Education

My family has been part of the Peabody community for over 100 years. I was fortunate to attend the Alternative School and then the Magnet School Program (now the Phoenix School) in Salem, MA before moving back to Peabody in third grade. I attended Center School and Higgins Middle School in Peabody, graduating from St. John’s Preparatory High School in Danvers in 1990.

I then went on to spend 10 incredible years at Tufts University, during which time I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Psychology, a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree Summa Cum Laude, and a specialty certificate in the study of Orthodontics. This orthodontic specialty program at Tufts University consisted of two additional years of full-time training in the art and science of orthodontics.

Professional Association

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists
    (Past President and Current Board Member)
  • New England Damon Study Club
  • Key Opinion Leader for Henry Schein HSO Inner Circle
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Theta Delta Chi Fraternity Tufts University (past president)

Continuing Education

I am a proud partner of Smiles Change Lives, which is a national non-profit organization that helps kids from low-income families get braces.

I spend over 50 hours each year taking continuing education courses to ensure that I am up to date on the latest technology. I am also a member of the elite Schulman Study Group (now called SG Inc). The 125 doctors in this group represent the top 1% of all orthodontic practices in the United States. In 2009, I was nominated to become a member of the ORMCO Insiders Group, which is a worldwide orthodontic research and development team. This is a very high honor and allows me to work with and advise this orthodontic company to bring about the latest technological advances in the profession. Being part of the ORMCO Insiders Group assures you that our office continually exceeds the highest standards and latest advancements in orthodontic treatment. I was recently invited to join the Henry Schein Inner Circle to advise this company on improvements in orthodontic products.

Dr. Michael Arrigo

Dr. Arrigo grew up in Boxford and developed a love for orthodontics at a young age. He started working as an assistant in his father’s Orthodontic practice at the age of 16 while attending The Governor’s Academy, and almost immediately knew that he wanted to dedicate himself to the field. After graduating from The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Dr. Arrigo attended University of Miami where he graduated with a major in Biology.

Upon completion of his time in Miami, Dr. Arrigo headed to dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Arrigo earned his DMD degree from Tufts in 2017, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then stayed at Tufts for his Orthodontic Residency, where he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics. During his years at Tufts, Dr. Arrigo was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upilson National Dental Honor Society and received the Honos Civicus award, recognizing his exceptional commitment to civic engagement and leadership. Dr. Arrigo also received the Dr. James Hanley Basic Science award while at Tufts, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Arrigo is very grateful to be back home to the North Shore, and is excited to give back to the community that he was raised in. Outside of Orthodontics he enjoys staying active exercising, skiing, hiking, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with his family.