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Dr. Beth Vander Schaf, DDS

Dentist | General Practice

7327 E. Thomas Rd Scottsdale AZ, 85251



Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf is a Dentist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Vander Schaaf specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dr. Beth has also completed additional training in Aesthetics, so in addition to general dentistry, she also performs skin rejuvenation and hair restoration procedures, botox, fillers and smoothing threads. 

Education and Training

University of Iowa DDS 1993

University of Iowa Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology 0

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry DDS 0

The Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) 0

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Dr. Beth Vander Schaf, DDS
Dr. Beth Vander Schaf, DDS's Expert Contributions
  • Are dental bridges permanent?

    Dental bridges are a “permanent “solution for a missing tooth. One needs an anchor tooth on either side of a missing tooth/space. While I use the word, permanent, a dental success is five years. When I’ve answered other questions for patients, I have referenced dental assistance payment plans, a.k.a. dental insurance, most “insurance” plans are on board with replacing bridges as often as every five years. Know what your replacement interval is for your specific plan. A dental success for our patients is to keep a conventional, three unit cemented bridge for 10 years minimum. READ MORE

  • Are dentures long-lasting?

    Hello, it’s pretty universal that every 2 to 5 years dentures need to be relined and every 5 to 10 years they need to be completely remade. If you have immediate dentures made meaning you take out your teeth and get your dentures the same day (after fitting appointments to plan for your surgery day) they will need to be relined, or totally remade by six months typically. READ MORE

  • Is it okay to have pain two days after a root canal?

    Thankfully, most root canals are comfortable during treatment and after however, we still get some tough sick teeth that need non-surgical root canal treatment. Yes it’s possible to have sensitivity early on after root canal treatment. We ask our patients to “participate in your care” and please report any symptoms directly us/to your doctor. They know how’s your tooth looked pre-treatment and can advise you specifically. READ MORE

  • Are partial dentures safe?

    Yes, partial dentures are safe. They are the quickest and most economical answer for replacing (some) missing teeth in an arch. An arch equals all the upper teeth or all the lower teeth. READ MORE

  • How can I stop receding gums?

    Receding gums is a big issue that affect millions. The number one thing someone can do to help protect their own gums is use an electric toothbrush. It sounds simple, and it is- Using a manual, toothbrush if brushing incorrectly can strip your gums. I like the Oral-B electric toothbrush, the best. Using an electric toothbrush properly is another discussion which we are always happy to have with our patients. The second best preventive item to choose to help prevent recession is to use a properly made hard upper occlusal guard nightly. This protects all the teeth so that all the back teeth support each other as one unit so to speak and there is a mutually protective, occlusion or bite. Said another way, the occlusal guard is made basically to have the best orthodontic result. We spend a lot of time chasing recession with sealants, fillings, and other medicaments that you will do yourself a huge favor by choosing these easily obtainable preventive choices. READ MORE

  • How long do partial dentures last?

    We do different types of partial dentures. We’re very fortunate to have choices in this category now. The older style metal partials still are the most durable and can be realigned to fit the shrinking gum tissue every 2 to 5 years. So a typical metal based partial can last up to 10 years. If you choose to have an all acrylic partial made which a huge section of our patients do because they are typically more aesthetic, plan to have these replaced by five years. Most cannot be relined. They need to be totally replaced. In our insurance driven world, most dental assistant payment plans, which we substitute the word dental insurance, (which is not correct), it is typical that they will pay for a replacement every five years. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

General DentistryCosmetic DentistryOrthodonticsOpus Plasma Skin ResurfacingTED Hair RestorationBotox, Fillers and Smoothing ThreadsDental Implants cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, implant dentistry, root canals, and general dentistry

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • President Smile Arizona Dentistry and Smile Arizona Beauty -
  • Chair Dental Health Committee -
  • Director on the Executive panel Central Arizona Dental Association -

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association  
  • Arizona Dental Association  

Dr. Beth Vander Schaf, DDS's Practice location

Smile Arizona Dentistry & Smile Arizona Beauty

7327 E. Thomas Rd -
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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New patients: 480-994-5225
Fax: 480-462-1898

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Dr. Beth Vander Schaf, DDS has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Dentist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Combining Expertise in Dentistry and Aesthetic Medicine to Serve Local Communities

Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf has been a pillar of the Arizona dental community for nearly three decades, providing comprehensive dental services to communities in Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix. Since establishing Smile Arizona Dentistry and Smile Arizona Beauty in 1993, Dr. Vander Schaaf has been dedicated to delivering top-notch care to her patients.

With a wealth of experience in various dental specialties, including cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, implant dentistry, root canals, and general dentistry, Dr. Vander Schaaf offers a wide range of services to meet her patients’ diverse needs. Additionally, she specializes in providing gentle and noninvasive treatments, utilizing advanced technologies and cutting-edge techniques, to improve aesthetic goals. 

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Vander Schaaf’s journey to becoming a renowned dentist began at the University of Iowa, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Pathology. She later pursued her passion for dentistry, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry.  Dr. Vander Schaaf also completed her advanced education at The Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.).

Dentistry runs in her family. Her grandfather practiced general dentistry for nearly fifty years and taught at St. Louis University, influencing Dr. Vander Schaaf’s love for her profession. Her uncle is a dental specialist and oral surgeon, while her sister is a dental hygienist with two bachelor’s degrees.

Beyond her expertise in dentistry, Dr. Vander Schaaf’s passion for aesthetic medicine has led her to offer advanced skin treatments using technologies like Alma OPUS® for skin resurfacing and Alma TED® for hair restoration. Her focus on enhancing her patients’ natural beauty and boosting their confidence has earned her a loyal following in the Phoenix area.

Demonstrating her commitment to advancing dental care in the community, Dr. Vander Schaaf has been a long standing member in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association for over two decades. Moreover, she has been active with the Arizona Dental Association as a delegate, as well as has offered many years as the Chair of the Dental Health Committee and has served a three-year term as a Director on the Executive panel at the Central Arizona Dental Association. 

In recognition of her dedication to serving the community, Dr. Vander Schaaf was honored as a 20-year volunteer dentist at J.C. Lincoln Hospital’s Children’s Dental Clinic, just before they placed a staff dentist in this role. Her commitment to providing quality care to patients of all ages underscores her status as a respected and trusted dental professional in Arizona.

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