Desert Valley Pediatric Dentistry

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(623) 444-9999

23374 W. Yuma Rd. #102
Buckeye, AZ 85326

(623) 939-9944

5144 West Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

(602) 595-9199

6025 North 27th Ave. #25
Phoenix, AZ 85017

(623) 322-8999

13075 W. McDowell Rd. #D-100
Avondale, AZ 85392

(623) 399-9998

3935 N. 67th Ave. #101
Phoenix, AZ 85033

(623) 322-9919

17570 N. 75th Ave. #E-500
Glendale, AZ 85308

$39 Exam, X-Rays, Cleaning & Fluoride Treatment

FREE Braces Consults / FREE Second Opinions

FREE Movie Tickets with Every Cleaning

Our Team

Our Team

What's the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Family Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Meet Our Team

Christopher Babych DMD

Christopher Babych, BS, DMD earned a bachelor of science degree in medical biology from the University of Utah. He furthered his education with a  Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Continuing education is important to Dr. Babych and past course work has included sedation dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, restorative dental materials, as well as oral surgery. Dr. Chris strives to treat every patient with the same quality care and attention that he would hope to receive for himself.  He has enjoyed providing dental care  for thousands of children. He feels that improving the oral health within our community is a rewarding and beneficial endeavor.

Jasmine Dahshan DDS Dentist

Jasmine Dahshan, DDS attended West Virginia University School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She enjoys working with kids and teaching them how to take care of their teeth. Her favorite thing is putting a smile on her patients’ faces and making them feel comfortable. Dr. Dahshan strives to stay up to date on the latest dental techniques and procedures in pediatric care. In her free time, Dr. Dahshan enjoys spending time with family, painting, photography, cooking, and volunteering in the community.

Daniel Ponce, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Dan Ponce grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and then headed east for college at Harvard University, where he graduated with a degree in Biochemical Sciences.  While at Harvard he was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry and obtained his DDS at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and then completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center, New York.  Prior to moving to Phoenix, Dr. Ponce spent many years practicing in Palo Alto, CA, and was a member of the Cleft & Craniofacial Team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.  He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

Dr. Ponce believes that creating an enjoyable experience and educating children on the importance of oral health is critical in preventing cavities and shaping each child’s future experiences at the dental office. He takes great care to make each child’s visit to the dentist both fun and memorable and feels invigorated when a fearful child leaves smiling and happy. He also believes that engaging parents in the dialog is a key component of a successful dental visit and he works with each parent to make sure their child’s treatment is well understood.  Dr. Ponce lives in Phoenix with his wife and two children.

Umar Imtiaz, DDS, MS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Imtiaz, grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended Chelmsford High School. He went on to college at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he graduated with a BS in Neuroscience and also received his MS degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He furthered his education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery with his DDS and completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center, New York. Dr. Imtiaz is also a member of the Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Imtiaz is a examiner for the 1303 Conscious Sedation Permit at the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners and has completed over 4000 Oral Conscious Sedation Cases since 2005. He lives in the West Valley with his wife and four children. 

Andrea Kamel, DMD

Dr. Andrea Kamel attended Arizona State University where she got her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She then obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. Afterwards, she completed a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. During this residency year, she realized how much she loves working with children and how important it is to help children establish healthy oral habits at a young age. She is a member of the Arizona Dental Association and during her free time she enjoys doing community service, going to the gym and hiking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and spending time with friends and family.

Richard Releford, DDS

Dr. Releford is Board Certified in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Bringing over 25 years of experience to this practice, he enjoys working with all ages in making beautiful smiles. Dr. Releford is a West Point graduate and a decorated Vietnam veteran. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Missouri. He is active in Rotary Club, civic and church activities. Dr. Releford is married with three children and enjoys golf, racquetball and woodworking in his free time.

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