Jeffrey Schmelter, DMD
~“Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.”~
I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Dr. Jeff Schmelter, and I am the owner /creator/proprietor of MyTimeDentalCenters.
I began my career with a Northern Arizona not-for-profit organization advocating for Developmentally Disabled adults. After realizing my clients’ lack of dental education and oral health instruction, as well as a general lack of access to care, I wanted to provide them with instruction in basic oral hygiene and daily life skills. Soon after I began, my clients began calling me “Dentist Jeff” and I quickly realized my true calling.
My college career began at Rutgers University in New Jersey, I obtained my Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at Midwestern University-Illinois.
After completing my residency, I returned home to Phoenix. I joined corporate dentistry for a short time and found one consistent patient complaint, the lack of time they actually got to spend with the dentist. I asked myself, how are patients gong to achieve their dental health goals without the time and attention needed from their doctor? That’s when I decided to create my own version of “time” and created MyTimeDentalCenters; to give each patient “TheirTime” or “MyTime” with the Doc (that’s me) at each appointment. It’s a unique concept that my team and I embrace through care, passion, education and…yes, you guessed it…our TIME.
My background combined with my life experiences and training, have allowed me to become an empathetic and understanding health care provider with a passion for compassionate pain-free dental care. I understand the feelings and challenges that my patients face and can relate to their concerns, phobias, anxieties, and fears, which allows me to help many patients that would otherwise avoid visiting their dentist. Together, through listening, discussions, and education, I partner with my patients in a co-discovery process to achieve the highest level of individual dental health.
When we’re not at the office, my amazing wife Ashley and I spend our time trying to keep up with the light of our lives, son Jaiden, and three pups Nala, Nika, and Stella. We also enjoy watching movies, playing the guitar, golfing, bowling, and listening to music.
I look forward to meeting you and providing you with the highest level of dental care possible.