AZ Perio Doctors Honored Prestigious “Top Dentist” Award

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For the ninth consecutive year, AZ Perio’s periodontists have been honored the “Top Dentist” award by Phoenix Magazine.

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We are the only practice in Arizona, and most likely in the Western United States, with five boarded periodontists.

AZ Perio, a respected dental implant and periodontics office serving Arizona, has received the “Top Dentist” award for the ninth consecutive year. Dr. Steve Reitan received the most overall votes for any Valley periodontist. Drs. Ralph Wilson, Bruce Houser, and Randy Fitzgerald were also honored with “Top Dentist” awards.

Every spring for the past 10 years, Phoenix Magazine, a guide to everything Phoenix, has sent surveys to 1,600 valley dentists. “We ask dentists to nominate their fellow practitioners because we believe medical professionals are best qualified to judge medical professionals,” Phoenix Magazine reports. All dental specialties are represented as well as general practitioners.

A graduate of Arizona State University and Northwestern Dental School, Dr. Reitan completed his periodontal training at Emory and entered into private practice in Paradise Valley in 1981. He has been honored with the “Top Dentist” award nine times and has gathered the most votes from his dental colleagues in the periodontic specialty on multiple occasions. Dr. Reitan, with partners Ralph Wilson, Bruce Houser and Randy Fitzgerald, formed AZ Perio. They have four locations valley wide, six periodontists, five of which are board certified, and over 100 years of collective periodontal experience. “We are the only practice in Arizona, and most likely in the Western United States, with five boarded periodontists,” says Dr. Bruce Houser, “Only about one-third of periodontists practicing become board certified.”

About AZ Perio
Dr. Reitan, with partners Drs. Ralph Wilson, Bruce Houser, Randy Fitzgerald, Donald Robertson, and Dirk Donovan form AZ Perio. AZ Perio employs innovative dental technologies to obtain the highest standard of 3D digital imaging and diagnostics to aid in dental implant treatments and periodontal care of patients. AZ Perio is dedicated to providing all patients with the most advanced periodontal and dental implant care in a warm and comfortable environment. Part of the continuing education for periodontics, AZ Perio hosts events throughout the year teaching new technologies and dental topics to other Valley dental offices. For information on AZ Perio visit or call (480) 563-4145 or (480) 991-0090.

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