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Meet Dr. Brandon Ryff, DDS

Doctor Brandon Ryff attended college at the University of Arizona, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology and a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physiology. Pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a dentist, he continued on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Michigan–School of Dentistry, which is consistently a top-ranked dental school. In fact, according to QS Top University Rankings, it is currently the number one dental school in the nation (and number two in the world!).

Following dental school, trained and well-prepared from a clinical standpoint, Dr. Ryff began practicing in Gilbert, AZ. He quickly came to the conclusion, however, that his vision of delivering high-quality dentistry alongside an excellent patient experience could not be realized without a highly skilled, cohesive, and motivated team of likeminded individuals behind him. Dr. Ryff realized that the foundation key to building such a “dream team” was leadership.

Dr. Ryff felt that he had plenty of room to grow as a leader and decided to pursue and completed a three-year Professional Graduate Certificate program through Harvard University, earning a certificate in Strategic Management. This unique curriculum taught him incredible leadership, team-building, and people skills that reflect in the high quality of care his patients receive. Dr. Ryff brought these strategies and skills with him to Scottsdale Smile Center, where he now leads our “dream team”, all of whom are committed to high-quality dentistry, top-notch service, and ethical standards—always keeping the best interest of each individual at heart.

“Dr. Ryff is an amazing dentist with such a high degree of attention to detail. Very clean environment! Rebecca made me feel very comfortable in her chair and Susie, the hygienist, did a fabulous job. What a fantastic experience!”
Max B. | Actual Patient
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Memberships, Associations, and Background

Dr. Ryff is highly skilled in a wide range of dental treatments and procedures, from porcelain veneers and complete smile makeovers to dental implants, root canals, extractions, and same-day crowns milled right here in the office. Continually seeking to hone his expertise, Dr. Ryff is extremely active in attending various continuing education opportunities as he continues to pursue his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. He remains an active member of the following organizations:

  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Spear Study Club
  • Paradise Valley Study Club
  • AZ Premier Study Club

Outside of the office, Dr. Ryff enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Marissa, who is not only an amazing nurse, but an incredible mother to their beautiful children Avery and Malcolm. Dr. Ryff is also an animal lover and has two ‘Sheepadoodle’ dogs who have tons of energy. Additionally, he likes to hunt, fish, camp, and garden. Every summer, Dr. Ryff and his wife look forward to visiting family in Michigan and spending time up north at the beach house in Harbor Springs.

In His Own Words…

“Being a dentist is a huge honor and privilege. People come to me and trust me to help make them healthy. Contributing to the improvement of someone’s quality of life is incredibly fulfilling to me. Sometimes we are improving someone’s appearance, which can boost their self-esteem, help them get a date, or even help them land that dream job or promotion. Other times, the patient just wants to be able to eat a steak again. Whatever the goal is, they need our help to get there. This is a true honor that I really take to heart. I call myself a dental nerd because I get so excited about what we do and all the technology available nowadays. Improving quality of life is the biggest and best reward, and doing so alongside an incredible team of like-minded dental nerds at Scottsdale Smile Center makes it even better.

“Speaking of the team, I’m very proud of the fact that—not counting the doctors—the team has been part of Scottsdale Smile Center with a combined tenure of over 135 years! Employees in most offices come and go, but at Scottsdale Smile Center, it’s different. The team has always been made to feel appreciated and valued. They know their work is meaningful, and the atmosphere is one where they feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day, not drained and defeated. When the culture of the organization breeds positivity and enthusiasm, it spills over into patient care. This is just part of the many reasons why we have so many long-standing patients!”

How to Find the Best Dentist for You and Your Family

One of the many advantages of living in or around large cities is the sheer volume of choices when it comes to services such as dental care. With that in mind, an abundance of dentists concentrated in a specific region means that sufficient research is very important for narrowing down your options and selecting the best dentist for you and your family. Below you will find some of the top factors on which to focus as you look for your ideal dentist: 

Education, Training, and Professional History 

A strong history of education and training at renowned institutions dedicated to the practice of dental care is essential. Detailed biographies such as those listed on the practice’s website can help you establish an overview of the dentist’s professional history, skills, and experience. 

