Meet Your North Arizona Dentist
Dr. Doug Sewright
Dr. Sewright is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Dental School. He has been in practice for over 30 years, over 15 in Phoenix. Our hygienists & assistants have been in the office for over 15 years with an emphasis on patient care and overall health. Our practice thrives by making patients’ dental visits a pleasant, friendly experience.
Dr. Sewright takes a special interest in quality care and excellent dental treatment with an emphasis on family and cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening. As the local expert in same day dental restorations, Dr. Sewright offers CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) for one visit porcelain crowns, onlays, & permanent fillings. If you experience a "broken" filling or tooth, we fabricate a crown in-office with our CEREC system. This includes preparing the tooth, scanning an image into the computer, designing the restoration, fabricating the crown or permanent filling on site, and cementing the final restoration allowing us to provide "one appointment" crowns and permanent fillings. No more temporaries, no need for a second visit, and it only takes 60-90 minutes. CEREC is just one more way Dr. Sewright offers optimal patient convenience and care!
Dr Sewright and his wife Maureen have been married for over 25 years and moved to Arizona over 15 years ago. In his spare time he enjoys golf, being outdoors and spending time with family. Dr Sewright and Maureen have 3 daughters – Megan who currently lives in Seattle and works for Tommy Bahama, Mary Frances attends the University of Portland and is studying psychology and Grace who is studying to be a physicians assistant at Elon University in North Carolina.
Dr. Reza Jafari
Dr. Jafari was raised in the Valley of the Sun where he did his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1996. He then went on to graduate with Honors from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine receiving his DMD degree in 2003. During his dental studies he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honorary dental society for superior achievement in dentistry. Upon graduation he received an award from the American Academy of Endodontists for excellence in Endodontics. Having become a proficient clinician as a dental student, he was asked to stay on as a clinical instructor in the dental school, which he did for a year. In 2005, he left Massachusetts and moved with his family back to the Phoenix area.
In 2005, Dr. Jafari established his private dental practice in the East Valley where he continues to provide excellent service to the community. Over the years he has honed his skills in providing lifelike cosmetic restorations to improve his patient’s smiles. The confidence, experience and friendliness of Dr. Jafari and his staff enables them to provide gentle dentistry utilizing state of the art equipment and the latest techniques available today in a relaxed, comfortable and modern environment. He uses sedation along with music or TV with stereo headphones, which allows him to help patients who shy away from the dentist due to anxiety.
Professionally Dr. Jafari is active in the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association and the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Jafari is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and volunteers his time and expertise teaching dental students and treating patients at the CASS homeless clinic in Central Phoenix. In his free time he enjoys golfing, outdoor activities and traveling.
Melinda, BS, CDA
Melinda has been a part of our dental family since 2008. A Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), she has enjoyed working with patients and staff obtaining friendships and building her skills. Melinda's ongoing passion for patient care and concerns has been always accepted. Her interests outside of the practice are spending time with family and obtaining a healthy lifestyle with powerful dance fitnesses Zumba and Mixxedfit. Melinda's most passionate about helping out the community by collecting items for homeless children and delivering them to shelters and some homes around the valley.
Becky, Registered Dental Hygienist
Becky is a 1980 graduate of Phoenix College School of Dental Hygiene and continues her commitment to helping patients achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys golf, hiking, camping and women's ministry. She has two adult sons. Becky continues to use her skills and passion in the medical/dental mission field in Haiti, Peru and Honduras.
Jerry, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jerry was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Virginia and North Carolina at a young age. After high school, he started his dental career in the US Navy serving the Navy and Marine Corp as a Dental Tech/Field Medical Corpsman.
After Jerry’s time in the military, he went to dental hygiene school at Wayne Community College in North Carolina. After graduating, he furthered his studies in business at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Jerry has served his patients for over three decades in North Carolina and Arizona working in general and periodontal practices.
Jerry and his wife, Debbie, have three sons, a granddaughter and grandson. They love spending time with the family and traveling when possible. Jerry and Debbie also have a passion for marriages and spend time with young couples doing pre-marital counseling.
Lori, Registered Dental Assistant
I have over 30 years experience in dentistry. In 1986 I became a Registered Dental Assistant in California. I moved out to Arizona seven years ago. During that time I’ve enjoyed traveling and hiking around the state with my husband getting to know it. I love photography so it has been a lot of fun taking photos along the way.
Kelly, Scheduling Coordinator
Kelly has been our scheduling coordinator for five years but has more than 25 total years of experience in the dental field. In addition to her experience as a scheduling coordinator, she’s also a registered dental assistant in both Texas and Arizona, and studied at Pima Community College in Tucson. Kelly is the mother of two grown children, and when she isn’t helping our patients, she enjoys camping, boating, off-roading, and lounging by the pool.
Sue, Financial Adviser
As our financial adviser, Sue uses her 20-plus years of experience to help patients understand both their insurance plans and financial solutions. Before coming to Arizona, she lived in Norwalk, Ohio and studied at Oakland Community College in Michigan. Sue is blessed with two grown children and five grandchildren, and loves to surprise her grandchildren with special adventure trips.