Dr. Michael J. Costa, Jr.
Michael J. Costa, Jr., D.D.S., M.H.A., is originally from New Jersey and has enjoyed moving progressively further south over the last 15 years. He attended the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he received his Bachelors in Public Health. Simultaneously he worked as a volunteer paramedic in southern Maryland. Dr. Costa continued his higher education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC, where he received his Masters in Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree. After graduate school, he stayed in Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) to study dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry. where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2014.
After dental school, Dr. Costa decided to further expand his dental skills by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.) residency at Camp Lejeune, where he also served as an active duty Naval Dental Officer and provided dental services to thousands of Marines and Sailors.
During and after military service, Dr. Costa worked as the lead dentist in a large group practice, serving 30,000 patients, in Wilmington, NC. As the sole provider in a large satellite practice, he offered a wide scope of dental procedures to a diverse population with a heavy emphasis on oral surgery and replacing missing teeth with dental implants, bone grafting procedures, and implant supported dentures. Dr. Costa prides himself on making patients feel very comfortable and at ease during surgical procedures. You will be treated as a special individual, deserving of the best experience. With knowledge and skill, he will take appropriate measures to relieve anxiety and ensure your treatment is pain free.
Dr. Costa strongly believes in continuing education so that he can offer his patients the best possible treatment available. He completed the Augusta University Comprehensive Training in Implant Dentistry Course, and he has achieved the Associate Fellow status of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has attended multiple advanced educations courses at the prestigious < a href="http://www.pankey.org/" target="_blank">Pankey Institute, where Dr. Stephen K. Malone is a lead visiting faculty member.
Dr. Costa is an active member of multiple dental societies including the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Tennessee Dental Association and 2nd District Dental Society.
Dr. Costa is also passionate about sharing his love of dentistry with patients and other dentists. You can follow his dental work on Instagram @costadds and his personal adventures @mjcostajr. Dr. Costa enjoys consulting with and mentoring other dentists on advanced surgical procedures. He maintains a constant dialog with dentists and surgeons across the country for instant consultations and provides second opinions to many other dentists.
While not working, Dr. Costa enjoys Crossfit, running, hiking and staying active. He’s a fan of Apple, Tesla and Dentistry. He enjoys spending time with his family and the family’s dogs.