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Dr. Tessier (Retired)


Serving Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, and the surrounding communities, cosmetic dentist Michael A. Tessier, DDS, provides quality family dentistry for the residents of southern Orange County. Dr Tessier believes that technological advancements improve most aspects of life, and he incorporates that technology to give his patients the best treatment available. Hard (tooth cutting) and soft tissue (gums) lasers, digital X-rays, and non-mercury fillings are just a few of the services Dr. Tessier provides to ensure his patients receive safe and effective care.

Meet Dr. Tessier
After growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Michael Tessier served four years (including one year in Vietnam) as a Navy Hospital Corpsman (medic). Following his return from overseas, he attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo for two years, and in 1977, realized his life-long dream and graduated from the University of California at San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Tessier then served two years in the Naval Dental Corps at the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, California.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Tessier has lived and worked in Orange County. He served the Laguna Beach community for eighteen years before relocating to the Mission Viejo area in 1999. His dental office in the Las Flores Plaza at Oso and Antonio Parkways is conveniently close to Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Mission Viejo, and Ladera Ranch. Cosmetic and Family dentist Michael A. Tessier, DDS, is featured regularly in the Trabuco Canyon News. He has published more than forty articles on topics ranging from guidelines to prevent oral dental disease to dental and periodontal solutions. Some of his insights and advice are collected on this website.

Michael A. Tessier, DDS, is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. He and his wife Donell enjoy spending time with their four children and eight grandchildren.

A Note from Dr. Tessier
“I love my work- Coto de Caza Quarterly

As A general, family dentist, I get to enjoy the full spectrum of providing dental care for my patients. Along with the pleasure of watching a mom and dad and their kids all come into the office to get their teeth cleaned and checked;
or, relieving someone’s pain or anxiety; or, the satisfaction of a cosmetic case, where we take old, crooked, discolored teeth and make them clean and white, either with veneers, or porcelain crowns, or tooth colored plastic fillings; or, orthodontically repositioning teeth, either with Invisalign removable aligners or metal braces.

The most amazing thing is seeing a person’s whole face and even their posture change when they feel good about smiling and not being embarrassed about their teeth.

A beautiful, new smile is a virtual face-life.” – Michael Tessier, D.D.S.