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Phoenix Biological Dentistry [business spotlight]

Dec 30, 2020 08:45AM ● By Maryam Hamdan

Dr. Maryam Hamdan

Going to the dentist shouldn't be agonizing. Unfortunately, however, many of us have had bad experiences. One reason this is so is because many dental providers only look to treat the teeth. They often forget that the teeth are part of a much bigger and wholesome picture: the person!

Holistic dentistry focuses on the individual. Holistic dentists make sure all their patients’ needs are met and they are comfortable during their visits. At Phoenix Biological Dentistry, each treatment is designed to personally fit our patients and their dental needs. Everyone undergoes their own treatment process, and our biological approach helps us discover the best choice for each patient’s whole body.

As technology is advancing, Phoenix Biological Dentistry is letting go of old, uncomfortable procedures and adopting newer, efficient ones. For example, we have done away with the idea of taking physical impressions by loading patients’ mouths with putty. Research has shown it to initiate gag reflex, making it a very uncomfortable experience. We have digital scanners, which take multiple pictures of the tooth/teeth or supporting tissue in question, and we use that to build an image of patients’ mouths.

We also use intraoral cameras to aid us in showing patients different areas in their mouths, so that they can actively participate in treatment designing and planning. In addition, we use electric handpieces instead of the air-driven ones in order to give us better control of the speed with which they rotate. This enables us to avoid directing excessive heat/damage to the tooth. And we have acquired a low-dose 3D-imaging scanner to minimize radiation exposure for us and our patients.

Along with making sure our technology is up to date, safe and efficient, we focus on building a dentist-patient relationship built on trust and respect.

Maryam Hamdan, DMD, is the owner of Phoenix Biological Dentistry and one of only three dentists in Phoenix who is SMART (safe mercury amalgam removal) certified through IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). She is an avid swimmer, and enjoys the outdoors with her husband and son. Phoenix Biological Dentistry is located at 301 E. Bethany Home Rd., Ste. A-132. For more information or to make an appointment, call 602-900-1857 or visit