Dr. Micheal Papademetriou, DMD

Dr. Micheal Papademetriou, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  

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Dr. Micheal Papademetriou, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Phoenix, AZ. He practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

Desert Ridge Orthodontics

20950 N Tatum Blvd Ste 370

Phoenix, AZ 85050
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Papademetriou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Papademetriou "Dr. Michael Papademetriou was born and raised on the island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. After High school and completing his Army service he came to the US to study, stayed for 13 years, and then returned to Cyprus to practice orthodontics for 21 years. Dr. Papademetriou was one of the first orthodontic specialists in Cyprus, where he formed the Cyprus Orthodontic Society and signed the WFO (World Federation of Orthodontists) charter for Cyprus. He was also involved with the European Orthodontic Society. In 2011, Dr. Papademetriou was offered a position at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ. and moved back to Arizona with his wife Dr. Cathey Smith and their three children. Dr Papademetriou is an Assistant Professor and the Clinical Director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Arizona School of Dentistry. He really enjoys teaching the young dentists (Orthodontic Residents) to become excellent orthodontists. He has special interest and extensive experience in Wilckodontics® (Accelerated Orthodontic treatments), TADs (temporary anchorage devices) and Orthognathic surgery. Education Dr. Papademetriou received his BA degree in Physiology/Anatomy from Southern Illinois University. He then attended Washington University School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. He graduated at the top of his class with multiple awards and recognitions. He was also invited to join the Honarary Dental Society, OKU. After graduation, Dr. Papademetriou was offered a position at his Dental School as a clinical instructor in fixed prosthodontics. The following year he was accepted at the University of California in Los Angeles, UCLA Postgraduate Orthodontic Program where he received his orthodontic specialization. OUTSIDE THE OFFICE Dr. Papademetriou currently resides in Central Phoenix with his wife Dr. Catherine Smith. They have three children, Michelle, Stephany, and Christopher, but his favorite “child” is their Bolognese dog Chippy. His hobbies include gardening, the outdoors, traveling, hunting and spending time with the family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Papademetriou "At Desert Ridge Orthodontics, Dr. Michael Papademetriou and Dr Catherine Smith work hard to treat our patients the same way we would like to be treated: with respect, professionalism, and sensitivity toward our needs. We understand the expectations of the patients and families we serve, and we do everything we can to make sure that each patient has an exceptional experience at our practice.

We are commited to providing the very best personal care and quality to all the patients. Our staff is very warm, inviting and caring. Being a very experienced clinician and at the same time an orthodontic educator (Clinical Director of Postgraduate Orthodontic Progran at A.T.Still University), it reinforces my belief that continuing education is very important in keeping up with the advances in our profession and in providing the best care for our patients. We both practice evidence based orthodontics and attend several times more continuing education than required by the State Board."


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2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

16  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite

15  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

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  • Southern Illinois University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Washington University / College Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • UCLA Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papademetriou's Reviews

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Dr. Papademetriou's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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