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Jeanette MacLean, DDS

About Affiliated Children's Dental Specialists

Dr. Jeanette MacLean joined Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in 2005 and became an owner in 2007. She is a graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, where she first met Dr. Mandy back in Spanish class! She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 1999. She received her dental degree, with honors from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Dr. MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, one of only two Board Certified pediatric dentists in Glendale, Arizona. Her research has been published in the journal Pediatric Dentistry, the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been featured in the New York Times, Good Morning Arizona, Phoenix Magazine Top Dentists, written articles for Dentaltown magazine, been featured on KTAR New Talk Radio’s The Agenda, the Howard Speaks dental podcast series, has appeared on AZTV’s Kids Corner and is a spokesperson for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. She is also an active member of the Central Arizona Dental Society, the Arizona Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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She is married to Timothy Budd, an attorney, and they have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Sabrina. She has donated her time to underprivileged children both locally and in Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica, and has been honored for her volunteer work and humanitarian achievements. She speaks conversational Spanish and her interests include party planning, crafts, Jazzercise and all things Disney. She is also active in Local First Arizona, the Arizona Dental Associations’s AHCCCS Subcommittee and Women in Dentistry group.

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Mandy Daitch, DDS

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Dr. Mandy Daitch, daughter of our practice founder, Dr. Joel Arthur, is a graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale. In fact, it was back in high school that Dr. Mandy started working for her father in the lab at Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists. She received her dental degree from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2001 and joined Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists upon graduation, she became an owner in 2005.

Her emphasis on “gentle” dentistry brings an additional touch of compassion, while providing the best possible care. She is an active member of the Central Arizona Dental Society, the Arizona Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

She is married to Dr. James Daitch, a Urologist practicing in Phoenix, and they have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Samantha. She speaks Spanish and her interests include yoga, jogging and traveling. She is also active in Local First Arizona and West Valley Women.

Joel Arthur, DDS

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Dr. Joel Arthur is a native of Philadelphia and received his degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

He completed his dental degree at Temple University School of Dentistry, and received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In 1973 he founded Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists. He is very proud to see his children carry on the practice today.

Dr. Arthur is known nationally for his expertise and care of special needs patients. His interests include golf, yoga, traveling and spending time with his wife Candy. Although Dr. Arthur is semi-retired, you may still see him in the office from time to time, helping out.

Chad Arthur, DDS, MS

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We are happy to offer orthodontic services in our office with Arthur Orthodontics on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dr. Chad Arthur, brother of Dr. Mandy and son of our practice’s founder, Dr. Joel Arthur, has been setting the highest standards of excellence in orthodontics since 2001! He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and his dental degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 1997. Dr. Arthur went on to complete a specialized post-graduate residency in pediatric dentistry at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1999 and a specialized residency in orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2001.

He is one of only a few orthodontists in Arizona who is dual trained in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. An esteemed member of the orthodontic community, Dr. Arthur is an active member of many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the Arizona Damon Orthodontic Study Club. In his spare time, Dr. Arthur enjoys yoga, swimming, exercising, reading, and spending time with his wife Jill, daughter Zoe and son Hudson.

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Roger Livingood, DDS

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Dr. Roger Livingood is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who still enjoys working at Affiliated when help is needed. Both he and his wife, Gloria, worked at our practice for several years. Dr. Livingood attended dental school and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. He had a career with the Indian Health Service and served as the National Specialty Consultant for Pediatric Dentistry for the US Public Health Service. Dr. Livingood has been adjunct faculty for four dental schools and is currently with the pediatric dental department at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He has three grown children and three grandchildren. Two of the children are now dentists, one an endodontist and one a pediatric dentist.

Staff Bios

 

Geri – OFFICE MANAGER

Geri is our Office Manger and has been with our office practice since 1990, learning so much under the guidance of our founder, Dr. Joel Arthur. She has been in the dental field since she was 16 years old when she started as a part-time afterschool continuing care receptionist. Anyone that knows her knows that she has a passion for dentistry and helping others. In her free time Geri loves to spend time with her 2 children, family and friends, volunteering at church and loving on her precious puppy Angel.

Karen – DENTAL HYGIENIST

Karen is our Dental Hygienist and has been with our practice since 1998. She is an essential part of our practice; playing roles as not only our amazing hygienist but also coordinates our back office staff to make sure that our patients are all very well taken care of. Karen has been in the dental field for well over 30 years, first as a dental assistant and then returning to school to obtain her Dental Hygiene Degree. Karen is married, with 2 grown children and is a proud grandmother to 2 little cuties. In her free time Karen loves to travel, especially when it involves relaxing on a beach somewhere.

Brenda – ADMINISTRATOR

Brenda joined our practice in 2000 as our Administrator. It was her first experience to the dental field but she quickly realized that the dental community is an amazing place to work in. She is originally from Wisconsin but has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, skiing, movies and spending time with family and friends.

Andrea – TREATMENT COORDINATOR/DENTAL ASSISTANT

Andrea has been has welcoming our new patients to our practice since 1999. You may also see her at your child’s routine dental check-ups, as she is also a vital member of our dental assisting team. Andrea is a proud mother of three children. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her family and friends and going to movies and eating out at restaurants. Andrea has also started back to school in the hopes of obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in the near future.

