Desert Ridge Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Phoenix, AZ

    1. "All the staff is wonderful, very friendly, and always smiling!"

    2. Samantha B. Google

    1. "Dr. Papademetriou and his staff are very experienced, professional, and friendly!"

    2. Verified Patient Google

    1. "Great appointment, great staff and such kindness!"

    2. Pamela H. Facebook

    1. "Great office vibe and super fun atmosphere."

    2. Roger K. Google

Welcome to our practice

At Desert Ridge Orthodontics in Phoenix, Michael Papademetriou DMD MS, and Catherine Smith MA DMD, offer comprehensive orthodontic services for children, teens, adults and families living in Scottsdale, Phoenix and from all over the valley. The Desert Ridge Orthodontics team also provides services related to surgical orthodontics, complex interdisciplinary adult cases, and early interceptive orthodontics, Wilckodontics®, temporomandibular joint disorders, and sleep apnea.

Through careful attention to detail coupled with a vested interest in a compassionate approach to orthodontics, Dr. Papademetriou and Dr. Smith are committed to offering permanent solutions to what can be crippling orthodontic issues both for adults and children.

Drawing upon their knowledge as experienced educators and practitioners, the doctors understand how to make you confident that you’re in the best hands. In addition to this, it’s the practice’s philosophy not to waste your time. The team makes a concerted effort to get you in and out of the office as quickly as possible so that your treatment doesn’t interfere with your daily activities. Dr. Papademetriou and Dr. Smith stay up to date on current trends in the industry and can recommend cost- and time-effective treatments that are sure to put a lasting smile on your face. 

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We offer free consultations!

What Sets Us Apart

At Desert Ridge Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Papademetriou and Dr. Catherine Smith work hard to treat our patients the same way we would like to be treated: with respect, professionalism, and sensitivity toward your needs.

As a team, we promise to:

  • Do a good job! From the moment you enter our practice, we want you to feel comfortable, welcome, and appreciated. We are here for you, and it's our goal to build your trust in us so that we can help you smile.
  • Be efficient with your time and money. We know that you have a busy schedule, and we don't think that your appointments should interfere with your life. All of our appointments are appropriately scheduled so that you will spend less time in the waiting room and dental chair, and more time out enjoying the things that make you smile.
  • Provide an office environment that is friendly, inviting, and professional. Your comfort is important to us, and because we work with patients of all ages, we recognize that each person who visits our practice has unique needs and expectations.

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Accepted Insurance

Please call the office for insurance related questions.

Anthem Blue Cross
Delta Dental
United Concordia
United Health Care

Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Cat and Dr. Papa are so kind and smart and easy to be with! The staff members were patient and explained my treatment and financial options to me."

    Angelina S.
  • Google

    "Dr. Papa is very warm and professional. Dr.Cathy is always energetic and smiling! The whole staff is great...I'm happy and satisfied with the treatment."

    Verified Patient
  • Google

    "Best orthodontist experience! Dr. Papa is friendly and considerate about the whole process. I recommend this place to anyone who wants the best orthodontic experience."

    Anuka U
  • Google

    "Dr. Cat and Dr.Papademetriou are extraordinary and rare. They completely make you feel at home and explain everything in such detail."

    Victoria W.
  • Google

    "Great service by experienced professionals. Dr. Papademetriou is very personable and his employees are very helpful in educating his patients."

    Daron R.
  • Google

    "Dr. Papademetriou and staff are the absolute best. They are professional and friendly. Fast, easy appointments and competitive prices."

    Stephanie G.
  • Google

    "The doctors and staff are very professional, kind and passionate. Dr. Papa and Dr. Smith are incredibly competent when offering patients the highest quality of care."

    Morvarid E.


Desert Ridge Orthodontics
7010 E. Chauncey Lane , # 245
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-500-7959

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