The Center for Advanced Oral Health

The Center for Advanced Oral Health

ATSU The Center buildingThe Center for Advanced Oral Health at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences’ Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) in Mesa, Arizona provides comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry for those with advanced oral healthcare needs.

The Center for Advanced Oral Health supports the community’s dental practices in response to the complex needs of medically underserved patients.

The Center for Advanced Oral Health offers assistance to dentists with specialized, high risk cases while ensuring they remain the primary dental care providers.

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  • Contact Us +

    • To schedule a tour or for more information about referrals, scheduling appointments, the advanced care dentistry services offered or insurances accepted, contact us:

      Dr. Rick Workman Advanced Care Clinic
      5835 E. Still Circle
      Mesa, AZ 85206
      Phone: 480.248.8107

      Orthodontic Clinic
      5835 E. Still Circle
      Mesa, AZ 85206
      Phone: 480.248.8132

      The Center map location

  • Dr. Rick Workman Advanced Care Clinic +

    • The Dr. Rick Workman Advanced Care Clinic is the first of its kind in Arizona. This state-of-the-art clinic offers the expertise and technology to treat patients with complicating factors such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, bariatric needs, cardiac disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders, kidney/liver disease, as well as physical and developmental disabilities.

      Services in this advanced care dentistry clinic include but are not limited to:

      • Bariatric suite specially designed for patients more than 350 pounds
      • General dentistry and preventive care
      • 3-D imaging capability
      • Advanced cosmetic dentistry
      • Sleep apnea appliances
      • Facial pain diagnoses and treatment

  • Orthodontic Clinic +

    • The Center for Advanced Oral Health Orthodontic Clinic provides specialized, affordable orthodontic care. Patients as young as seven are eligible to receive services. Under the direction of a globally recognized orthodontist, Jae Hyun Park, DMD, PhD, MSD, MS, clinic services include, but are not limited to:

      • Surgical orthodontics
      • Braces (metal and clear)
      • Invisalign®
      • Lingual Braces

  • Specialist Team +

    • The Center for Advanced Oral Health’s world class teaching specialists have extensive training and are supported by the nation’s premier students and residents. Specialists have the advanced training, expertise and resources – all under one roof – to address each case for maximum efficiency and convenience.

      Maureen Romer ATSU faculty Maureen Munnelly Perry, DDS, MPA

      Associate Dean for Post Graduate Education &
      Director of The Center for Advanced Oral Health

      Dr. Perry is the associate dean of ATSU-ASDOH’s postdoctoral education and director of The Center for Advanced Oral Health. She has dedicated her career to helping dental patients with complicated medical conditions. As director, she educates students and residents in the care of those with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as patients with complex medical conditions such as cancer, hemophilia, kidney disease and organ transplants.

      Dr. Perry is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and is a fellow of both the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and the International College of Dentists. Additionally, she has served as president of the Special Care Dentistry Association, a national organization promoting oral health for people with special needs.

      Jae Hyun Park ATSU faculty Jae Hyun Park, DMD, PhD, MSD, MS

      Program Director of the Post Graduate Orthodontic Program

      Dr. Park is the program director of ATSU-ASDOH’s postgraduate orthodontic program at The Center for Advanced Oral Health. His commitment to clinical education, patient care, and research is paramount. Dr. Park is also a diplomate and examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics.

      He has published numerous scientific and clinical articles nationally and internationally, and is an editorial board member of several peer reviewed dental and orthopedic journals.

  • Support The Center for Advanced Oral Health +

    • The Center for Advanced Oral Health at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) in Mesa, Arizona provides comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry for those with complicated oral health needs and medically complex conditions thanks to advanced dental resources that assist both dentists and patients.

      Oral health contributes significantly to an individual’s overall health and well-being. Your support ensures the full range of advanced oral health resources continue to be available to provide superior advanced needs dentistry to those who might not otherwise have access and whose lives literally depend on it.

      Perhaps you are grateful for your ATSU-ASDOH education and want to give something back. Maybe you would like to leave a legacy to benefit the next generation of students interested in healthcare education. Quite possibly you have received compassionate care by one of our faculty members or graduates. Whatever the motivation for giving, we are committed to being exceptional stewards of your gift and are deeply appreciative of your community healthcare investment.

  • About the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health +

    • Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH)

      Arizona’s first dental school, ATSU-ASDOH began addressing the nation’s oral healthcare needs in 2003. Our students are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare leaders, serving those in need. Students learn through a strong foundation of critical inquiry, evidence based practice, research, cultural competency, an orientation to prevention, and interdisciplinary healthcare experiences.

      ATSU Mission

      A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, inter-professional education, diversity, and underserved populations.

  • Interprofessional Education +

    • A.T. Still University (ATSU) healthcare professionals are committed to collaborating on new ways to deliver compassionate, whole person healthcare more efficiently and effectively.

      Under the supervision of renowned dental professionals, advanced care dentistry services provided at The Center for Advanced Oral Health are rendered by ATSU dental residents and students.

      The Center for Advanced Oral Health serves Mesa, Phoenix and outlying communities while educating the oral healthcare leaders of tomorrow.

  • Programs +

    • Doctor of Dental Medicine : DMD/MPH Dual Degree Program : Certificate in Orthodontics : Lutheran Medical Center AEGD Residency Program

      A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) students also have the opportunity to obtain their Master of Public Health degree while in dental school. Upon completion of the four-year program, graduates receive a doctor of dental medicine and a certificate in public health management.

      The relationship of oral health to total healthcare is an essential component of the mission, teaching, and clinical experiences at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.

      ASDOH prepares caring, technologically adept dental students to become community and educational leaders serving those in need. The school offers students an experience-rich learning environment where health professionals approach patient health as part of an interdisciplinary team.

      ATSU-ASDOH also offers an advanced education program leading to a certificate in Orthodontics.

      Lutheran Medical Center - Dental Medicine logo
      The Center for Advanced Oral Health is a clinical training site for Lutheran Medical Center’s (LMC) Department of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program. LMC Dental’s AEGD Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Residents guided and mentored on-site by members of LMC Dental’s acclaimed faculty, get hands-on clinical experience in a range of disciplines including (but not limited to): endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, dental public health, and orofacial pain. Residents encounter cases ranging from the straightforward to the intricate and learn to treat medically complex patients, elderly, phobic patients and people with developmental disabilities.


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