Dr. Robert Michaud

Dr. Robert Michaud is a board certified periodontist.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Recognized Specialty of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Robert Michaud was born in Quebec City, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Florida Atlantic University. He then attended Boston University where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He graduated with honors and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Dr. Michaud then completed his education earning a Master of Science Degree in Dentistry with a certificate in Periodontics from The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. This surgical residency allowed for extensive training in dental implants, bone grafting, periodontal disease and periodontal plastic surgery.

Dr. Michaud is a member of numerous national organizations including The American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Association, The Academy of Osseointegration and is a member of The International Team for Implantology and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is also a member of many regional affiliations including the Southeastern Society of Periodontology, The Florida Association of Periodontology, The Florida Dental Association, The West Coast Dental Society and The Hillsborough Dental Society.

Dr. Michaud offers 15 years of experience in dentistry with over 11 years in surgery alone. Dr. Michaud has performed an estimated 8,000 of successful dental implant surgeries and has also been involved in numerous research studies and is a published author. His interests include sports and spending time with his kids.


Dr. Ariana Clayton

Born in Saint Petersburg, Florida,  Dr. Clayton went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and continued her education to earn her dental degree in 2004 from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. It’s worth noting that the College of Dentistry is ranked seventh among all dental schools in the United States, and it has an international reputation for the caliber of its graduates.  Through continuing education programs, Dr. Clayton maintains her training on the most up-to-date and successful dental treatment techniques, and she strives to incorporate the best of newly available techniques into her practice. Beyond her daily practice, Dr. Clayton is a volunteer for Dentistry From the Heart, a program that provides dental services at no cost to the indigent in Florida.  Ariana enjoys spending time with her ten-year-old son and her husband, who is also a University of Florida–trained dentist. Her artistic side is fulfilled by playing (and teaching) piano and by photography. She also enjoys travel, and one of her life goals is to visit all fifty states by recreational vehicle!