By the age of 14, Michael Weiss knew he wanted to be a dentist. He enjoyed building things, inventing gadgets, biology, teaching and helping people. He was also very detail-oriented. So dentistry seemed to him like a natural choice for a career.
He began his college education at La Salle University. He then attended the New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in 1984.
Since then, Dr. Weiss has been active in pursuing post-graduate training, obtaining continuing education at triple the amount required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Dawson Academy’s five core courses, including advanced training in aesthetics, occlusion, and TMJ therapy. He is a member of the Delaware Academy of Osseointegration and will begin serving a two-year term as president in October 2019. Dr. Weiss is also one of six accredited cosmetic dentists in Pennsylvania.
His professional involvements include memberships in national, state, and county dental organizations. He is active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has published nationally and internationally and has lectured at the Temple University School of Dentistry.
The reason he finds dentistry so enjoyable is that he loves helping people improve their smiles so they feel better about themselves. Often, after doing a smile makeover, the patient will be so overcome that they cry with joy. He and his staff love this part of their work.
When it comes to patient education, he doesn’t mind spending extra time to observe and make personal recommendations or corrections on brushing and flossing techniques of his patients. He enjoys helping his patients save teeth and prevent tooth damage with simple procedures such as adjusting occlusion.
Dr. Weiss has spent his lifetime in the Philadelphia area. He loves the varied accessibility to New York City, the mountains, and the seashore.
He married his wife, Diane, in 1988. She also serves as a member of the office staff. Their two sons are now grown and have chosen careers in bio-medical engineering and culinary arts.
Dr. Weiss has been active for years as a Boy Scout. He has been a scoutmaster for over 30 years in the same troop where he earned his Eagle rank years ago. Both of his sons are also Eagle Scouts.
He enjoys building about anything and working with most construction materials. He has been riding dirt motorcycles since he was 4 ½ years old. A lifelong sculptor, builder, and artist, he enjoys the art of creating new smile designs and the joy of helping his patients look and feel better.
Memberships and Affiliations
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Academy of Osseointegration
Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration (DVAO, Board Member – President Elect)
Montgomery County Dental Association (MCDA)
Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)
Continuing Education of Dental Excellence Study Club (CEDE)