Dr. Michael Scoles
Dentist, husband, father, veteran, and aviation hobbyist.
From Paisley, Oregon (population 435) to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Michael Scoles’ life and career have taken a nontraditional route in more ways than one. At age 17, Dr. Scoles’ ambition was to become an aeronautical engineer. But after he got to hold the mirror during his wisdom teeth extraction, his fascination turned to the mechanics of dentistry. His passion for building things, however, remained strong.
Dr. Scoles attended Oregon State University as an undergraduate and obtained his dental degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
After dental school, he served in the US Navy for three years. While in the Navy, Dr. Scoles received advanced training in Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Prosthodontics at the Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. This additional training enables Dr. Scoles to perform a wider array of procedures in the practice, procedures that would normally have to be referred to a specialist.
Dr. Scoles is a master trainer for CEREC technology. A technique that allows dentists to make crowns in a single office visit. He enjoys teaching other dentists and sharing his knowledge. He also lectures around the country on behalf of one of the leading dental product manufacturers teaching dentists about the newest materials available.
After fulfilling his military obligation, he returned to the Pacific Northwest and has practiced here for the past fifteen years at his offices in Renton and Issaquah. Dr. Scoles and his wife Laylia have two boys Kai and Jace. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoys kiteboarding and building large scale model airplanes.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Scoles enjoys educating other dentists. He’s become a sought-out speaker, lecturing across the country on topics such as guided implant surgery and dental restorative materials.
“Both of my parents were teachers.” Dr. Scoles states. “Education is in my background, and will continue to play a big role in my life.”