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An orthodontist with nearly three decades of experience in the dental field, Dr. Michael Ricupito currently splits his time between his two offices, Mission Hills Orthodontics and Blackhawk Center Orthodontics, in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. With an impressive professional and academic background, Dr. Ricupito earned a B.A., with distinction, from San Jose State University before enrolling in the accelerated curriculum at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Three years later, Dr. Michael Ricupito received his D.D.S., with honors, and commenced a multifaceted career as a general dentist and professor, practicing in the Bay Area and teaching at the University of the Pacific. Seeking further expertise in his field, Dr. Ricupito began a rigorous course of study in orthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry, where he gained both an M.S. in Oral Biology and an American Dental Association Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics. At the end of this formal training period, Dr. Michael Ricupito launched a practice in orthodontics, serving the needs of patients in and around the Bay Area. Offering the latest treatment options, including ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign, Dr. Michael Ricupito and his colleagues work with patients at the convenient, state-of-the-art facilities. A prominent figure in the Bay Area dental community as well, Dr. Ricupito has been a member of the San Francisco 49ers Medical Provider Network, served as President of both the California Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Alameda County Dental Society, and maintained affiliation with the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. To read more about Dr. Michael Ricupito and his work at Blackhawk Center Orthodontics and Mission Hills Orthodontics, please visit his official website at

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