Dr. James Skaalen, DDS

Oral SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Skaalen
Accepting new patients
3227 E Bell Rd Ste 120 Phoenix, AZ 85032

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(602) 923-2400

Dr. James Skaalen, DDS is a Oral Surgery Practitioner in Phoenix, AZ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Skaalen to book an appointment.

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Dr. Skaalen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Lower Dentures
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Infection
  • Physical Examination
  • Plaque
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Receding Gums
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tender Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Toothache
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

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Dr. Skaalen accepts the following insurance:

Access Dental
Aetna PPO
Dental DPPO
Dental Maintenance Organization DMO
Ameritas PPO
Anthem PPO
Assurant Health
DHA Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Careington International
Cigna PPO
Dental PPO
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
Dentegra PPO
Dental Preferred Plus
Employers Dental Service
First Dental Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Connection Dental
DentalGuard Preferred
Guardian PPO
Health Net
Humana PPO
MetLife PDP
Principal Financial Group
Dental PPO
Secure Care Dental
Total Dental Administrators
Total Dental Administrators PPO
Total Dental Administrators PPO PPO
UniCare PPO
United Concordia
Advantage Plus PPO
National Fee-for-Service
United Healthcare

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (2)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (2)
  • Explained conditions well (2)
What could be improved
    RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
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    nice guy but not a good dentist had a few fillings done on my front teeth they kept falling out every 4 months one tooth broke should have been crowned !!! switched dentist now the front fillings are doing fine be careful !!!!!!
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    joe – Jan 29, 2020
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    Very professional, caring and explains everything thoroughly.
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    Howie Kipnes in Scottsdale , AZ – Dec 14, 2018
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    I believe in listening to the patient and making them feel comfortable and that they are more than a set of teeth. That the real passion in dentistry is care of people.


    Dr. Skaalen has practiced dentistry in Arizona for over 8 years and spends his time traveling with his family and entering half marathons for enjoyment....Read more

    Practice Areas

    • Oral Surgery
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Dentistry
    • Emergency Dentistry
    • Pediatric Dentistry


    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School
    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital
    University Of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School


    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships & Affiliations

    • American Dental Association, Member
    • Arizona Dental Association, Member

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. James Skaalen, DDS accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. James Skaalen, DDS's top areas of care?

    Dr. Skaalen frequently treats Abscess, Abscess Incision and Drainage, and Amalgam Dental Fillings. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Skaalen treats.

    Where is Dr. James Skaalen, DDS's office located?

    Dr. Skaalen's office is located at 3227 E Bell Rd Ste 120, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. James Skaalen, DDS speak?

    Dr. Skaalen speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

    Does Dr. James Skaalen, DDS offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Skaalen has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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    3227 E Bell Rd Ste 120 Phoenix, AZ 85032

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Skaalen is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

    Scottsdale, AZ

    72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

    5 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)