Dr. Michael Foster, DMD, MPH graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He then completed 4 years of advanced specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee. Prior to dental school he concurrently earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physician Assistant studies and a Masters of Public Health Degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Foster is board certified with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Academy of Osseointegration, Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Local dental societies.
He practices full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including oral rehabilitation with dental implants, advanced bone grafting and reconstruction techniques, wisdom teeth removal, adult and pediatric sedation, oral pathology, facial trauma, and corrective jaw surgery. He has a special interest in wisdom teeth removal as well as dental extractions with immediate implant placement.
As an active member of the hospital staff at Holston Valley Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, and Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Foster provides emergency care to patients with complex maxillofacial trauma. He is regularly re-certified in Basic Life Support (CPR), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
His offices in Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City are state-of-the-art surgical facilities equipped with the most current sterilization, anesthesia monitoring, and imaging equipment. He and his staff are committed to providing compassionate care of the highest quality in a timely and considerate manner.
He is an army veteran of Operation Noble Eagle and lives in Kingsport with his wife Nicole and twins, Aaron and Ashley. He is passionate about his career and his family and strives to treat all patients with the highest level of skill and compassion.