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Dr K Michael (Mike) Hood is a Phoenix native and fourth generation Arizonan. He attended Scottsdale School Districts Ingleside Elementary School, long before it became a Middle School. Dr Hood was a member of the Hopi-Ingleside Thunderbird Marching Band and as the Bands First Chair, First Clarinet, marched in many of Scottsdale's Parada del Sol's. While still in grade school, Dr Hood earned both the Boy Scouts of America's prestigious Eagle Scout and God and Country awards. Dr Hood graduated from Arcadia High School. While attending Arcadia, he participated and lettered in both Football and Track. He also was a member of Arcadia's newspaper, the Arcadian and was nominated, by the Arcadian's faculty advisor, to Quill and Scroll, the International High School Journalism Honor Society. Dr Hood was schoolmates with the likes of Producer-Director, Steve Spielberg, Wonder Woman, Linda Carter, Astronaut Bill Shepherd and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks. Dr Mike attended NAU and graduated from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. While still in his first semester of his senior year, Dr Hood was accepted to the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Dental School, Dr Hood practiced in Oklahoma City for 2 years, before returning to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Hood joined Arizona's largest group practice, at the time, and soon became a partner, member of the Board of Directors and one of the Managing Partners of Arizona Dental Health Associates home office. After 6 years with ADHA, Dr Hood decided that it was time to be on his own and started his private practice. That was 25 years ago and he is still practicing in the same location! Dr Hood has constantly strived to stay current with the latest advancements in Dentistry. He was one of the first dentists in the United States to begin using the bonding techniques so commonly found in dental practices today and did his first Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers in 1986, on his wife, Cyndi. And yes, they are still married and the veneers are still in place!! In the ensuing years, Dr Hood has done 10's of thousands of Cosmetic Procedures and still his thirst for Advanced Dental Procedures has not been quenched. Dr Hood has been certified and licensed to use the newly FDA approved Periolase and LANAP technique for Laser Periodontal Therapy. It's a new, advanced technique for treating Periodontal (gum) disease without the cutting and sewing back of the gum tissue. Dr Hood is one of only two Dentists in the city of Phoenix to be Certified and Licensed for this less painful and advance method of treating gum disease. He has also been an Invisalign (Invisible Braces) Certified provider for many years and has recently completed advanced training in Dental Sleep Medicine treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Dr Hood has just recently put together a highly specialized and experienced team to provide Nobel Biocare's All on 4 procedure (Teeth in a Day, Smile in a Day) Even while maintaining his active and growing Dental Practice, Dr Hood has found the time, over the years, to serve on the staff of the Phoenix Indian Hospital, be the Quality Assurance Director for Safeguard Dental Health Plans, currently performs IME's (Independent Medical Evaluations) for several of the major Insurance Companies and is the Dental Consultant for SCF (CopperPoint), the State of Arizona's workmen's compensation provider. Dr Mike is married and has four children. The oldest girls, "The Twins", are educators, his son is in his second year of his residency in Ophthalmology and the "baby" is currently in Dental Hygiene School.
What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
Experience you can trust! Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Hood was one of the first in the United States to place bonded porcelain veneers and did his first Smile Makeover in 1986. In the ensuing years he has preformed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Hood was one of the first dentists in the nation to offer the Zoom whitening system and is one of the original two dentists to be Licensed and Certified for the FDA approved LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy in the City of Phoenix. Angie's List Super Service Award Recipient Congratulations to K Michael Hood DDS on winning the 2015 patient's choice awards in Dentistry Verified by Opencare.com Consumers Research Council of America Top Dentist Dr. K. Michael Hood has been chosen by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of the Top Dentists in America. LANAP, No Cut, No Sew, No Fear, Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Periodontal (gum) Disease, and been told that you need to have surgery, there is a New FDA Approved, Gentle, Conservative Alternative to the old fashioned, often very painful, Periodontal Gum Surgery – Laser Periodontal Treatment - LANAP Our Services Include: COSMETIC: Invisalign® - Invisible Braces Laser Periodontal Therapy - Get rid of swollen, purple or bleeding gums, without surgery. Porcelain Veneers & Crowns - Have the Smile of Your Dream in only 2 weeks. Zoom Advanced Power Get a whiter, Brighter Smile Tooth Colored Fillings Replace old, black, ugly silver fillings with Natural looking white ones. Confidence: Dr. Hood has many patients that travel hundreds and, in some cases, thousands of miles to see him for their dental care. Comfort: Because your comfort is one of our utmost concerns, we offer topical anesthetic prior to injections, soothing nitrous oxide or oral anxiolytics to help make your time with us a more pleasant experience. Technology: Laser Periodontal Treatment: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Periodontal (Gum) Disease and have been told that you need surgery, there is a More Comfortable, Less Invasive Alternative - LANAP. Utilizing the FDA approved Periolase, and the patented LANAP procedure, Dr Hood is able to treat moderate to severe periodontal disease without the use of scalpels or the cutting away of any gum tissue. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “when the lasers are used properly during periodontal therapy there can be less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient during surgery.” Dr Hood is one of the first 2 Dentists that were licensed and certified for this advanced treatment, in the City of Phoenix. Laser Cavity Detector: According to recent research, "The laser cavity detector finds up to 100% of the most common cavity while the majority of the dentists, still using the pick or explorer, are currently missing 76% of this form of cavity. Air Abrasion: This technology allows us to be minimally invasive when treating the cavities detected by the Laser Cavity Detector and in many cases the fillings can be done without a shot. Digital Wireless Intra-Oral Camera allows you to "see what the dentist sees" in your mouth! The Pro-Select3 State-of-the-art Periodontal Therapy System significantly reduces the need for hand instrumentation (scraping of the teeth) and can gently bath the gums with germ-killing medicines and desensitizing fluoride solutions. Time: For 98% of our scheduled appointments, we see our patients early or on time. We accept: MasterCard Care Credit Visa
What are you and your team proud of at your practice?
A Healthy Beautiful Smile...It Happens in a Flash...The Memory Will Last Forever...