Dr. Michael Kanellis was born and raised in the Reno/Sparks area. He is a proud graduate of local schools Spanish Springs High School, and the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his dental training and education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. After completing his General Practice Residency at UNLV in 2014, he decided to return to Sparks and work in his hometown community.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Kanellis attended the University of Nevada, Reno as a student-athlete, participating in football from 2005-2007. He graduated with distinction, majoring in Nutritional Science, with minors in Analytical Chemistry and Health Ecology. Dr. Kanellis received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013. After dental school, Dr. Kanellis chose to continue his dental training by completing a one year General Practice Residency. He gained experience in implant placement, IV conscious sedation, third molar extraction, and root canal therapy. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Northern Nevada Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Dr. Kanellis earned his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry by completing over 500 hours of continuing education and passing a comprehensive 400 question exam.
Fellows of the AGD follow a lifelong pursuit of continuing education to provide the highest quality of dental care to patients. The award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession and reminds each member of the dental profession to continue to learn new techniques for their dental practice. Every dentist who applies for the Fellowship Award has their application reviewed by the AGD Council on Dental Education to assure that the high standards of the AGD are met.
Outside the Office
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. He enjoys staying active, hiking, and traveling.