Adding Life to Years 

Official Dentist


124 W. Main St., Union, MO 63084

(636) 583-2612


Michael Edwards, DMD

Dr. Mike Edwards is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Edwards is a pioneer in the dental field researching and developing techniques, methods and medical devices that help patients and doctors improve the dental experience.  Some of these methods and devices are in use around the world today and have been covered by Fox, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and media outlets all over Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  

Dr. Edwards has been a keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and consultant for many public and private groups around the U.S. discussing topics related to dentistry as well as medicine and health in general.

Dr. Edwards started Optima Dental Group in Union, MO in 1996.  He has filled needs in the community by donating to charities, non-profits and other humanitarian work at home and in various locations around the world.

Dr. Edwards started the Midwest Center for Craniofacial Pain in 2007 for people with complex dental needs, TMJ dysfunction and those who have suffered injuries to the head and neck.  

His interests include partnering with patients to create generative health through a comprehensive approach to dentistry.  Dr. Edwards uses state of the art equipment to deliver long lasting, affordable dentistry.  Dr. Edwards studies with some of the top dentists and doctors in the country and far exceeds the state requirements for continuing education.  Dr. Edwards belongs to various organizations and societies that deal with TMJ, esthetic dentistry, comprehensive dentistry and humanitarian causes.  

Optima Dental Group was designed to bring you the best dentistry has to offer. This provides our patients with the same diagnostic and treatment methods that Americas top dentists offer right here in Franklin County for a fraction of the cost. With on-site Periodontal services, even the most complex implant restorative case can be treated in a multidisciplinary approach without the increased cost of multiple specialists charges and trips to the city. From basic restorative dentistry to microscopic esthetic dentistry, we use biocompatible materials, in-house specialists to improve communication and collaboration, and proven technology with time tested methods to keep treatment affordable.

MEMBERSHIPS Past and Present:

  •      Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  •      American Dental Association
  •      Crown Council
  •      Academy of General Dentistry
  •      St. Louis Institute for Integrative Medicine -- Founding Member
  •      American Equilibration Society
  •      Center for Professional Development Alumni
  •      Center for Advanced Dentistry Alumni
  •      World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  •      Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation  
  •      American Academy of Craniofacial Pain  
  •      American Academy of Pain
  •      Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  •      Missouri Dental Association





124 West Main St.
Union, MO 63084
Phone:  636-583-2612






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