Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist

Meet the Doctor Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Because we seek to provide you with the highest quality service, we have selected a team that is not only competent, but unusually warm and friendly. People like this are rare, and we are very fortunate to have built such a quality team. You’ll notice the difference on your first visit! Please take a moment to learn a little bit about us.

Dr. Gary Michaelson

"I love being a dentist because it is a blend of art and science. I am a perfectionist and take great pride in creating beautiful, natural smiles. Enhancing a person's smile can be life changing for them, and this is very rewarding to me."

Dr. Michaelson was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his undergraduate studies in 1982 at Brandeis University. He then went on to study dentistry at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated in 1986. In his days since college, he has filled his life with building a family and a dental practice. He is the proud father of two daughters and has been married for 24 years. His oldest daughter, Lauren,recently graduated UCF and is studying for her masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management at UCF's Rosen College.. His younger daughter, Rachel, is attending University of Alabama, currently studying marketing...Roll Tide!

In his free time, Dr. Michaelson enjoys spending time at the beach with his family. During college football season, he supports the Knights and Crimson Tide, although he is a diehard Gator. His hobbies include skiing, tennis, and traveling. Although he has lived in Central Florida for many years, he remains a loyal Boston fan. At least once a year, he visits his hometown and attends a Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins game. 

In the 25 years since the practice was established, Dr. Michaelson has dedicated himself to the art and science of dentistry. He prides himself on being able to offer his patients the most conservative, long-lasting, beautiful restorations that dentistry has to offer. He has spent thousands of hours in seminars, study clubs, and other continuing education courses to stay current on advances in his field and master the newest techniques. Dr. Michaelson is certified in Invisalign and is a Six Month Smiles recognized provider. He has completed advanced courses with the following prestigious organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Implant Association
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Pacific Aesthetic Continuum Live
  • South Beach Dental Institute
A Healthy smile is just a click away.
Lanny Is thrilled with his smile makeover!