Promoting Healthy Lives

through Healthy Smiles

We Give Our Patients

Something to Smile About

How you feel about your smile can directly impact your daily life, your willingness to smile and engage with others, and the overall confidence you feel in yourself.An unattractive smile can lead to low self-esteem; similarly, poor oral health can lead to a decrease in overall health.

At Desert Dentistry, we integrate our stellar background in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry and state-of-the-art technologies to provide you with exceptional patient experiencesand to improve the oral and overall health of our patients. Dr. Thomas Mattern remains on the forefront of implant dentistry, having placed over thousands of dental implants to date, and offers advanced restoration options for patients suffering from missing or failing teeth. Combining comprehensive care, a collaborative approach, and dentistry’s most advanced technology and techniques, we maintain consistency in our clinical outcomes and the continued satisfaction of our many patients. If you are looking for a new dentist in Phoenix, AZ, we welcome you to our office.

Meet the


Dr. Thomas M. Mattern
Dr. Thomas M. Mattern
Dr. Kristen Mayorga
Dr. Kristen Mayorga
Dr. Jessica Villalobos
Dr. Jessica Villalobos
Dr. Daniel Pico
Dr. Daniel Pico
Dr. Jonathan Keller
Dr. Jonathan Keller
Dr. Matthew Orzabal
Dr. Matthew Orzabal
Dr. Parker Mitchell
Dr. Parker Mitchell
Dr. Matthew Jensen
Dr. Matthew Jensen


Top Services

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide patients with a permanent and natural replacement for failing or missing teeth. Designed to look, feel, and function as normal teeth, dental implants provide health and aesthetic benefits that can last a lifetime with proper care. Dr. Mattern has successfully placed thousands of dental implants and uses technologies that aid in planning treatment and guiding surgery. With this expertise and technology, we are able to place any number of dental implants, from one to enough to support a full arch prosthesis.

Teeth in One Day

Teeth in One Day is a process that allows patients to receive a functioning temporary prosthesis the day of dental implant placement. This prosthesis allows for nearly a complete return to normal oral function with a full set of new teeth that look and feel natural. We have the expertise in implant dentistry and training in advanced technology to provide Teeth in One Day at the highest standard of care. This experience in all aspects of care enables us to ensure clinical outcomes that far exceed the expectations of our patients and provide them with the life-changing benefits of full arch dental implants.


What Clients Say

“Love this office and the Ahwatukee location. Very clean office and the office staff is organized, friendly, and personable. Dr. Kristen Mayorga did the best job. I highly recommend her to anyone searching for a great, knowledgeable, gentle, and thorough dentist.”

Cristie M., Phoenix, AZ

“My wife and I have been looking for a good dental office and have found it in Desert Dentistry-Ahwatukee. Dr. Villalobos and the entire staff made us feel very comfortable from the start, including the hygienists, x-ray techs, dental assistants, and front office staff.  I won’t name any of them for fear of leaving somebody out but encounter any of them and you will find a caring, friendly, competent professional.  They determined what needed to be done and then did it efficiently and effectively.  We also appreciate how they went out of their way to accommodate our scheduling requirements.”

Roy G., Phoenix, AZ

“Here’s a lifehack I’ll share with you…once you find a dentist you like, you stick with them.  I heed my own advice and I’ve been following Dr. Keller around like the Grateful Dead for the better part of a decade.  Now that he’s found a home at Desert Dentistry, I hope he’ll stay because the staff around him is top notch.  Not only are they punctual, attentive and have their stuff together, Tara, my dental hygienist, is pretty awesome.  I only squirm a little bit when she’s cleaning my teeth.  I’ll keep on coming back as much as they want to keep cleaning my teeth.”

Greekbastard W., Phoenix, AZ

“I’ve been going to Desert Dentistry for about 2 years now and I highly recommend them. Dr. Villalobos is the first dentist who paused to ask me if anything hurt and it was the first time I had totally pain-free dentistry.  She was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The hygienist, assistants, and front desk people are considerate, caring and great professionals.
They support our vets and that a win in my book!”

Martin P., Chandler, AZ

“I seriously cannot say enough good things about this place. The moment I walked in I was greeted with the warmest welcome. The place is beautiful inside, and very clean! I didn’t have to wait at all and was taken back by Sophia who gave me a tour of the place and briefly explained the process of everything before leading me to the chair. As we walked through, each staff member we came in contact with smiled and welcomed me in. Cecilia took my X-rays and was very quick and efficient, which was awesome because usually X-rays are very uncomfortable. Next Tara came in to examine my teeth and clean them. She was seriously the most amazing person I have ever had work on my teeth. She was extremely thorough with her examination, explaining every detail as she went. Next she cleaned my teeth and I have seriously never had a better teeth cleaning before. She was very meticulous and cleaned in between each crevice while ensuring that I was comfortable the entire time. I had bonding left on my teeth from a previous dentist and she cleaned all of it off along with the build up. Overall I had an outstanding experience and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a dentist! They are up on all of the latest technology, extremely knowledgeable, and always have your best interest in mind. The only thing I regret is not coming to this place sooner!!”

Katie M., Phoenix, AZ

I saw Dr. Villalobos for a consult to redo a composite chip repair on my front tooth completed by another dentist who did a horrible job. She was extremely thorough and took TRIPLE the time the other dentist did fixing and shaping my tooth until it was absolutely perfect. She used several more tools and techniques that the other dentist did not use. You cannot even tell I have a composite on my tooth. She also took the time to polish other little imperfections in my teeth and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. She even offered to tweak my tooth if needed if it does not fit in my retainer properly at night. Her assistant Yolanda was also very nice and accommodating. I also purchased a tube of teeth whitening gel and they gave me another one for free. I only wish I had seen them the first time for my chip repair. I felt their prices were very reasonable and I only waited maybe 5 minutes for my appointment and I was early.”

Lorraine K., Queen Creek, AZ

Tara (Hygienist) has got to be one of the best in the business.  Her process doesn’t leave you feeling like you need to brush your teeth or floss after your cleaning.  Well done Tara…Two thumbs up!”

Ken B., Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Villalobos is amazing. She is kind and caring. We had a 6:00pm appointment for my 8 year old ,which is our normal supper time. My kids were so hungry. Her staff brought food for my son and found a yogurt for my daughter who’s mouth was numb. They were amazing. I will never go anywhere else.”

Cassondra H., Lakeside, AZ

“Love this office, I went to the Ahwatukee office and everyone was friendly and wonderful. Dr Kristen Mayorga was great, made me feel very comfortable and received great patient care. Highly recommend this office!”

Stacy B., Chandler, AZ


Desert Dentistry

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