Donald Clifford, DDS

Dentist located in Mesa, AZ

About Dr. Clifford

Donald Clifford, DDS, is a board-certified dentist who strives to provide the best care possible while making his patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Clifford has been in practice for more than 30 years and currently serves the Greater Phoenix area from his office in Mesa, Arizona, at Arizona Advanced Dental.

An Arizona native, Dr. Clifford graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe before earning his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Passionate about dental education, he was awarded top honors in his oral and maxillofacial surgery class. 

From 1983 through 1986, Dr. Clifford served in the US Air Force and was appointed as head of the prosthodontics department. During this time, he received extensive training in diagnosis, endodontics, oral surgery, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation. 

Even after three decades in dental medicine, Dr. Clifford remains committed to furthering his education, ensuring he consistently delivers the most advanced, modern care available. Not only has he studied temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD or TMJ) under the direction of Dr. Terry Tanaka at the University of California, San Diego, he also completed a comprehensive aesthetic residency program with hands-on guidance from Dr. Bruce Crispin of Esthetic Professionals.

Certified in laser dentistry, Dr. Clifford ultimately completed a second residency in full mouth reconstruction. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Clifford, his wife Darlene, and their four children stay active in their community by mentoring young adults at their church. They also enjoy hiking and camping in their free time. 

Dr. Clifford is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Donald Clifford, DDS, is a board-certified dentist who strives to provide the best care possible while making his patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Clifford has been in practice for more than 30 years and currently serves the Greater Phoenix area from his office in Mesa, Arizona, at Arizona Advanced Dental.

An Arizona native, Dr. Clifford graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe before earning his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Passionate about dental education, he was awarded top honors in his oral and maxillofacial surgery class. 

From 1983 through 1986, Dr. Clifford served in the US Air Force and was appointed as head of the prosthodontics department. During this time, he received extensive training in diagnosis, endodontics, oral surgery, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation. 

Even after three decades in dental medicine, Dr. Clifford remains committed to furthering his education, ensuring he consistently delivers the most advanced, modern care available. Not only has he studied temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD or TMJ) under the direction of Dr. Terry Tanaka at the University of California, San Diego, he also completed a comprehensive aesthetic residency program with hands-on guidance from Dr. Bruce Crispin of Esthetic Professionals.

Certified in laser dentistry, Dr. Clifford ultimately completed a second residency in full mouth reconstruction. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Clifford, his wife Darlene, and their four children stay active in their community by mentoring young adults at their church. They also enjoy hiking and camping in their free time. 

Dr. Clifford is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


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