Dr. Michael Starbody


Dr. Michael Starbody

Dr. Michael Starbody grew up in the small town of Litchfield, IL. He knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry after several years of surgical, dental, and orthodontic treatment. Dr. Starbody attended college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he earned a degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry. He graduated college with Cum Laude honors in 2013 and went on to attend dental school at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Alton, IL.


During his tenure in dental school, he participated as a fellow in the Dean’s Summer Research program and volunteered as a part of the school’s annual mission trip to Jamaica where he was able to provide much-needed care to underserved communities. It was on the second trip that he began his relationship with his now wife, Kaitlyn, who is also a dentist.


Dr. Starbody graduated dental school in 2017 and practiced dentistry with Aspen Dental for four years. Since graduation, he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in order to administer Invisalign, place and restore dental implants, and offer sedation services. In 2018, both Dr’s Starbody moved to Murfreesboro after previously visiting Middle Tennessee and falling in love with the area. Upon arrival in Tennessee, Dr. Starbody became a member of the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. He is also a member of the local Spear Education Study Club and Murfreesboro Young Professionals.


His professional goal is to provide excellent quality of care in an environment that is comfortable and fun where patients can feel as if they are part of the family. In his free time, he likes to exercise and spend time relaxing with his wife, daughter (Harper), and dog (Fievel). He is an avid baseball fan and also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.