MEET THE TEAM
DR. DEREK WALLIN
Dr. Wallin, a cosmetic dentist serving Casa Grande, Arizona, practices dentistry with one primary goal: to provide excellence in dental care. Dr. Wallin received his dental education at the University of the Pacific, located in San Francisco, and known for it’s progressive approach to patient care. The “Humanistic Approach” is a way of teaching that each patient is much more than just the teeth we treat and that relationships with our patients are key to understanding the needs of individuals. Dr. Wallin’s practice is modeled after the “humanistic approach” he was taught in school. Dr. Wallin is known for his clinical competence and ethical integrity and loves being able to play a small part in redefining a new level of patient care among some of the best dentists and dental specialists in the Casa Grande and Phoenix area. Dr. Wallin loves the charm of Casa Grande and most importantly the warmth of the people who comprise this community, and is committed to the growth and health of our friends, family, neighbors who compose our patients. We hope to meet you soon, and look forward to caring for you and your smile!
Dr. Wallin began his career in Beverly Hills working alongside world-renowned celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman, known for his regular appearances on ABC’s hit TV show “Extreme Makeover“, as well as the number one guest co-host on the syndicated daytime talkshow “The Doctors“, and many other television appearances. Dr. Dorfman also invented ZOOM! whitening, and authored a New York Times best seller “Billion dollar smile“. Working side-by-side with Dr. Dorfman treating A-list celebrities, musicians, artists, and athletes has set a high standard in dentistry early in his career, that Dr. Wallin strives to maintain on each patient. Dr. Wallin's father was his dentist and he always had an interest for spending time in the office. His father is retired but frequents Grande Smiles regularly as he likes to "keep an eye on things". Dr. Wallin and his father have a great relationship and has been an inspiration to Dr. Wallin's interest in dentistry, and in life. Dr. Wallin has been voted by his peers to Phoenix Magazine's 'Best Dentist- Best of Phoenix' for the past 4 straight years. Our team and office culture are centered on the experience of the patient, and we strive to give you a five-star experience every step of the way, we look forward to caring for you.
DR. JOHN CISMAS
Dr. Cismas’s mission is to provide his highest quality dental treatment on each patient. He strives to create an atmosphere that is professional while keeping his patient’s’ comfort first. As a dedicated and patient-centered dentist, he is passionate about getting to know his patients, and understands their individual needs in order to ensure they receive optimum dental services. Dr. Cismas believes a visit to the dentist is an experience and attention from the entire dental team should be felt throughout your visit. He is committed to helping patients improve and maintain their dental health, through his approach and deliver of dentistry.
He graduated from Midwestern University at the top of his class, earning his title of Doctor of Dental Medicine. During his time in dental school, he’s been recognized for his ability to best determine patients’ needs and provide excellent services and education on various dental procedures and preventative measures. He was hand-picked to provide care for difficult cases as well as high profile patients. He received several awards for outstanding achievements nationally and internationally in his clinical and academic performances, as well as knowledge in dental literature:
Pierre Fauchard Academy
American Academy of Periodontology
American Academy of Oral & Maxilla Facial Radiology
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
Deans outstanding clinical pair two years running
Digital Dentistry Award
Colgate Star Award
California Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association Award
Prior to dental school, Dr. Cismas was formerly a dental hygienist, he offers a wealth of advanced knowledge and a different perspective on his approach to gum and overall teeth health. During his time as a hygienist, he learned that dental hygiene is an integral component of oral health care and has a profound impact on the entire body. He loves teaching the role of proper dental hygiene in overall health and help others see its value too. Moreover, his consistent focus on remaining at the forefront of rapidly evolving dental care procedures allows him to stay on top of current and emerging trends in dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. Cismas enjoys working out, hiking, camping, playing tennis and basketball, spending time with his wife and cuddling with their three dogs.
He is friendly, quality-minded, and quick to make patients feel at ease by building long term relationships, trust, and friendships with each patient. He looks forward to caring for you and your dental health!
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SOME OF OUR HAPPY PATIENTS...
Dr Derek Wallin has taken care of my dental needs for years, can’t say enough great things about this guy, I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Derek is hands down the very best dentist you could choose for your dental care. I've known him for many years and cannot recommend him highly enough.
The staff were so friendly and so clear w their communication. It was a really seamless visit and there were no surprises. I was really impressed with the entire team, and am glad to have found my new dentist!