Meet Our Doctors
We’re confident our highly trained, family-friendly doctors will put you and yours at ease, and provide the quality care you deserve. You’re in good hands at Smiles of Chandler.
Meet Dr. James Heaton DDS, FAGD
Dr. Heaton loves all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing excellent treatment to his patients in a comfortable atmosphere. He takes every opportunity to make sure you understand what to expect, and he will diligently answer your questions throughout the procedure. If you have a question after you leave the office, simply give us a call and we will follow up with Dr. Heaton to get your answers.
Through his dedication to education. Dr. Heaton was awarded a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry, having completed more than 500 hours of continuing education and passing a thorough examination process covering all areas of dentistry. This fellowship has been awarded to less than 10% of dentists in the U.S.
Dr. Heaton has advanced training in implant and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is a Fellow of the California Implant Institute, a world-renowned dental implant training center. He is also trained and experienced in orthodontics, having completed a two-year residency and fellowship program with Progessvie Orthodontic Seminars, a leader in orthodontic continuing education.
Dr. Heaton is continually expanding his dental knowledge, having completed the following continuing education courses:
- Graduate of the California Implant Institute
- All on 4 Training (Teeth in a Day) California Implant Institute
- Midwest Implant Institute
- Training and coursework with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars
- Invisalign® certification
- Member of Frank Spear Esthetic Study Club
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentist (FAGD)
Dr. Heaton was raised in Roosevelt, Utah. After completing a two-year service mission in the West Indies, Dr. Heaton received a bachelor’s degree in Advanced Radiologic Sciences from Weber State University. He then continued his education at Ohio State University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While completing his studies at OSU, Dr. Heaton received multiple awards, including one for his research in dental esthetics, which he had the opportunity to present to colleagues in Barcelona, Spain.
In his spare time, Dr. Heaton enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching college football and basketball.
Meet Dr. Gregg Woodward, DMD
Dr. Woodward was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Arizona State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He continued his education at Oregon Health Sciences University and graduated with high honors and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). He is also a published author. "Dental Anatomy: A Diagrammatic Approach" is used as the primary text in OHSU's first year dental anatomy course.
Dr Woodward has been practicing in Arizona for over 20 years and is highly skilled in a wide range of dental treatments and procedures. After meeting Dr Heaton, Dr Woodward chose to merge his practice with Smiles of Chandler because of a shared belief in providing state of the art, relationship-based, comprehensive care that is tailored to fit to each individual patient.
Away from work, Dr Woodward is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping & hunting. He also enjoys working out at the gym and spending time with his family.
Meet Dr. Heath Snell
Dr Heath Snell is an Arizona licensed general dentist who provides Smiles of Chandler's lV sedation services. He was trained at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry and the Audie L. Murphy Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
It was there that he gained the needed training to perform more complex surgical procedures such as extraction of impacted wisdom teeth, the placement of dental implants, and a certification for lV sedation.
His skills help provide our sedation dentistry patients with the confidence and comfort that comes from being treated by a dentist with advanced sedation training.
Dr. Snell graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University before attending the University of Colorado and while at the U of C was nominated into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society.
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Dr Heaton is as kind as he is competent. He treats me like a person, not a paycheck and I feel like I can trust him to only recommend what I need. I also referred an employee of mine who needed serious dental care and did not have a lot of money. Dr Heaton was flexible and kind and so helpful. Highly Recommend.Jason J.
Most people dread going to the dentist but I'm always excited to go especially when it means seeing all of the wonderful people who work there. My family has been going here for more than 20 years and I've never had a bad experience. You can count on walking out the door with a huge (minty fresh) smile on your face. Highly recommended!Gina D.