So initially what got me into dentistry was that I wanted to work with my hands. I like to make things and I also like to help folks. And so when a patient comes to the office what we wanna convey to them is that they’re in a place that we can give them the smile they’re looking for. That we can give them a quality result, something that they’d be really proud of. And also at the same time that they have a comfortable experience, that they’re well taken care of. That they’re gonna be an environment that’s calm, that’s comfortable that they don’t have to worry about all those horrible things that you hear about at the dentist, so.
I try to focus on things that other dentists in the area either may not have the education to handle or that is a common issue that people have. So we’re gonna give them treatment that is in their best interest and that we’ll never do something that we wouldn’t do for our spouses. Giving people the options to do what works best for them, some people it’s they want to have a whole smile made over, that’s great, and other folks just need to get a [inaudible 00:01:12]. And so wherever the patient is on that spectrum we meet them and our goal is to really focus on their needs and what’s important to them.
Dr. Michael Kirchner Invests Many Hours in Learning Latest Dental Techniques
For several years, Dr. Michael Kirchner has been transforming smiles in Jeffersonville, IN and the surrounding communities. As an experienced dentist, he understands that his education did not end after he graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and went on to complete a general practice residency at the University of Toledo. In its Division of Hospital Dentistry, he learned sedation dentistry techniques to help anxious patients and performed complex dental surgery.
He continued his training at the internationally-renowned Dawson Academy, where he received The Concept of Complete Dentistry Award, and also studied at Spear Education. Dr. Kirchner also completed advanced sedation training from DOCS and advanced denture training from Massad and the Geneva Dental Institute of Sacramento.
He hasn’t stopped learning, either. Dr. Kirchner routinely takes 10 times the amount of continuing education required of dentists in Indiana. He is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest advancements that make oral care easier for his patients. He has taken courses in anesthesia, CAD/CAM, esthetic dentistry, facial pain, occlusion, prosthetics, rehabilitative dentistry, TMD, and more.
In 2013, Dr. Kirchner received the Rising Star Award from One Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce for top business less than five years old. That same year, he also won the Business Source Top 20 Under 40 for business professionals. In 2015, the News and Tribune recognized him as the Readers’ Choice Best Dentist in Clark County.
Trust a Dentist Who Loves Southern Indiana
Dr. Kirchner is making a difference in the community. He serves on the board of the Clark County Youth Shelter and has completed Leadership Southern Indiana. His office gives significant dental services to people in need by partnering with local organizations, including Donated Dental and various charitable organizations.
Dr. Kirchner was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He still enjoys a good Orioles game despite their performance over the years. He was drawn to Indiana for dental school after seeing the movie Hoosiers. Dr. Kirchner now lives in New Albany with his wife and two sons. They are active members of Graceland Church. They enjoy camping, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors.