Your Doctor

Michael S. Stosich, D.M.D., M.S., M.S.

Dr. Stosich is a leader in patient care, serving patients in Grayslake, Gurnee as well as Kenilworth, Wilmette and other surrounding areas.
With educational credentials and training twice that required of an orthodontist, Dr. Stosich has published and lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad. Breaking the mold of the traditional orthodontist to provide his patients with the most advanced and efficient treatment anywhere, Dr. Stosich spent seven years at top research universities where he performed studies on how to move teeth more efficiently through bone. This yielded numerous publications that lead to important advancements in treating orthodontic patients. His achievements were also awarded by the National Institute of Health, which endowed grants toward future study. Dr. Stosich’s patients now benefit from his advanced smile design techniques.

Dr. Stosich brings his expertise in the field as director of orthodontics at the University of Chicago hospitals on the craniofacial, sleep apnea, and cleft palate team treating some of the most complex cases in the field.
Dr. Stosich believes in giving back to the communities he serves and focuses on charitable giving where it can do the most good by treating underserved and unprivileged children through his involvement in the Smiles Change Lives foundation, Smiles for Service, and Fresh Start Caring For Kids foundation. Dr. Stosich is also involved in local community programs linking orthodontics to philanthropy. He is also a Trustee of The Hadley School for the Blind.
He has dedicated his life to providing his patients with the finest treatment available in a warm, caring manner and is committed to providing you the smile you deserve.

Some of the journals Dr. Michael Stosich is featured in:












Plastic and Aesthetic Research


Dr. Stosich Featured in WGN Medical Watch


  • Craniofacial Research Fellowship:
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, the #1 Children’s Hospital in North America
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency:
    Temple University School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology:
    Temple University School of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine:
    Temple University School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science, PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering:
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Science- Biomedical Engineering:
    University of Illinois


  • American Association of Orthodontists Symposium
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Symposium
  • American Associaton of Plastic Surgeons Symposium
  • European Society of Orthodontics Congress
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Symposium
  • International Association of Dental Research Symposium
  • International Society of Stem Cell Research Annual Symposium
  • American Dental Association Annual Symposium
  • International Society of MRI in Medicine Symposium
  • MIT Symposium on Tissue Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • International Society of Tissue Engineering Congress
  • Society of Physical Regulation in Medicine Symposium

Academic Appointment

  • University of Chicago Medical Center – Director of Orthodontics, Michael Stosich, D.M.D., M.S., M.S.
  • Comer Children’s Hospital - Director of Orthodontics, Michael Stosich, D.M.D., M.S., M.S.


  • S. Eugene Coben Endowed Scholar in Orthodontics
  • Sarnat Award in Craniofacial Biology (International Top prize in Craniofacial Research)
  • Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research
  • Hypothesis Development Award (Stem Cell based Facial Reconstruction in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Grand Prize – Innovative Idea Competition
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Award: $2.5 million grant to Columbia University to support stem cell based tissue regeneration
  • National Dentsply Clinician Award
  • Presidential University Letter of Recognition
  • International ADA Research Competition Award
  • Board of Trustees Scholar
  • Graduate Research Society Award
  • IADR Research Award
  • Whitaker Foundation Award
  • Board of Governor’s Scholar


  • University of Chicago
  • Comer Children’s Hospital

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Plastic and Aesthetic Research