Meet Dr. Matthews
Healthy teeth and gums will help you live longer and improve the quality of your life!
Let me show you how! Beginning with your first visit to our office, you will experience gentle and professional treatment. I am a caring and knowledgeable dentist who will take the time to listen to your concerns. My highly-skilled, friendly and caring staff will make you feel relaxed and at ease in our office. Personalized gentle care is what makes our patients recommend their friends and family to us.
I was born in Texas and lived there until the age of 14 when my school teacher parents moved our family to Gary, Indiana. I went on to The University of Iowa in Iowa City where I played football and ran track. After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree, I entered Iowa's College of Dentistry, receiving my D.D.S. in 1978. I taught and practiced dentistry for a year at Iowa and then was then accepted into the Prosthodontics program at Marquette University School of Dentisty. I received my Certificate in 1981 and rejoined Iowa's faculty as a full-time professor. I discovered that I have a true passion for education along with my passion for practicing dentistry!
I continued my formal education going on to Iowa's College of Law and received my Law Degree in 1991. I joined a group dental practice and practiced dentistry while attending law school. I remained in private practice after law school and rejoined the faculty teaching part-time focusing on special care and relationship building between patients and dentists. As a professor, practicing dentist and lawyer I have dedicated my career to providing the very best dental care while building real relationships with patients, staff and colleagues.
I have lived in Phoenix since 1996. I live with my wife, Helga, a small parrot and three cats. I love sports, music, comedy and fitness training.
I am a huge Arizona Cardinals Football fan having played with former Cardinals Head Coach Dennis Green and Defensive Backs Coach Richard Soloman at the University of Iowa. Go Hawkwyes!
Member of AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, ARIZONA DENTAL ASSOCIATION