Meet Dr. Michael Backer

Michael Backer

Dr. Michael Backer grew up in Chesterfield, MO and graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University. He then completed his Master’s Degree in Medical Physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Backer earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Midwestern University in 2012, and then completed his 4 year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. While in school, Dr. Backer was a board member for the American Student Dental Association.  He is also currently an associate professor at A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.  

Professional Interests

Dr. Backer’s surgical expertise includes wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, dentoalveolar surgery, corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, maxillofacial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Backer has also been trained in minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Juvederm. Dr. Backer has been extensively trained to use computer technology and 3D printing to aid in creating and executing treatment regarding implant, orthognathic, TMJ, and facial reconstructive surgery. Such tools are used for immediate upper and lower jaw prosthetics placement known as the All-on-4 or All-on-6 implant/prosthesis treatment.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Backer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society

Personal

Dr. Backer dedicates most of his off time to his family. He is the father of his son Ben, and daughters Madison and Lily.  His wife Jennifer is also a local St. Louisan having been raised in Wildwood and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and Fontbonne University. She is currently a freelance journalist.

Being a local kid, Dr. Backer is an enthusiastic Blues and Cardinals fan to say the least. Dr. Backer completed flight training and earned his private pilot’s license when he was 17. He continues to enjoy flying with his father, and eagerly anticipates when his children can co-pilot with him. Dr. Backer also enjoys playing hockey, water skiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, tennis and golf.

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Here's what our patients had to say about their experience with Dr. Backer:

"Dr. Michael Backer is an exceptional oral surgeon. He extracted my wisdom teeth yesterday. He has a great bedside manner and had me out of there in a hour. He followed up with me after office hours to make sure that I was doing well. I am going back to work this afternoon. I recommend Dr. Backer highly." - Susan C.

“Going to an Oral Surgeon can be very scary. However, from setting my appointment, to the staff member that walked me to my car, I felt confident and at ease. Dr. Backer and the professional staff provided impeccable service. I had unforgettable experience and fantastic result. Highly recommended!!!”

“If I had to sum up my experience with one word, it would be "Wow!" Everyone in the office is so friendly and accommodating. I had the awesome pleasure to have Jamie as my nurse and she did such a fabulous job, I was able to laugh and be at ease, she even walked me to my car afterwards. Dr. Backer also was very friendly and explained everything I needed to know about getting my wisdom teeth out and what he would do during the procedure. Exceptional staff, amazing service, and a very friendly environment are just a few reasons I would definitely recommend anyone to Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery in Festus, Missouri!”

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Thank you all for being so kind and comforting…for laughing at my nervous jokes and quelling my fears. Thank you for being so masterful at your jobs. Thank you for lulling me into anesthesia sleep with techno beats. Thank you for everything. Kristen D.

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Thank you all for being so kind and comforting…for laughing at my nervous jokes and quelling my fears. Thank you for being so masterful at your jobs. Thank you for lulling me into anesthesia sleep with techno beats. Thank you for everything. Kristen D.

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O'Fallon Office

1630 Market Center Blvd
Ste 102 O'Fallon, MO 63368

More Info Directions (636) 379-1333

Chesterfield Office

17300 N Outer 40 Rd
Ste. 103 Chesterfield, MO 63005

More Info Directions (636) 536-5158

Wentzville Office

1004 Schroeder Creek Blvd Wentzville, MO 63385

More Info Directions (636) 332-5524

St. Louis Office

10012 Kennerly R
Ste 200 St. Louis, MO 63128

More Info Directions (314) 677-3030

St. Peters

156 St. Peters Centre Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376

More Info Directions (636) 875-1277

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Thank you all for being so kind and comforting…for laughing at my nervous jokes and quelling my fears. Thank you for being so masterful at your jobs. Thank you for lulling me into anesthesia sleep with techno beats. Thank you for everything. Kristen D.