Meet Dr. Terry Work

A Passion for Dentistry

A dentist since 1993, Dr. Terry Lee Work loves coming to the office each day. It's part of his lifelong passion for working with his hands and working with people. Every appointment is a chance to connect with the Scottsdale community and help people experience the joys of having a healthy, beautiful smile.

"I had such a positive experience here." Hear From Our Happy Patients


Michelle Vander Lugt


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Such a beautiful office, great staff members. Dr. Terry and his team are so professional and I had such a positive experience here. They even have a massage chair while you get your teeth worked on! Thank you so much for making this experience so we joy able!

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Blake Quinlan


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Dr. Mary Ann and Dr. Terry are AWESOME! Love that they are locally owned and operated. I also have this uncanny ability of running into them at the grocery store! Book today!

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Dr. Work's Education and Career

Dr. Work began his formal education at the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelor of Science. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1989 before joining the Navy and serving as a Naval dental officer for four years.

In 1994, Dr. Work founded his own practice in Scottsdale, AZ. His continuing education includes periodontics and other specialized topics to ensure he can provide the most advanced care possible to his patients.

Dr. Work continues to mentor at multiple institutes, is an ambassador of education for Instradent, and he lectures on implant placement and bone grafting techniques. 

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Affiliations and Memberships

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Get to Know Dr. Work

Though Dr. Work resides in Scottsdale, he is originally a native of Grants Pass, OR. He is happily married to his wife, Mary Ann, and has two sons, Scott and Ted. Dr. Work has two cats, Ruby and Baldo.

When he isn't helping the patients of Scottsdale improve their oral health, he enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and skiing, as well as playing his guitar.

Dr. Terry Work and his wife Mary Ann

"I take the responsibility of earning my patients’ trust very seriously. The precision of being a good dentist is a great challenge, but more important is the challenge to connect with my patients on a personal level, learning about their lives, and creating a treatment plan that is not only convenient but effective.

"I love being able to do something that few people can do – make a true difference in the lives of those around me. It makes me feel like a valuable and connected member of my community."
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Visit Dr. Work

If you have questions about our dental practice or a procedure, or you would like to request a free consultation with Dr. Work, you can do so today by contacting us online or calling us.


9070 E Desert Cove Ave
Ste A101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Friday: Call to reserve an appointment

Highlighted Procedures

Dr. Work provides a wide range of dental care treatments to the patients of Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding communities, including: 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as prosthodontic tooth roots to replace missing teeth and support restorations such as dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.

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Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses smooth, clear aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

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Special Needs Dentistry

Dr. Work and his team provide dental care to special needs patients of all ages. Dr. Work has extensive training treating patients with special needs. 

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry allows patients with anxiety, dental phobia, and certain medical conditions to get the care they need. Our sedation options include nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, partially impacted, or simply causing overcrowding, wisdom teeth removal can help address those issues and provide you with relief. 

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you suffer from multiple oral health issues such as missing teeth and decay, full mouth reconstruction combines several restorative procedures to restore your oral health.

See How Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Help You
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Dental Works

Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work are the dentists of choice for many families throughout Greater Scottsdale. That's because our dentists:

  • Are affiliated with ICOI and the American Dental Association
  • Provide sedation dentistry for improved comfort and accommodation of special needs
  • Offer CareCredit® and Sunbit financing
  • Provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (480) 391-0099.

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