Dr. K. Michael Hayes has lived most of his life in northern Indiana. His educational career began in the pre-dental program at Indiana University/Purdue University in Fort Wayne, taking strictly required courses for dental school. He continued his education at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis to earn his degree in Dentistry. During his time, he received a scholastic award for achieving Deans list status every semester, and was also awarded Alpha Omega Award for graduating first in his dental school class. Dr. Hayes was also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity for scholastic achievement during his four years of dental school. He completed four years of required studies in just three years and was accepted into the Indiana University Orthodontic Graduate Education Program one year early. This achievement made him the first student accepted into a graduate program from Indiana University after only three years of Dental School.
In 1976 Dr. Hayes began his solo career in Orthodontics by opening his first clinic located in Auburn, Indiana. He enjoys his vocation in the field of Dentistry, which he feels is a truly rewarding profession. Throughout his years of practice, he has established a reputation for excellence with patients, colleagues and other health care professionals. He continues to take several continuing education courses each year and participate in many seminars to ensure that his patients receive the most up-to-date care.
Dr. Hayes is involved in many professional organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, ISAAC Knapp District Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics, Indiana Association of Orthodontists (Dr. Hayes served on the board of directors and was also elected President of this organization), Seattle Study Club, Greater Fort Wayne area Orthodontic Study Club and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Study Group.
He is also actively involved in many community organizations. He has served on the YMCA board of Directors since 1978 assisting in two capital campaigns to build a new YMCA. He is a founding member and program chairman of Youth for Christ since 1976, an organization that raises funds for youth. Dr. Hayes participates in the DeKalb High School Health Occupations Education Program, which allows senior students to rotate through his clinic to explore career opportunities. He has also participated with the Indiana University School of Dentistry in extra-mural programs for Dental students and Dental Assisting students to observe the clinical practice of Dentistry. Dr. Hayes is a member of Immaculate Conception church, has been on the parish finance committee for over 15 years, and is also a member of the parish building committee.
We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has over 200 years of combined experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay on top of the very latest in technology and advances.
Orthodontics is a mature evolving science with frequent developments in techniques, technology and treatment. At our office, we ensure that patients receive proven orthodontic care. Patient care and stability of treatment is our top priority, this is our commitment to you.
Our philosophy is to create an enjoyable atmosphere while providing you with the most functionally beautiful smile possible. EXCELLENCE IN EVERY PHASE OF TREATMENT! Cooperation is the key to results. We will work together as partners to achieve a healthy, happy smile. Remember, EFFORT = RESULTS. (Patient cooperation is critical to successful treatment).