Dr. James Skaalen, DDS

Dr. James Skaalen, DDS

Oral Surgery  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Skaalen, DDS is a dentist who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.Read his story

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7425 E Shea Blvd Ste 109

Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Skaalen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Skaalen "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. His children range from 4 to 10 years and keep him busy with many activities and sporting events. Dr. Skaalen is an avid golfer and runner and loves bringing his personal touch of caring and knowledge to his patients."

Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Skaalen I recently moved here to Scottsdale and went to Dr. Skaalen. I'm so happy he is so professional, honest, and does not try to up sell you. My old dentist told me I needed a root canal. Dr. Skaalen said he didn't see an infection and fixed the tooth. It doesn't hurt anymore. He's super honest. He's my new dentist for sure!

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."

Practice Areas

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dental Injury
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Oral Infection
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tender Gums
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Toothache


  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Skaalen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Skaalen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Skaalen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skaalen to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Skaalen's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Scottsdale, AZ |
I'm new to scottsdale so happy I found an (honest )professional dentist the staff is exceptional also
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I became ill the day before my previous appointment. It was an upset stomach & I threw up 3 times that day. I called the office and left a voice mail message (a younger man's voice) in the early to mid afternoon, that I was not sure I would be able keep the next day appointment. I called early...more
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love the staff!
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Great visit. Was very satisfied. In and out under 30 minutes.
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Everyone is absolutely wonderful!
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Next Day
Dr. Skaalen accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Dental PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Skaalen has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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