Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Gary Michaelson, DMD:
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Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Gary Michaelson, DMD
Orlando, FL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jim H. from Lakeland, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient at Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry for about 10 years.  I have had quite a history of dental visits and always looked forward to visiting my Dentist with great trepidation.  All of that went away right from the vary first visit with Dr. Michaelson.  When you arrive, you’re greeted by one of his Dental Assistants who immediately put you at ease.  They take a holistic approach to your care and do everything they can to make your stay comfortable.   I’ve never felt the slightest discomfort in Dr. Michaelson’s chair.  You don’t feel the anesthetic shot, and you don’t feel any of the discomfort from have your teeth worked on.  The entire staff makes sure you know step by step what is going on, and what further treatment you need.  I had 30 years of fillings replaced, several crowns, and a bridge.  They worked with me to get my dental insurance refunds, and each visit ended with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie!  All of the staff there are great people, and Dr. Michaelson is the best.  You’ll wonder why you ever went anywhere else!!!

Vicki H (Source: Google)


I have been a patient for over 15 years and always a pleasant experience. I have had major dental work preformed over the years and have always been pleased with the results. In fact I would say they exceeded my expectations. Great friendly staff that make you feel comfortable. Dr. Michaelson is an excellent dentist and has a great chair side demeanor. I highly recommend their office.

Ethan Brooke-Meer (Source: Google)


Couldn’t possibly ask for a better dental experience! Dr. Michaelson and the entire staff are absolutely fantastic! Deanna is a phenomenal hygienist and couldn’t have provided a more comfortable experience. Everyone here is so informed, kind, and will answer any questions you have about your teeth. There is no reason to go anywhere else!

Nicole P. from Winter Garden, FL (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here for over 10 years. I love how at home the staff makes you feel, and Deanna is truly the best! You can get a warm blanket, or a neck pillow, watch a movie or listen to music. They strive to make sure you are at your most comfortable. Then, at the end, you are given an appointment card for your next visit along with cookies to take with you. I don’t care how far away I move, I will ALWAYS come here.

Lisa Thorell (Source: Google)


As the wife of a retired dentist, my demands of a dentist are high: I am only comfortable with a dentist who is awesomely competent and attentive to the avoidance of pain. I also require explanation of procedures and options (aka no surprises!). But most of all, I want an excellent cosmetic result. Across the board, Dr. Michaelson and his staff always deliver!

Deborah Giachino (Source: Google)


Every single person I spoke to about dental implants over the years warned me against the procedure. Horrible pain, years of office visits and $$$$$ Not true at the skilled hands of Dr Michaelson. Feel free to ask his team to contact me with your phone number for a personalized testimonial. Painless! Seriously!!!!!! I’ve had several procedures in addition to a dental implant.Dr.M has an excellent team to assist him in providing an exceptional experience while sitting in his chair. Creature comforts attended to during your visit. Warm and friendly staff Christine, Deanna, Emma and Katie. Can’t thank you enough for your attention, your outstanding workmanship lastly your compassion. If you’re look for THE dentist in Orlando it’s Dr. Michaelson.

Ricky B. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


Had a great visit at the dentist office. Something I never thought I would say. But I walked in and they were ready for me. No waiting, I couldn’t believe. First time in my life I’ve had a punctual doctors visits. The staff was very friendly. The lady at the desk Ivette gave me a free cookie!… on the way out cousre.  The customer service was very top notch and they gave me all kinds of comforts. Like headphones, a blanket and even a hand massage. I will be back soon with my wife. I would recommend it to anyone!

Julia K (Source: Google)


Dr Michaelson replaced all of my old veneers with beautiful new natural looking crowns and veneers. I was quoted a lot more for the same work by my usual dentist in Windermere. Dr Michaelson is a total perfectionist and was so patient when I broke the temporaries a few times. My smile is now so much prettier than it was before. I am absolutely delighted and would absolutely recommend this practice to anyone on value and results. All the staff are all extremely professional and friendly too.

