On the surface our doctors could not be more opposite. But as they say ‘opposites attract.’ As dental students, each of them achieved their goal to become orthodontists in uniquely different paths. As they entered residency and completed their orthodontic training, they realized that they shared a common passion for orthodontics and a mutual vision on the type of practice they wanted to create for their patients.
Both doctors began practicing in the Phoenix metropolitan area in 2004 and now have offices in Peoria & Chandler. They are members of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Arizona Dental Association and American Dental Association
Dr. El-Hillal (or, as patients call him, “Dr. O.”) has been published in numerous professional journals and held a number of leadership roles, including Chief Resident, while receiving his training.
Dr. O is known for his laid-back style and ability to communicate with patients and parents. When he’s not busy creating beautiful smiles he enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, golfing, hiking and scuba diving.
Dr. Saavedra - After attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Saavedra received his BS in Biology & Chemistry from Radford University and both his Doctor of Dental Medicine and MS in Oral Biology (including his Orthodontic Specialty Degree) from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Saavedra brings a passion for learning and new technologies to his work. In addition to the organizations listed above, he is a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.
Dr. Saavedra is known for his attention to detail and the ability to work with his patients to achieve the best possible result. When he’s not busy working, he enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering with computers, high-end audio and recording, biking and scuba diving.
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