Welcome to Dr. Carol Ford & Associates

Welcoming New Patients

Trusted, Caring & Convenient Dentistry for your family!

A sparkling smile is a definite benefit of regular dental visits, but it’s not the most important reason to see your dentist several times a year. Regular dental visits pay off in other ways, too — better digestive health with teeth that align and chew without pain; healthy breath and a clean-tasting mouth.
Our dental office is situated in the heart of Phoenix Arizona near I-51 and Camelback. We offer a complete range of treatments from everyday general dental care to cosmetic, implant and reconstructive dentistry.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon!


Dr. Carol FordMeet 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.


dentist-melanie-bauerMeet Dr. Melanie Bauer

Dr. Bauer graduated from  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.

Your first visit is all about you – your comfort, your happiness, and your health.

During your first visit, we will review your dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of your teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your X-rays, help you create your own individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. One of our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, checking your teeth and gums for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.

Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment:

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!