At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, you’ll find one of the most nurturing, friendly, and positive dental teams in the area. Our staff is dedicated to treating you like a person, not just an insurance plan. We go out of our way to help you feel welcome and comfortable.
Dr. Matthew J. Cavendish
Dr. Matthew Cavendish was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He started working in different dental practices after graduation, giving him a breadth of knowledge. He opened his first dental practice of his own back in 2003. In 2007, he moved to Phoenix, where he took over a long-standing practice in the North Phoenix area.
Dr. Cavendish knows how much dentistry is changing these days, which is why he keeps taking continuing education courses. He became certified to offer Invisalign in 2003, certified for dental implants in 2004, and certified for mini dental implants in 2005. He continues to study and train in how to treat cosmetic dental problems and sleep apnea. Dr. Cavendish is one of those people who sets demanding standards for himself, as this keeps him motivated to train, learn, and provide excellent care. His biggest reward is when a treatment is complete and his patient shows off a big, happy smile.
When not working, Dr. Cavendish loves spending time with his wife and three young children who enjoy dancing and playing ice hockey. He also loves hiking and camping.
Registered Dental Hygienist, Head of Hygiene
Belle was born and raised in Canada and moved to the United States in 1999. She is the newest addition to our team; however, she brings along 17 years of dental assisting and dental hygiene experience. Her passion is helping patients attain a healthy smile, and she “lovingly” encourages flossing. A light touch and sweet demeanor make up Belle’s compassionate chair-side manner.
Belle has been practicing dental hygiene since 2013 when she graduated from Carrington College with an associate's degree in dental hygiene. She keeps current by attending continuing education classes throughout the year. Her passion for hygiene is quite evident as she has traveled all the way to Hawaii to attend a hygiene conference and jokes it was a “tough trip.”
In her downtime, Belle enjoys working out, shopping, and traveling.
Front Desk, Dental Assistant
Terri has been working in the dental field for more than 30 years. Her experience in dentistry has included helping out in the front office, scheduling patients, and assisting chairside. She has been working with Dr. Cavendish since 2008 and sees how extremely rewarding it is to see a patient smile again after treatment.
Recently, a patient came to our practice stating that she hadn’t smiled in years because of her poor dentition. After veneers were placed by Dr. Cavendish and upon seeing her smile, the patient became very emotional and was overcome with joy. It was very gratifying for Terri to see how Dr. Cavendish was willing to go the extra mile.
In her spare time, Terri loves to spend time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes and loves being outdoors with her dog, but her main passion is travelling with her husband.