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About Arizona Advanced Dental

Dr Donald Clifford

窶廬 know that coming to the dentist can be very stressful and even frightening. I promise you this: you窶冤l be greeted by friendly people in a warm and caring environment. I will listen to your concerns and desires and we will work out a plan together. I will do my best to calm your fears as we develop a trusting relationship.窶

drbgDr. Clifford graduated with honors from Arizona State University. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He was awarded top honors in his class for oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Clifford served in the United States Air Force from 1983-1986. While there, he received extensive training in diagnosis, endodontics, oral surgery, I.V. and nitrous oxide sedation and was appointed head of the prosthodontics department.

Dr. Clifford has remained committed to continued education. He has studied Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) under the direction of Dr. Tanaka at the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, Dr. Clifford completed a 窶廚omprehensive Esthetic Residency窶 program under the tutelage of Dr. Bruce Crispin of Esthetic Professionals where he received many hours of advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and bonding. He also completed a second residency program in full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Clifford is certified in laser dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Care, Confidence, and Quality

Dr. Clifford窶冱 philosophy of dentistry. His desire is to make his patients feel comfortable and at ease while at the same time providing the best dental treatment dental medicine has to offer.

To this end, Dr. Clifford has put together a staff of wonderful, highly trained, friendly people. His office is equipped with the latest in dental technology, from lasers to intraoral cameras. Flat screen televisions, DVD窶冱, stereo headphones, and nitrous oxide are available in the treatment rooms for his patients窶 added comfort. Also, 窶徼he wand窶 is offered to help minimize any discomfort from anesthesia.

On a personal note, Dr. Clifford is a native of Arizona. He especially enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Darlene, and their four children. They like camping, hiking, and exploring the countryside.

Community Involvement

Dr. Clifford and his wife Darlene work with young adults within their church, planning and implementing wholesome activities. They also provide training for others who wish to work with the young adults.

Dr Tom Dickson

drbg2Hi, my name is Tom Dickson. I originally grew up in a small community of Liberty in northern Utah, so small we didn窶冲 even have our own zip code. I was a child number four out of 10 children. My hobbies outside of dentistry include, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, ultimate Frisbee, basketball and softball.

Higher Education

I completed my undergraduate degree at Utah State University in Logan Utah. This is also where I met my wonderful wife. We married in 2004, and have been blessed with 5 active children. I graduated Cum Laud with a degree in Biology. After undergraduate I attended dental school in Nova Scotia Canada, and graduated valedictorian. We moved back to Utah after being accepted to a dental residency at the University of Utah Hospital. I worked with many dental specialists an was able to improve in all areas of dentistry including, Implant placement and Endodontics.

Love For Arizona

My love for Arizona started after working one summer here in 2003 for the Anasazi foundation. The hot sun and magnificent desert grew on me. After my residency it didn窶冲 take much convincing to get my wife to move here.

I am very excited that you have chosen Arizona Advanced Dental, and am looking forward to working with Dr. Clifford to serve the wonderful people of this community.

Our Team


Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets.

They are excited about what they do and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. Our dental assistants and hygienists hold high standards of quality and integrity, and have undergone many hours of training and meet all requirements for state license.

Arizona Advanced Dental - Mesa Dentist - Dr Donald Clifford