• Wonderful experience, very calming environment

    ~ Newt G

  • The entire staff is absolutely amazing and comfortable to talk to!

    ~ Kristen T

  • They gave my fiance her beautiful smile back!

    ~ Steven B

  • A proclamation of pure mastery in cosmetic dentistry

    ~ Shana L

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Find out what its like to be a patient at Scottsdale Dentist Serenity Smiles

Ryan Cicero DMD

The Expert General Dentist

• General Dentist
• Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeover Expert

Meet Dr. Cicero

Serenity Smiles Highly Trained and Skilled Dentists

Offering General Dentistry – Dental Implants – Sedation & Cosmetic Botox and Fillers

Welcome to Serenity Smiles. Our dentists are gentle and genuinely nice.  Our office is spa-like, comfortable and serene. Our dental staff is friendly, caring and dedicated.  We are raising the bar for what a dental experience should be like.

We are located in Scottsdale, AZ and serve the greater Phoenix Area. Explore our site and watch our videos to find out more.

Don’t just take our word for it, at Scottsdale Dentist Serenity Smiles the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our patients, who we are proud to report are overwhelmingly delighted.  You can see our patient testimonies by clicking HERE.

Dr. Ash Kaushesh
DDS, MAGD, MaCSD, DDOCS, DABOI/ID

The Expert General Dentist


• Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
• Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry
• Diplomate of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
• Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

Meet Dr. Ash

Ryan Cicero DMD

The Expert General Dentist



• General Dentist
• Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeover Expert

Meet Dr. Cicero

Serenity Smiles Highly Trained and Skilled Dentists

Offering General Dentistry – Dental Implants – Sedation & Cosmetic Botox and Fillers

Welcome to Serenity Smiles. Our dentists are gentle and genuinely nice.  Our office is spa-like, comfortable and serene. Our dental staff is friendly, caring and dedicated.  We are raising the bar for what a dental experience should be like.

We are located in Scottsdale, AZ and serve the greater Phoenix Area. Explore our site and watch our videos to find out more.

Don’t just take our word for it, at Scottsdale Dentist Serenity Smiles the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our patients, who we are proud to report are overwhelmingly delighted.  You can see our patient testimonies by clicking HERE.

Dr. Ash Kaushesh

DDS, MAGD, MaCSD, DDOCS, DABOI/ID


The Expert General Dentist

  • Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Master of the College of Sedation in Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

Meet Dr. Ash

Serenity Smiles Highly Trained and Skilled Dentists

Offering General Dentistry – Dental Implants – Sedation & Cosmetic Botox and Fillers

Dental Services

Offered at Serenity Smiles Dentistry of Scottsdale

GENERAL DENTISTRY

General dentistry services to help you keep a healthy smile.

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GENERAL DENTISTRY

General dentistry services to help you keep a healthy smile.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental Implants can be done with NO PAIN and will last a lifetime.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental Implants can be done with NO PAIN and will last a lifetime.

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SMILE MAKEOVER

Get a BRAND NEW smile and stop the embarrassment and pain TODAY!

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SMILE MAKEOVER

Get a BRAND NEW smile and stop the embarrassment and pain TODAY!

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SENIOR DENTISTRY

Start working with a Dentist that understands your changing oral needs.

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SENIOR DENTISTRY

Start working with a Dentist that understands your changing oral needs.

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IV & ORAL SEDATION

Start working with a Dentist that understands your changing oral needs.

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IV & ORAL SEDATION

Start working with a Dentist that understands your changing oral needs

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BOTOX & FILLERS

We are experts in facial structure and how to get the BEST POSSIBLE results with Botox treatment.

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BOTOX & FILLERS

We are experts in facial structure and how to get the BEST POSSIBLE results with Botox treatment.

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EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

Your toothache or dental problem is our TOP PRIORITY

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EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

Your toothache or dental problem is our TOP PRIORITY

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INVISALIGN

Invisalign clear braces eliminate much of the fear and anxiety that accompany wearing metal braces on a daily basis.

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INVISALIGN

Invisalign clear braces eliminate much of the fear and anxiety that accompany wearing metal braces on a daily basis.

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Serenity Smiles patients testimonies speak for themselves

Were some of your previous dental experiences a nightmare?

