Great Smiles Dental Care
Eric Wendelschafer, DMD:
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Great Smiles Dental Care
Eric Wendelschafer, DMD
Surprise, AZ













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Eric Wendelschafer, DMD





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

D. B. from Buckeye, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This is an excellent office. My family has been going here for years now, and we’ve seen the waves of changes, but with every change it gets better and better. Dr. Wendelschafer cares about his patients and really seems passionate about his work. He also has great bedside manner.  Vicki, the office manager, values customer service, and the oral hygienists are top notch. I have nothing but good things to say about Great Smiles.

Aaron Carroll (Source: Google)


This is the only Dentist I genuinely look forward to visiting. Dr. Wendelschafer is amazing! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The Dentist here is amazing as well! He even worked with my son for his first dentist appointment and got him off on the right foot. The hygienists are very efficient! They always do a fantastic job. They are extremely professional and organized. It’s another class here when it comes to the quality of the cleaning and dental hygiene you get here. Also the fillings I have had here were affordable and quick. Usually same day! It’s so easy and painless, honestly a total different experience from other dentists. I also had a double lung transplant a few years ago and this office works with my health care transplant team to ensure the highest quality of care possible.

Elly A. (Source: Zocdoc)


A beautiful and clean, family owned practice. Front office staff was ever so sweet and professional. Hygienist had great bedside mannerism and was gentle when taking my X-rays. She took her time with my dental cleaning and was thorough. Dr. Wendelschafer listened to my cosmetic concerns and proceeded conservatively. He was attentive and meticulous. Both of which are crucial when it comes to my smile. If you are looking for a new dentist or contemplating switching; I would highly recommend this office. I speak from experience in the dental field. A good and up to date family owned practice is difficult and rare to find.

Kathy F. from Buckeye, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I had a root canal done at another dentist office less than a year ago and had continuing problems with them so I called and spike with vickie the office manager she was very nice and empathetic and got me in the same day with Dr. Wandershafer they did a full exam and I had to have the tooth pulled.The staff was amazing very friendly and understanding my fears. The Dr. Was very gentle and has a very calming presence. I have finally found a dentist I like and trust. I would highly recommend  this office to everyone.. 5 star treatment

Davy (Source: Google)


Everyone in the office is wonderful. Friendly, helpful, warm and welcoming! I was moving out of state befor my ortho treatment was finished and Dr. W was so amazing at offering ways to finish up my treatment and easing my stress. I cried tears of joy (in my car) after I got my braces off because of how amazing the transformation was and in only 18 months! Thank you so much!

Carol N. from Surprise, AZ (Source: Yelp)


After retiring to AZ we needed to replace our dentist of 30 years. Was very nervous about finding a new one and figured we would go to several before we found one we were comfortable with. Great Smiles Dental Care was the “first” one we made our six month checkups with. That was three years ago and we never went to any other dental practice. They so mirrored the group that had taken care of us for so many years that we almost feel we are going to the same group. They are professional, friendly, and the office is very clean. We love them. For us, they were a great find.

Jose Sanchez (Source: Google)


I have been going to this dentist for I’ve a year. I have had 4 teeth taken out and other dental work done. I take my kids and wife here and I have to say this is the best dentist I have been to. I would highly recommend. I have been going to dentist for most of my life as my teeth have always had problems. I would definitely recommend this dentist to anyone looking for a great dentist. Price as very reasonable and office staff is great. He will be me and my family’s dentist for the foreseeable future.

Jamie Mullins (Source: Google)


I have had only my first I initial appt at Great Smiles and I felt so comfortable from the moment I walked into the office. It’s is such a relaxed environment for a place that most people dread going. I was treated well as if I was part of the staff. They really care about your well being and the health of your mouth. I am so thankful to have been referred to Great Smiles and have found my forever dental office! Thank you all so much!!! I look forward to coming back 🙂

J. B. (Source: Google)


Every time that I go to Great Smiles Dental Care I have the best experience that I could have in any other place. Everyone there is very nice, polite and friendly. I never have to wait, it’s always quick and they make it pretty easy. The Dentist and Hygienists are awesome. I highly recommend this place to anybody.

Jev Edwards (Source: Facebook)


Great office for all of your dental needs. Dr. Eric is great…funny, knowledgeable, gentle and loves dogs!! The staff is great and very friendly. It is a very calming place to go….blankets if you’re cold, music and sunglasses!! Nothing like looking great while in the chair! Thanks Great Smiles for caring!!

