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North Michigan's Orthodontic Specialist

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Paul W. Reed, DDS, MS

I am a fully licensed orthodontist and have been practicing in Petoskey and Gaylord since 1996.  I treat both children and adults, and am committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a warm and caring environment.  I am also committed to continuing education and spend a great deal of time each year learning the latest techniques and improving my skills to better serve you.



  • Bachelor’s Degree - General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), with honors
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Michigan School of Dentistry, first in class
  • Master of Science in Orthodontics – University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies


  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Michigan Association of Orthodontists
  • Tweed Foundation of Orthodontic Research and Education


I am very active in organized dentistry.  I have served as a Director, Treasurer and President on the board of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, a past president of my local dental society, and served several years as an examiner for the State of Michigan Orthodontic Specialty licensing examination.  I currently serve as the Michigan Director on the board of the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists.


Born and raised in Michigan, I live in Petoskey where my wife Kathleen and I raised our four sons.  I am active in the community and also enjoy hiking, boating, camping and fishing in our beautiful state.