About Us

Affinity Dental of La Mesa is a family owned practice that has been located in the heart of La Mesa since 2002. Dr. A. Gerald Michels, DDS and his son, Paul J. Michels, DDS are dedicated to serving their patients with the highest quality dental care. Their modern office is outfitted with all the latest dental equipment, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and laser dentistry.

Gerald Michels

A. Gerald Michels, D.D.S

I approach my patients the same way I try to live my life, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” At Affinity Dental we treat all our patients as if they were family. We do our very best to provide them with the latest and best forms of treatment, at a fee that is affordable.

I graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1967 and have over 40 years of dental experience. When I was just out of school I worked for other dentists and experienced the good, and the not so good sides of dentistry. I really listen to my patients so that they are active participants in prioritizing treatment during their dental exam.

I have been married for over 40 years and we have 8 children – 7 sons and 1 daughter. We currently have 12 grand-children, and expect more soon. I have numerous hobbies, but the focus of my life is my family.


Dr. Paul Michels

Dr. Paul Michels graduated with honors from the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Michels is licensed to perform conscious oral sedation for patients who suffer from dental anxiety so you can have all your dental problems addressed at one time in a calm, relaxing environment. Although we offer a wide variety of treatment options ranging from routine cleanings to complex oral surgeries, Dr. Michels specializes in cosmetic dentistry and is also a preferred Invisalign provider.

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