Dental Care West - Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
20325 N. 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ, 85310
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- General Treatments
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Cosmetric Dentistry
- Special/Unique Services
- Imaging Capability
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About UsWho We Are
The Dental Clinic at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is the only university-affiliated dental clinic in Arizona. Our faculty dentists and student doctors provide the highest quality personal care at approximately half the cost of a private-practice dentist.
The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, part of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, educates students to become technically adept, caring and compassionate dentists. Our dental teams are composed of dental faculty members and student doctors. Our faculty are experts, so you are assured you'll receive high quality care using the newest technology and people-friendly, compassionate techniques
Unlike other dental clinics or dental franchises, our clinic is part of a dental teaching institution, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. We offer a range of dental services like many private dental offices; in fact, our faculty's expertise and available technology actually allows us to offer more services than many clinics.
We offer child and infant dental care, dental care for special needs patients, (i.e. patients with disabilities), and advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options many clinics aren't equipped or qualified to offer. The Dental Clinic has cared for more than 6,000 patients and our dental emergency service regularly sees between 10 and 15 patients per day. We currently provide compassionate care to approximately 300 patients every week.
Our Student Dentists
As a teaching clinic, student dentists are the heart of our clinic at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Arizona's first and only dental school. Our student dentists work with supervising faculty to learn all the skills necessary before they treat patients. Students study for 3 years before they ever work on a human patient. Student training involves hundreds of hours of patient observation and practice on human simulators - complete with realistic teeth, gums, tongue, and jaws.
Students train for four years to become dentists. The first two years, students focus on health sciences, clerkships in general dentistry, and dental simulation exercises. In the third and fourth years, they participate in the on-campus clinic and practice in community-based health centers. Our dental degree program strongly emphasizes patient care experiences through simulation, integration of biomedical and clinical sciences, and problem-solving scenarios to achieve clinical experience and includes a strong component of public health, leadership, and practice.
The student dentist who will care for you has been carefully trained and screened. Your student dentist has been carefully supervised and has practiced her/his dental skills and techniques literally hundreds of hours in simulation laboratories.
The Dental Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility, and we use the latest technology to provide a range of services unavailable at most private clinics. We offer painless periodontal therapy, and our laser therapy uses light energy to modify tooth, bone, and gum tissue. Our students are among the first in the country to graduate with a certification in laser therapy. We also use an advance Cone Beam CT for imaging used in diagnosis, and our special needs unit uses customized equipment to provide care to special needs patients