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Dr K Michael (Mike) Hood is a Phoenix native and fourth generation Arizonan. He attended Scottsdale School Districts Ingleside Elementary School, long before it became a Middle School. Dr Hood was a member of the Hopi-Ingleside Thunderbird Marching Band and as the Bands First Chair, First Clarinet, marched in many of Scottsdale's Parada del Sol's. While still in grade school, Dr Hood earned both the Boy Scouts of America's prestigious Eagle Scout and God and Country awards.

Dr Hood graduated from Arcadia High School. While attending Arcadia, he participated and lettered in both Football and Track. He also was a member of Arcadia's newspaper, the Arcadian and was nominated, by the Arcadian's faculty advisor, to Quill and Scroll, the International High School Journalism Honor Society. Dr Hood was schoolmates with the likes of Producer-Director, Steve Spielberg, Wonder Woman, Linda Carter, Astronaut Bill Shepherd and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.

Dr Mike attended NAU and graduated from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. While still in his first semester of his senior year, Dr Hood was accepted to the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Dr Mike is married and has four children. The oldest girls, "The Twins", are teachers, his son is in Medical School and the "baby" has aspirations of becoming a Dental Hygienist and is in her second year of college.

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Laser Periodontal Therapy Phoenix, AZ
Invisalign - The Best Choice for a Beautiful Smile Phoenix, AZ
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Helping people Smile again.
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After graduating from Dental School, Dr Hood practiced in Oklahoma City for 2 years, before returning to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Hood joined Arizona's largest group practice, at the time, and soon became a partner, member of the Board of Directors and one of the Managing Partners of Arizona Dental Health Associates home office.

After 6 years with ADHA, Dr Hood decided that it was time to be on his own and started his private practice. That was 26 years ago and he is still practicing in the same location!

Dr Hood has constantly strived to stay current with the latest advancements in Dentistry. He was one of the first dentists in the United States to begin using the bonding techniques so commonly found in dental practices today and did his first Smile Makeover with Porcelain Veneers in 1986.

In the ensuing years, Dr Hood has done 10's of thousands of Cosmetic Procedures and still his thirst for Advance Dental Procedures has not been quenched. In May of 2008, Dr Hood completed his Advanced Certification II with Invisalign and Dr Hood has recently been certified and licensed to use the newly FDA approved Periolase and LANAP technique for Laser Periodontal Therapy. It's a new, advanced technique for treating Periodontal (gum) disease without the cutting away of the gum tissue. As of this date, Dr Hood is one of only two Dentists in the city of Phoenix to be Certified and Licensed for this Less Painful and advanced method of treating gum disease.

Even while maintaining his active and growing Dental Practice, Dr Hood has found the time, over the years, to serve on the staff of the Phoenix Indian Hospital, be the Quality Assurance Director for Safeguard Health Plans and currently performs IME's (Independent Medical Evaluations) for several of the major Insurance Companies.
BS in Zoology from ASU
DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry
1000's of hours of Post Graduate Continuing Education
Organizations / Affilations:
American Dental Association
Central Arizona Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
IALD - International Academy of Laser Dentistry
K Michael Hood is located in Phoenix, AZ and has the following skills: Laser Periodontal Therapy, Invisalign - The Best Choice for a Beautiful Smile
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Laser Periodontal Therapy

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Laser Periodontal Therapy and Periodontal Disease

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Periodontal (gum) Disease and been told that you need to have surgery, there is a Less Invasive, Less Painful Alternative – Laser Periodontal Treatment - LANAP

Laser Periodontal Treatment is about as easy as erasing a blackboard — there’s no cutting, no scraping and no suturing. Compared to traditional gum surgery, There is much less discomfort with LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY.

It takes less time than traditional surgery. All it takes is two 2-hour visits to the dentist and two follow up visits. Traditional surgery requires four sessions of about one hour each, with subsequent visits for suture removal and additional check-ups.

LPT gives better, longer-lasting results. In fact, 98% of LPT treated patients remain stable after five years, while only 5% reportedly remain stable after surgery.
Dr Hood will probably recommend a soft diet for a day or two, and common sense should prevail, but in most cases, patients feel good enough to eat anything they want right after the procedure.

Following traditional surgery, recovery can take between to 2-4 weeks and during this time, patients can experience considerable pain, swelling, or bleeding and may also be restricted to liquid or soft diets. There is less than 24 hour recovery period, for LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY so you may not lose time from work. It is safe for patients with certain health concerns such as diabetes, HIV, hemophilia, or those taking medications such as Coumadin or Cyclosporin.

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No cut, no sew, no fear
Relevant Education / Credentials
Advanced Certification for LANAP through the IALD, International Acedemy of Laser Dentistry
Years Experience: 2

Invisalign - The Best Choice for a Beautiful Smile

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A Happy, Beautiful Smile...It Happens in a Flash... The Memory of it Will Last Forever.

Having a Healthy, Beautiful Smile can change everything. Invisalign makes the decision so very easy, because you can get an absolutely stunning smile without anyone even noticing you're going through treatment. So, get on the right track today, and find out more about Invisalign.

The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that are changed out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with the exact specifications of your mouth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into place. And since the Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, from a plan devised by you and Dr Hood, you know that you will end up with The Smile of Your Dreams.

If it wasn’t for the amazing way Invisalign was transforming your smile, you'd hardly even notice. Since they’re Clear and Removable, the Invisalign System excels in giving you the flexibility and freedom that you need for your busy lifestyle. If you're ready for The Smile of Your Dreams, Invisalign may be the answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly and is as comfortable as the Invisalign system.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile into the Smile of Your Dreams.

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Relevant Education / Credentials
Advanced Certification II and an Invisalign Advantage Provider.
Years Experience: 4