Michael L. DiPaula D.D.S.
Meet Dr. DiPaula
“I am passionate about exchanging positive life experiences with everyone around me. I have a passion for knowing that I did my best as a dentist and a person, that I made a difference in someone else’s life. I am grateful that my patients allow me to be part of their life by being their dentist. I take the trust they place in me and my team very seriously. Dentistry allows me the potential to make many positive exchanges on a daily basis. Being a dentist is who I am; I cannot imagine waking up and not practicing dentistry. It has been a wild, exciting gratifying profession. I love what I do!”
Education and Experience
Dr. Michael DiPaula is a native of Maryland and graduated from Mt St Joseph High School in Baltimore in 1963. He completed a three year accelerated Bachelor of Science program at the University of Maryland in College Park before completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1970. From 1970 to 1972, Dr. DiPaula was in active duty with the US Navy and spent ten years after that in the Navy Reserve.
After his first duty station at Camp Pendleton, and training in General Anesthesia at the Newport Naval Hospital, Dr. DiPaula was deployed for independent duty with a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion on the Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as their solo dentist, anesthetist in the OR, and Diving Officer in charge of all underwater construction.
Dr. DiPaula started his family practice in 1972. Since then, he has developed a passion for practicing and teaching minimally invasive dentistry. He taught a nutritional periodontal course through the Maryland Dental Association. He was a past member of the international Association of Dental Research and has completed Master of Laser Dentistry course and is a Trudenta certified head and neck pain management practitioner.
Dr. DiPaula understands the importance of continuing education in order to keep his practice on the cutting-edge and provide the best quality care. Dr. DiPaula and his staff consider their patients to be family members who deserve the best they can offer. Being able to provide the newest treatment to patients is what motivates and fuels Dr. DiPaula’s joy in coming to work and practicing dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Baltimore County Dental Association
- American Endodontic Society, Fellow
- Metropolitan Dental Study Club
- University of Maryland Dental School, Dean’s Faculty
Outside the Office
Dr. DiPaula and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Anthony and Lisa. They have been involved in horse training and breeding farms since 1974, and have been kept busy with cattle, horses, dogs, and people coming and going throughout the years.
Dr. DiPaula has a passion for life and all the experiences it holds. He has a sincere passion and energy for living and enjoys engaging and sharing his life experience with others. Being outdoors, working on the farm, and riding horses give him great pleasure, as does landscaping, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Music has an important place in his life as well, as he played the saxophone in two local rock bands in school and now concentrates on guitar, banjo, drums, and keyboard. Dr. DiPaula and his wife have been known to get out on the dance floor if the spirit so moves them as well. As a consummate learner, Dr. DiPaula also enjoys reading about history, writing, and teaching. When the need for the feeling of freedom calls, he can also be seen riding his Harley motorcycles.
In the Community
Dr. DiPaula has served on the Board of Directors for the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and was past president of the Long Green Valley Farmers Association. He has given nutritional and dental presentations in the community and recently completed a health fair for the local senior center.
According to Dr. DiPaula, “Education is imperative. I feel the best and most important things a doctor can do is inform, educate, and activate. Without the first two, there is no result. We need to communicate and get the word out! Community programs are just one way to educate. The word doctor means learned teacher. Therefore, the more educated and trained I am, and the more I teach, the better dentist I can become.”