Dr. Michael Colleran was raised in Burbank, California and is a fifth generation Californian. He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for his undergraduate studies and the prestigious University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco for his professional training. After graduation of dental school, Dr. Colleran moved to the Sacramento area ending up practicing in Placerville and Citrus Heights. With a desire to get back closer to family, he moved to the Central Coast in 2002 and purchased a dental practice in San Luis Obispo.
Each year Dr. Colleran spends more than 150 hours in ongoing education in dentistry to stay abreast with the newest techniques and technology and the latest in basic dentistry and “old school” techniques that have been updated.
Dr. Colleran is a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer and an expert on laser dentistry. He has spoken across the country on laser dentistry and had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers as a consultant for product evaluation and research. Dr. Colleran is an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, which teaches LANAP and other laser dental procedures to dentists from across the globe.
Dr. Colleran spends his free time playing with his lovable yellow and chocolate labs. You can also find him out on the waters of Lake Nacimiento or Lake Shasta water skiing.