Dr. Michael Morrissette has been practicing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for 25 years. He is experienced in the treatment of facial fractures, removal of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, jaw reconstruction/orthognathic surgery, biopsies, bone grafting, and cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. He is passionate about the care of children’s deformities, especially the care of children born with cleft lip and palate. He has been a member of the Ventura County Cleft lip and Palate Team since 1998. Dr. Morrissette travels to South and Central America each year to perform surgeries in third world areas as well as teach other doctors and residents about cleft surgery. This area of surgery has become a major focus of treatment for Dr. Morrissette.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Morrissette attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1984. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1990. Dr. Morrissette became board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1992.
As an active member of the American Cleft Palate Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Morrissette attends numerous meetings and seminars focused on the newest and most advanced surgical technology available. He also travels around Southern California to hear different speakers on dental implants, cosmetic surgery, and facial trauma.
In addition to maintaining a busy surgery schedule at his office surgery center, Dr. Morrissette is contracted with Ventura County Medical Center where he provides emergency on-call care for all the facial trauma patients in the county which is a level II trauma center. If you sustain facial trauma in Ventura County, you are likely to meet Dr. Morrissette.
Outside the Office
A native of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Dr. Morrissette has lived in Southern California for the past 26 years. He is passionate about ice hockey and played hockey while in college. He continues to play today on a local men’s team. Dr. Morrissette is also an avid wake boarder and likes to spend time on his boat with his adult children, wakeboarding and water skiing. When he finds the time, he also enjoys taking rides on his Harley down the Pacific Coast Highway on the weekends.
For more information about Dr. Morrissette visit https://www.drmorrissette.com