As a college student, Dr. Michael Scalia spent his time studying supply and demand, receiving a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.
In his mid-twenties, a desire to help people led him to investigate a career in health care. He attended the post-baccalaureate program for pre-health professionals at Rutgers University before deciding on a career in dentistry. He received his DDS from the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine prior to serving as a General Practice Resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
When he realized he wanted the challenge of combining the scientific and artistic elements of dentistry, Dr. Scalia focused on training as a prosthodontist. He spent three years of highly specialized study as a prosthodontic resident at the University of Iowa. With a desire to be able to provide excellent surgical implant services, Dr. Scalia also studied and trained at Loma Linda University as a surgical implant fellow for one full year.