At a young age, I was about seven, I had a bike wreck and I wrecked on a gravel road and it led to about 10 years of surgeries. And through that process, absolutely loved what happened. My smile was pretty much messed up completely from the bike wreck and through eight years of braces, several extractions and all that, I was able to get a smile back and that just kind of impacted me. I wanted to do the same.
The most rewarding aspect of dentistry for me is the ability to recreate someone's smile. Someone whose not had confidence, whose maybe always been self-conscious or embarrassed of their smile, to be able to have that confidence back. because that's one of the first impressions somebody sees is your smile.
I grew up in Virginia. So, I went through high school there. In college, I went to Virginia Tech and then I went to Richmond to Virginia Commonwealth University school of Dentistry. Graduated in 2009. And after that, I joined the National Health Service Corps and I was with them for four years in Northwest Iowa. I started a clinic and since then, big, big focus on me personally in my career is advancing the techniques and through continuing education, whether that's Invisalign, whether that's through the health of your gums, through cosmetic dentistry with crowns, veneers, things like that. It's a big priority for me to constantly stay on top of the techniques and trends to be able to do the best possible work.
Dr. Mike Munilla has been a member of Dossett Dental since 2014. He wanted to become a dentist after a bicycle accident led to his experiencing multiple dental surgeries and extensive orthodontic work as a child. Dr. Munilla went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2005 and his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009.
Patients love Dr. Munilla because he is very approachable and loves meeting new people. His patients are his friends, and he works closely with them to make sure all of their questions are answered, needs are met, and comfort is ensured.
Dr. Munilla is a big believer in continuing his education. He has completed courses in implant placement and restoration, athletic mouthguards, and Invisalign. In his free time, Dr. Munilla enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends, his family, and his dog, Zoey.