After receiving his dental degree in Trinity College, Michael was principal and owner of a general dental practice in London. In 1992 he undertook a three-year specialty programme in orthodontics at the University of Illinois in Chicago, obtaining his Masters Degree there in 1995. Michael set up his specialist orthodontic practice in Dundrum in 1997 which provides top quality treatment using fixed braces and removable braces. In 2008 Michael was president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. He has also served on the Council of the Irish Dental Association. He is a member of the Irish Academy of America Graduate Dental Specialists and a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. Michael lives in Dundrum with his wife and two children.