About Dr. Patterson and his practice

Dr. Michael J. Paterson has been a life long resident of Joplin, MO.  He is a 1993 graduate of Joplin High School and a 1997 graduate of Drury University in Springfield, MO.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Drury, Dr. Patterson became a student of Northwestern University's Dental School in Chicago, IL.

Following dental school in 2001, Dr. Patterson entered the United States Navy and completed a one year residency for Advanced Care in General Dentistry in Groton, CT.  From 2002-2005 Dr. Patterson served as Division Dental Officer in London, England where he received the Navy and Marine Corp. Commendation Medal for his service.   Dr. Patterson served as Lt. Commander  in the U.S. Naval Reserve in Springfield, MO from 2005-2009. 
In 2008, Dr. Patterson became a Fellow at the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a board member of the Missouri Dental Association Foundation in 2010.

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