Dr. James Heaton
Serving the Areas of Chandler and Tempe, AZ


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What Makes a Great Dentist?

August 27, 2018

People concerned with their oral health, take pleasure in visiting a dentist regularly. It is important to choose a great dentist you are comfortable with. With so many dentists in Chandler AZ, how do you know you have chosen the right dentist? Here are a few things which you can consider while you look for a dentist for you or your family. Choosing the best dentist in Chandler AZ is not a decision you can overlook, a dentist should see you as a patient for life, and not for just a few visits.

These are just some of the many qualities that set a great dentist apart from the rest:

Good Listener

A dentist should hone their listening skills as much as they hone their dental techniques. A great dentist takes the opportunity to listen to their patients’ concerns, and never rushes to provide a treatment which sometimes can make the patients feel uncomfortable and insecure.

Patient Education

The best dentist for you is the one who is happy to take some extra time to sit down with you and make sure you understand things clearly so that you can make educated decisions about your oral health. They also take the time to go over simple things like proper brushing and flossing technique and how to make a routine for your kids to develop good hygiene habits for them.

A Clean Office

As per the American Dental Association (ADA), guidelines make sure that your dentist’s office is clean and tidy. Make sure the examination room isn’t contaminated with old gloves, dirty instruments which can spread germs that can make you and your family sick.


Some dental procedures can be arduous and long, making you feel uncomfortable soon after the procedure. A great dentist will ensure you are not out of the sorts; he/she may follow up with you to make sure there are no complications hindering recovery.

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Our Reviews

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.
  • Smiles of Chandler :
    Temporary Office
    Nathan Davis Orthodontics
    595 N Dobson Rd,
    Unit A-12,
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • (480) 899-9484
  • Mon & Tue : 8am – 5pm Wednesday : 7am – 6pm Thursday : 7am – 5pm Friday : 7am – 2pm Saturday : 7am – 1pm Sunday : Closed

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