Emily P. from Gilbert, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I drive over an hour each way just to go see Dr. Wendelschafer and staff at Great Smiles. I have had problems with my teeth my entire life and some truly horrible dental experiences to match. I’ve finally found “my happy place” at Great Smiles. Not only do my teeth look and feel AMAZING now, but I’m not embarrassed or hesitant to smile anymore. I now laugh, smile, and interact without constant anxiety over how my teeth look. Dr. Wendelschafer has made all my visits virtually painless, has walked through my treatment plan with me, advised me about what to expect, and assured me that I could count on him to give me the results I was looking for. His office is always clean and welcoming, and staff is always friendly, and helpful. I will not let another dentist touch my teeth now that I’ve been to Great Smiles to seen Dr. Wendelschafer and his awesome staff. They are the best, and I recommend them any chance I get.

Dick Wiles (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at Great Smiles for four or five years. I found them on the internet when I had an emergency that required repair to a seven tooth bridge,it was on a Friday and my own dentist wasn’t open.The good Dr. repaired the bridge in short order and at a fraction of the cost my old Dentist would of charged.I checked with his office on Monday to see what he would have done.Answer a new bridge,$7000,verses a 45 minute repair.for $300.00 Dr. Wendelschafer is extremely honest and charges are while within competitive rates in the Surprise ,Sun City West areas.. The latest techniques are used. You couldn’t go wrong using them All the employees are likeable and capable.

John Westrom (Source: Google)


What a “non-traditional” visit! I have been to a number of dentists in my 60+ years and I have never had a more pain-free, comfortable experience. From walking in the front door I was completely amazed at how the staff and Eric treated me as well as including my wife in the process. All the fancy equipment and “tools” can be intimidating but not today! Simply by one example…the novacaine portion was complete uneventful and that’s a great thing! Don’t look anywhere else…the solution is in a beautiful clinic on Mountain View!!!

Mandison P. from Surprise, AZ (Source: Yelp)


When I showed up for my appointment I was blown away. They have this super cool beverage bar and snacks while you are waiting. In the mean time the music is playing and it seems like all of the girls that work in the office are having such a great time singing along. It was like I was in a lounge not a dental office. It made it very easy to wait for my appointment. Once I was called back by the assistant, she showed me through the office. She was very nice and pleasant to talk too. The Dr. was very nice and joked a lot. He made me feel very comfortable and I was actually excited to come back for some of my work to be done. You should definately visit this place. the best dental office I have been to.

C. F. (Source: Google)


Living in gilbert and driving to surprise for dental care says it all. Anyone that is familiar with the east valley knows that there are many wonderful dentist in the area. And I still choose to drive over an hour to be with Dr. Wendelschafer and his team. I always get anxious when it comes to dental care. Even for a quick cleaning. Dr. Wendelschafer always has a way to make me smile and laugh quickly making the entire experience amazing. Dr. Wendelschafer is extremely smart and talented. He always makes sure you’re being cared for as family. If you are or even if you are not looking for all you’re dental dreams to come true Dr. Wendelschafer is the person to see. Come in and meet Dr. Wendelschafer and team to see what I mean. I promise you will not only find a wonderful dentist but will leave with a new friend.

Carrie Cramer (Source: Facebook)


So impressed with this office. They stepped right up to the Covid pandemic and have implemented practices to keep families safe. From air purifiers to face shields and sanitizing they make you feel comfortable about being there. Oral hygiene is so important nowadays since we are all breathing our own bacteria! Thank you to this team of professionals!

Kristina J. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient at Great Smiles, but I finally found the dental office that really works for me. For the last few years (mostly since a bad experience) I have had horrible dental anxiety. I had a LOT of work to be done after years of avoiding the dentist. The staff (every single one of them) were understanding, kind and even handled me with some much needed “kid gloves” during my initial appointment and appointment for my fillings and crown. But what has me hooked for good? After a long morning in the chair today (the doc did everything in one appointment to make it easier for me anxiety-wise), I came home and realized that my bite was off with my new temporary crown. I called, and made an appointment for 4:30 tomorrow afternoon. But by this evening my tooth was throbbing and the pain was radiating through the side of my face. I called the office well after hours to leave a message asking for a call in the morning if there were any earlier spots. I received a call from one of their team members within minutes telling me to come in as soon as they open and they’ll get me in. Then I even got a call from the dentist who offered to call in something for me to get through tonight until we can see what’s going on in the morning. For someone who has feared the dentist and felt embarrassed about that anxiety, I am so thankful for how wonderful they have been. Will be switching my husband there now, as well as my two young kids!

Jeannette Raschella (Source: Google)


I was calling on a Friday morning with a dental emergency. No one answered my plea until I called Great Smiles. I was devastated with a broken tooth and an infection, I was meet the front office..Maria was so kind and understanding. The office was closed but lucky for me Eric Wendelschafer DMD was in the office doing paperwork and would be happy to help me. I have finally found a dentist office that I trust. I would say if you are searching andreading reviews just give them a call.

