Desert Smiles
Nathan Tenney, DDS:
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Desert Smiles
Nathan Tenney, DDS
Glendale, AZ













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Aaron Clare (Source: Google)


Great experience with Desert Smiles today. The office was clean and comfortable. The greeting I received at the front desk was professional and kind. Perhaps the best cleaning I have ever had, very thorough yet light to the touch. Dr. Tenney has great bedside manner and again professional and thorough without the sales push that I have gotten at other offices. Can’t say enough, will be back!

Ru L. from Avondale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Had my first appt. with Dr. Tenney this morning and was very impressed. The staff are smart but in that human way and he’s as good as they get. I’m used to dentists who don’t over treat and who treat patients like family. That’s what’s going on here. It’s an easy west valley drive for me. The 101 to Bell Rd.east, north at 59th.

RockSol1d (Source: Google)


I recently decided to invest in myself and chose to start my journey to a better smile at Desert Smiles! Could not have made a better choice!! Trisha, my hygienist was stellar and alleviated all stress/anxiety with her professionalism and attention to care. Dr. Tenney is a true pro! Actually listens to patients needs and operates like a ninja! Sam upfront made any paperwork/insurance hassles a breeze. I can’t thank their entire staff enough and am excited to continue going here for the care my teeth deserve! – Eric W.

Tom Corcoran (Source: Google)


This is an amazing dental practice. The entire team lead by Dr. Tenney, is fantastic. There is nobody on this earth who is more scared to go to the dentist than me. They never gave up on me. Today I had the most amazing visit that may have changed my entire outlook about “going to the dentist”….Jesus, did I really say that??? Those are words that I never thought I’d ever say. Thank you Dr. Tenney and your entire team.

Messert Belew (Source: Google)


Honestly I was worried about going to the dentist office during this pandemic as not knowing what to expect. However, Once I arrived at Desert Smiles, I realized that Dr. Tenney & his team are taking extreme safety measures. Their best practices related to cleaning, hygiene, health monitoring by temperature screening upon arrival and wear face covering. Above all the teams are taking their patients safety and well-being very seriously. I have great confidence and Trust in the best dentist Dr. Tenny and all his staff members. Great job and thank you! Anyone who is looking for best dental care, go to Desert Smiles. Let’s get our smiles! 🙂

Carolk Nixon (Source: Google)


What a great team of professionals at Desert Smiles. They were able to work me into a tight schedule and took care of my immediate needs. They even were late to their holiday party to address my needs completely. From Carey at the front desk, Kim the dental assistant and Dr Tenney I left feeling like they cared about my dental issues. Thank you all and Merry Christmas

Sylva Leduc (Source: Google)


Amazing customer/patient service! Over the weekend I broke a front veneer after biting into something brittle. Since I knew my regular dentist would not be able to restore, I did a Google search and found Desert Smiles. Was impressed with all the positive reviews so I called on Sunday and left a message. They called on Monday morning and after I explained what happened, they said to come in and that I would be worked into the schedule. Within a couple of hours of arrival, the break was examined, xrays taken (to make sure the tooth had not cracked) and a temporary composite was created. The temp is so well crafted and the color match so precise that no one would ever be able to tell what had happened. Looking forward to having my new porcelain veneer made! Definitely recommend Dr. Tenney and the whole Desert Smiles team.

Stephanie Niedzielski Evans (Source: Google)


I loved the atmosphere of this office the minute I walked in! Everyone was very friendly. The dental hygienist, Trish, made sure I was comfortable throughout my entire dental cleaning. She explained everything she was doing beforehand and was very gentle and thorough. Dr. Tenney is one of the most kind and compassionate dentists I’ve ever met. I can tell he’s very passionate about dentistry and his patients. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Dr. Tenney!!

Krissy Moore (Source: Google)


What a pleasant experience- Trisha was my hygienist and did a great job with my cleaning. I have sensitive teeth and she was gentle after I explained that I have always had sensitivity. Dr. Tenney was amazing as well. He explained what I needed done and gave me a plan of treatment before I left the office(which hasn’t always happened from other offices I’ve been to before), which I like because then there are no surprises. Thank you to the entire staff for being helpful with scheduling as well sincemy scheduleis a bit difficult. I would recommend this office to anyone needing a trusted dentist office

T J. from Glendale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Professional, honest and good. I came for a second opinion (they didn’t know that) and they were so wonderful! I felt like a previous dentist was not being honest with regards to just how much work i really needed. my insurance coverage isn’t good so it’s expensive to get things done that aren’t absolutely necessary.  From the front end of the business all the way through to the procedure rooms!! I won’t go anywhere else. It’s difficult to find a dentist that is great these days, so I’m staying right here.

Erica Baxter (Source: Google)


So thankful I found Dr. Tenney!! His staff is wonderful, too. I’ve been a frequent visitor lately while getting a smile makeover and everyone has been incredible since day one! Today I got my temporary veneers and everything went so incredibly smooth and they made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I will never go anywhere else.

Heather Bennett (Source: Google)


I am a new patient at this office but was referred by a friend to a hygienist who works here. I don’t have dental issues and like to find a practice that has a skilled hygienist and nice Dentist. I was incredibly pleased with the entire experience. The front desk assistant Krystal provided excellent customer service, greeted me as I entered, polite, attentive. I appreciated her effort to sanitize the desk and any materials handled by incoming patients too. My hygienist Kelly was personable but more importantly did an excellent job with the cleaning -very thorough! Dr. Tenney was also kind and provides a thorough exam. I would recommend this practice to anyone needing a Dentist. If you are looking for a great hygienist request Kelly. Of note, the practice is conscientious and proactive with its covid prevention and I witnessed multiple measures in place. I found this comforting that they take sanitation seriously.

Patricia Dudash (Source: Google)


I was in an unfortunate accident on the 4th of July. I texted the staff on the following Sunday and the called me 1st thing in the morning on Monday. My front teeth were knocked out so it was pretty embarrassing. They were determined to fit me for temps. Words cannot express the gratitude I gave for them. This is why I have going there for almost a decade. They are like family to me.

Linda Montgomery (Source: Google)


I have been going to Desert Smiles now for more than ten years and have always been satisfied with the professionalism of the staff and Dentist. I’ve experienced several dental issues over the years and my experience with the dental care has always been superior. I would highly recommend Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Tenney and their dedicated Staff.

Natalie Tenney (Source: Google)


Before I went to Dr. Tenney I was not comfortable with my smile. I would cringe when I saw pictures of myself. The first day he worked on my teeth, the results were dramatic! I wore temporaries until my permanent teeth were finished, and literally got so many compliments on them! My permanent teeth are now done, and absolutely beautiful! I can now smile with confidence, and love my smile in pictures! Dr. Tenney made the whole process so comfortable. I was never in pain. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Tenney to anyone who is less than confident with their smile!