Cheri – DENTAL ASSISTANT

Cheri has been a dental assistant in our practice since 1987, making her our longest dedicated employee. She has had the pleasure of assisting on the children of parents that she assisted on when they were themselves patients in our office. She has been married for over 31 years and has three grown children. In her free time she enjoys sewing, crocheting and reading.

Wendy. – DENTAL ASSISTANT

Wendy joined our practice in 1991 and has been a key member of our clinical dental staff since then. She has enjoyed working in the dental field for well over 27 years. She has been married for over 25 years and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, bike riding and loves taking trips to California with her family. She is also the proud owner of 3 rescue dogs- 2 Boxers and 1 Chihuahua.

Stacy K. – DENTAL ASSISTANT

Stacy K has been in the dental field for over 30 years and joined our practice in 2002. She shows her love for dentistry and children every day as a key member of our dental assisting team. She has three children and three step-children. In her spare time she loves listening to all kinds of music, except crazy rap music, and traveling with her husband. Most summer weekends you will find her up in Munds Park, escaping the heat of the Valley, with her husband and mother.

Yvette – DENTAL ASSISTANT

Yvette joined us in 2003 and her contributions to the dental assisting team have been a wonderful addition to our practice. She has been in the dental field for over 30 years and loves her job and interacting with our pediatric patients every day. In her spare time she loves doing arts and crafts and party planning. She has been married for over 28 years and has five children.

Ann-Marie – FRONT OFFICE

Ann-Marie was a previous patient of our practice when she was a small child and in 2002 she became an official member of our team. She quickly became a key member of our front office and a familiar face to our parents. She has been married for over 32 years and is the proud mom of three adult children. Her heart belongs to her two adorable grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going on cruises with her husband. You might also find her anywhere near an ocean, even snorkeling at times.

Jennifer – FRONT OFFICE / DENTAL ASSISTANT

Jennifer joined our practice in 2003 as a key team member of Front Office staff. She has over 21 years experience in the dental field. Before coming to our practice she had also worked as a dental assistant and this has been invaluable to our practice, filling in when needed in the back office. She is married with two children. In her spare time she enjoys singing and watching Shark Week.

Alexis – FRONT OFFICE

Alexis is the newest member to our team, joining our practice in 2015. She will welcome you to our practice and to send you off with a smile and a wave. She has been in the dental field for over 4 years. She is a native of Arizona and even with the heat she still loves enjoying outside activities with her young daughter. In her spare time she also likes listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.

Our Mission Statement

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We strongly believe that children do their best in new situations using the show, tell and do technique. This allows dentistry to be performed in a non-threatening environment and allows children to have better self-esteem and a positive experience.

To be most effective, children’s dentistry needs to be preventative in nature, since these procedures are less invasive to the teeth and gums, and are accomplished more easily. We stress proper brushing, home care, and diet, along with involving parents with diagnosis and treatment.

Words From Our Wonderful Clients

The assistants explained everything, letting the children touch what was going into their mouths, picking favorite flavored toothpaste, and after, an array of goodies to pick from for being such a good patient, which is not hard to do – considering how gentle they are with my children. They explained to me in such detail what needed to be done – what could wait until later, different options. I felt special, as did my children. Upon leaving, my only regret was that they don’t take adults as patients!
-Tammy (mother of Gabriella and Danielle)
We’ve been coming to Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists for about 10 years now. I really like that it provides an atmosphere where my children feel comfortable. The staff is friendly and most staff members have been there for a long time, which also makes the children comfortable – to see so many familiar faces.
-Leslie (mother of Johhny, Matthew, Emily and Tommy)
Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists are amazing. They made our daughters’ feel comfortable in their office. Our girls are not scared anymore! The office is clean, comfortable and easy to entertain our children with books, games, videos and a play area.

The doctors explained everything to us and our daughters so we knew how to care for their teeth and gums as a family. I love them and will continue to drive the distance to have my daughters cared for by Affiliated Dental Specialists.
-Lori

Why Choose Us?

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Located in Glendale, AZ, Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists has been caring for the children of Glendale, Peoria, Surprise and the greater Phoenix area for over 30 years. In fact, many of our patients are “grand patients” whose parents were once patients themselves. We have watched thousands of our patients grow from preschool to college age.

We believe our patients stay with us for so many years because of the quality of care they receive. Many of our patient’s families have remained loyal even after moving out of the area. We have patients that not only travel across the Valley of the Sun from Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert, some even come from Tucson and Flagstaff. We even have a few that still come after moving out of state!

We believe the loyalty of our patients is a reflection of the loyalty of our caring staff. At ACDS we are very proud to have extremely low staff turn over. Our team members average over 10 years with the practice. You and your child will enjoy seeing their familiar faces year after year.

We are pleased that you have chosen us to provide dental care for your child/children. Our office is especially designed for children and teenagers. We have modern dental equipment with a décor that makes your child’s visit to our office a unique experience. The movie theatre theme of our office provides children with a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

We know that both patients and parents will enjoy and appreciate the special features we have designed in our reception area, which will add an extra dimension of fun to your child’s dental experience.

Our staff is highly trained in proper understanding and management techniques that provide your child with a positive impression and good self-esteem. We are confident that you will find our staff to be caring, competent and gentle, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We treat you, and each other, like family.

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