Dental Works
Terry Work, DMD:
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Dental Works
Terry L. Work, DMD
Scottsdale, AZ













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Stephanie F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I first went to this practice in 1996 and had major work done. They always provided me with excellent care while I was there and all of my dental work has stood the test of time. I went to Dental works for 9 years but ended up moving and went to other practices, I am sorry to say. After with a lot of poorly completed work from another practice, I went back to Dental Works and was grateful they were able to fix the mistakes of another dentist. I highly recommend this practice!

Tricia B. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Terry Work has cured my fear of dentists! I am a former sleep (sedation) dentistry patient who had panic attacks just thinking about dental procedures with my former dentist. After a traumatic multi-tooth procedure that was botched by my former dentist, I found Dr. Work and have been happy ever since. Not only was my botched situation remedied but I am now a person who can absolutely say I am no longer afraid of the dentist. I no longer need sedation and rely solely on the freezing needles. I have had multiple root canals, a root canal retreat, and veneers all without sedation and my panic level is lower each time. Dr. Work is patient and caring and makes sure things are done right. Additionally, Dr. MaryAnn takes great care of my restored smile and is the second half of this wonderful team. The assistants and front office staff are great too. The Works are the best as far as I’m concerned.

Francine Wojatsek (Source: Google)


Dental Works Family Dentistry is by far the BEST dentistry in all of Arizona. They provide exceptional care, offer a full range of services including general and specialized dental procedures saving you time and money, and utilize the most up to date advanced technologies. Their staff is extremely caring and sensitive to your needs. I can’t say enough positive accolades about Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann Works. I’ve had extensive dental work done from a variety of dentists, and they are the BEST!

Linda K. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have had minor and major dental work with Dr Terry and Mayann Work and it always has been provided with excellent competence and caring.  Drs. Work and the office staff are so concerned for my comfort and to improve my dental health they did everything to make my visits comfortable, relaxed and provided me with exceptional dental treatments. I have gone from delaying dentist visits at all costs to not needing any medication while undergoing extensive dental care. My teeth and gums are in the best shape they have been in years!

Nathan Woelke (Source: Google)


I’ve had some bad experiences in the past getting dental work done. It was recommended from a wife’s co worker that I give Dental Works a try, and I’m glad I did. I’ve started the work needed in my mouth, and my experiences have been amazing. The staff is incredibly intrested in putting any anxiety that you have at ease, and they are really good at making sure you are comfortable throughout your process. I would highly recommend them to anyone who gets nervous about getting dental work done.

Christinah I. from Rio Verde, AZ (Source: Yelp)


When you walk through the door at Dental Works, the red carpet treatment begins! The kind, friendly staff, gives a warm greeting and ushers you into an extremely clean workplace! Drs. Terry and Mary Ann Work have magnificent personalities and are EXPERTS at what they do. I had a crown done in my mouth and was really worried that it was going to be painful. I am so happy to say that it was a pain free experience from beginning to end! I worried for nothing, because I was in the very capable, masterful, hands of Dr. Terry Work. I can’t thank you enough Terry and Mary Ann for taking the FEAR out of dentistry! I HIGHLY recommend Dental Works. The doctors are full of integrity and have the best interest of their patients in mind at all times. I value ALL that you have done over the years for me! My mouth is a healthier place because of the two of you! Christinah Ivanoff

Dina M. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dental Works by my husband in 2008. I was going elsewhere and was afraid of change. Going to the dentist is expensive, most insurances don’t cover much, and it takes many trips to get work done. Thankfully Dr. Works office is understanding, professional, and they help you out with payment plans. Now my teeth are getting the work they need without the stress of having to pay in full at one time. The staff and Dr.s are all nice and caring and make your visit pleasant . I will recommend Dental Works to all my friends.

James Hays (Source: Google)


I have never been this comfortable at Any dentist in my life . Dr Terry and Dr Mary Ann are the best Dentist’s in the state if Arizona . There staff is awesome and very professional. They made me feel like I was part of there Family . They care about there patient’s . I want to say thank you to all of you .

Tracy Goble (Source: Google)


The professionals at Dental Works take the anxiety out of dentistry. Dr. Terry and Dr. MaryAnn take outstanding care of their patients, and they always have a way of making you comfortable or helping you to laugh even in the dental chair. I was so pleasantly surprised today to see the new equipment they just installed in their exam rooms. It is state of the art, and it is nice to have the chair massage your back while you are getting your teeth cleaned. I highly recommend Dental Works to anyone looking for an excellent dental experience.

