Dr. Michelle Aldrich graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health and Science University, before taking a break from her education to focus on her family. After several years, she made the decision to go back to school to become a dentist. She returned to OHSU to get her dental degree before entering private dental practice. Her years in private practice have brought with them an intense interest in the health effects and treatment of sleep apnea.
Dr. Aldrich continues to further her education taking many hours of advanced classes to help provide the best care to her patients. After extensive advanced training in dental sleep medicine and rigorous testing and case presentations, she has been awarded her Diplomate from the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aldrich maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Having been a dental hygienist for years before earning her dental degree, Dr. Aldrich knows firsthand how important preventive care is. Whether providing general dental care or creating personalized snoring solutions, she takes a preventative approach to dentistry, ensuring her patients receive the best and most professional treatment possible.
She married her high school sweetheart and has two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one grandson. Outside of her dedication to dental care and her patients, Dr. Aldrich enjoys camping, scuba diving and shooting black powder guns with her husband.