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Dr. Jim Kelly, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

***** 24 HR CANCELLATION REQUIRED***** Dr. Jim Kelly was the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1979 with BA degrees in Biology & Psychology. Jim became interested in dentistry while observing his college roommate’s father at work in his dental practice. Dr. Ignacio Gispert had been a dentist in Cuba until he fled to America with his family following Castro’s rise to power. His story impacted Jim greatly and inspired him to become a dentist. Jim graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry in the top one third of his class in 1983 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He practiced in his hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Dr. Daniel F. Dunn, DMD in a highly successful dental practice until leaving in February, 2015. With his wife, Sherrie, Jim relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona for it’s warm climate and proximity to family and friends. Jim, throughout his career, has dedicated himself to continued education and learning so that he is better able to assist his patients in living long, healthy, and productive lives. A high point in his learning has been with state of the art dental laser technology. In achieving his Associate Fellowship in the use of the WaterLase iPlus 2.0 All Tissue Laser, by Biolase, Jim is now able to offer his patients “No Shot, No Drill, No Pain Dentistry”. As a WaterLase Dentist, Jim has taken his standard of care to the next level and has clearly set himself apart.Jim has also established himself as an expert in Neuromuscular Dentistry, under the Mastership tutelage of Dr. Clayton A. Chan, DDS, MICCMO of Occlusion Connections in Las Vegas, Nevada, and through his advanced studies at the acclaimed Las Vegas Institute (LVI). As a dentist with over 30 years of experience and continuing his education at Occlusion Connections and Las Vegas Institute, Jim joins an elite group of practitioners whose foundation for rehabilitative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry is based in Neuromuscular Dentistry protocols and techniques. Being an expert in Neuromuscular Dentistry is essential when seeking to treat the “whole person”. (See TMD and Neuromuscular Dentistry) Dr. Jim Kelly is as passionate about living his life to its fullest as he is about practicing his dentistry. Jim enjoys music, playing guitar, fitness, rescuing and caring for animals, keeping up with his daughter and her professional photography career, traveling the world with wife, Sherrie, and baking on Sunday mornings

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - Temple University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Holistic Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1093817561

Office locations

Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry

2999 North 44th Street, Suite 640

Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Very thorough, great level of detail about what was going on and what was being looked at. Front office was great with pricing + insurance details.
Less than 3 months ago
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Had a delightful first time visit to Dr. Kelly’s. Calm and stress-free environment. Claudia and Adriana were hospitable and professional. Dr. Kelly’s clinical opinion was both thorough and educational. Totally looking forward to my next dental cleaning!
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Great service!!!
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Very friendly and efficient staff!! Amazing views of Camelback mountain in the patient rooms.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was great. Explained everything to me so I understood what was needed and how my kids teeth were growing. His staff were also super nice.
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Wonderful!! Sherrie treated me like family! Always felt comfortable, Dr. Kelly is amazing, very gentle yet effective. I Would definitely recommend this team. I learned a lot about healthy care for my teeth. I look forward to my next visit-neverthought I'd say that about a dentist, but Dr. Kelly and his staff are gems! Oh and the building location is absolutely beautiful! Overall top notch visit.
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Great atmosphere, very calming, almost like walking into a yoga studio. Smiles in every direction, from everyone I came in contact with. Very informative and interactive evaluation. BONUS: great view of Camelback mountain
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Everyone in their office was super friendly and I was assisted very quickly after arriving. Dr. Kelly was great! I loved that he was very personable and educated me about what was going on with my dental health and how toimprove it. I look forward to working with their team more :)
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Dr. Jim is very good, he and I got along well and that is a great start. I always like learning about the various procedures available and new techniques, Dr. Jim certainly was good at explaining them and I liked thathe wanted to be conservative. We worked out a plan and we are starting on it very soon. I am glad I met Dr. Jim, it makes the appointment much better when you really connect and trust your dentist. P.S. I like the App for the appointment it works very well.
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Office and staff were both very nice. Dr. Kelly is very down to earth, and is straight forward about what needs to be done. I am very happy with this office and the people that work there.
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I am 60 years old. This is the first Dentist office that I really don't mind going to. Everyone is extremely nice and very helpful. Dr. Kelly is someone I plan to (& actually already have) recommend to anyone that willlisten. Aside from being a very friendly person, He is also very knowledgeable and explained to me what He was doing as he did it. I have never been so relaxed at a dentist appt. Don J
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My visit to Dr. Kelly could not have been any better. I was seen right away. Everyone was very helpful, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. As most people, I abhor going to the Dentist. Dr. Kelly and the people that work there have me actually anxious to go back. Don J
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I cant believe that a visit to a dentist could be enjoyable. First, the view from the office is incredible. It puts you into a good mood right away. It didnt even smell like a dentist office. It was more likea spa. The office crew were all kind and helpful. The best part was the dentist was great and painless! Most important, Painless! I decided that, yes, Dr. Jim Kelly will be my dentist for the future. Linda M.
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Awesome doctor! Awesome staff! Awesome service!!!
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My past experiences with dentist visits have been intimidating but DR Kelly and his staff were AMAZING! From the moment I walked into the office the atmosphere made me feel at ease and the staff immediately welcomed me and got mesettled. So sweet and attentive! You can tell they truly care about their patients. I really appreciated Dr. Kelly's detailed explanation of what he saw and was working in. I felt like I left with a much better understanding on the science behind common problems. It wasn't just a "this is what you need to get done." I couldn't thank them enough for changing my outlook on dentists visits. I really look forward to visiting them again and wish I had found them so much sooner!
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Less than 1 year ago
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