Dr. Michael Bender received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1986. He then attended a one year Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Bender has been practicing dentistry in Fort Atkinson since 1987.

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Dr. Michael Bender completed a TMD/Occlusion and Orofacial Pain mini-residency program through the Center for Occlusal Studies in May 2013, giving him specialized training in treating jaw joint and orofacial pain disorders. He also received recognition as a certified VIVOS/BioModeling Solutions provider in 2016 for the treatment of sleep apnea. He and his wife, Donna, live in Fort Atkinson and have three children.