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Welcome to James Poyak, DDS

Orthodontic, Cosmetic, & Family Dentistry Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Poyak has been working on providing excellence in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, orthodontics, as well as family care for 30 years. He has committed himself to the highest post-graduate training in procedures including dental crowns, bridges, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, as well as orthodontics. Dr. Poyak holds the distinction of being a diplomat in the International Association for Orthodontics and their President.

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What We Believe 

 You may drive by several dental offices to get to ours and you might think that all offices are the same, much like a Chevy or Ford is the same in every part of the country. Dental practices are not all the same, however. If you are looking for an office that provides excellence, we are the perfect office for you. Our office always strives to provide the finest dentistry possible in a calm, comfortable environment and we’d love to see you. Call us if you would like to meet us and discuss how we can help with your lifelong dental care.

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Meet Dr. Poyak

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    James Poyak

    Dr. Poyak was born and grew up near Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, and then served in the US Navy as a dentist while stationed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After leaving the Navy, he and his wife, Susan, moved to New Hampshire where he started his own practice. In 1985, his family relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Patient Reviews

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I had an excellent experience today. Dr. Poyak's staff is friendly, professional and helpful. He was patient, informative and pleasant. I was very pleased and already recommended him this evening."
    Katherine H.
  • "From one who is truly the most frightened of dentists my whole life, Dr Poyak is excellent in professionalism, skills and chair side manner. The perfect dentist for scaredy cats!"
    Kris B.
  • "Best dentist and hygienist Ive ever seen...been seeing them for years and so does my whole family, finally! Never pushy and very thorough."
    Laura E.
  • "The office staff works in such a perfectly collaborative manner to make sure whatever needs to get done does so, which always works in the favor of the patient. One gets a feel that they all want to provide you with the best experience possible."
    Jon W.
  • "Very friendly, Professional care- gold standard. Respectful communication at all levels. A place where I would love it if my whole family could come!"
    Yvonne M.