Robin Wilson (Source: Facebook)


Truly the best!!!! I love both Dr. Terry and MaryAnn. They are professional, gentle and excellent. I have been a patient over 10 years and they helped me get over my fear of going to the dentist by taking such awesome care of my dental needs. The staff is friendly and well trained. Dr. Terry did my Invisalign and I am super happy with the results. Not only do my teeth look great, but my jaw pain and popping have disappeared. My migraine headaches are a thing of the past. I have also had a root canal and crown done and again … wonderful experiences with terrific results. Dr. Work not only works to improve your dental health, he also has many options for improving the appearance of your smile as well.

Sherry L. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been dental patients here for more than 10 years.  Drs. Terry & Maryann have been responsive and caring for our regular dentistry and special dental work for our entire family including our older mother.  When emergencies arise, they are quick to respond and thorough in their follow up.  DentalWorks office is always sparkling clean and the staff ready to work.  The office staff is helpful and answers all questions completely and with a smile!   Yes, the cost is perhaps higher than average.  BUT so is the service!  We’ve always been confident in their service.

Alex Clay (Source: Google)


Dr. Works is amazing. Him and his entire staff make sure you’re comfortable and always make sure the experience is as great as going to the dentist can be. I’ve had two broken teeth fixed by him, and he is amazing at what he does and the same can be said about the rest of the staff. I’ve already told my friends and family about dental works and I highly recommend them to anyone who may read this. Thank you for your service and the great customer service you’ve always provided to me and my family!

Dayna Marie (Source: Facebook)


A big shout-out to the team at Dental Works Family Dentistry for taking such good care of my aunt. She is 75 years old and suffers great anxiety over going to the dentist. I referred her to Dental Works because I have been a patient for over 15 years. My aunt needs extensive work done and I knew the team would take good care of her. She calls me after every appointment to let me know how hard Dr. Terry Work, Dr. Mary Ann Work, and their team are working to make her comfortable during this very big undertaking. Thank you for your excellent care and quality treatment of my aunt. I really appreciate it!

Joanna G. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Terry and Maryann along with my husband and children. They provide exceptional work and truly take the time to care for each and every one of their patients. You will not only receive the best care but you will also receive the sense that they truly value you as a client and what procedures are best for you. They try their very best to make you feel comfortable and at ease especially for services that have a very in-depth plan. Along with being great doctors they also have a office staff that holds true to the values and care they take with their patients as well. The staff is also gracious, courteous and willing to listen and help in any way they can. My family lives all the way in East Mesa and we have no problem making the journey to North Scottsdale to receive care we know would be difficult if not impossible to obtain anywhere else. I would HIGHLY recommend no other dentist in the valley for a family’s dental needs. JoAnna G. (East Valley)

Lewis Deitch (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Dental Works, Drs. Terry and Mary Ann Work. They are both fantastic dentists and they are absolute perfectionists when it comes to the quality of their finished product. Prior to coming to them, I had a dentist that I thought was good, but they have redone many crowns that he had not completed to my satisfaction. And my two upper front teeth needed crowns, which Dr. Terry Work did earlier this year. They are so natural that nobody could ever tell they were crowns. I am pleased to see that they use all of the latest equipment and procedures, making this a top notch practice. I highly recommend both Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann Work. If you try them, you will be very satisfied.

Noam Meppen (Source: Facebook)


I’ve had a few mouth things taken care at Dental Works on Scottsdale. Drs Mary Ann and Terry Work have been thorough and pleasure to deal with — as well as their front desk and assistant staff. The office also has been helpful in figuring out how to maximize my insurance benefits to take care of what i needed fixed. They really care and do a nice job.

Carmelle H. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dental Works for a few years and I’m SO thankful for everyone that works there! They really make you feel cared for as a person not just a patient. If you’re anything like me, you dread going to the dentist bc the expenses pile up. It makes me a grump and sometimes ive gone in with a grumpy attitude. No one in the office is ever short back to me and they never hold it against me. I’ve had several dental emergencies- teeth falling out and such, the response time is excellent! You just don’t find service like this these days.

Rob Kopman (Source: Google)


These guys take dentistry to a whole new level. The presented solutions to me that no other dentist has ever mentioned. Drs. Terry and Mary Ann Work offered me creative solutions that saved me pain and money in the long-run and made my smile so much nicer. All without any pain. Of course my bank account is feeling a little pain, but since they take my dental insurance, it was pretty minor. And he and Mary Ann are very entertaining. The assistants and staff are equally pleasant. All in all, I experienced the best dental care I’ve had in 50 years. I can’t imagine ever going anywhere else again.

Tim P. from Peoria, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I recently moved to AZ and was in need of a dental hygienist. With Dental Works you actually get the dentist to clean your teeth. Up until a few years ago I had only had a family member back east clean my teeth and I have to say the experience is very enjoyable. For one of the more advanced cleaning techniques they even gave me a pair of head phones to use and it made the experience very relaxing. Very glad I found a very good dentist right off the bat.

