Dr. Michael Wilson graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2005. After practicing for two years in New York City, it came to Dr. Wilson's attention that there was a significant unmet need for dental care in upstate New York. Many dentists are not willing to treat Medicaid patients, as low reimbursements and high no-show rates often accompany this demographic.
Dr. Wilson opened a practice in Binghamton in March 2008 to address this huge unmet need and increase access to care for an underserved population. The practice grew to 14 doctors within two years. In late 2010, Dr Wilson realized that Syracuse also needed more dentists willing to treat Medicaid patients after a patient had driven an hour down to Binghamton to receive specialty treatment at Wilson Dental.
Wilson Dental in Syracuse opened in December 2010 on South Salina Street. Wilson Dental quickly outgrew that facility and moved to our current location on at 224 South Geddes Street.
Between the two offices, we treat several thousand patients a year. Our patients' ages span from 6 month old babies to senior citizens over 100 years old and come from diverse backgrounds.
Our team of doctors includes several general dentists and a variety of dental specialists (pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and anesthesiologists). A similar comprehensive team would be almost impossible to find in Upstate NY.
Although a big part of Wilson Dental's growth has to do with the significant amount of pre-existing need that existed in these communities before we opened our doors, a lot of it also has to with the caring nature of our doctors and staff. Patients who have been to our office know that we genuinely care about them, and that makes them want to tell their friends.