Dr. Michael Tsai

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael Tsai C. Michael Tsai, B.Sc., D.M.D., is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He works full time at Light Dental Studios, covering the University Place and Bonney Lake offices.

Dr. Tsai was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.Sc.) from the University of Waterloo. Following graduation, he worked in a lab conducting research in the biology of wound healing at the University of Toronto for a year. Dr. Tsai returned to Vancouver, Canada, and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at the University of British Columbia.

After seeing his own family’s struggle with dental disease and dental anxiety, Dr. Tsai was motivated to pursue advanced training in oral surgery and anesthesia, which compelled him to move to Fort Worth, Texas to complete an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was then offered a position in the University of Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Training Program, which allowed him to further advance his skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia. During residency, Dr. Tsai published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including papers on topics such as platelet biology, management of bleeding, sedation, temporomandibular joint surgery, and oral cancer. He was also offered scholarships to attend academic conferences, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Conference in 2019.

Following his residency training, Dr. Tsai passed a series of rigorous exams to become dual Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Tsai strives to do his best to give his patients a comfortable experience for wisdom teeth surgery and dental implant surgery. He is also skilled in complicated dental extractions, bone grafting surgery to the upper and lower jaws, oral pathology, management of oral and facial infections, as well as providing sedation and anesthesia for procedures. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin, as well as conversant in Taiwanese.

Outside of clinic, Dr. Tsai’s interests include spending time with his wife and family, working out, cooking, watching movies, and traveling.

Dr. Tsai is an active member of

American Dental Association

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery