Dentistry has always been the goal. I was raised in Kingwood, Texas where my father and I spent a great deal of time woodworking and designing all types of projects. This philosophy of, "if you can dream it, we can build it," whet my appetite for a career that would allow me to solve problems, design, fabricate, and deliver a unique and beautiful product. Early on, I identified dentistry as the perfect combination of all these things. With this goal in mind, I headed to Trinity University, San Antonio, to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.
After completing my undergraduate work at Trinity, I was accepted at all three Texas dental schools. I chose The University of Texas Heath Science Center Dental School, San Antonio. This dental school has been consistently ranked the number one dental education center in the United States. My four years flew by and my love affair with dentistry flourished.
Following graduation from dental school in 1997, Dr. Tasch and I opened our restorative practice here in Austin. Quality, not quantity has always been our goal. I began using my training in implant dentistry on day one of practice restoring cases that the periodontist that owned the practice had ready for me.
In 2006, I married Sherri. I met her within a few weeks of moving to Austin in 1997 and she had been my full time honey since that time. We have been living with our dogs in NW Austin since then and love our canine children more than anything!
I completed the requirements for Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and received the award in Philadelphia in 2012. Attaining Fellowship is a rigorous process that requires five years of membership in the AGD, over 500 hours of continuing education, and passing a certification exam.
In 2014 I was invited to begin lecturing for Nobel Biocare. This has been a particularly great honor because Nobel is one of the world's largest dental implant companies and to be recognized by them is truly remarkable. Speaking about our use of leading edge implant technology in general practice has taken me from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine and many places in between speaking to groups as small as a dozen to as large as two hundred.
Dentistry has always been the goal. I invite you to come and share my enthusiasm about all the great techniques at our disposal to reconstruct a healthy, drop dead gorgeous smile! Dentistry has never been better and I am happiest as a dentist when I am working with the most contemporary and advanced practice modalities available!
Mike Meek, DDS