John W. from Colorado Springs, CO (Source: Yelp)


What a “non-traditional” visit! I have been to a number of dentists in my 60+ years and I have never had a more pain-free, comfortable experience. From walking in the front door I was completely amazed at how the staff and Eric treated me as well as including my wife in the process. All the fancy equipment and “tools” can be intimidating but not today! Simply by one example…the novacaine portion was complete uneventful and that’s a great thing! Don’t look anywhere else…the solution is in a beautiful clinic on Mountain View!!!

Angela (Source: Google)


This Dr knows his stuff.. excellent care on a very bad situation, was very sympathetic to no insurance and lowered rates to help in an emergency. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist. And let me tell ya, we have NEVER trusted a dentist until this office. We thank God for sending this awesome staff across our path. *UPDATE- we have stayed with this AMAZING Dentist for around 8 years now and drive 45mins to an hour one way to see him. He has become more like family to us (that’s how we feel at least) and for the first time in my life I am not ashamed to smile. We still have a lot of dental work our family needs but he is helping us get closer to that finish line where it will be just maintenance visits needed. We HIGHLY recommend this Dentist. You will not regret it, I PROMISE!!!

R. B. (Source: Zocdoc)


I love this place. They are always so kind and listen to my concerns! Angel does an awesome job cleaning my teeth! The Dr. is always friendly happy and cares about my family’s needs! I would highly recommend this Dr to all my friends and family. Which I have already done! Thank you to Dr. Wendelschafer and all his staff for being such a caring Dentist office! 🙂

TJ. Shapley (Source: Google)


I’m probably like most of the people in this world that either hate the dentist or a phobia of the dentist. I went in for a tooth infection think I would have to have my tooth pulled immediately. From the out set the team was awesome made me feel super comfortable and not anxious at all. The doctor is awesome listens to the issue and understands but is pretty upfront and tell you how it is. As I knew I would have to have some teeth pulled he explained to me what my options were and when I finally decided that it was time I jumped in they made it super easy and made me comfortable. I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know. Thanks again guys

Sabrina W. (Source: Google)


Dr. Eric is fantastic. I highly recommend his office to anyone looking for quality care and great customer service. I don’t write reviews often but the level of care you receive from Dr. Eric and his staff is hands down above the rest, Great Smiles is truly a dental office I’d recommend to everyone. I now have a confident smile that I’m proud to show off. Thank you Dr. Eric.

Randi D. from Goodyear, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I was on the search for a new dentist when I found out I needed a root canal (my first). I was referred to Great Smiles by a friend of mine and I have been very impressed by the work I had done. At my previous dentist I kept having to go back every time they worked on me because of problems. I even had two fillings fall out after only a year and my teeth always hurt afterwards for a long time. My experience with Great Smiles has been a different story. The procedures were done in a timely manner and were relatively painless. My teeth weren’t throbbing afterwards either. The work that was done seems to be very high quality!  I will definitely be sticking with Great Smiles from now on!

Nancy Peterson (Source: Facebook)


I have been looking for my Forever Dentist and I have found him. Dr. Wendelschafer is an excellent, kind, understanding and skillful. I am also impressed with the staff and their professionalism. They are wonderful. He is my “no fear at the dentist” guy!

Carol Newman (Source: Google)


Great Smiles Dental Care has been our dental group for three years. After moving to Arizona and leaving our family dentist for over 20 years we were concerned that we would never find another dental group that we liked or took as good of care of our teeth as our former dental group had. We started our search thinking we would have to go to several groups before we found one that we were comfortable with. Great Smiles was the first dental office we visited. It was almost liking walking into the dental office back home. We never visited another group. Great Smiles Dental Care is awesome. We are very comfortable with their work, suggestions for taking care of our dental needs, they listen to your concerns, and together you reach decisions. Oh, and did I say, there has never been any pain with their work. We plan on staying with this group for as long as we need dental care.

Jamie W. from Surprise, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Hello there everyone! I absolutely LOVE this dental office. Dr. W is the best! I have already referred a couple people who are now patients and I hear great feedback from them as well. The office staff is always super friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I have been a patient here for a couple years now and have had nothing but great experiences. Not only do I use them for my dental but more recently for my ortho care as well. I have now been wearing Clear Correct braces for about 3 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results already. Denise is the dental assistant who is always assisting with my new trays (I have to visit the office every 6 weeks) and is always super friendly and takes her time answering all my questions/concerns. It’s nice that they call to remind you of appointments one day in advance. Dana (the patient coordinator) even once met me after office hours to give me my prescription that I forgot! Seriously, who does that?! No dentist office I’ve ever been to before. ***I would HIGHLY recommend this office.*** I would like to add that I think Nanci’s review must be for the wrong dental office. None of the staff are named Kris or Susan. The comment by Scott below must have been when the office was ran by a different dentist years back. I can’t imagine any of what they’re talking about going on in this dental office.

