Meet Dr. Michael Bicknell

Meet Dr. Michael Bicknell

“I am dedicated to providing my patients with exceptional orthodontic treatment in a caring, innovative, and comfortable environment. With today’s educational and technological advancements, it is possible to treat all patients regardless of condition or circumstance to the highest level of completion. Partnering with my patients to create beautiful, healthy and natural smiles that will last a lifetime is of utmost importance.” – Dr. Michael Bicknell


Dr. Bicknell attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, graduating with highest distinction. He then continued his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors and as class Valedictorian in 1999.  Dr. Bicknell completed his three-year orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also received his Master’s Degree in Oral Biology in 2002. 

Dr. Bicknell’s dedication and passion for his profession is extensive. He joined the orthodontic faculty as a clinical instructor in 2003 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. Dr. Bicknell continues his involvement at the University by lecturing to dental students and residents throughout the year.

Dr. Bicknell has also been chosen among a select group of orthodontists nationwide to participate in the Damon System Mentor Program.  As a mentor, Dr. Bicknell educates and trains new orthodontists on passive self-ligation mechanics and the technological advances in orthodontia. 


Dr. Bicknell is a board-certified orthodontic specialist and Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which qualifies him to treat even the most difficult orthodontic cases to the highest standard. He maintains memberships for local, state and national orthodontic organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists


To provide the most innovative and highest quality care available to his patients, Dr. Bicknell attends orthodontic conferences and continuing education courses throughout the year.


Dr. Bicknell resides in Elmhurst with his wife Katherine and four children; Morgan, Macy, Max, and Marina. They are very active in the community and support many local organizations. Both living and working in Elmhurst, Dr. Bicknell feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to provide orthodontic care to so many fantastic families in the area.


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