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809 Wall Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Meet Dr. Drone of Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics - Valparaiso, IN

Dr. Michael Drone


Prosthodontics requires 3–4 additional years of specialized training at an accredited dental school or medical school after graduation from dental school. Michael Drone, DDS has two post-graduate dental specialty degrees, prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics, from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine. As a prosthodontist, Michael Drone, DDS practices a full scope of prosthodontic procedures with expertise ranging from dental implants, cosmetic/aesthetic dentistry and dentures, to restorative dentistry. Since 2007, Michael Drone, DDS has been actively involved in providing his knowledge and expertise to The Northwest Indiana Dental Study Clubs, dentists, dental specialists and physicians.

Our staff is CPR certified, x-ray certified and our dental assistants are also expanded duties certified. Dentistry is ever-changing and our staff attends continuing education courses to learn about the safest and newest dental techniques and technologies used to provide the best dental care for our patients


Dr. Drone is a native of Wheatfield, IN and has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and opened his private practice in Valparaiso, IN in 2007. Dr. Drone earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his advanced specialty degrees in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine.

A prosthodontist is a dental specialist with three years of specialized training in esthetic/cosmetic dentistry, restorative/reconstructive dentistry, removable prosthodontics, and implant dentistry at a credited medical school or dental school.

Dr. Drone is actively involved in continuing education curriculums and dental study clubs where he provides his expertise to general dentists, dental specialists, and dental lab technician from around the world in esthetics/cosmetics, implant dentistry, and reconstruction dentistry (function and stability of teeth), and treatment planning.

Dr. Drone finds great satisfaction in helping people find dental solutions to their oral health needs. Whether your needs are basic or complex, he and his team can help. If you are afraid to smile, have trouble chewing your food or might be fearful of the dentist, Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics has assembled a highly trained team of professionals and together has developed resources to help you become comfortable as you begin your search for a dental solution.


•  Implant dentistry (implants used to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth)
•  Teeth-in-an-hour (replace your missing tooth or multiple teeth with an implant and dental crown or dental bridges in an hour)
•  All-on-4 or Teeth-in-a-Day (dental implant bridges secured to 4 dental implants in one day)
•  Reconstructive dentistry (full mouth rehabilitation, crowns, veneers, bridges, fillings)
•  Esthetic/cosmetic dentistry (veneers, crowns, smile makeovers, teeth whitening)
•  Management of occlusion (how the teeth come together)
•  Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ issues)
•  Dentures/partials (dentures, partials, implant dentures, implant partials, and fixed implant dentures)
•  Facial trauma
•  Cleft palate/cleft lip disorders
•  Cancer-related prosthetic solutions (fabrication of ears, nose, eyes, obturators, and radiation oral devices)
•  Invisalign (clear braces to improve your bite and smile)


•  B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Valparaiso University in 1994
•  Master Degree in Life Sciences from Indiana State University in 1998
•  Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2003
•  Prosthodontic Degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2007
•  Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007


•  Member of American Dental Association
•  Member of Indiana Dental Association
•  Member of Northwest Indiana Dental Association
•  Member of American College of Prosthodontists
•  Advisory Board Member for the Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana (Seattle Study Club)
•  Advisory Member for The Master's Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana
•  Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
•  Member of Academy of Osseointegration
•  Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics at The Kois Center, Seattle, WA
•  Spear Education Faculty Club Member, Scottsdale, AZ


•  Visiting Faculty Member at Indiana University School of Dentistry
•  Departments of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
•  Visiting Faculty Member at Spear Education
•  Scottsdale, AZ
•  Recognized Specialist in Prosthodontics at The Kois Center, Seattle, WA


•  Recognized speaker/lecturer for 3Shape Digital Impression, a state-of-the-art digital impression manufacturer. Dr. Drone lectures to dentists, dental technicians, and dental laboratories about digital technology for digital impressions and their application for fabrication of crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, and treatment planning for esthetic and implant dentistry.

Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
Northwest Indiana
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