Dentistry in Scottsdale Westland
Richard J. Calabrese, DDS
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry



Richard Calabrese, DDS

Dr. Richard Calabrese - Affordable DentistDr. Richard Calabrese is a 1994 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Ohio, where he earned top honors and graduated first in his class. He has also received advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry at internationally recognized institutions, including dental implant placement and restoration from the Misch International Implant Institute. In 2006, Dr. Calabrese was awarded Fellow status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is one of only seven dentists in the Scottsdale area to hold this prestigious honor. The culmination of this experience has placed him at the forefront of implant dentistry and allowed him to be recognized as one of “The Best Dentists in America” in 2006 and 2007.

Education & Training

Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio- 1994

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia- 1988

Fellowship Trained:
Misch International Implant Institute, Detroit, Michigan

International Congress of Oral Implantologists- 2006

Orthodontic and Cosmetic Training:
• Completed 178 hours of advanced training through Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies and Invisalign Technologies training
• Completed over 200 hours of cosmetic dentistry training at the Case Western Reserve program for Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry.

Extensive implant placement and restoration training

Practical Clinical Studies, Provo, Utah
• Studied implant surgery and bone grafting under Gordon Christensen, a leader in dental education and research.

The Institute for Facial Esthetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Worked with Dr. Tom Balshi for three days to master the “Teeth In a Day” dental implants technique, in which teeth are removed and an implant supported prosthesis completed in one appointment.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dayton, Ohio
• 17 hours of study and hands-on training in the area of sinus grafting for implant placement and bone grafting for advanced implant placement techniques.

Mastering Dental Implants & Tissue Regenerations Procedures, Little Rock, Arkansas
• Completed 15 hours of study and hands-on experience with Dr. Donald Callan, an expert in the field of dental implants and tissue grafting

The Midwest Implant Institute, Columbus, Ohio
• Attended 12 hours of lecture on implants in the maxillary sinus region, use of special sinus implants and maxillary sinus grafting

Oral Sedation, Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Completed 30 hours of study and application of oral sedation techniques for anxiety control in medical and dental patients.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Studied special techniques for bone grafting and adaptation for patients that do not have adequate bone for dental implants

Misch International Implant Institute, Detroit, Michigan
• Completed 120 hours of implant surgical training by the foremost authority on implant dentistry, Dr. Carl Misch.

Personal Highlights

While in Ohio, Dr. Calabrese worked with Sea World’s Head Veterinarian and animal trainers to treat dental disease in their animal population, especially periodontal disease in Sea Lions. He also developed preventive procedures to assist in the on-going maintenance of Killer whale dental problems. Dr. Calabrese served as staff dentist for “stars” such as “Shamu the Killer Whale” and “Tony the Sea Lion” and has stories which usually get smiles from his smaller patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Calabrese enjoys mountain biking, restoring cars and spending time with his wife, Sue and son, Kevin.