Dr. Michael J. Cox was born in Bainbridge, GA, and grew up near the small community of Climax, GA.
During childhood and high school, Dr. Mike was an active member of Boy Scout troop 383 of Whigham, GA, where he obtained the highest rank, Eagle Scout, at the age of 16. After obtaining the Eagle rank, Dr. Mike remained involved in his home troop where he served as a mentor to the younger scouts. During these years, Dr. Mike played tennis for Bainbridge High School and was an active member of the FFA and 4-H club shotgun team. He was also an honor graduate of Bainbridge High School. During his elementary and high school years, Dr. Mike was a member of Whigham United Methodist Church.
After high school Dr. Mike attended Valdosta State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. At VSU Dr. Mike was a founding member of the first pre-dental club. Dr. Cox then attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA where he became involved in the American Student Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association student chapter. While attending dental school, Dr. Mike had the privilege to work with a resident in the esthetic department. At this time he was able to build a foundation for esthetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, while working under the direction of Dr. Jason Minton and Dr. Gerard J. Chiche, Director of the Center for Esthetics at MCG. Dr. Mike finished dental school in May 2014 and shortly thereafter married Christina Mayberry, who is also a dentist.
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Mike has joined the Georgia Dental Association and the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry, organizations that strive toward further educating dentists with updates in their field and also in bringing dental services to areas that have shortages in dental care. After associating in a successful group practice in Albany, GA, Dr. Mike was presented with the opportunity to purchase the flourishing practice of Dr. John Avant in the thriving town of Columbus, GA, and eagerly accepted. He, his wife, and their two puppies, Kozmo and Laney, are excited to make Columbus, GA their home and to provide excellent patient care together at Chattahoochee Valley Dental.