Meet Dr. Higgs and Dr. Shumake at Aquila Dental in Chandler, AZ

Exceptional Dental Care in Chandler, AZ – Meet Dr. Rich Higgs and Dr. Max Shumake

At Aquila Dental in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Rich Higgs and Dr. Max Shumake are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care with a focus on patient comfort and cutting-edge technology. Their expertise and commitment to excellence have made them leaders in the field of dentistry in Maricopa County. 

Dr. Rich Higgs: A Legacy of Dental Excellence

Dr. Rich Higgs, the medical director at Aquila Dental, has been serving the Chandler community for over 20 years. His impressive credentials include:

  • Graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Attended The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in Alameda, California
  • Named 2020 Top Dentist by Phoenix Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the Top Three Best Cosmetic Dentists in Chandler
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)

Dr. Higgs is passionate about providing complete solutions for oral health and dental aesthetics, believing that a beautiful smile optimizes overall life experience.

The team at Aquila Dental provides cosmetic and general dentistry in Chandler AZ
The team at Aquila Dental provides cosmetic and general dentistry in Chandler AZ

Dr. Max Shumake: Bringing Fresh Expertise to Chandler

Dr. Max Shumake joined the Aquila Dental team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to patient care. His background includes:

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA
  • Completed an advanced general dentistry residency in Phoenix, AZ
  • Passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest dental technology
  • Focuses on creating genuine connections with patients to provide individualized care.

Comprehensive Services at Aquila Dental

Under the leadership of Dr. Higgs and Dr. Shumake, Aquila Dental offers a wide range of services:

  • General dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Treatment for TMJ, bruxism, and sleep apnea
  • Sedation dentistry for anxiety-free procedures
  • Same-day emergency appointments
  • State-of-the-art laser dentistry equipment

The Importance of Regular Dental Check-ups

Dr. Higgs and Dr. Shumake emphasize the critical role of regular dental check-ups in maintaining optimal oral health. These appointments allow for:

  • Early detection of issues like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer
  • Professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar build-up
  • Preventive care that supports overall health

Advanced Technology for Superior Care

Aquila Dental is equipped with cutting-edge technology to enhance patient care:

  • Digital X-rays for reduced radiation exposure
  • 3D imaging for precise diagnostics and treatment planning
  • Laser dentistry for less invasive procedures and faster healing times.


Q: What ages does Aquila Dental serve?
A: Aquila Dental is a family dentistry practice that serves patients aged four and older.

Q: Does Aquila Dental offer sedation dentistry?
A: Yes, sedation dentistry is available for all procedures, including cleanings, to ensure a pain-free experience.

Q: Can I get same-day emergency dental care at Aquila Dental?
A: Dr. Higgs and Dr. Shumake do their best to accommodate same-day emergency dentistry appointments.

Q: What cosmetic dentistry services are available?
A: Aquila Dental offers a range of cosmetic services, including veneers, whitening, dentures, and crowns.

Q: How can I schedule a consultation with Dr. Higgs or Dr. Shumake?
A: You can contact Aquila Dental directly to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Higgs or Dr. Shumake.

By choosing Aquila Dental for your oral health needs, you’re not just scheduling a dental appointment – you’re investing in your long-term health and well-being. With Dr. Rich Higgs and Dr. Max Shumake’s expertise, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, there’s no better time to prioritize your dental health in Chandler, AZ.

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