Meet Your Trusted Willow Park, TX Pediatric Dentist
Get to Know
Dr. Michael Ball
As an associate dentist here at Stroud Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Ball goes above and beyond each day to provide high-quality care to children here in our local community. He loves working with such fun patients, as well as amazing staff members! If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Pediatric Dentist?
Dr. Ball needed quite a bit of complex dental care as a child, including several years of braces and an early dental implant! These experiences led him to explore the dental field more thoroughly as he grew up. Several local dentists mentored him during college and ignited his passion for this type of work. He’s always wanted his career to involve children in some way, and becoming a pediatric dentist gave him the opportunity to help little ones in need and keep them smiling brightly!
Where Did You Receive Your Education?
Dr. Ball was born in Fort Worth and raised in Itasca, where his family still lives. He attended high school in Abbott, before attending Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree. Dr. Ball attended Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). He then completed his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh during a two-year residency program. He is currently Board-Eligible with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), as well as several other local and state organizations.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Ball’s wife, Kate, is currently attending pharmacy school in Dallas, and they have a golden retriever named Ryder and a cat named Artyk at home. In his spare time, you can usually find him reading, hiking, skiing, watching various A&M sporting events, and building computers. He also loves traveling – his favorite vacation destination so far is Alaska!