Todd F. from Gilbert, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I came here and was treated very well. They gave me lots of options and went over all the prices. I got a bridge put on and was very pleased with the service. Dr. Wendelschafer and team was friendly and professional. I’ll be back. I would recommend anyone who doesn’t like pain or has anxiety about going to the dentist to come here, you won’t regret it!!

Julia Rodriguez (Source: Google)


WOW, what an experience unlike any other place I’ve been prior. I was with Gentle Dental and then a local densitry before coming here, and even upon coming in, the front desk/financial manager had greeted me and introduced herself with her name. The oral surgeon was so kind to us, and took the time to help us understand the anatomy and science behind why I had pain in x area, why the procedure was essential, etc. Everyone was friendly and took the time to have a conversation with us and make us feel at home. Even upon payment, they were willing to help us split it instead of all up front. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!

Ashley F. from Waddell, AZ (Source: Yelp)


No one in our family really enjoys the dentist. My husband needed some emergency work and our regular dentist couldn’t get him in for days! Great Smiles was able to work him in and the dentist did amazing work. He treated my husband with respect and patience. My husband has never had a good experience at the dentist and we made Great Smiles our dentist after my husbands emergency visit. Everyone is so kind of goes above and beyond to be helpful and courteous. Great office!

Sydni Heidenhofer (Source: Google)


I love this office. The staff is so warm and welcoming, the office is IMMACULATE, and the dentist is phenomenal. I cannot tell anyone enough how great this dental office is. They worked with me on an emergency extraction and they even accept payment plans. They also offer you a lifetime dental plan for only 60 a year of you do not have insurance. That alone saved me!! Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me Great Smiles!

Tracie Leiter Hansen (Source: Facebook)


My whole family goes to Great Smiles! The staff is inviting, professional and nice! Dr. Eric is very professional, kind, funny and very good at helping you figure out your best options for your needs! Thank you Great Smiles!

Lee (Source: Google)


Dr. W is the best!!! He truly cares about his patients and takes pride in the quality of his work. His passion shows when he takes extra time to ease his patients minds and explain all options to help you decide the treatment plan that works best for your situation. He always ensures hat any work he does is done perfectly the first time. Making dental work a good experience from kids to the elderly is not an easy job, but he seems to do just that. The hygienist is amazing!! Mary Pat is very gentle natured and really listens to your concerns. She does an excellent job. Both Dr W and Mary Pat do their best to make it a pain free experience. The front office staff is super friendly and professional which helps to calm nerves from the start. They do a great job helping you plan your treatment based on insurance coverage and prority of work to help ease the financial impact. Found this office due to a dental emergency and have been returning for 2 1/2 years. In that time period I was in the office every couple months for the first year with repair work and cleanings and can say that the experience was just a great each time. I wouldn’t dream of changing dentist. Wish I had found them sooner!!!

Robert J. from Surprise, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to many dentists in my life but none come close to Dr wendleshafer!  he and his staff are very professional and work well as a team. all are friendly and outgoing. This year my wife and I experienced a major dental emergency. Dr Wendleshafer went out of his way to perform an extensive restoration. The team was helpful on arranging the financial aspect. We could not have done it without this amazing team!

Russell Anderson (Source: Google)


We’ve been going to Great Smiles for several years now and always have been treated with kindness and respect. They have gone out of their way to assist us. The staff is warm and friendly and I have complete confidence in DR. W. when it comes to making decisions and carrying out work that needs to be done.


The quality of this Surprise dental office is evident from the moment you pull into the parking lot. Offering convenient parking and a welcoming exterior, the friendly office team is ready to help patients through every aspect of the dental care process. A fluent Spanish-speaking staff member is always on hand to help with communication issues, and everyone gets the same level of respect - no matter what procedure they are scheduled for. Great Smiles prides itself on keeping its finger on the pulse of dental technology. We have up-to-date equipment that enables us to offer our patients the very best in cosmetic and restorative dental care. With digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and laser technology we are able to provide our patients with premium care. Dr. Wendelschafer is an Arizona native and after many years of schooling/service in Seattle, Idaho and Boston he returned to “The Valley of the Sun” to attend dental school at A.T. Still University. His passion for oral health is apparent in his desire to further his education and to stay on top of the industry’s cutting-edge technology. In his spare time he enjoys archery and golf with his three kids and going on dates with his wife of eleven years. “I love people and I love dentistry. As my patient, you can expect a caring and professional experience. You can also expect a thorough and gentle exam using state-of-the-art equipment. Together, we will develop a tailored treatment plan to fulfill your wants and needs to provide a happy and healthy smile.”