Our Team of Specialists

surgeryMany of the cases Dr. Arthur Chal treats are very complex. Because of his reputation and genuine passion for helping people, he gets referrals from the Mayo Clinic, from other dentists and medical specialists. These professionals send him trauma cases, people with complex pain or function issues, and patients that other dentists have attempted to treat without success. Others find out about us and come to us from around the country and even from the other side of the world.

To meet the needs of these patients, Dr. Chal has assembled a team of highly skilled specialists, each a recognized authority. A cornerstone to this approach is that he will personally coordinate and oversee each and every case. Dr. Chal will orchestrate the entire treatment process from initial diagnosis to completion.

The Phoenix Group, LLC was formed by Dr. Chal to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care for patients with complex medical-dental problems. Dr. Chal’s vision is to provide the patient with a precise diagnosis by following systematic protocols that he has developed. His unique treatment approach is to balance and harmonize the cranial skeleton, TMJ, facial muscles and teeth. When all of these components function together, the outcome can be spectacular.

Some patients will need expanded dental specialty care; for example, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, or oral surgery as a component of their treatment. The most involved cases would require skeletal radiographs, CBCT imaging, and TMJ MRI’s that would be reviewed by an oral and maxillofacial radiologist. The patient is then provided with a definitive diagnosis, thorough informed consent and treatment recommendations. As a team of specialists, The Phoenix Group, LLC, is directed by Dr. Chal and provides all aspects of care. The goal of treatment is to provide long-term health, stability, and comfort; therefore, enhancing the patient’s quality of life.

For patients who would like more information on this group concept, please refer to the teaching library section of this website. Two videos are particularly illuminating. The first titled “Complex Esthetic Reconstruction: Putting the Pieces Together” by Dr. Chal and Dr. David Hatcher, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. The second titled “Coordinating Interdisciplinary Care: The Phoenix Group, LLC, Approach” by Dr. Chal and five Phoenix Group members.

A team of specialists, “The Phoenix Group, LLC” is directed by Dr. Chal. Some of the doctors who consult with or provide direct patient care for the Phoenix Group, LLC have informational websites.

Here is the team:

Complex Oral Reconstruction, Esthetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry

Reed Day, MD, DMD, FACS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Karel A. deLeeuw, DDS, MD
Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix Campus

Jack Friedland, MD, FACS
Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery

David Hatcher, DDS, MSc
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist
Diagnostic Digital Imaging

Terry Maffi, MD
Facial Plastic Surgery

Mark Piper, DMD, MD
TMJ Diagnostics and Surgery

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