Convenient Locations Apache Junction 480-485-9580 & Mesa 480-401-5175 or 480-448-8951

Doctor

Mary Beth Powers – Hygienist

Mary Beth was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated in 1981 from Illinois Central College Dental Hygiene program and moved to Arizona in 1985. She began working for Canyon Vista Dental Care in 1986. For her, the most fulfilling part of her job, and the reason that she loves dentistry so much, is because of the close relationships she has formed with her patients at the office in the last 30 years. She also loves watching and helping patients reach their dental goals, and then helping them to maintain their beautiful dental work and smiles. She believes that it really is teamwork between her and her patients, and she is proud to have many good “students.”

In the last 36 years since she first became a hygienist, dentistry has changed tremendously! Most notably, in the clinical aspects such as infection control (when she went to school, they didn’t even wear gloves), equipment, digital x-rays, materials used now, implants, etc. Dentistry has really become a work of art! Dentists and hygienists are much more in tune with function, esthetics, and overall health than they were years ago. It really is gratifying to see that. But the best part is that fundamentally, nothing has changed! Mary Beth still does the best job she can to clean her patients’ teeth, educate them, and hopefully make them comfortable enough to continue to return to better their dental health. This approach to dentistry is the same as what she enjoyed doing when she first began her career in Peoria Illinois. She is the mother of two adult sons: Matthew and Eric. Her hobbies include golf, walking, and traveling, especially to the beach!

Dr. John Bigler

Dr. John A. Bigler is a native of Northeastern Arizona, and enjoys the outdoors. After completing a two-year church service mission to south Korea, he returned to Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University. His doctoral training was at the University of Colorado where he earned is Doctoral of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. He and his lovely wife Michelle, are the proud parents of six children and two grandchildren, which he views as his greatest achievements.

Dr. Bret Standage

Dr.  Standage is an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Being from Arizona, the decision was easy for him to become a Sun Devil and attend Arizona State University to earn an undergraduate degree in Biology. Furthering his education to become a dentist, he attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona for dental school. Dr. Standage has an easy going personality which makes interacting with patients and getting to know them effortless. His sincere desire to provide excellent care and service is what made becoming a Dentist the most appealing. Dr. Standage thrives to make sure that all of his patients understand their needed treatment and ensuring that each patient gets the best possible care.

Dr. Eric Westergard

Dr. Eric Westergard obtained a Bachelor’s in Human Biology with minors in Physics and Chemistry from BYU-Idaho. He graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry, and joined the Air Force allowing him to serve our country as a dentist for 5 years. He completed a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Eglin AFB, Florida, enabling him to do many advanced surgical and cosmetic dental procedures.

Dr. Jason C. Burns

Dr. Burns loves working with his hands and building smiles that not only function perfectly, but look amazing as well. His outgoing personality and sense of humor endear him to his patients and all who know him. He loves people and taking the time to understand each individual patient's needs and circumstances. He enjoys knowing his patients and ensures they understand all options available to them and how to care for their smile. This passion for his patients drives him to continue a lifelong pursuit of learning how to serve them. Dr. Burns looks forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your ideal smile!