That will never happen at our office! From the minute you step into our unique, state-of-the-art dental facility you’ll know you are in the right place. We carefully designed it to ensure your experience is pleasant, enjoyable, and even fun. Our Doctors and staff bring you friendly service and a gentle touch.

HIGH TECH DENTISTRY

At Serenity Smiles we have technology and services you have never been told about!

  • Reduce time, cost and trauma associated with dental procedures
  • Reduce dentist and patient fatigue by providing most advanced and ergonomic products available to date.
  • Reduce complications by using state-of-the-art techniques that are available only at “select few” in the world at the most affordable cost.

What is 3D imaging, cone beam technology?
3D imaging technology has made major advances in the past few years to the point where they are now an irreplaceable part of dental care. At Serenity, we take great pride in being able to…

Our Team Of Smile Specialists

Meet our dedicated team of dental professionals and find out just how much we all LOVE to bring smiles and healing to our patients!

A FEW OF THE INSURANCE OPTIONS WE ACCEPT AT SERENITY SMILES

Dental Sedation

Dr. Kaushesh is only one of less than 100 dentists in the entire world who is a Master of the College of Sedation in dentistry and a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious sedation. All staff goes through at least 10 hours of re-training to keep you comfortable in our office. If you need help, we are here. Don’t put off your treatment because of a fear or bad experience. We know how it feels like to be have a dental phobia and we treat it so well that after a few visits, our patients do not even need sedation anymore!

“It was the best dental experience I have ever had…I don’t remember a thing!”

What are the benefits of IV and oral sedation?

  • Get months and years of dental work done in one to two appointments
  • Experience Dentistry like you never have – without feeling pain, experiencing unpleasant sights or smells.
  • Safe Intravenous (IV) and oral (pill) sedation is available in our office which puts you in a very relaxed “twilight state” for anxiety free dental visits.

Any procedure can be done under IV and oral sedation! Traditionally, people who are having teeth removed from their mouth have been sedated on a routine basis; however, now with the advancement of extremely safe and wonderful drugs like Versed and Fentanyl (given IV form), and Midazolam, Triazolam & Lorazepam (given orally) you can undergo sedation for almost any procedure – from impressions to deep cleanings to fillings and crowns.

Dental Sedation

Dr. Kaushesh is only one of less than 100 dentists in the entire world who is a Master of the College of Sedation in dentistry and a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious sedation. All staff goes through at least 10 hours of re-training to keep you comfortable in our office. If you need help, we are here. Don’t put off your treatment because of a fear or bad experience. We know how it feels like to be have a dental phobia and we treat it so well that after a few visits, our patients do not even need sedation anymore!

“It was the best dental experience I have ever had…I don’t remember a thing!”

What are the benefits of IV and oral sedation?

  • Get months and years of dental work done in one to two appointments
  • Experience Dentistry like you never have – without feeling pain, experiencing unpleasant sights or smells.
  • Safe Intravenous (IV) and oral (pill) sedation is available in our office which puts you in a very relaxed “twilight state” for anxiety free dental visits.

Any procedure can be done under IV and oral sedation! Traditionally, people who are having teeth removed from their mouth have been sedated on a routine basis; however, now with the advancement of extremely safe and wonderful drugs like Versed and Fentanyl (given IV form), and Midazolam, Triazolam & Lorazepam (given orally) you can undergo sedation for almost any procedure – from impressions to deep cleanings to fillings and crowns.

Serenity Smiles – Your Scottsdale Dentist

Our main goal at Serenity Smiles is to minimize your time at the dentist office and maximize your time at doing what you do best, weather it be work, play, hobbies, family and friends.

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Our main goal at Serenity Smiles is to minimize your time at the Scottsdale dentist office and maximize your time at doing what you do best, weather it be work, play, hobbies, family and friends. We maximize the quality time spent at your Scottsdale dental clinic by making dentistry as comfortable, easy and pleasant as possible. The word “Serene” in our name represents the expertise, effort, and energy that our Scottsdale dentists and staff place on treating people who invest their trust in us. If you’re looking for a Scottsdale Dental Clinic that offers professional and compassionate care, contact Serenity Smiles and make an appointment today.

Our Scottsdale dentists understand the mouth and it’s challenges 

Dentistry, or the art of teeth and associated structures, is a field for which some unique skills are needed.  Every Scottsdale dentist’s approach to diagnosis and treatment is different. In order to be a good clinician, a Scottsdale dentist must understand the challenges of working in the mouth.

