Michael A. Menis, DDS
Meet Dr. Menis
Dr. Michael Menis was born and raised in the Chicago area. He attended college at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where he received his dental degree in 1986. Following dental school, Dr. Menis completed a one year general dental residency followed by a one year residency in anesthesiology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miami. He then completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1992. After completing his residency training, Dr. Menis spent one year in a clinical fellowship in TMJ Arthroscopy under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McCain and then relocated back to the Chicago area. In 1996, Dr. Menis teamed with Dr. Gregory Lehman and they opened their practice, Lehman & Menis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Crystal Lake, where they have been proudly serving the community since. In 2005, they moved their practice into their free standing, state of the art facility in Crystal Lake.
Dr. Menis’ clinical interests focus on dento-alveolar surgery including the removal of teeth, procedures that facilitate the eruption of unerupted teeth, treatment of infections and pathologic conditions of the oral cavity and trauma. He serves on the medical staff at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
Dr. Menis has served as a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Political Action Committee Board of Directors and a Councilman in the Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. In 2010 he received the AAOMS Political Activist of the Year award for his advocacy on behalf of patients and the profession.
In 2013, Dr. Menis was commissioned as an officer in the United States Naval Reserves where he helps ensure readiness of Sailors and Marines.
Dr. Menis and his wife have two daughters. During off time he enjoys reading, spending time with family, participating in fitness related activities and is an admitted CrossFit junkie.