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Meet Dr. Mike, Our Resident Orthodontist in Murfreesboro

Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Mike Seelig and I am very excited to meet all of you. I am the orthodontist at our Murfreesboro office. My wife Dr. Lauren Carlson –who is also a CPDO dentist working out of the Clarksville location– and I moved here in June, and we are proud to join the Middle Tennessee community.

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and after high school moved to Nashville to earn my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. I fell in love with Middle Tennessee during my time at Vandy and I have been trying to move back here since graduating. However, my dental education and orthodontic training kept me away. I earned my dental degree from the University of Louisville and I received my advanced training in orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Why Orthodontics?

My love for orthodontics, like many orthodontists, started with my own experience as a patient. Before spending my two years in braces, I was very shy and afraid to speak during school. I had a large gap between my front teeth and spoke with a lisp. I was afraid my friends and classmates would make fun of the way I talked if I participated in class. You won’t even be able to find a picture of me in which I would smile and show my teeth before I had orthodontic treatment because I was so embarrassed! When you meet me you will be able to see the profound effect orthodontics had on my life and personality. Now I can hardly stop talking!

I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to do for others what my orthodontist did for me. I am passionate about providing patient-centered and individualized orthodontic care. No two people are the same – their treatments should not be either.

Outside of the Office

My wife and I love to spend our free time golfing, hiking, fishing, and taking our dog Reggie to the dog park. As a St. Louisan by birth, my pro-sports loyalties remain there. I am a die-hard Blues (don’t hold it against me Preds fans) and Cardinals fan. Although it’s not always the easiest to do, I still watch my Commodores on Saturdays in the fall and am looking forward to watching them play in person again.

Come visit me soon!

Michael J. Seelig DMD, MS
Associate Orthodontist
Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
University of Illinois College of Dentistry Orthodontics-Class of 2020
University of Louisville School of Dentistry-Class of 2017

Ready to book a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Mike in Murfreesboro? You can select a time here!

Have you met Dr. Melvin? She is another one of our resident orthodontists out of Smyrna, White House, and Columbia! Check out her blog post here.