A dental group owned locally by Arizona licensed dentists, SunWest Dental Centers cares for the oral health of the greater Phoenix area with budget-friendly family dentistry and custom dentures. Skilled dentists perform general services for adults and children such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, along with cosmetic treatments such as whitening. Onsite denture technicians fabricate dentures and flexible Valplast partials that can typically be completed in one or two visits and can also repair, reline, or recapture escaped dentures while patients wait.
Before completing his professional education at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, dentist David Ericksen taught chemistry at Arizona State University. The East Valley native currently draws upon his teaching background at Ericksen Family Dental, where he thoroughly explains complex dental issues and the art of maximizing a mouthwash's flavor by letting it breathe in an Erlenmeyer flask.
The compassionate doctor has traveled to underserved countries to treat people in need of care and stays on the cutting edge of dental techniques by participating in local study clubs. Dr. Ericksen performs general and cosmetic dentistry for kids and adults, including services such as implants, veneers, and Invisalign treatments.
According to Dr. Jonathan Kalika, baring one's teeth is essential for achieving success and happiness. In addition to warding off yappy chihuahuas, it can make or break a first impression. To help patients smile with confidence, Dr. Kalika beautifies teeth with a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services, including whitening, Invisalign, and the addition of crowns, veneers, or inlays. After discussing the patient’s goals and concerns, he crafts a personalized treatment plan that may incorporate diagnostic tools such as x-rays and preventive measures such as teeth cleanings, protective sealants, and fluoride treatments.
Arizona Dental Service, Inc.?s dentists work hard to restore clients? smiles with realistic-looking implants and durable dentures. They cover up chipped and otherwise unsightly teeth with custom veneers crafted from porcelain. Whether they're assembling dentures of capping damaged teeth with crowns, the team focuses on choosing the perfect material to create a natural looking smile. Of course, the practice also rounds out their services with routine checkups and cosmetic treatments such as Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments.
Family Dentistry is all about forming life-long relationships. Some of their staff have been with the office for its 25-year history and during that time, have seen many young patients eventually grow into adult patients who, in turn, bring in their own children. Overseen by Drs. Kenton Covington and Terry Berkley, the practice aims to earn their clients’ trust by keeping them informed about their oral health. During exams, intraoral cameras take detailed shots of internal mouth spaces and dentists project these images on a screen to walk patients through any issues that may arise and help them weigh their treatment options.
During procedures such as periodontal cleanings, dental implants, and Zoom! whitening services, dental assistants keep patients comfortable by staying in the room with them the entire time, and providing them with neck pillows and blankets. All nine operatories are equipped with flat-panel televisions that play the patient’s favorite movie or channel, or patients can block out ambient dental office sounds by donning a pair of headphones or by simply closing their earlids.
The team at 1st Gentle Dental focuses on patient comfort?whether they're conducting a routine cleaning, replacing a missing tooth with an implant, or helming emergency dental surgery. The focus stems from Dr. James Yates, who helms the practice, and is reflected in everything from the cozy waiting room to the digital x-rays, which minimize exposure to radiation. The team treats the environment with the same gentleness as their patients, a practice that has earned them a LEED certification as an eco-friendly business, which also grants them a free pass to ride local birds.