have honored me by their kind words (470 five-star reviews – see Michael Lacey DMD Rate a Biz). I have an amazing staff where many have blessed me with many years of a faithful partnership providing exceptional service to our patients. I continue to find learning stimulating and have taken thousands of hours of continuing education throughout my career. This has allowed my practice to develop a comprehensive approach to dentistry. I have been told by many that I am an extremely positive, compassionate and encouraging individual, who consistently attempts to elevate others over self. I find great joy in mentoring others whether it is my staff, my patients or my associates in SE Asia. I look forward to sharing these skills as a part-time volunteer at OHSU School of Dentistry.
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Lacey Family Dentistry
Service excellence, compassionate care, providing optimal dental health for families here and abroad
Objective: To be a volunteer instructor at OHSU School of Dentistry. Following my team leader’s objectives, to provide instruction, encouragement, and guidance that will enhance the skills, knowledge, experiences, and applications of the exercise for the dental student.
Married my wife Karen for 38 years. Two adult children Matthew and Racheal, both adopted from Korea. Private dental practice 36 years Southeast Asia Dental Hygiene Humanitarian project 2009 – 2019
Graduate Education: Doctor of Dental Medicine, Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry, Portland Oregon, 1983
Undergraduate Education: Bachelors of Science in Biology, Portland State University, Portland Oregon, 1979
Current Study Club memberships: Ed Truelove DMD Oral Medicine Study Club
Technical training in Occlusion, Implants, Oral medicine, Operatives, Fixed Prosthetics, Removable Prosthetics, Pediatrics
List of Continuing Education Courses 2017 through current Please see courses below
Employment history: Private general dental practice 1983-2019
Volunteer history: Eugene Elks Children’s Dental Clinic 1983-1995 Assistance League of Eugene Children’s Dental Center 1995-2012
2565 Cal Young Road, Eugene, Oregon 97401 p. 541 686-1197 f. 541-686-0445 w. LaceyFamilyDentistry.com
International Dental Services project:
Please see attached document for a complete listing of sites served
Tooth Taxi Cottage Grove Oregon February 24th 2012 Cambodian Medical Volunteer Association – village outreach July 2016, January 2017, February 2019
Presentations and Lectures: Level IV Graduation Case Presentation Orognathic Bioesthetics International, Portland Oregon 2001 International Dental Services Project in North Thailand, Eugene Oregon March 2010 International Humanitarian Project in Thailand, A-DEC Headquarters, Newberg Oregon June 2, 2011, International Mission Project Home of Blessing Thailand, Eugene Oregon March 18, 2012
Exhibitions: Level IV Graduation Case Presentation Orognathic Bioesthetics International, Portland Oregon 2001
Awards and Honors:
American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry Pediatric Department 1983 Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award 1996 Orognathic Bioesthetics International Level IV Graduate 2001 Academy of General Dentistry Mastership Award 2003 Academy of General Dentistry Lifelong Learning and Service Award 2010 Affiliate Assistant Professor Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry Awarded 2012
Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor to Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry 2019
Professional Associations, Licenses and Certifications:
American Dental Association
Oregon Dental Association
Lane County Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Bioesthetics Dentistry
Western Society of Periodontology
Spear Education Member
My wife Karen and I were invited to develop a dental hygiene training program at a boarding home in North Thailand city of Chiang Kham in February 2009. Making multiple trips to develop relationships and enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence, we trained high school students in dental hygiene concepts (brushing and flossing), diet counseling, the mechanism of decay, the action and benefits of fluoride and provided support and encouragement in developing each student’s public speaking skills. Utilizing these new skills and information, these “dental trainers” provided dental hygiene training to the remaining 100+ students of the boarding home. Initially, these hygiene training clinics were done every 6 months for several years. In 2011, we were invited to develop a 2nd dental hygiene training program at three additional orphanages in Chiang Rai Thailand utilizing the concepts developed at the first sight. In 2014, we were invited to develop a 3rd dental hygiene training program in Poipet Cambodia. While it took time and effort to develop the program at each of the sites, what has been amazing is to see how these young dental trainers are now “owning” the training process. This was a primary goal that Karen and I had when we initially began the process over a decade ago. January 2020 will be our 17th trip to serve and support the children and village leaders in these 3 sites.
Since we began our project, we have been extremely fortunate to have partnered with highly skilled native leaders in both Thailand and Cambodia. Utilizing their deep understanding of the customs and the needs of the local populations, we have been able to provide dental hygiene training sessions to many other schools, orphanages, and to leaders from rural villages. Additionally, we have been invited to travel to remote Hill Tribe villages where we have provided dental hygiene supplies and dental hygiene training using the Mother tongue of that Hill Tribe village. More recently, we were invited to join the Cambodian Medical Volunteers Association and University Health Science Dental School (Phnom Penh) students in 2016, 2017, and 2019 where we traveled to provide dental services to rural villages around Phnom Penh.
Throughout this process, we have been given the opportunity and responsibility to train, encourage, and develop leadership skills in countless young students in both Cambodia and Thailand. Watching these young adults grow in their confidence and seeing their self-esteem blossom has been a tremendous joy for both Karen and myself.
Also, I am a C. ED junkie. I have taken more than 3500 hours of CE. Probably closer to 4000 than 3500, but I want to be conservative with my estimate.
CE courses since November 2016 (last 3 years) Below is a list of