1112 East Cutlar Crossing
Suite 102
Leland, NC 28451
(910) 371-2323

17550 US Highway 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 270-0123

Braces for all Faces and Invisalign Cases

Get to know Dr. Cherubini!

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Michael L. Cherubini, DDS, MS

Welcome! I love what I do, and always give my best efforts for each and every patient. My goal is to make my office a family style practice that places patient care at the top of the priority list.


In order to become an orthodontist, I attained the following certificates of education:

  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA: Bachelor of Arts 1993
  • Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE: Doctor of Dental Surgery 2000
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude and class Valedictorian
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: Certificate of Specialization in Orthodontics 2003
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: Master of Science in Orthodontics 2004

Continuing Education

I believe my patients deserve the best care available, so that is why I focus on the latest advances in orthodontics like Invisalign, implants, and surgical aesthetic approaches as well as the newest digital technology. The courses I take as well as my previous engineering background allow me to solve complicated orthodontic treatment problems to achieve beautiful results for my patients. I also concentrate on advances in pediatric dentistry. This allows me to help my younger patients with conservative treatments of guided tooth eruption as well as facial and smile development.

In the Practice

Orthodontics is unique in the sense that I can develop a closer relationship with my patients and their family because of their time in treatment. I really feel blessed to have the opportunity to watch my patients’ personalities grow and develop as their smiles change. This is truly rewarding for everyone and we learn so much about each other.

As James Matthew Barrie said, "Those that bring sunshine to others cannot keep it from themselves." Our team will help bring a little sunshine into your life and a smile to your face. If you're having a bad day, we can help with that too! Just ask me or one of my team members for a hug. My dental team has helped me acquire the honor of attaining the America's Top Dentists Award in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 and 2005!

Family and Community

I come from a large family with four sisters! We enjoy getting together as often as we can, so I can spend time with my ten nieces and nephews! I also have a dog, Penny, and a newly rescued kitten named Cappuccina. One of my greatest passions is working with my hands, a skill I learned from my father. Carpentry and woodworking are among activities that occupy my free time. I am also a member of the Oak Island Hunting Club and the NRA.

I live in Hampstead, and believe the future of our community is our children. As an Eagle Scout, I help my community by remaining actively involved with the Boy Scouts as a merit badge counselor and a Founding Advisor of Venture Crew 2789. I am also a mentor for senior high school students at Dixon and Topsail High Schools for career development and senior projects. I also provide externships for dental assisting students at Miller Motte and Cape Fear Community Colleges and sponsor athletic programs at Dixon and Topsail High Schools.

I am an active member of St. Jude the Apostle and St. Mary Gate of Heaven churches. I help underserved children in rural North Carolina communities through the Smiles program and do mission work in Guatemala for Children of the Americas.


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American Association of Orthodontists®

On this site, you can learn about orthodontists—specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that's good for life.

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