After practicing for 18 years in Washington State, Dr. Melkers has relocated to Hanover, NH in 2012 where he is in private practice, with an emphasis on comprehensive aesthetic and restorative care. He balances his time between private practice, teaching, research and publishing.

Dr. Melkers has presented and has been published around the world on occlusion topics, communication and restorative dentistry applicable to the every day and the “some day” practice. He is the founder of the Nuts & Bolts Occlusion programs & has served as the Director of Occlusion & Aesthetic Dentistry at the Pacific Northwest AEGD Residency Program,  as a mentor for The Pankey Institute and as visiting Faculty at The Spear Institute.

Dr. Melkers received his Mastership in The Academy of General Dentistry in 2016 & frequently presents to AGD Mastertrack programs. He currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for theJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry and as the Editor for American Equilibration Society. Dr. Melkers enjoys sharing real world challenges as well as solutions in his interactive learning experiences. See where I’ll be speaking next >>


  • Patient & Team Communication
  • Practical & Efficient Outcome Based Case Planning
  • Practical Occlusion-from Single Tooth Dentistry to the Complex Care
  • Lecture, Workshop or Customized Formats
  • Specific program details available on request



MICHAEL HAS ALSO PRESENTED AT: Academy of General Dentistry | American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry | American Dental Association | Australian Dental Association | British Dental Association | California Dental Association | The Dental Forum of Milwaukee | Wisconsin Dental Association | Yankee Dental Congress | Western Regional Dental Congress | Seattle Study Club | American Equilibration Society | International Academy of Gnathology | Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics | World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry | Trinidad & Tobago Dental Association