Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Dischlergraduated from New York University 1977. He moved with his family to Arizona that year and began his practice in Scottsdale. He mentored with a senior dentist for five years during which time he worked in his private practice on a part time basis. Dr. Dischler is past president of the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Central Arizona Dental Society. After completing a 6 hour exam was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has accumulated over 500 hours of continuing education since that time, is presently working toward another degree in Dentistry, and will advance to the next level in 2014. Dr. Dischler has been inducted into three honorary Academies for his leadership and volunteer work in the local and state dental associations. He is presently involved with the American Academy of Dentistry, The International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Dischler recently served as a board member of the Charitable Foundation for a local non-profit insurance company.
Tena Dischler, DHSc,is our office administrator and has been married to Dr. Dischler since August, 1971. Tena’s degrees include a Bachelor’s in Biology, a Master’s Degree in Science, and she is certified as a Clinical Bacteriologist. Tena received her doctorate in Health Science in March 2013 from A.T. Still University. She graduated with honors and published her manuscript in January 2014 in the Universal Journal of Internal Medicine. She has accumulated over 400 hours of continuing education and is a Board Director, certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors. She is the business administrator in our practice and oversees the day-to-day operations. Tena administered our program services to Nursing Home patients regarding their oral care and training of the facility’s employees for many years. Tena and Dr. Dischler did leadership training and office administration training for the Arizona Dental Association during the 1990’s.
Charlene is our chief hygienist and received her Dental Hygiene degree from Phoenix College. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Continuing education is highly valued in our practice helping us keep abreast of the latest research in dentistry. Charlene has accumulated over 1500 hours of continuing education credits in her profession. We treat all of our patients as if they were our family, which makes our office a fun, comfortable place to work. Charlene always tries her hardest to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.
Jocelyn is a Certified Dental Hygienist and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, accumulated over 1200 continuing education credits in her profession, and is an integral part of our practice. Jocelyn resides in Scottsdale with her husband, a professor and physician, her beautiful daughter, and is an avid gardener. Her patients are very special to her and she compliments the spirit and philosophy of our practice.
Noemi is a Certified Dental Hygienist graduating from Miami Dade College and practiced in Florida for many years. She juggles a busy schedule with a husband and two small children. Noemi is active in her church and volunteers much of her free time working with students at ASU through the Young Life Organization. Her passions are her family, walks along the Oceans edge, and chocolate. She enjoys dentistry, and helping her patients keep their beautiful smiles.
Brooke is the newest member of our team and Dr. Dischler’s primary dental assistant. She began her career in 2013, graduating at the top of her class from dental assisting school and has become a valuable member of our team. She is polite, quite, but extremely efficient. Her talent at chair side complements our practice and raises the bar of excellence. She was raised in Northern Arizona and her hobbies include reading, hiking, and all outdoor activities.
Debbie is our freelancer who helps the front office maintain some semblance of calm during the hectic middle of the day. She brings to our office 5 years of experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant with the Camelback Inn and many years as a Realtor. Debbie maintains and updates the schedule and recall system, and is the person who calls to confirm that the time we have scheduled for you will still fit into your schedule. Debbie is the Quick-Call list specialist and is always redirecting our appointments during the day when the inevitable changes occur. Debbie is married and has a daughter. Her interests include physical fitness, golf, and home decorating.