Rony Williams (Source: Google)


Dr. Michaelson and his staff did a fantastic job. They got me in and out quickly without making me feel rushed. Dr. Michaelson took the time to go over my treatment options and what future treatments would entail. I felt very comfortable in the office as precautions have been taken to ensure that both patient and provider are safe amongst the coronavirus pandemic. I could not be happier with my visit to Dr. Michaelson and will be recommending him to any friends/family that need dental work in the future.

Ciara A. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


This place is amazing, I’ve never posted a review about anything but I could’n’t help it. The staff is so friendly and they go to extents to make sure you’re comfortable. If you’re someone who is afraid of the dentist then this is the place for you. They always remember my name and what I’m there. They also offer a lot of complimentary snacks/drinks. There is nothing that could make this place better.

Renee P. from Wekiwa Springs, FL (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at this office for over 8 years and cannot say enough great things about Dr. Michaelson. I used to be so anxious every time I had to go to the dentist and now I look forward to going as they have combined a spa atmosphere with a trip to the dentist (I have even gotten parafin for my hands while I was there). The staff is professional, runs on time and always fits me in for an appointment time that works for me. Dr. Michaelson has taken great care of my teeth over the past many years and I often get compliments on my smile because of the work he has done. In any case, I would recommend this office to anyone who wants to actually enjoy going to the dentist!

Ahmad Al Haroon (Source: Google)


Alafaya dentistry is the best dentistry in all of Orlando for sure and I’m not only talking about the work done by the amazing dentists such as Dr. Michaelson but also the environment of the place they all work as a family and the accountant Emma with the assistant Katie and the consultant Christina I love them so much they never pressured me on anything they just sat me on a chair from day one and asked me what my goals were and I have successfully achieved them in this wonderful dentistry. Thank you for changing my smile and my life forever.

Redsun S. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


I cannot stop smiling!  Dr. Michaelson and his team elevated my smile and I have never felt more confident.  My friends and family have always complimented me on my smile.  Now they are speechless at the flawless new look.  My new veneers look and feel as if I grew them myself!  Dr. Michaelson and his entire staff are so kind and warm.  I always felt my dental care was their top concern and every consideration was made to make me feel comfortable. Each visit became more like I was visiting friends rather than a doctor’s office.  The quality of work is A+ but the personal touch is unmatched.

Sean R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Michaelson for well over 7 years. I first went for a consultation for porcelain veneers and was overly impressed with not only the friendliness of the staff but also the overal experience while there. Over the past years I continually return for all my routine dental needs. The staff is outstanding. Dr. Michaelson’s work is outstanding. I highly recommend them!

Kimberly K. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


I never thought going to the dentist could be such a pleasant experience. I have been seeing Dr. Michaelson and his team for 15 years and have nothing but great things to say. I have referred many to this office and all become great fans- including my husband, which is not an easy feat! The staff is beyond helpful and accommodating, and the simple gestures and amenities make you want to come back. Well deserving of 5 stars and more!

Mac Fietsam (Source: Google)


I would urge anyone with dental needs in the UCF/Orlando area to schedule a visit here. All around it was a phenomenal experience. Dr. Michaelson and his team were able to schedule me, provide a thorough exam, and execute a treatment plan all in the same day. On top of the swift professional treatment, the team made me feel so comfortable. Although I was a first time patient it felt like I had been visiting for years. Specifically, Deanna did a wonderful job making sure I was well accommodated and comfortable. She even made a cup of coffee for me before I left. 🙂

Hunter Choate (Source: Google)


Believe the accolades. Dr. Michaelson and staff are fantastic. To a person, they are thorough, caring and do excellent work. Before becoming a patient, I bounced around to several area dentists who all seemed to be going through the motions. I’m so glad I made the switch. If you’re considering a new dentist, this is the place for you.

Cynthia Escorcia (Source: Google)


This place deserves more than 5 stars. I can’t stress enough how much I was DREADING going to the dentist. It had been quite some time since my last appointment so my anxiety was through the roof. Each person in this office went above & beyond to be sweet and make me feel comfortable. I can’t thank Dr. Michaelson and his staff enough. This office is truly the best in town.

