Aspire Surgical features a unique combination of expertise in traditional oral and maxillofacial surgery with advanced techniques in facial cosmetic surgery and enhancements. Our doctor’s qualifications include broad training and vast experience in these areas. The center is a state of the art facility, equipped with some of the latest technologies and modern equipment.
With a driving passion for improving other’s lives through oral and cosmetic facial surgery, our doctors at Aspire Surgical are affiliated with eight hospitals in the Salt Lake and Park City areas and respond to trauma calls, giving them extensive experience in skeletal reconstruction of the face. Their practice includes a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with their expertise ranging from dental implant and corrective jaw surgery to cosmetic facial surgery and enhancements. This includes rhinoplasty, otoplasty, facelift, botox, soft tissue rejuvenation, smart lipo for the face and neck and more.
Richard Shamo, DDS, MD
AJ Stosich, DDS, MD
Michelle Maak, DMD
Dr. Michelle Kennedy Maak’s practice is focused on oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), with specific surgical expertise in complex tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth and cosmetic facial interventions. Dr. Maak is a Utah native, and she obtained her undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Montana. She continued her dental school training at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Her specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery took place at Brookdale University Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center in New York, where she stayed as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the OMFS residency program. She also served as a Surgical Attending for 3 years at the Brookdale University Level 1 trauma center. Although Dr. Maak enjoyed her teaching position and the complexity of the oral surgeries she performed in New York, she ultimately desired to pursue her interest in cosmetic and facial surgery, and return to her home state of Utah. For this reason, she returned to Utah to obtain fellowship specialty training at the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery. She continues to remain interested in education and in advancing her knowledge to improve the care of her patients. To this end, she has published academically in the prestigious Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Maak’s diverse experience and training has provided her with a unique ability to deliver specialty care in a variety of oral and facial treatments, including complex tooth extractions, wisdom teeth, cosmetic deformities, and facial cosmetics such as Botox and Restalin, among others. She is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Additionally, she currently serves as a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Maak is proud to join Dr. Stosich, a friend, and colleague. She is extremely happy to back home in Utah. She loves fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Rick grew up near Las Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada in the middle of 2 brothers and 3 sisters. After completing high school and his first year of College, he served an LDS mission in Panama City, Panama.
While attending BYU in Provo, he met his wife, Janae, while they both worked as chemistry teaching assistants. They have been married for 14 years and have 4 beautiful children. After graduating from BYU, he moved to Los Angeles for dental school at UCLA while Janae taught high school chemistry. They then moved to Connecticut for a combined MD/OMS certificate program at the University of Connecticut.
In his free time, Rick enjoys camping, watersports, mountain biking, snowboarding, and playing golf.
Dr. Stosich is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He first received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Idaho State University. From there, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Medicine, where he completed his MD and a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. During this time, Dr. Stosich also served as Chief Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in addition to completing a general surgery internship. During a one-year rotation in anesthesia, he was trained in anesthesia management in the operating room, as well as deep sedation. Dr. Stosich uses this training and experience to ensure that your surgery is as comfortable as possible. In addition to excelling at his education, Dr. Stosich has received many awards and scholarships throughout his schooling and career in oral surgery. Currently, Dr. Stosich is the Division Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Riverton Hospital. Because of his driving passion for improving others’ lives through oral surgery, Dr. Stosich is affiliated with six hospitals in the Salt Lake area, responding to trauma calls and gaining extensive experience in skeletal reconstruction of the face. His practice includes a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with specific expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal, to corrective jaw surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. This expertise also includes techniques for bone grafts; sinus lifts; soft tissue rejuvenation; smart liposuction for the face and neck; lifts for the brow, eyes, chin, neck, and face; and rhinoplasty.
Dr. AJ Stosich is artistically talented, a characteristic that compliments his skills as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His genuine compassion and empathy for others provide opportunities for open, frank, and respectful discussion with his patients. This atmosphere allows his patients to place their full trust in his knowledge, skill, and background. With his “Live Life to the Fullest!” attitude, Dr. Stosich listens to his patients’ concerns and advises them on how they can enhance the quality of their life.
Dr. Stosich’s training, expertise, and love for people make him exceptional in treating patients who need oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is the ideal maxillofacial surgeon for patients who desire the modern techniques and benefits of corrective jaw surgery, facial cosmetic procedures, and soft tissue rejuvenation.
When he is not working, Dr. Stosich enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, playing basketball, and golfing.
- Intermountain Medical Center: Murray, UT
- LDS: Salt Lake City, UT
- Alta View: Sandy, UT
- Mark’s: Murray, UT
- Primary Children’s: Salt Lake City, UT
- Riverton Hospital: Division Chief
- Lone Peak Hospital
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Research and Education Advance Patient Care
- Utah State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Utah State Medical Association
- American Dental Association
- Utah Dental Association