Jonathan Michel, DDS

Meet Dr. Michel

Dr. Jonathan Michel

Dr. Jonathan Michel is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Board Eligible for the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery who practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He also possesses specialized training and education in facial cosmetic surgery including; facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, lip lifts, chin and face implants, fat transfer, otoplasty, and hair transplantation.

Dr. Michel earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. He then completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Michel completed a Facial Cosmetic Surgery fellowship at the Williamson Cosmetic Center in Baton Rouge, LA where he performed over 900 cosmetic procedures. During his fellowship, he taught cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers, and chemical denervation to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents at Louisiana State University. After finishing his training Dr. Michel and his wife Leighanne (an Emergency Medicine Physician) decided to move back to New Jersey to start a family and join Riverside Oral Surgery.

Dr. Michel’s unique training allows him to manage complex conditions of the aging face, craniomaxillofacial trauma, skeletal discrepancies of the jaw (orthognathic surgery), pathology of the face, and other aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery with the skill and precision to provide excellent technical care and superb esthetic results.

In his spare time, Dr. Michel still plays ice hockey, and golf, and enjoys hiking with his wife Leighanne, son Jackson, and rescue dog Chloe.


  • Michel J, Aiken A, Abramowicz S. Iatrogenic cervicofacial emphysema after dental procedures: a case series and radiographic review. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2020 Sep;130(3):e106-e111. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.06.005. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32636167.
  • Michel JC, Amin D, Gelbard RB, Abramowicz S. An evidence-based approach to antibiotic use in maxillofacial trauma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2022 Jan 5:S2212-4403(21)00917-2. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2021.12.135. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35428598.