Dr. Jeanette MacLean, DDS, FAAPD, FACD, FPFA
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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 the Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
See Dr. Jeanette MacLean on Good Morning Arizona
She has been appointed to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Speakers Bureau and has provided lectures across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as webinars viewed in over 40 countries. Dr. MacLean is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her research has been published in the journals Pediatric Dentistry, the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, the British Dental Journal, and Compendium. She has been featured twice in the New York Times:
She has appeared on Good Morning Arizona, the AZ Daily Mix, KTAR News Talk Radio’s The Agenda, AZTV’s Kids Corner. She has been featured in numerous podcast interviews including Dentistry Uncensored, the AAPD’s Pedo Teeth Talk, A Tale of Two Hygienists, Tooth or Dare, DA Nation, and Viva Podcast. She has appeared in Phoenix Magazine’s Annual Top Dentists issue as Best of the Valley Pediatric Dentist (by popular vote), and Top Pediatric Dentist (as voted by her peers). She has written articles for multiple dental magazines including Dentaltown, Inside Dentistry, Decisions in Dentistry, and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. She is on the Dentaltown Editorial Advisory Board, a spokesperson for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, and has a popular YouTube channel on minimally invasive dental procedures. Dr. MacLean was named as one of DentaQuest’s 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19, for her work providing free continuing education webinars on minimally invasive dentistry to more than 30,000 dental professionals across the globe.
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.
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’ AHCCCS Subcommittee and Women in Dentistry group.
Dr. Jeanette MacLean of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists on TheAgenda KTAR
For more information on Dr. MacLean’s interviews, lectures, and publications, please visit our blog and for a list of upcoming lectures click here.
Dr. Mandy Daitch, DDS
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.
Dr. Wil Saavedra, Orthodontist
Dr. Wil Saavedra made his childhood home in Virginia, and attended Radford (VA) University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDS), as well as his Master of Science in Oral Biology, along with a specialty certificate in Orthodontics from the Temple University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Saavedra brings a devotion to new technologies and consistent learning to his work. By remaining on top of technological advancements, he helps maintain E&S Orthodontics as one of the most advanced dental practices. Dr. Saavedra is known for his capability to work with patients using his meticulous attention to detail to achieve the best results possible. When he isn’t working, Dr. Saavedra enjoys spending time working with computers, biking, spending time with his family, and exercising.
Dr. Ousama El-Hillal, Orthodontist
Dr. O El-Hillal received his Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At Temple University School of Dentistry, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, MBA, Master of Science in Oral Biology, and Orthodontic Specialty certification.
Dr. El-Hillal (affectionately called “Dr. O” by his patients) has been published in numerous professional journals. He was Chief Resident and has held several other leadership roles when he was receiving training. He has helped to develop E&S Orthodontics into the West Valley’s leading provider of Damon™ System Braces.
Dr. O is known for his laid-back style and ability to communicate with patients and parents. When he’s not helping patients achieve their dream smiles, he enjoys biking, golfing, spending time with his loving family, hiking, scuba diving, and running.
Dr. Joel Arthur, DDS
Dr. Joel Arthur founded Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in 1973. Now retired, many of our patient’s parents saw Dr. Arthur when they were kids themselves – we like to call these our “grand-patients.” He is very proud to see his children, Dr. Mandy and Dr. Chad, carry on the practice today. Dr. Arthur is known nationally for his expertise and care of special needs patients. He is enjoying retirement with his wife, Candy.