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Dr. Michael Rodriguez

Location: Painesville & Jefferson

Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida, and he left home to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated with honors and received his bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in sociology in 2001. His wife, Julie—from Willowick, Ohio—also graduated from Franciscan, and they married in June 2001.

Dr. Rodriguez then attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. While there, Dr. Rodriguez was selected by the Air Force to participate in their Health Professions Scholarship Program. After graduating in 2005, he completed Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and began his active duty tour as a Captain in the US Air Force. He proudly served America's Airmen as a dentist for three years. While in the Air Force, Dr. Rodriguez completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Langley Air Force Base in southeast Virginia. In August 2008, he completed his service commitment and moved his growing family back to Northeast Ohio. He then entered private practice and worked with Dr. Ronald Cimaglio for 4 years in Mentor, Ohio. Finally, in October of 2012, he joined Painesville Dental Group at the Painesville and Jefferson locations.

Dr. Rodriguez and Julie have nine children: Bernadette, Clare, Sara, Zachary, Valerie, Monica, Micah, Annelise, and Nora. After several moves with the Air Force, his family is happy to have settled in Northeast Ohio. They belong to St. Mary Catholic Church in Chardon, and they reside in Concord Township.