Meet Dr. Carol Ford

Dr. Carol Ford has been working in dentistry for the past 30 years. Her unique ability to connect with her patients on a personal level allows her to develop strong relationships and create long-range strategic plans for optimal oral health. Dr. Ford began her career as a dental assistant, during which time she developed a passion for helping people improve their health and quality of life. In 1983, she graduated from the University of Washington Dental School with honors, including Excellence in Pediatric, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Ford is excited to welcome Dr. Melanie Bauer to the practice!


Born and raised in Denver, CO, Dr. Bauer graduated from the esteemed Creighton University with a degree in Environmental Science. She came to Phoenix and earned her Masters of Biomedical Science and her Dental Medical Doctorate degree from Midwestern University and, immediately following, joined the U.S. Navy and completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Upon completion of her residency in San Diego, CA, Dr. Bauer received orders to Okinawa, Japan where she served her country for three years.

With over a decade of scientific and dental education and training, Dr. Bauer is excited to join Dr. Carol Ford in providing an expanding portfolio of dental services and treatments for their patients. She is proud to call Phoenix home again and, in her spare time, you will find her soaking up the sun with her husband, baby boy, and frenchie. With her passion for dentistry, she is looking forward to meeting you and your family to continue to provide quality and compassionate care!