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Meet the Founder of SteriSolution Inc, Dr. Dennis J. Michaelson DMD, MS



Meet the Founder of SteriSolution Inc.

Dr. Michaelson and his wife, Karen, are the parents of eight children. Right after they were married, Karen and Dennis went to Saint Louis so he could attend Washington University School of Dentistry. They had no idea how they would pay for tuition and have enough money to live on. When they arrived Dr. Michaelson found that he had a scholarship he had not even applied for. Dr. Michaelson's father died just before he graduated from high school. He credits a great wife, great mother, kind people, and most of all God for being able to become an orthodontist.

After he graduated, the dental school invited him to join the faculty. That led to orthodontic residency and eventually to Pocatello. Dr. Michaelson has been the orthodontist for Burley for nearly twenty years. He has been president of the Idaho Association of Orthodontists three times and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Michaelson co-founded SteriSource, a company that specializes in sterilizing orthodontic instruments. The system upgrades the actual sterilization of the instruments and makes it safer not only for the patients, but also for the assistant who handle the instruments. Dr. Michaelson holds four patents for these innovations. SteriSource products are used by doctors in 48 states, Australia, Japan, Canada, and most countries in Europe and Central America. Several dental schools, hospitals, and military bases also use the SteriSource system.

Dr. Michaelson loves to spend time with family, invent, play golf, straighten teeth, and ride his Harley