“I love being an orthodontist. I am very appreciative of our patients for allowing me to be a part of their lives. I love the challenges that each new person brings, along with the growth and confidence that occur as treatment progresses.” — Dr. Summers
Dr. Michael Summers has practiced orthodontics in the Pocatello area for more than 25 years. He enjoys working one-to-one with each patient, to give them healthy and beautiful smiles, filled with confidence. Whether he’s caring for a child starting treatment, or helping an adult develop the beautiful smile they’ve long desired, he’s honored to be making a lasting difference for that person.
Education and Continual Learning
- Brigham Young University
- Bachelor of Science in zoology; chemistry minor
- Creighton University School of Dentistry
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery
- University of Minnesota
- Master of Science
Orthodontics is a constantly evolving specialty. Dr. Summers’ patients and their parents trust him to deliver the best care and treatment options; continuing education ensures he exceeds their expectations. Each year, he completes many courses, learning about advances in technique, methodologies, and patient care.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
- Idaho State Society of Orthodontists
- Idaho State Dental Association
- Southeast Idaho Dental Society
Outside the Office
Dr. Summers and his wife Michelle have three children: Kate, Steven, and Rachel. They also have two grandchildren, Oliver and Maya, with a third grandchild on the way in May 2023.
He and Michelle like travelling together, visiting their children and grandchildren, serving in the Pocatello Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and going for long walks.
Dr. Summers has also been an avid mountain climber for the past 20 years. He has climbed each of Idaho’s nine 12-thousand-foot peaks twice, and has climbed Mount Borah eight times.
Dr. Summers loves working with young people, both at work and in the community. He was afforded many opportunities growing up and hopes to do the same for the next generation. As an Eagle Certifier, he approves Eagle Scout projects and reviews the Scouts in the final step to achieving the Eagle rank.