Fast becoming known as one of the country’s leading restorative and cosmetic dentists, Dr. Donald Wilcox and his dedicated team at Desert Smiles are committed to being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry techniques and technology. Recognized by MicroDental as one of the top cosmetic practices in the nation, Phoenix-area Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Wilcox has trained in many advanced dental specialties at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies along with the Spear Institute in Phoenix. In addition, he has studied nationwide with other top clinicians such as Dr. Bill Dorfman of ABC’s Extreme Makeover. Dr. Wilcox is also the official Cosmetic Dentist for Arizona United States Pageant 2010. He also is a member and graduate of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Wilcox graduated #1 in his class from Northwestern University Dental School in 1977. He then completed another year of advanced residency training in Denver. Dr. Wilcox is an active member in numerous state and national dental associates:

  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Central Arizona Dental Society
  • Arrowhead Study Club

Dr. Wilcox has had his own mouth restored with porcelain veneers and onlays to enhance his smile. He has successfully placed several thousand cosmetic restorations.

Dr. Wilcox’s studies at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies have included extensive training in advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures, including multiple hands-on patient treatment experiences with the finest dentists in the US and Canada. Other areas of advanced training are in occlusion, dental hygiene therapy, photography, and sedation or sleep dentistry. Most recently Dr. Wilcox has trained with Dr. Leo Malin at LVI in surgical guided implant placement and bone grafting. This state of the art treatment aided with 3D cat scans and software design, allows Dr. Wilcox’s patients to receive the latest in implant care.

Dr. Wilcox also has a passion for treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea issues. Diagnosed with sleep apnea himself, Dr. Wilcox has successfully worn an oral appliance himself since 2007 with a profound effect on his sleep quality and overall health. He has trained with many of the top dental sleep medicine experts in the US as well as medical professionals such as sleep physicians and pulmonologists. Dr. Wilcox is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Arizona Sleep Society, the Online Sleep Academy, and the Restless Days and Sleepless Nights forum. Several area sleep physicians refer patients to Dr. Wilcox for oral appliance therapy and we work closely with them and area sleep labs to provide snoring and sleep breathing solutions.

Dr. Wilcox enjoys golfing, hiking and travel in his spare time. He and his wife Shelley are active with Christ’s Church of the Valley and serve as leaders for a neighborhood group. They have two grown children. Ashley is a graduate of Arizona State University and Chad graduated from Wake Forest University. Shelley teaches the Dale Carnegie public speaking course and trains instructors for the organization.

Check out Dr. Wilcox’s RealSelf profile here.

Dr. Wilcox is the recommended cosmetic dentist for the Phoenix/Glendale areas by the cosmetic dentistry website and was recently recognized as an Elite Dentist for 2016 and 2017 by MicroDental Laboratories.

If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and sedation dentistry, contact Phoenix Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Wilcox today! Desert Smiles proudly offers treatments to patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.

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