Scott Simpson, DDS, earned his dental degree from Creighton University, where he also attended pre-dental studies. After graduating, he served a mini residency in parenteral (IV) conscious sedation at the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry. He is one of a handful of dentists nationwide to have achieved Mastership in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology’s College of Sedation.
Because Dr. Simpson believes strongly in the power of restorative and cosmetic dentistry to change lives, he has committed himself to providing his patients with as comfortable and soothing an experience as possible. In addition to the mastership in the ADSA’s College of Sedation, he has a current permit (#13021279) from the State of Arizona allowing him to perform IV conscious sedation. His commitment to lifelong education means he is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide his patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort. This commitment ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow.
Dr. Simpson maintains professional membership in the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and Academy of General Dentistry. He and his wife Megan have four children and one beautiful grandson and have resided in the Phoenix area for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with his children, their spouses and friends, and of course his grandson, Levi.
Lauren P. Salvatore, DDS, was born and raised in Phoenix and attended Xavier College Preparatory for high school. She went on to brave the freezing-cold temperatures in Omaha, NE, where she attended Creighton University for both her pre-doctoral studies and her dental degree. She found her passion for dentistry through many hours of assisting and observing her father, Dr. Simpson, and is now eager to join the practice.
Dr. Salvatore enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is excited to work with patients to give them the best experience possible – and the best smile possible. She also has a great passion for learning and believes there is never enough time in a day for learning and advancing her skills. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
In her spare time, Dr. Salvatore enjoys running, biking, and hiking with her husband Christopher. They also both enjoy spoiling their dogs, Peach and Scotch, on a daily basis!
Joseph Santoro, DDS, a graduate of Colorado School of Dentistry, completed an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a fellowship in oral implantology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. His training there included implant placement, bone grafting, sinus elevation, and soft tissue techniques as well as all types of implant-based restorations. Furthermore, Dr. Santoro studied sedation and anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey. As one of just a handful of fellowship-trained implant surgeons in the country, Dr. Santoro has dedicated his career to the pursuit of excellence in implant surgery and bone regeneration. He is a regional and national designated lecturer for MIS Implants. He holds professional memberships in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Academy of Osseointegration and is an active volunteer at the CASS dental clinic.
Our doctors are excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (602) 464-7211 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.