Meet Dr. Michael Dicus
Michael Dicus, DMD
A Passion for My Patients’ Healthy Smiles
I feel extremely blessed to be part of the dental profession. I love interacting with people, and ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved fixing things and working with my hands. Dentistry affords me the opportunity to do both!
I love hearing people’s stories, and learning about their passions. I love hearing about kids’ sports teams, or a patient’s grandkids. I have patients who race cars and fly planes, others who are avid fishers and hunters, and still others who are exceptional bakers and bring us treats.
I feel the difference we make in our patients’ lives is a healthier mouth and smile and a renewed confidence in the dental profession. We pride ourselves on selflessly treating people how we want to be treated. For some people, that results in a dramatic change in their dental condition after avoiding the dentist for many years. For others, it’s a congratulatory pat on the back at a cavity-free checkup.
All our patients, no matter how extensive — or not — their dental treatment needs may be, are appreciated. It’s my goal, and that of my team, to make each person feel that appreciation at every visit.
Education and Continuing Education
- Sparks High School
- Undergraduate degree – University of Nevada, Reno
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Each year I participate in many hours of continuing education. This keeps me on top of new research and techniques, and enables me to be more thorough and comprehensive, as well as more conservative and efficient, in the care I provide.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Nevada Dental Association
- Northern Nevada Dental Society
- Seattle Study Club
I grew up in Sparks. I lived there from third grade until I moved to Portland for dental school, then returned. I grew up riding and fixing bikes in my neighborhood, playing baseball, skiing, and fishing.
I am married and have four kids and appreciate my wife for being a good mom, a good friend, and an excellent cook. My oldest boys both graduated and are studying their way through college. The next is in the Army National Guard. No future dentists in the family yet, but still holding out hope for the youngest, who’s in high school now.
We lost our buddy Joey in 2020 but now have three dogs at home, including our newest pup, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Copper who resembles a baby giraffe because his legs are so long. He enjoys picking on Teddy and Layla and eating! I’m hoping he’ll be my new mountain hiking partner soon!
Away from work, I’m usually working on some project at the house or taking the dogs for walks through the neighborhood. I also enjoy cutting firewood, hiking around in the hills, fishing, hunting, and target shooting. I’m a fan of the SF Giants and Reno Aces, and love to fix things.