Why do so many people avoid their Scottsdale dentist? 

Sensitive: The mouth is one of the most sensitive part of the human body, which is why touch, pain, and temperature are highly magnified. More poems are written about the lips and smile of a person than any other body part, proving that it draws the focus of everyone we meet. Working in such an arena, a Scottsdale dentist must consider all the psychological and comfort factors, as much as they do with biological factors.

  • Many people have fear of the dentist; this may stem from past dental experiences.
  • Many people have gagging reflex that’s triggered when they visit their Scottsdale dentist.
  • Many people have extra sensitive fibers in the mouth; sometimes local anesthetics are not enough to desensitize these nerve endings.
  • Many of us make too much saliva and most people don’t like to have saliva buildup in their mouth.
  • A lot of us have dry mouths that can make the oral tissue even extra sensitive to manipulate when visiting the Scottsdale dental clinic.
  • Many people don’t like metal objects being placed in the mouth.
  • Fear of a a dental pick that examines the teeth, going through the tooth, and hitting the nerve keeps many patients away from their Scottsdale dentist.
  • Many people don’t have the muscle tension or strength to keep the mouth open at the dentist office, which is necessary for the dentist to do their work.
  • Drill sounds can be heard in the ear as it vibrates through teeth and bone, which causes dental patients to experience a piercing “nails on the chalkboard feeling.”
  • Some people feel a simple touch or pressure as pain in the teeth.
  • Many of our Scottsdale clinic patients who have metal fillings can feel conduction by static electricity through touch of instruments. This sometimes causes a painful sensation.

Our understanding of the mouth makes your Scottsdale dental clinic experience far better 

Complex: The mouth is one of the most-used parts of the body. We all use our teeth, tongue, lips and jaws in order to chew, taste, eat, digest food, smile, talk and make gestures, far more than we use our hands and feet. Our mouths are active most of the day and night. Dentists conduct detailed examinations of complex structures within the mouth, which include;

Teeth: Our Scottsdale dentists examine all eight layers of the teeth: Enamel, Dentin, Root Canal System, Periodontal Ligament, Roots, Cementum, Alveolar Bone, and Gums. Every one of these dental structures – if diseased, decayed or damaged – can cause pain, infection and loss of teeth and bone, not to mention time away from loved ones and work.

Every old filling, crown, implant and denture is examined by our Scottsdale dentists in great detail to make sure it is sealing to the teeth perfectly, and not leaking. We truly believe that preventative care of the failing old restorations, and treating them early, can avoid big trouble and pain later on.

Oral Tissue:  Our Scottsdale dentists examine the health of the attached and non-attached tissue in the entire mouth. This makes it possible to examine the patient’s overall health, rule out cancer, check up on the health of thousands of glands that exist in lips and palate, and take a look at major salivary glands near the cheek and below the jaw line. We know when something doesn’t look right in its color and consistency. At our Scottsdale dental clinic, we don’t miss a thing.

Smile and lips:  At Serenity, we also believe in our patients looking their best. We pay close attention to where the patient’s lips lie compared to their smile line. We take into account the size and shape of the teeth relative to one another, so that our Scottsdale dentists can improve the patient’s smile with cosmetic bonding, veneering, or a full smile makeover through combination of orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Jaws and Muscles:  Our jaw joints (also called TMJ) work hard to make chewing and speech happen by working with associated muscles and ligaments. Many humans express tension through their jaws by grinding and clenching their teeth.  This parafunctional habit can be a sign of sleep apnea or stress. By addressing tension and bruxism associated with grinding and clenching of the teeth, our dentists help improve their overall health, create less wear and tear on mouth structures, and relieve any headaches or jaw aches associated with this habit. Through implementation of mouthguards and Botox, our Scottsdale dentists can solve most problems while preventing loss of function.

Functional: Our mouths not only helps with chewing, but our glands also produce saliva to lubricate the entire mouth and pharynx, as well as aid in the digestion of food. Our Scottsdale dental clinic understands that when our nerves, muscles glands, and jaws don’t work together, we can have many health-related and aesthetic problems, which include:

  • Poor Nutrition Absorption: This is a result of saliva problems.
  • Loss of Taste and Smell: This can result from dry mouth and excessive bacteria buildup.
  • Loss of facial dimension: Loss of teeth can cause off of bone that can make people lose their vertical dimension of the jaw and can cause facial asymmetries.
  • Poor Jaw opening and closing: Bruxism or clenching can damage jaw joints that result in people losing their function of chewing, and other everyday activities.
  • Poor chewing and wear of the teeth: This may be caused by ill fitting dental work.

