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We are proud to provide outstanding dental care to the communities of Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, and all the other surrounding areas!

As a patient at our practice, you’ll enjoy exceptional dentistry and personalized care from friendly, skilled people who are passionate about what we do! Attention to detail is important in any health care setting, and we are careful to avoid missing a thing! We also stay up to date on current technologies and techniques to bring you the very best that modern dentistry has to offer.

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What We Do

We make it easy for your entire family to get the care you need when you need it. Early morning office hours make it easy for you to fit dental care into your busy day, and we are happy to file all PPO insurance claims for your convenience.

Our beautiful office is easy to find, located near the campus of the University of Central Florida. We offer a wealth of services to meet your needs, from preventive cleanings and examinations to restorative and cosmetic treatments. We also provide more advanced treatments like dental implants, placed right here in our office by Dr. Michaelson, and adult orthodontic options like Invisalign.

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our dental family!

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Welcome to our PracticeGary Michaelson, DMD

Welcome to Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We are pleased to serve friends and neighbors in Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, Eastwood, Oviedo, Wedgefield, as well as students and faculty of UCF.

Dr. Michaelson and his team are dedicated to serving the needs of our patients so they can acheive an optimum level of oral health. We believe that every member of your family deserves to be treated like a member of our family. The proof is the trust of our patients who have relied on us for outstanding dental care for over 20 years.

We Listen to Your Concerns

Have you ever been to a dental office where you felt your concerns were not being heard? At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on the long-term relationships we establish with our patients. We actively listen to your concerns and make it our goal to meet your expectations during every phase of treatment. These friendships are important because they build trust and help you feel safe and secure, knowing that your care is in the hands of professionals who only want the best for you. 

Also, by learning what’s important to you, we can tailor your treatment accordingly. This ensures that you always receive the care that fits all your needs.

Your Comfort Is Important to Us

We understand that many patients are anxious about visiting the dentist, and we do everything possible to make your time with us pleasant and even enjoyable. You’ll notice the difference the moment you enter our elegant reception area, which resembles a living room rather than a typical dentist's office. A smiling team member will be there to welcome you and help you with anything you need.

The overall relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by soothing music and the subtle scent of aromatherapy candles. Patients enjoy muffins, energy bars, juice, and coffee as they wait to be seen for their appointments.

We think you will also be delighted by some of the spa-like amenities we offer for your comfort. From lavender wraps for the neck and herbal eye packs to lumbar pillows and a shiatsu neck massager, you will feel more like you’re in a spa than a dental office!

Stress-Free Financing Options

Financial concerns should never get in the way of receiving high quality dental care. We offer several options for financing the cost of your treatment so you can get important care when you need it most. We are partnered with CareCredit and The Lending Club Patient Solutions (formerly Springstone), which allow you to spread the cost of treatment over several months. Interest-free CareCredit works like a credit card and can be used to finance a variety of health and wellness treatments. The Lending Club offers low-interest loans with a set repayment schedule.

We will also accept and file all insurance claims on your behalf.  A member of our team will follow up with your insurance company to be certain you get everything you are entitled to through your policy.

We Look Forward to Meeting You!

Would you like to experience outstanding dental care delivered in a soothing environment by professionals who truly care about you? Please give us a call! We would love the opportunity to get to know you and help you enjoy the best oral health possible.

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Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
1870 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826

There are no words to describe exactly how amazing my experience with Dr.Michaelson and his staff has been. From day one I felt so welcome in his office. My smile was honestly one of my largest insecurities, I never wanted to show my teeth for photos and covered my mouth while laughing. I went to Dr. Michaelson's office in hopes to get veneers and a new smile. Every consultation was easy and relaxed. I felt so safe with his team. - Cassie P.

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