Dr. Donald Wilcox, DDS

Dr. Donald Wilcox, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o

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Dr. Donald Wilcox, DDS is a dentist who practices in Glendale, AZ. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Read his story

Desert Smiles

18275 N 59th Ave Ste C-114

Glendale, AZ 85308
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  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental

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Dr. Wilcox's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wilcox "Fast becoming known as one of the country's leading restorative and cosmetic dentists, Dr. Donald Wilcox and his dedicated team at Desert Smiles are committed to being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry techniques and technology. Recognized by MicroDental as one of the top cosmetic practices in the nation, Phoenix-area Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Wilcox is a continuing scholar at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In addition, he has studied nationwide with other top clinicians such as Dr. Bill Dorfman of ABC's Extreme Makeover. Dr. Wilcox is also the official Cosmetic Dentist for Arizona United States Pageant 2010. He also is a member and graduate of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Wilcox graduated #1 in his class from Northwestern University Dental School in 1977. He then completed another year of advanced residency training in Denver. Dr. Wilcox is an active member in numerous state and national dental associates: American Dental Association Arizona Dental Association Central Arizona Dental Society Arrowhead Study Club LVI alumni forum Dr. Wilcox has had his own mouth restored with porcelain veneers and onlays to enhance his smile and correct his bite with neuromuscular dentistry. He has successfully placed several thousand cosmetic restorations. Dr. Wilcox's studies at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies have included extensive training in advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures, including multiple hands-on patient treatment experiences with the finest dentists in the US and Canada. Other areas of advanced training are in occlusion, the use of neuromuscular instrumentation, dental hygiene therapy, photography, and sedation or sleep dentistry. Most recently Dr. Wilcox has trained with Dr. Leo Malin at LVI in surgical guided implant placement and bone grafting. This state of the art treatment aided with 3D cat scans and software design, allows Dr. Wilcox's patients to receive the latest in implant care. Dr. Wilcox also has a passion for treating patients with snoring and sleep apnea issues. Diagnosed with sleep apnea himself, Dr. Wilcox has successfully worn an oral appliance himself since 2007 with a profound effect on his sleep quality and overall health. He has trained with many of the top dental sleep medicine experts in the US as well as medical professionals such as sleep physicians and pulmonologists. Dr. Wilcox is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Arizona Sleep Society, the Online Sleep Academy, and the Restless Days and Sleepless Nights forum. Several area sleep physicians refer patients to Dr. Wilcox for oral appliance therapy and we work closely with them and area sleep labs to provide snoring and sleep breathing solutions. Dr. Wilcox enjoys golfing, hiking and travel in his spare time. He and his wife Shelley are active with Christ's Church of the Valley and serve as leaders for a neighborhood group. They have two grown children. Ashley is a graduate of Arizona State University and Chad graduated from Wake Forest University. Shelley teaches the Dale Carnegie public speaking course and trains instructors for the organization. If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and sedation dentistry, contact Phoenix Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Wilcox today! Desert Smiles proudly offers treatments to patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wilcox "We strive to develop long-term relationships with our patients, learn what their goals are and provide them with treatment options that accomplish their goals and insure excellent oral health. We strive to provide such care with excellence in a low stress environment."

Practice Areas

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


  • Bone Grafting
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Cerec® Tooth Restoration Procedure
  • Composite Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Lower Dentures
  • Lumineers®
  • MAC Veneers™
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening


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  • University of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Northwestern University / Dental School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • St. Anthony's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Wilcox's Reviews

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Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey.  I really appreciate the time you took to provide feedback on your experience and I strive to make every patient experience an exceptional one. Should you have a concern of any kind, please contact us immediately so we can work with you personally to resolve it.


- Dr. Donald Wilcox

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Patient Comments (8)
in PHOENIX az |
Always feell safe been under his care. Been my dentist for many years, and more to come.Him and his staff always make me feel important. Love them all. If I have an emergency they do their best to fit me in.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Excellent doctor and super staff
in Yukon, OK |
Dr. Wilcox is amazing, trustworthy, and has always helped kept my smile perfect. His staff works with your schedule for both routine and emergency treatment. While being treated, Dr. Wilcox is calm, professional, and detailed oriented. I used to live nearby and now live two states over. I've had several dentist state that his work is exceptional. Due to my personal experience, I will remain his patient for continued care regardless of the distance!
in Glendale, Az |
Dr Wilcox is very gentle, my kids didn't mind having dental work done by him! What a difference from my day! Love the staff too!
in Peoria, AZ |
Don and team have been nothing but the best to my family and me for the past 29 years. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants superior dental service.
in Phoenix AZ |
Very friendly dentist and staff.. I love how they make me welcomed at their office.
in Glendale, AZ |
Best dentist and dental group that has ever treated me, by far.
in Phoenix, AZ |
How do you say Thank You to someone who changes your life? Those small words seem so inadequate! I'm smiling ALL THE TIME, now that I have my new smile from Dr. Don. This has been a great experience, nothing like what I have had in the past, and I'm smiling all the time with my teeth showing. I used to only smile with my lips closed and now I'm smiling with a great BIG SMILE - It's great! Anyone interested in changing your life go see Dr. Don and all his wonderful, kind, caring staff.
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