Sundance Dental Care is a Phoenix based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Schaffer and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 623-687-2993 and experience why our patients think Sundance Dental Care is the best dentist in Phoenix.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Schaffer (patients know her as Dr. Rebecca) is the owner and primary dentist at Sundance Dental Care. She is also an assistant professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), where she teaches dentistry for people with special needs. In addition to being an expert general dentist, she is especially skilled at managing the connection between your mouth and body. She is also expert at treating patients with medically complex conditions, which covers the spectrum of patients with diabetes, heart conditions, blood disorders, developmental and cognitive issues, neuro-muscular diseases, etc. Regardless of your age, if you are under care for a medical condition, Dr. Schaffer is uniquely qualified to care for your dental needs.
Dr. Schaffer also takes a special interest in treating patients with facial pain or TMJ/TMD symptoms. Her professional focus is on promoting well-being, educating patients about the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth to maintain total body health, as well as improving interdisciplinary collaboration to improve health outcomes. Most important, Dr. Schaffer truly cares about her patients; it is evident in her work with special needs patients, her mission work and with each and every patient that comes into Sundance Dental Care.
Dr. Schaffer has been practicing dentistry in the Valley since 2006 and has played an active role in improving patient access to quality care. In addition to her private practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Schaffer:
Prior to moving Phoenix, Dr. Schaffer practiced dentistry in New Jersey. She received her DDS from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine. After completing her residency at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, Dr. Schaffer maintained a mobile practice, caring for people who were home-bound, hospitalized, residing in nursing homes, or otherwise unable to seek traditional dental care.
She returned to academia after ten years in practice, earning a post-doctoral fellowship in treating people with complex medical problems. After obtaining her fellowship, Dr. Schaffer continued to work with special needs populations, working in community health centers in Atlantic City, NJ, and directing the pediatric mobile dentistry unit for Columbia University, where she served as faculty. Dr. Schaffer is a reviewer for the American Dental Association’s Evidence Based Dentistry website.
She has recently been elected to serve as the North American Delegate to the Dental Committee, World Federation of Hemophilia. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and the American Dental Education Association.
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
Mai-Ly (My-Lee) received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and her Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) from A.T. Still University. In additional to private practice, she also serves as Assistant Professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. In addition to her dental school training, she received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU Lutheran Medical Center, which helped her evolve her skills to include CEREC restorations, implant placement and restoration, and advanced periodontal surgery. She is trained in sedation dentistry, as well as in treating patients who have special needs or complex medical conditions.
She recently completed her Masters in Education from the University of the Pacific and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). She is active in Spear Education and has a passion for lifelong learning. She is an active AzDA and ADA member serving both on the state and national level in various positions. She also serves on the Arizona Dental Foundation Board of Directors, Special Care Dentistry Association national board, Oral Cancer Foundation - Arizona Chair , and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Event Committee.
During her spare time, she loves watching movies and playing with her dogs.