Our Practice

Ahwatukee Family Dentistry - Ahwatukee Foothills Dental Care - Tempe, Phoenix & Chandler

We are a Ahwatukee family dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should you ever have a dental emergency, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”; that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  Here in our office we take safety very seriously. 

Our infection control is excellent.  We have an independent third party, (the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry)  monitor our sterilization to insure it is working properly.  We do regular spore testing and the results are documented and kept here in our office.  We also sanitize our clean water lines on a regular basis.  Our  water lines are also tested by an independent third party in Califorina and the results (CFU's per ml water) are documented & kept in our office.  We routinly perform procedures that you never see to ensure you, our patients, remain healthy and safe.   

Training & Expertise & The Best Equipment

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. 

 Doctor Doug Pulsipher  has been using digital x-rays since 2006.  Digital x-rays allow for 85 to 90 percent less radiation.   Recently we have again upgraded to the newest generation of  x-ray sensors.  These newest digital sensors allow for the highest transfer of information available today, with more megapixils and line pair resolution.  This provides Dr. Pulsipher with the most detailed information so he can accurately determine if a tooth has a problem that needs treatment or not.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!