Dr. Russell Roderick has devoted his dental career to elevating the patient experience. A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine, he also is a graduate of the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum. He has invested well over 2,000 hours in continuing education, concentrating on aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dental implants, periodontal (gum) therapy, and oral care as it relates to cardiac and systemic diseases.
Dr. Roderick has earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an accreditation earned by only about 6 percent of dentists in North America. He is on the track to earning his Mastership. Additionally, he has earned his Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. In addition to the AGD, he holds memberships with:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Dental Association
- Central Arizona Dental Society
He volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club dental outreach program, an initiative committed to helping underprivileged children attain healthy smiles. He also has volunteered his services to the Christina’s Smile Children’s Dental Clinic, an effort that works in cooperation with the Senior PGA Tour to provide children in need with dental services. The 20-30 Club, which focuses on raising financial support for local children’s charities, has recognized Dr. Roderick with its Fellowship Award for his philanthropic contributions.
Dr. Roderick sponsors many local youth sports teams as well and serves on the board of directors for the Cactus Foothills South Little League. He has also served as its Director of Fundraising and has been a Title Sponsor for the league. Coaching baseball is one of his favorite pursuits outside of work.
Dr. Roderick has been honored with numerous awards, including:
- 2012 Phoenix Award in the Dentists category by the Phoenix Award Program
- Vitals 2014 Patients’ Choice Award
- 2015 Opencare Patients’ Choice Award
- 2018 Dental Insider Best of Phoenix Patient Satisfaction Award