Karen Peterson (Source: Facebook)


Dental Works has been my dentist over the last 20 years. They are terrific! I trust their diagnostics. I get my teeth cleaned and have had crowns and additional work performed. They are experts in their field and do not suggest additional work unless it absolutely necessary, They are honest and I trust them and their recommendations, Never had a problem that they could not resolve. Definitely recommend them as your family dentists.

Greg Uphold (Source: Google)


DentalWorks is great And I recommend them to anyone who needs great dental work done conveniently at a good price. I only had a week left of dental insurance when I called them needing a crown and they got me in the same week to get it done. Dr.Work and his staff were very friendly and they certainly are good at making a patient feel at ease.

Karen Turek (Source: Facebook)


Dental Works never disappoints. I have been a patient for over 20 years and I happily recommend others. Both Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann provide excellent care and are always available to answer questions and offer suggestions. Their professional staff assist and make you feel welcome. Going to Dental Works is a positive experience… plus your teeth look great!

Larry Vivola (Source: Google)


If you want to be treated like you’re your dentist’s only patient you’ve found your new dentist! The Works are an amazing husband and wife team that will treat you like family. Great people! Great staff! And as a bonus, they’re both are Veterans! Dental Works rocks!!!

Shelby Larriva (Source: Facebook)


This husband and wife duo are always professional but as an added bonus, make dentistry fun! Getting work done can be nerve racking but I trust their expertise and know I am always in good hands. They make everything quick and painless. They genuinely care about the well being of their patients and it shows. Their front office manager is also always helpful and friendly. It is hard to find good customer service these days and she goes above and beyond. It is much appreciated.

Michael S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dental Works by a friend, who I’ll never be able to repay for the favor. I’ve had the best experience here. From the front of the office right up to Dr. Work. I’ve neglected my teeth for a long time and they were in bad shape. Dr. Work took the time to sit with me and go over all of my options, and I never felt judged or talked down to. We made a treatment plan and he let me choose what I wanted to have done. His main goal was to get my mouth healthy. Dr’s Terry and Mary Ann have done more that just help me get my mouth healthy and get my smile nice, they have changed my confidence. I used to cover my mouth when I smiled, now I show my smile to everyone, and I’m not even done yet. we are only half way through my treatment plan and I’m constantly getting comments about my very nice smile. I could not be happier! They are AWESOME! I tell everyone I know, if you are looking for a Dentist, look no further, I have one for you!

Adam Burns (Source: Google)


Dr. Work confidently diagnosed the source of my discomfort. I was seen by 2 dentists plus an endodontist prior to seeing Dr. Work. Nobody could tell me what was wrong- until now. It is apparent Dr. Work has tremendous knowledge in the field of dentistry; and experience that goes beyond the scope of his credentials- he is a superior practitioner.

Angela B. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dental Works for 7 years. Always friendly and helpful staff. Very clean office. They are very thorough with exams and teeth cleaning. I had to have surgery on my gums and Dr. Terry called me the same evening from his home to check on me. They have been available at all times when ever I had an issue or concern. I had to use the evening answering service and Dr. Mary Ann called me back immediately. I look forward to my visits every 6 months. All staff are pleasant and professional. I hope to stay with Dr. Terry and Dr. Mary Ann for a long time and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

Tiffany Henson (Source: Google)


Today was my first visit here. I’m always nervous about dental visits but the staff made me feel very much at ease. My tooth problem turned out to be something minor…..thank goodness. I made an appointment for a full check up and cleaning next. This office offers nitrous oxide (gas) as well as a pill you can take before procedures if you want to feel more comfortable when having work done.

Kendra Harrison (Source: Google)


I really appreciate the level of care and professionalism I received on each and every visit. Dr. Terry & Dr. Mary Ann Work make an unbelievable team and their office staff and atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The fact that they always reserve time in their day for dental emergencies is priceless, because when you have a toothache it is an emergency! I highly recommend Dental Works for all your dental needs! They do it all under one roof another BONUS!

Kelli G. from Alpharetta, GA (Source: Yelp)


Dental Works is by far the most professional, outstanding dental office in the valley.  Dr. Terry and Mary Ann provide their patients with excellent dental care in a comfortable, friendly, fun, clean and welcoming environment.  Their backgrounds, education and experience is top notch and you can be sure you are in knowledgeable skilled hands with these two wonderful dentists!!  Their staff is great too and there is no need to look elsewhere for a first rate dental experience.  We love Dental Works so much my husband and I actually fly to Arizona from Georgia twice a year for our annual cleanings and exams and dental work!  They are THE BEST!

