All our professionals at Smile For Life Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr Jones is an AMAZING dentist with a one-of-a-kind and friendly chairside manner. He makes the most anxious patients feel instantly at ease. He works with us Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7am to 8pm, so he's here for you at convenient times that fit YOUR schedule.
He's happily married to Miranda with two children, Larkyn and Landrey. They also have a boy on the way, due any day now. They also have 6 horses, 2 ponies, 3 dogs and 12 chickens! (The chickens are for sale, if you're interested, LOL.)
Dr. Josh Jones graduated from Midwestern University in 2013. He then accepted a commission into the US Navy as a Naval Dental Officer where he was stationed to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton California where he completed a one-year General Practice Residency. From there he was deployed into the fleet where he spent the next 4 years working to provide high quality reliable dentistry to service members and their families, and also providing education and humanitarian services to citizens of other countries he was privileged to meet.
Dr. Jones is comfortable practicing all aspects of dentistry. He enjoys and prides himself in being a well-rounded, highly adept provider. He believes in patient education as a key to patients seeing value in the services provided and values each and every patient experience as an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life!
Dr. Spencer D. Peoples is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and has been in Arizona for 30 years in 2018! After graduating from New Mexico State University, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, one of three Ivy League dental institutions. Following this, Dr. Peoples completed a one year general practice residency at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine where he gained additional training in several specialities including anesthesiology, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery, among others.
Dr. Peoples has been practicing in Arizona for nearly 10 years and is highly skilled in a wide range of dental treatments and procedures, from full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers to Invisalign, implants, root canals, extractions, and same-day inlays, onlays, and crowns milled right here in the office. Continually seeking to hone his expertise, Dr. Peoples is extremely active in attending various continuing education opportunities. He is currently a member of several dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Peoples prides himself on excellent patient care that not only meets, but exceeds expectations. He respects his patients and understands that everyones’ oral health needs are different. Dr. Peoples will always listen and create a personalized treatment plan designed to address the goals and unique dental health of each patient.
Dr. Peoples is married to his beautiful wife of five years, Megan, has two young daughters, Faith and Bella, and one awesome Vizsla (or dogter as the family likes to call her), Savannah! In his spare time, Dr. Peoples enjoys Scottsdale Bible Church, cooking, exercise, and any outdoor activities that keep him active with his family.
Dr. Peoples usually sees patients Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dentist / Co-Founder
Dr. Chia Wu is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Her parents moved to the U.S. when she was very young and raised her in southern California. She attended the University of California, San Diego where she received her B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience in the beautiful town of La Jolla. It was at UCSD where she volunteered as an assistant at a free dental clinic run by pre-dental students to provide care to those less fortunate. This work inspired her passion for dentistry and led her to pursue her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA., which she earned in 2007.
Being a firm believer in advancing her education to the highest level, she received further training in the care of patients with complex medical conditions and advanced dental restoration challenges at a two-year general residency at New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, NY. Here she received training in a variety of other areas of dentistry including oral surgery, periodontics (gum health), pedodontics (child dentistry), endodontics (root canal therapy), and implant dentistry.
As a leading family dentist and Oral Appliance Therapy provider in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Wu continues her education today by frequently completing advanced coursework in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, orthodontics (both invisible braces and brackets/wires), Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea, and implant restorative dentistry to make sure her patients not only receive the most up to date quality care but also receive the education they need to understand their oral health conditions. She is an active member of various dental organizations, including, the Arizona Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Central Arizona Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Away from work, Dr. Chia Wu enjoys working out at her crossfit gym, cooking various types of ethnic foods, and most importantly, spending time with close family and friends. She is married to Smile for Life's Co-Owner and CEO, Brandon Quijada.
Dr Wu usually sees patients Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Nguyen is originally from Vietnam and grew up in California. He earned a bachelor's degree in Microbiology at the University of California at Davis and worked in the biotech industry for a year before attending UCSF School of Dentistry where he was awarded his D.D.S. degree.
Dr. Nguyen holds licenses in both California and Arizona and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA). He performs all aspects of dentistry but enjoys cosmetic, implant and removable prosthetic dentistry the most. He is a compassionate dentist who strives to reach the most ideal solution for patients' dental needs.
Outside of dentistry, he is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and mountain biking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Stacy Casarez is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. She is originally from Orange County, California, moving around as an army child and finally settling in Arizona about 6 years ago. She is a 2017 graduate of Fortis College - Phoenix. Stacy is dedicated to the total patient experience, serving each patient with the compassionate care they deserve. She treats every patient like a member of the family. Her heart is in providing care to those living with special needs especially those with high anxiety.
Stacy dedicates 100% to her patients!
She enjoys enjoys relaxing with her husband, Gilbert and two children during her much deserved down time. Mother of 2, Raymond (10) and Mckynlee (4) as well as her two fur babies, Bingo and Diesel, she has her hands and heart full.
Stacy usually sees patients Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional Fridays.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Considered an Army brat, Desiree has been in Phoenix, Arizona since 1997. Desiree attended Carrington College in Arizona, where she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene. Carrington College provided her with many opportunities to work with people of diverse populations in school clinics on local reservations, and in private and public health faculties. Desiree has always loved smiles, but more importantly, making others smile. She is passionate about people and strives to make each patient welcomed and valued as she cares for them.
Desiree’s favorite activities outside of work are spending time with her family and friends, traveling, boxing, and attending sporting events.
Desiree usually sees patients every other Sunday.
CEO / Co-Founder
Team Member since 2011
Team Member since 2014