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Meet Dr. Don C. Chiappetti, DDS

Dr. Don Chiappetti is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona and has practiced dentistry in Scottsdale for more than 36 years. As a second-generation Arizonan and dentist, Dr. Chiappetti has cared for thousands of patients and developed Scottsdale Smile Center, a practice that opened its doors in 1960. He is very proud of the reputation of the Chiappetti name in the community as his father and now son have served patients’ needs over many years with integrity and compassion.

Dr. Chiappetti attended grade school and high school in Scottsdale. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and his doctorate from USC in 1988. Since receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Chiappetti has been committed to continuing education, amassing thousands of hours in myriad fields of dentistry. He has also lectured on Esthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles and Arizona.

Dr. Chiappetti is skilled with a vast array of advanced dental treatments. In this day of corporate medicine and dentistry, Dr Chiappetti strives to make every patient’s experience a personal one. Patients are never treated like a number at our practice, and they see the same dentists and team members to provide continuity. The philosophy at Scottsdale Smile Center is simple and straightforward: Treat every patient with respect, listen to people, and provide the finest dental care available in a warm and friendly environment.

Memberships, Associations, and Background

Dr. Chiappetti is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona State Dental Association, the Scottsdale-PV Study Club, and many other organizations with the goal of improving and advancing the field of dentistry. He has also been recognized by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Christina’s Smile Dental Outreach, and the Give Back a Smile Program. 

Dr. Chiappetti uses advanced dental technology to assist in making patient care comprehensive, thorough, and excellent. He surrounds himself with top-quality team members and other dental professionals. Over the years, Dr. Chiappetti has helped thousands of patients achieve health, beauty and comfort. He is dedicated to continuous improvement and elevating patient care to an exceptional level. 

When not treating patients, Dr. Chiappetti enjoys being with family, motorcycling, leathercrafting, and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. 

“Dr. Chiappetti is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. I wish I would have found him sooner! Not only is he conscientious and extremely skilled at his art, he is also very gentle and patient. He explains every step of what he is going to do before he does it, which is very comforting.”
Shelly S | Actual Patient
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How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

When it comes to dental care providers, there are often many options in one’s geographic area. This makes it very important to know what to look for when considering a new dentist. After all, many individuals prefer to stay with the same dental practice for many years, so to increase the likelihood of finding a dentist who deserves your trust and confidence both now and in the future, some careful evaluation at the start of your search can go a very long way. With that in mind, here are a few tips on things to look for when researching prospective dentists and dental practices: 

Educational Background and Memberships 

A dentist’s training and educational background can provide an idea as to how well they should be able to handle various types of dental care. Education at top dental institutions in addition to a resolute commitment to pursuing further dental education throughout their career is often indicative of a dentist who is dedicated to providing patients with skilled, advanced care focused on proven-effective treatments and exceptional results. Memberships and associations with major dental organizations can also serve as good indicators of a dentist’s commitment to their field. 

Areas of Focus 

It can be helpful to identify a prospective dentist’s particular area of focus in the field of dentistry to see if they are capable of providing a selection of treatment options that will suit your needs. Practices such as Scottsdale Smile Center are overseen by dentists who are skilled and experienced in a broad range of dentistry options, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dental care, in order to provide a more comprehensive menu of procedures without the need to excessively refer patients to other practices for specialized treatment. 

Dental Technology and Options for Dental Anxiety 

Exploring the dental technology available at the practice can be very helpful to establish whether the dentist has embraced some of the latest diagnostic and treatment options. Many of these technologies can ultimately provide patients with enhanced comfort along with precise treatment and planning for procedures. If you are prone to anxiety about the prospect of dental treatment, it is also a good idea to determine whether the practice offers sedation dentistry techniques for a more relaxed and comfortable experience. 

Patient Reviews 

Reading testimonials and reviews of the dentist that have been submitted by other patients can give you some insight into what may be expected at the practice in terms of the dentist’s overall approach to care and results they can achieve. These comments are often available on the practice’s website or via third-party review sites. 

Before-and-After Photos  

Often referred to as a “Smile Gallery,” many dentists provide before-and-after photos on their website that feature patients who have had particular procedures. If they are not available on the website, you should feel free to inquire about them at the practice. These photos can showcase the general results for which a dentist is capable of achieving, as well as outcomes from specific treatments you may be considering. 

Once you have researched the options in your area and have narrowed down your selection of prospective dentists, attending an in-person consultation with them can serve as the final step before making your decision. This meeting allows you to evaluate their approach and determine whether you feel confident in their abilities and their attentiveness to your needs. You should never be afraid to ask them questions and to make sure they are worthy of your trust. 

Contact Scottsdale Smile Center

If you would like more information on the many dental treatments we offer, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact Scottsdale Smile Center today.