Michelle Tsao

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Tsao was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Hong Kong. In 2004, she moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University, where she received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and minored in Business Institutions. Dr. Tsao worked in the finance industry for several years prior to attending dental school. She received her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her general practice residency at the LA County-USC program in Los Angeles, California. There, she had the opportunity to work with dental students and provided care to the VA population, head and neck cancer patients, and special needs patients.  Dr. Tsao has a research background in dental materials and extensive interest in oral medicine and hospital dentistry.  For the past 5 years, Dr. Tsao has presented her research at the annual AADR/IADR and Special Care Dentistry conferences. Dr. Tsao is pleased to now serve as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UNE College of Dental Medicine.



Tufts University School of Dental Medicine



Northwestern University


Board Certifications and Licenses



LAC-USC General Practice Residency

University of Southern California

Los Angeles


Michelle Tsao

Michelle Tsao



Assistant Clinical Professor

Portland Campus

Goddard Hall
On Campus