Commitment to Continuing Education 

It is vital for dentists to pursue continuing dental education throughout their careers. The field of dentistry is constantly evolving with the ongoing development of exciting new techniques, technologies, and treatment options. Dentists who regularly attend continuing education courses, seminars, and symposia show a dedication to learning about these new developments in order to provide their patients with the absolute latest advancements in dental care.  

Options to Alleviate Dental Anxiety 

Anxiety and fear about the prospect of dental treatment is very common. Many individuals may even choose not to schedule necessary dental procedures because their anxiety is so severe. This makes it important to look for dentists who offer options such as sedation dentistry or other approaches specifically designed to alleviate patients’ fears and anxieties during the appointment. 

Use of Advanced Technology 

Dentists who equip their offices with state-of-the-art dental technology can send a strong signal to patients that they are doctors who prioritize comfort, convenience, and meticulously precise diagnoses and treatment planning. 

Patient Reviews and Before-and-After Photos 

By reading patient reviews listed on the practice’s website or other online review platforms, you can obtain a general idea of how others feel about their experiences with the dental team under consideration. Before-and-after photos featuring the results of specific procedures can also provide a glimpse of a dentist’s level of skill and proficiency. If there is not a photo gallery on the practice’s website, patients should feel free to ask the dentist if they can provide one at the office. 

Approach to Care 

The final step in choosing the best dentist for the needs of you and your family is to schedule a consultation to meet with them in-person. This initial meeting is not just for your prospective dentist to evaluate your concerns and discuss a treatment plan—it is also for you to evaluate the dentist and their overall approach to care. If you feel confident in the doctor’s abilities, comfortable with their style of communication, and assured that they are genuinely listening to your questions and concerns, you may have found the best dentist for your needs. 

What Makes Dr. Ryff a Top Dentist in Scottsdale?

As mentioned above, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of your prospective dentist’s abilities and reputation. After all, you are entrusting your dentist with your safety, in addition to the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. This makes it imperative to choose someone with whom you feel comfortable and confident.

Dr. Ryff is the kind of dentist who is not only dedicated to offering patients top-quality procedures, but also the best possible treatment experience. Again, there are several things to look for when researching your options for dental care. For starters, it’s important to look into the background, credentials, and professional history of the dentist. The sections above detail Dr. Ryff’s extensive experience and educational accomplishments, as well as professional organizations for which he belongs. These factors can help you establish an overall picture of your prospective dentist’s commitment to dental care and the training he or she has received. Patient testimonials and dentist reviews, as well as before-and-after photos of dental treatment provided by the dentist, can also be very helpful in terms of gaining a greater understanding of the doctor’s skills and the treatment experience that can be expected. Dr. Ryff prides himself on the many beautiful new smiles he has created for patients, as well as the positive experiences they have had in our care.

Dr. Ryff considers three top priorities when treating patients:

  1. Having a great staff
  2. Providing treatment in a world-class facility
  3. Utilizing cutting-edge technology

Dr. Ryff pursues continuing dental education to stay abreast of the latest treatments and techniques; utilizes excellent labs, supplies, and technology; provides patients with comprehensive dental care that is customized for their specific needs; works together with the patient and treats them as a partner in their own care; truly listens and is attentive to the patient’s concerns, and combines his considerable skills and years of experience with a friendly and compassionate demeanor to achieve successful results while making each individual as comfortable as possible.

Again, in Dr. Ryff’s own words: “Part of my success as a dentist has come from the dignity this job affords me for a job well done. Seeking the best result possible, and then achieving that result for the patient is so satisfying to me. It’s what keeps me going.”

Contact Scottsdale Smile Center

If you have any questions about Dr. Ryff and his credentials, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our office today.