Open Wide Dental Review

Open Wide Dental clinic is based in Phoenix, Arizona and the clinic has been providing dental treatments with the use of cutting edge technologies for several years. Although the team offers several dental treatments, they specialize in providing their patients with beautiful smiles through cosmetic dentistry. In fact, their expertise in the use of cosmetic dentistry to provide general optimal health is what distinguishes them among others.

Meet the team

The team at Open Wide Dental clinic is led by Dr. Thomas Durisek, DDS who is also the founder. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill after which he founded the clinic in 2001. Being established in 2001 implies that Open Wide Dental Clinic has been serving the residents of Phoenix for the past 17 years. Dr. Durisek enjoys not only providing quality dental treatments to his patients but also providing the treatment with the use of highly technology-driven equipment. Being a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and several other dental associations is an indication of his level of expertise and experience in dentistry.

Another member of the team is Dr. Hugh Jernigan, DMD. Before going into dentistry, he was an international flight attendant and interpreter for more than a decade. He brought his ability to calm people in frightening situations into his dental practice. He got his dental degree from the University of Kentucky Dental School, Lexington. Dr. Jernigan is passionate about general dentistry.

The 2 dentists are supported by the following members of staff:

  • Sherry Connelly – Office Manager
  • Theresa Temarantz – Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Summer Monahan – Patient Coordinator
  • Michelle Espinosa – Dental Assistant
  • Nita Shumway – 2nd Dental Assistant

Opening Hours

The clinic is open between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Mondays through Thursdays and between the hours of 8am and 2pm on Friday but they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


  • They offer state-of-the-art technology in their treatments.
  • They have been in operation for over 17 years.


  • You can only visit them after booking an appointment.
  • They are not open at weekends.


There are several positive reviews on their website. In addition, they have a score of 4.2/5 from 29 Google reviews and a score of 4/5 from 56 reviews on Yelp.

How to reach them

You can contact them by filling their online contact form or by sending them an email on You can also call them on either 602-497-0313 or 602-374-9999. Their office is located at:

Address: 6520 N 7th Ave #1, Phoenix, AZ 85013.