Desert Smiles Blog

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

September 07th, 2006

Dr. Wilcox was recognized recently in the September issue of Phoenix Magazine as one of the top cosmetic dentists in Phoenix.  The ranking is based on the peer-review system - that is, dentists rate dentists.  1500 area dentists were surveyed and asked to name the top practitioners in seven specialties.  The theory is that dental professionals are best qualified to judge dental professionals.  The magazine listed 121 dentists in 7 different specialties.

 After the nomination process, the magazine checks each dentist against the state's dental board to determine whether the dentist has been convicted of malpractice or has faced other disciplinary actions.  Those who have are removed from the list.

We are gratified that enough other dental professionals think highly enough of our office to receive this recognition.  We appreciate the referrals we receive from other general dental offices and dental specialists.  We continue to work passionatly to provide the best in Phoenix cosmetic dentistry. 

July 07th, 2006

One of the outstanding, independent and informative websites on cosmetic dentistry has endorsed Desertsmiles and listed us on their site at  Only 3 dental practices in Arizona have been endorsed by who's current listings are a veritable Who's Who in cosmetic dentists around the country.  Dr. Wilcox is recommended as the cosmetic dentist of choice for the Phoenix and Glendale areas.  In order to be listed a cosmetic dentist must demonstrate exceptional results in cosmetic dentistry as shown here on the pages of Desertsmiles.  In addition, extensive and ongoing continuing education in the field of cosmetic dentistry must be verified.

June 04th, 2006

Dr. Wilcox attended the Discus Dental Conference 3 days last weekend.  The highlight was attending classes taught by Dr. Bill Dorfman of the show Extreme Makeover and Dr. Sheri Worth of the show The Swan.  Two other dental classes were attended by Dr. Wilcox.  In addition, Donald Trump and Steven Covey were guest speakers at the conference.

At Desertsmiles, Dr. Wilcox continues to strive to be at the forefront of the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  We attend nearly two hundred hours of the best in continuing education a year to be the best we can be. We strive to be the best in Arizona cosmetic dentistry. 

April 09th, 2006

Last week Dr. Wilcox hosted the Phoenix Nueromuscular Study Club.  He presented two full mouth cases recently completed.  Before and after models, photographs, and computer scans of the bite development were presented.

All of the feedback from Dr.s presentation was very positive.  The club meets bimonthly and is comprised of the some of the top clinicians in the Valley.

February 12th, 2006

For many Americans going to the dentist is a frightful event, even though dentistry has changed so much in the past years.  Unfortunately, this is not enough for over 100 million people who avoid the dentist due to fear.  Dr. Wilcox has provided sedation dentistry for many years with his hospital training background in general anesthesia.  We have recently updated our techniques of anxiety-free dentistry.  We are experiencing even better results now than previously.   We have also implemented additional monitoring equipment to provide for the ultimate in patient safety.

Dr. Wilcox is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation - D.O.C.S.  They provide advanced education that allows treatment using oral medicaitons to be totally relaxed and absolutely comfortable.  We will have an extensive section coming to the website soon to more fully explain the techniques.  We always welcome your questions or interest in sedation dentistry.