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Dr. Thor Mikesell was born in Utah, and lived in Nebraska, Wyoming, Illinois and Idaho.  While attending BYU in Utah he met and married Michigan-native Christine.  After graduating from BYU, Dr. Mikesell attended the University of Michigan Dental School.  The first of his 5 boys was born on the day before school started.

During school Dr. Mikesell volunteered for the opportunity to work in an out-of-class setting in Northern Michigan.  Each year U of M serves the children of migrant workers, taking care of as many dental needs as possible in a few short weeks.  There were temporary clinics set up in Kaleva, Suttons Bay and Glen Lake.  The following year Dr. Mikesell signed up again, this time as an instructor in the same program.  This was his first exposure to the Suttons Bay area.

After passing both the Northeast Regional Boards and the Western Regional Boards, Dr. Mikesell worked for a dentist in Troy, MI.  In the fall of 1999 he bought this practice.

Dr. Mikesell completed an overhaul of the office building and brought it up to a professional state-of-the-art facility.  He takes continuing education classes to be current with the latest techniques and skills.



Dr. Mikesell is supported by his caring and knowledgable team.  We are a customer based professional office and will do all we can to meet and exceed your expectations.

The front office looks forward to hearing from you.  We strive to schedule appointments that work out best for you, Dr. Mikesell, and the hygienists.  For people with insurance, we work with you to understand your specific coverage and maximize your dental benefits.  We encourage you to become familiar with your policy exclusions, deductibles and required co-payments.  All co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service.



Dr. Ron Lints is a specialist in Orthodontics.  He has a full-time practice in Traverse City and, to accommodate our patients, he reserves office space in our practice.  Dr. Lints earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science from the University of Michigan.  As a Specialist in Orthodontics he acquired advanced skills and knowledge in the design, application, and control of braces and other corrective appliances.  His ultimate goal is the positioning of teeth, lips and jaws in proper alignment to achieve the most attractive facial appearance possible.

Dr. Lints is married and the proud father of four children.  Dr. Lints grew up in Traverse City and his family history in the area dates back to 1868.  After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1986, he started a three-year residency at the University of Michigan and began private practice in 1989.  You will find Dr. Lints up-to-date on the latest orthodontic practices and procedures.






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