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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 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.

Dr. Jeanette MacLean of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists on TheAgenda KTAR

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

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.

Ana Ortiz, DDS, MDS

Dr. Ana Ortiz is an Arizona-grown dental professional, graduating from ASU before attending dental school at UCLA. As a child, Dr. Ortiz spent a lot of time in her father’s dental offices, watching him treat patients. After receiving training in several specialities, Dr. Ortiz realized she had a heart for orthodontics and moved to Connecticut, where she completed her orthodontic training at The University of Connecticut.After graduation, Dr. Ortiz returned to the Valley of the Sun and has been practicing orthodontics here since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, & escaping to the cool Arizona mountains. An accomplished violinist, performing with the Arizona Opera & Ray Charles, Dr. Ortiz now performs for her favorite audience – her children.

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.

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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