Nick K (Source: Google)


Had pretty extensive cosmetic and veneer work done years after a jet ski accident. Couldn’t be happier with the results and absolutely thrilled with the staff from start to finish. This was well over 5 years ago and the procedures have absolutely stood the test of time. Writing this review now as I had a friend ask for a referral after having a job botched at another office, so here we are! Still happy and referring people years later if that says anything! Thank you Dr and all of the wonderful staff.

Marli A. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


This is by far the best dental experience I’ve ever had.  Yvette is so warm and personal to coordinate with, and the dental staff are very upbeat.  I have never had to wait but a few minutes.  They use state of the art dental equipment and products, and offer above and beyond services.  I wouldn’t go anywhere else, snd recommend them to everyone I know!

Elizabeth C. from FL, FL (Source: Yelp)


I chose Dr. Michaelson as a result of a recommendation on the NextDoor website, as I was new to the area. It was a great choice! The staff is top notch… Deanna and the other hygienists perform thorough, but gentle cleanings. Dr. Michaelson filled in abfractures in my teeth due to clenching associated with TMJ and they are completely unnoticeable. My new night guards are also much more comfortable than those from a previous dentist. I also enjoy the warm neck wrap during my visit and the efforts made to ensure my comfort. Ivette is professional and helpful in scheduling and rescheduling appointments. I have recommended Dr. Michaelson to friends and family and will continue to do so.

Sarah Pauley (Source: Google)


I cannot stop smiling! Dr. Michaelson and his team elevated my smile and I have never felt more confident. My friends and family have always complimented me on my smile. Now they are speechless at the flawless new look. My new veneers look and feel as if I grew them myself! Dr. Michaelson and his entire staff are so kind and warm. I always felt my dental care was their top concern and every consideration was made to make me feel comfortable. Each visit became more like I was visiting friends rather than a doctor’s office. The quality of work is A+ but the personal touch is unmatched.

Sarah Helen (Source: Google)


Recently, I took a hard fall which resulted in breaking my two front teeth and a pretty busted up lip. My teeth had already been replaced with crowns and since moving to Orlando, I did not have a dentist here. At just my first visit, the entire staff was extremely patient, kind and very welcoming. I was a little uncomfortable from the swelling on my lip, but everyone in the office was super gentle. I am excited to work with them through this process and really glad I chose this office 🙂

Kuz Siverson (Source: Google)


During the pandemic my retainer broke. Even thought Dr. Michaelson’s office is only allowed to schedule visits one day a week, I called explaining my situation and they answered fast. In my appointment I felt comfortable and well looked after. I’m so grateful that I didn’t have to wait several weeks or months to get medical attention. Just another reason why I’ve been coming here for years.

Amber Z. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just love this office. Every single person in the office is wonderful. There isn’t a single person who isn’t friendly and outgoing. They always remember you, even if they only met you once and and genuinely interested in you as a person beyond whatever you are getting done at the office. I highly recommend and would not go anywhere else.

Debbie O. from Oviedo, FL (Source: Yelp)


The people here make a visit to the dentist enjoyable! I know that’s a big statement and one I don’t write frivolously. I used to hate going to the dentist and therefore I avoided it as much as possible. When I moved to Orlando 10 years ago, I waited quite awhile before looking for a dentist. When I finally did, I was lucky enough to find Dr. Michaelson and his wonderful team. Everyone there is professional and super friendly. They all really care about you as a person as well as their patient and go out of their way to make sure you are as comfortable as possible from the minute you walk in until you leave. I highly recommend you check them out. You will always walk out with a smile – pun intended 🙂

Susan C. from Winter Park, FL (Source: Yelp)


Another perfect check up and I really have Dr. Michaelson and staff to thank. There will come a time when I will need to have dental work done….I feel assured the care I will recieve will be pain free and I will continue to be pampered. Dental care at Alafaya Center has never been scary; in fact, I look forward to exchanging updates with every smiling, friendly face there.

Janice Bennett (Source: Google)


Dr. Michaelson is an exceptional dentist and highly professional and meticulous. He has exceeded all of my expectations. The entire team always makes me feel welcomed, comfortable and well taken care off. My decision to have Dr, Michaelson, perform my restorative work has been one of the best decisions i have ever made.I couldn’t be happier or prouder to show off my new beautiful and natural looking smile.