Our dentists pay close attention to finer details so that you can enjoy your life to the fullest.

“Where can I find a Scottsdale dentist near me that I can fully trust?” 

There are a lot of Scottsdale dental clinics, but it’s important to find one that you fully trust with your oral health and smile. At Serenity Smiles, our unique approach to dentistry puts the patient first. We fully understand that you may have fears and apprehensions about visiting the dentist. Discomfort, pain, and soreness are all realities of visiting the dentist, but we work hard to alleviate these issues with a patient-first philosophy combine with the use of state-of-the-art technology.

Our Scottsdale dental clinic is unlike any other. We worked hard to create an environment that is less “clinical” and more like your own home. Your dentist will give you one-on-one care and fully inform you of every process and procedure before you sit down in the chair. We offer a number of advanced pain-mitigation dental techniques to patients with inherent fears of visiting the dentist.

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Our dentists will proudly treat every member of your family. We know that children often dread going to the dentist, so we make their experience comfortable and positive. Nobody will ever claim that going to the dentist is “fun,” but we don’t believe it’s something that should be dreaded or feared. There have been some amazing advancements in the dental industry that make it possible to minimize pain. Plus, our Scottsdale dental clinic is designed to be welcoming, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.

If you’re asking, “Where can I find the best Scottsdale dentist near me?” you’ve found your answer.

Our Scottsdale Dental Clinic’s workflow explained 

Dr. Kaushesh and Dr. Cicero developed unique workflows that make working in the mouth as comfortable as possible. In fact, every patient at our dental clinic receives personalized care, so that their concerns and fears are addressed before they sit down in the chair. We understand that every dental patient is unique, which means that every individual must be treated as such. If you have concerns or fears, don’t be afraid to address them directly with our dentists, because we will go out of our way to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

What follows is a breakdown of our unique workflow, so that you get a better idea of what to expect when you visit our Scottsdale clinic.

Our approach to the mouth: Our dentists handle soft tissue of the mouth and teeth as gently as possible. We also use the most advanced instruments available in the world of dentistry, and never rush to finish our work. Our dentists also believe that No POKING is necessary. We can get most of the patient information we need though advanced x-ray films and gentle handling of the teeth grooves.

Comfortable X-Ray films:  Our x ray sensors are made by both Schick and Gendex, and they have rounded edges to reduce the sharpness felt with most dental x-ray films and sensors. The gagging feeling that dental patients often experience is greatly reduced by having softer films in the mouth.

Advanced Preventative Detection:  Our highly-magnified macro images of the teeth tell a tale, and it helps us minimize the impact to the dental patient. We pick up on leaky margins before most practitioners are able to, which means the patient needs less treatment over time.  Our Scottsdale dentists always try to avoid root canals and removal of the teeth by treating small problems while they are still small.

Highly Comfortable Suctions: Our Isolite suctions are state-of-the-art and keep the mouth comfortable and relaxed at all times while continuously removing unwanted fluids, debris, and saliva.

Full Digital workflow: Our seamless digital process usually puts a big smile on patients faces.  Fully digital dental diagnostic high definition images are taken of every tooth in the patient’s mouth, which allows our dentists to find out if there are fillings or crowns in the mouth that may be leaky. These areas are thoroughly checked by the dentist, in the least invasive way possible. The health of gum and the presence of tartar turns out quite visibly through these images, which are also capable of showing inflammation, or lack thereof.

Advanced Equipment and Supplies:  Our Scottsdale doctors and professional staff make sure that only the best supplies and most advanced lab materials go in the mouth. We treat every restoration as if it was done on us, or someone in our own family.

Make an appointment at our Scottsdale dental clinic today 

At Serenity Smiles, your smile and good oral health is our number-one priority. Our unique approach to dentistry is popular with our patients, because we fully understand the fear and trepidation many people experience when it’s time to visit the dentist. By using the most technology and techniques, combined with an atmosphere that is unlike any dental clinic you’ve ever been to, we are confident your experience will be positive.

Contact our Scottsdale dental clinic today to make an appointment for every member of your family and keep your smile looking its best.