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Life Smiles Dental Care is OPEN to help you with your routine care. In response to the spread of COVID-19, to keep our communities safe we are taking numerous precautions. We are here to help you at Life Smiles Dental Care with all your dental needs. You may either call (602) 786-5484 or contact us through Virtual Consultation to book an appointment.

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Our dentists are Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry –Why you should trust your smile to an MAGD

Choosing FAGD or MAGD Dentist in Phoenix AZ Area

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we are proud to announce to our extended dental “family” and community that Dr. Tim Schmidt is now a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Residents in and around Phoenix, Arizona, are fortunate to benefit from the high level of expertise conveyed by Dr. Schmidt’s status as an MAGD dentist. 

FAGD and MAGD dentists – a class apart

The distinction as either a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) or a Master of the AGD (MAGD) matters; the AGD is the preeminent professional organization for general dentists. Its members are committed to advancing general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education (CE). These principles align well with Life Smile Dental Care’s commitment to ongoing learning and continually elevating the standard of care in dentistry. 

To attain Fellow status, Dr. Schmidt completed upwards of 500 hours of qualifying CE. He demonstrated extensive coursework knowledge with an exam that the AGD reports is as rigorous as exams required to attain specialization in dental disciplines, or board certification, with respective certifying bodies. 

Dr. Schmidt went above and beyond these strenuous standards to complete more than 1,100 CE credit hours. Of those, Master-distinguished dentists must earn at least 400 credit hours through “live” courses. Again, to demonstrate his extensive knowledge, Dr. Schmidt successfully passed an exam to qualify as an MAGD. The Mastership is the most significant designation offered by the AGD. When Dr. Schmidt earned his Fellowship, he became a member of a rare group: Only 6% of the general dentists in the United States and Canada are FAGD dentists. Master-designated dentists are rarer and account for fewer than 2% of all American and Canadian general dental practitioners. 

Peace of mind for you and your family 

Your health and safety are in exceptional hands by partnering with an MAGD dentist. It is a point of great pride for us at Life Smiles Dental Care to say that both of our dentists have earned Mastership status with the academy. When you or a loved one visits Drs Tim Schmidt or Paul Nielson, you benefit from their extensive hands-on and technical knowledge and experience with the latest techniques and best practices that modern dentistry has to offer. 

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We do not simply allow for our knowledge to wither or become stale. Our approach to learning is as dynamic as the industry itself, which is constantly evolving and pushing the standards for excellence in patient care. We are not content to stand still. Our patients are better for this because they have access to all the latest proven tools and therapies to conservatively, predictably, comfortably, safely, conveniently, precisely, and efficiently reveal or maintain their healthiest smiles. And healthy smiles exude confidence and support overall wellbeing and health. 

Schedule an appointment with one of our two MAGD dentists at Life Smiles Dental Care. Call (602) 786-5484 today or book your visit online by visiting the virtual consultation button on this website. 

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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