517-618-0987| 1250 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48843

Dr. Hagelthorn

I have wanted to be a dentist since early high school, a desire that has never decreased. In my opinion, there is hardly a better field than dentistry to improve the quality, health and confidence of people’s lives. It is an honor and joy to develop relationships with my patients and serve them by calming their fears, getting them out of pain, helping them to chew better, and increasing their confidence and self-esteem by improving their smiles.

I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for both my undergraduate studies and dental school. I am always seeking to learn and improve my knowledge and skills by attending many hours of continuing education each year. Some of my specific interests are providing care for TMJ disorders, relief for craniofacial pain, including headaches and migraines, dental solutions for sleep apnea and sleep breathing disorders, dental implants, and creating stunningly beautiful smiles.

I am living in South Lyon with my wonderful wife, Kathleen. We have two children, William, who is studying biomedical engineering at Michigan Tech, and Emily who is a senior in high school and will be attending Lake Superior State in the Fall. When I am not doing dentistry, I enjoy vacations and time with my family, and going on short term dental/medical missionary trips to Zambia, Africa.

Professional Affiliations

  • Christian Dental Society


  • Fellowship in the American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association