About Our Anesthesiologist
Michael S. Higgins, DDS
Following dental school,
Dr. Higgins completed a Hospital General Practice Residency in New York.
He was then accepted into the anesthesiology residency at Illinois
Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, 1980-82. Since completion of his
anesthesia training, Dr. Higgins has practiced dental anesthesiology,
providing office based anesthesia care throughout the Northern Illinois
In addition to his
private practice, Dr. Higgins is a long-standing faculty member with the
Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois Hospital
Medical Center, and holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of
Anesthesiology with that department and the University of Illinois
College of Medicine. Dr. Higgins is a regional and national lecturer and
is published in the area of Anesthesiology for Dentistry.
Dr. Higgins has remained
very active at all levels of the dental society. On the local level, he
served on Mediation & Peer Review for the Chicago Dental Society, as
President of his Northwest Suburban branch, on the Chicago Midwinter
Lecture and Exhibits Committees, as Program Chairman of the Chicago
Midwinter Meeting, and as Chairman of the Members Group of the Chicago
On the state level, Dr.
Higgins is pleased to have served on the Publications and Legislative
committees and other numerous committees of the Illinois State Dental
Society (ISDS), as a member of ISDS Board of Trustees, Program Chairman
of the ISDS Leadership Conference, Program Chairman for the ISDS Annual
Session, and delegate/alternate delegate to the American Dental
In addition, Dr. Higgins
is proud to have served as President of:
The Illinois Dental
Society of Anesthesiology
The Illinois State
The American Society
of Dentist Anesthesiologists
Dr. Higgins is a Fellow
of both the American and the International College of Dentists.
He is board certified with the American Dental Board of
Anesthesiology and the National Board of Anesthesiology. He
is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Higgins is a native
of the Chicago area and resides in Palatine with his wife, Mary, and
their three children – Ryan, Lindsay, and Mitchell. He enjoys spending
time with his family as well as boating, fishing, and gardening - when
he can find the time!