Stephanie Holder (Source: Google)


LOVE your attention to detail and best Dental support ever!! Dr. Work X 2 ..THE BEST! I travel a long way for the best Dental Team available anywhere. My care, brilliant Physicians, perfectionist office staff, Mary Sue, and friendly, smart supportive staff is the best! Btw= your in office music is great also! I am hooked and will extend my perfect experience to others!

Sarah Eberle (Source: Facebook)


What a wonderful experience from start to finish with this practice. The front office staff was friendly, I was quickly brought back by a welcoming dental assistant and talked through my procedure (root canal �. ) Dr. Terry made me feel relaxed and confident the whole time. He was attentive and worked quickly and asked me at several points along the way if I was doing alright. The office is clean, there are a variety of payment options and everyone was so nice. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking such good care of me. I definitely recommend this practice to everyone and I’ll be back for my son’s first check up!!

Becky K. (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Dental Works for almost 4 1/2 years. I have had 4 implants, one which I recently had work on and I am having a new implant that will be having a crown placed on it in 3 weeks, My smile says it all. The staff is friendly and courteous and just plain awesome and both Dentists are in it to make your smile one of a kind. They also explain everything and will work with you as far as setting up a payment plan, for what your insurance doesn’t cover. The office is clean and organized. I was referred to their dental office by my aunt, who has been a patient with them for over 11 years and my Uncle has been a patient there for about 5 years. I gave them a 5, for all the reasons listed and because I don’t think you would be disappointed if you made an appointment with them after reading my review.

Dana D. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dental Works for a couple years now. Too give a little history, I have major repair work that has needed to be completed. I moved to Phoenix 3 years ago and was still having all my dental work done in Green Bay, WI anytime I had a scheduled trip back home. I was deathly afraid to start new with another dentist due to the fact that all the work that has needed to be done (and now redone) was all due to bad dental work in the past. I am sooo very thankful to the Works for all the great dental care they have provided. I am so happy that I took the leap of faith and have had all the remaining work (crowns, fillings, extended cleanings and eventually implants) done by Dental Works. Their staff is very inviting and thoughtful. I even got a call from Julie at the end of the calendar year letting me know I still had un-used insurance benefits remaing and I could get that final cleaning in before they rolled over at the start of the year. How incredible is that? Another great thing.. how many offices actually have your DENTIST do your annual cleaning? It was a first for me and I must say I love that level of personalized care. The Works have been very informative in sharing what treatment is needed and listing my many options for care as well as answering all my questions and concerns. Thank you Dr. Maryann and Dr. Terry! I look forward to many years of continued care with your office. Keep it up – you are doing a great job.

John Koc (Source: Google)


Dr. Mary Ann and Dr. Terry Work have been keeping my teeth healthy and clean for the past 8 years. I look forward to my dental cleanings because I know with their professionalism and friendly staff that I am in good hands. They take the time to keep me informed on my dental health and only provide the services that I need. Also, I chipped a tooth last month and Dr. Work got me in immediately and repaired my tooth. Thank you Dental Works!


Drs Terry and Mary Ann Work are genreal dentists in Scottsdale, AZ. They graduated together from OHSU in 1989. After dental school both Doctors served in the US Navy and were stationed in San Diego, CA. for 4 years. They have been practicing for over 17 years. Since they began practicing dentistry, Drs Work kept up to date on many educational classes, ensuring that their patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Drs. Terry and Mary Ann Work have been enhancing and safeguarding the smiles of Scottsdale families for over a decade. They are committed to giving their patients optimum-quality dentistry in a congenial, fun-loving environment. They like taking good care of people and people appreciate what they do. Simply put, the Works are committed to giving their patients first-class dental care. I take the responsibility of earning my patients’ trust very seriously. The precision of being a good dentist is a great challenge, but more important is the challenge to connect with my patients on a personal level, learning about their lives, and creating a treatment plan that is not only convenient but effective. I love being able to do something that few people can do – make a true difference in the lives of those around me. It makes me feel like a valuable and connected member of my community. I began my formal education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oregon before continuing on to dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University . After graduation, I joined the US Navy and served as a Navy Dental Officer for four years before setting up my private practice. Continuing education is a great way to be able to offer patients a larger scope of appropriate treatment. With over 25 years of experience as a practicing dentist, I have undergone hundreds of hours of continuing education on a variety of general and specialized topics, including periodontics. In addition, I have been a mentor for multiple institutes and am currently an ambassador of education for Instradent and I lecture on implant placement and bone grafting techniques. A native of Grants Pass, OR, I currently reside in Scottsdale with my wife, Mary Ann, and our two cats, Ruby and Baldo. We’ve also been blessed with two sons, Scott and Ted. The best part of living in such a beautiful place is taking advantage of all the great outdoor activities it has to offer. When I’m not in the office, I love fly fishing and skiing, as well as playing my guitar.