Jessica Frisch-Daiello (Source: Google)


My husband has been going to this dentist for a few years and has always had rave reviews, and now that I am working on the same side of town I decided to try them. Today was my second visit to this office and first cleaning. I’ll be honest, since I was a kid I dreaded going to the dentist. After today, I might actually kind of look forward to it–I cannot believe I just typed that! The staff very friendly with excellent customer service. They explain everything they are doing and their procedures very thoroughly, which I appreciate it. For my cleaning today, they provided a warm neck pillow and head phones playing whatever music I chose (I went with spa music). Most importantly, the cleaning was pain free. That has never happened for me in the past. And my teeth feel great and look better than ever. Then as I was leaving, I was even given snacks for the go. This office has won me over, and I will definitely stick with them!

Ashley Coleman (Source: Google)


I haven’t had dental work performed here yet, but I wanted to share my experience. This is the nicest dentist office I have ever been to. My first appointment was also the most thorough dentist, perhaps any, appointment I have ever been to. They really take their time with you and you just know that you’re in good hands. Wonderful customer service. I definitely plan on getting my dental work done here. He’s done beautiful work, with a photo album to prove it.

Christina M. from Lake Mary, FL (Source: Yelp)


I had my first dentist appointment in 5 years today. I had a great experience with Dr. Michaelson and his team. They explained all my treatment needs and costs very thoroughly and pampered me during my appointment. I had 3 fillings done and didn’t feel a thing. Thanks for making my first visit so special

Marcella C. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


I actually live in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area and I have yet to see such an amazing, friendly, efficient and pampering facility for dentistry. Not only are they up do date on the latest technology in dental advances, but everyone there is so super friendly, and you can tell they take a genuine interest in knowing you and caring for you the best way possible. I’ve been to MANY dentists in my life and I’ve come across some that just want to pile on services to make more money, but I completely trusted that any recommendations Alafaya Dentistry gave me was in my best interest and for the health of my mouth. They also have beautiful pictures of their patients all throughout the office. It’s a little more high-end, but definitely worth it! You must check it out!

Justin Smith (Source: Google)


If you want an excellent and knowledgeable staff that not only pays attention to the small details of dentistry to make sure you stay healthy and clean, but also provides a comfortable and hospitable experience then there is no other family dentistry in the UCF area. I enjoyed every part of my visit, and the staff made sure I knew what was happening at every step and was able to break down the costs of the next few visits they recommended including projected insurance information. Dr. Michaelson was also extremely personable and took the time after examining me to explain the things he saw. I know the reviewing system only goes to 5 stars, but I would give it 6 if I could. Wonderful job

Rachel Manzano (Source: Google)


Choosing this dentist honestly changed everything for me. I’d been considering veneers for years and every single conversation I had with anyone was taken over my self-conscious thoughts about my smile. It’s a big investment so I did a lot of research, and from the moment I inquired with the office I felt optimistic for the first time during my search. Be it phone calls or office visits, everyone I interacted with was so warm and friendly. They did a very thorough exam of my teeth at the first appointment and covered everything I’d been wondering about and what was possible for me. I ended up traveling from Sarasota to Orlando to have the veneers done by Dr Michaelson. Getting veneers will never be a pleasant experience for anyone but they honestly did whatever they could to make me as comfortable as possible, and most importantly, the end result blows my mind. I wanted them conservative, natural but pretty, and I can’t believe how much they nailed it. It’s completely changed my confidence and how I interact with people. Every day I see them in the mirror and I’m so glad I did it.

Faiza I. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


Excellent service from the moment you enter. My husband and I have been using this practice for more than 10 years. We have three very good dentists within walking distance but we decided to drive 35 minutes for every visit! We have never ever been disappointed by this very kind and super knowledgeable team at dr michaelson’s practice. They do really care when you are in pain and listen to you. Yvette and christina will help you a lot with getting the best out of your insurance plan . Dr Michaelson is very knowledgeable and if he needs a specialist he will refer you to the best.