Douglas Family Dentistry has been dedicated to the same simple maxim for more than 20 years: To provide each patient with dentistry that promotes optimal health and beauty in a comfortable, supportive setting.
Douglas Family Dentistry is there for all of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs — from tooth whitening and veneers to crowns, fillings, bridges, and implants. The professional staff at Douglas Family Dentistry use state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques to provide patients of all ages with outstanding dental care.
The practice is headed by Paul Douglas, DDS. Dr. Douglas is a graduate of the USC Dental School. He has logged thousands of hours of post graduate work in order to become an expert at both general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Douglas always consistently provides outstanding patient care. Always a supporter of state-of –the-art techniques that improve the patient experience, Dr. Douglas has created a practice that delivers a spectrum of dental services in an inviting, professional and caring atmosphere.
At Douglas Family Dentistry, giving back to the community is at the heart of all we do. From helping underprivileged children receive basic dentistry to building confidence in refugees rebuilding their lives, our team reaches out with compassionate care.
Dr. Douglas’ commitment extends far beyond the walls of his dental practice. An Arizona native, Dr. Douglas has made it a cornerstone of his career to give back to the community. From founding the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club Dental Outreach and participating in the Crown Council/ Smiles for Life program, to supporting Gabriel’s Dream—the Lost Boys of Sudan, Dr. Douglas’ dedication has changed numerous lives for the better.
The practice has actively participated in and supported the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life campaign in association with Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation. Smiles for Life is a community effort where hundreds of dental practices professionally whiten teeth to rise money for seriously ill, disabled and underprivileged children.
Dentists who participate in the Smiles for Life campaign are members of the Crown Council, which is an alliance of leading-edge dental teams that are passionately committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work. When you have your smile whitened, 100% of the proceeds go to the Smiles For Life Foundation. Crown Council dentists donate ALL of their time to whiten teeth during the Smiles For Life campaign.
In the 15 years since its founding, Smiles for Life has raised over $30 million for children’s charities. When you pay for your service, you write the check directly to Smiles for Life. What makes Dr. Douglas’ community effort so great is that 50% of your donation is automatically earmarked for the practices local charity partner, meaning that your donation directly benefits a local charity. The remaining half goes to Smiles for Life to be later distributed to worthy and
Patients of Douglas Family Dental who whiten their teeth as part of the Smiles for Life campaign save money while getting a bright, beautiful smile. The money goes to help the children and you, along with Dr. Douglas and his team feel satisfaction in knowing that the donations put smiles on the faces of many needy children.
Dr. Douglas himself founded the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club Dental Outreach and ‘Painless Paul’s’ Smile Design Clinic. Through his partnership with the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club, Dr. Douglas makes a difference in the lives of school aged children at events like Give Kids a Smile, where he offers free dental screenings. At the event, children not only receive a dental checkup, but they also get fluoride varnish and have X-rays taken, which allow the on-site dentists to obtain an internal view of the child’s overall oral health.
The Arizona Dental Association follow-up and coordinates additional care for children who need it following the Give Kids a Smile event, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Children who participate in the event also enjoy age-appropriate education on oral hygiene, appearances by favorite children’s characters, music and prizes. At Douglas Family Dentistry, we are proud of our community spirit and are dedicated to continuing this tradition wherever we can make a difference.
Whether it is deserved or not, many people have an unnatural fear of going to the dentist. Just the mere mention of a trip can bring tension to a broad cross section of otherwise sensible people. However, advances in dentistry have been introduced specifically to reduce those fears and one of the most significant of these is oral conscious sedation. Sedation dentistry is oftentimes referred to as sleep dentistry, but unless a person is placed under full general anesthesia, they usually remain awake during a dental procedure. Dentists are able to control the level of sedation, rendering a person anywhere from awake but relaxed, to deep sedation where a patient is borderline unconscious but is still able to be awakened.
At Douglas Family Dentistry, our emphasis truly is, on family and our community. Founded by Arizona native Dr. Paul Douglas, our practice extends far beyond the walls of our offices. Dr. Douglas and his team have donated thousands of hours to Scottsdale and surrounding communities, founding the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club Dental Outreach and supporting many other charities.
Dr. Douglas is joined in his practice by one of the area’s pre-eminent female dentists, Dr. Kyle Gawrys. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry, Dr. Gawrys now makes Phoenix her home, continuing to hone her skills through attending workshops and continuing education courses. For those patients who prefer a female dentist, Dr. Gawrys is a knowledgeable practitioner who offers agentle and professional alternative to customers of all ages. She is a Member of the American Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, the AZ Premier Study Club and Crown Council.
Dental procedures can be complicated and with certain types of services, the costs can have an impact on family finances. As part of its service to the community, Douglas Family Dentistry wants to make all dental services as affordable as possible. That’s why we accept dental insurance from several major carriers as payment. Some of the providers we work with include:
Different plans and individual providers will offer varying degrees of coverage, so if you’re concerned about the costs of an upcoming procedure or you want pre-authorization, it’s best to check with our offices first so that we can assist you in understanding what your obligations will be.
Dr. Douglas’ professional credentials include membership status with the American Dental Association, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Central Arizona Dental Society. He is also a fellow at the Academy of General Dentistry.
Located at 10630 North Scottsdale Road, Douglas Family Dentistryserves families in Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale and surrounding Arizona communities. For appointments and more information, call the office at (480) 948-3680.