Meet Your Dental Team

Joshua Cadwell, D.D.S.

As an expert in the art of cosmetic and comprehensive reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Cadwell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Washington State University and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. With an engineering background coupled with artistic vision for how much a smile can transform a look and a life, Dr. Cadwell is in an elite class of less than 1% of dentists in the United States with such training. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Cadwell has changed the face of dental care as we know it. He has dedicated to his patients, whom he likes to call friends — those who are seeking to improve, renew, and rehabilitate not only their smile, but also their overall image and health. Dr. Cadwell practices dentistry which takes into account the whole person and recognizes that dental conditions and procedures impact a person’s general health and well-being.

The health of the mouth and the health of the body simply cannot be separated. Dr. Cadwell is passionate about creating beautiful and healthy smiles using this as a guiding principle. He believes in combining the most natural treatment approach with advanced technology and a relaxing environment to achieve optimal well-being for the body and soul. A leader in cosmetic and general dentistry, Dr. Cadwell has changed the lives of thousands of patients.

Known for his scientific knowledge, artistic and technical talents, Dr. Cadwell is an expert at creating healthy and natural looking smiles by practicing conservative, tooth preserving dentistry. Dr. Cadwell is highly committed to mastery in the latest in dental innovations. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced post-graduate training in various aspects of general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, dental implants, and pediatric dentistry. Rigorous training and experience provide Dr. Cadwell with a special understanding of the complex dynamics of a smile and the ability to preserve oral health for life.

Outside of the office Dr. Cadwell enjoys life in the desert. Whether it be hiking, biking, riding four wheelers or spending a weekend on the lakes, outdoors is where he enjoys his time most. He is also an avid pilot, father, and husband.  Occasionally, you may find him under the hood of one of his muscle cars keeping his busy hands as happy hands.


Thomas Burke, D.D.S.

Dr. Burke has joined with Dr. Joshua Cadwell to offer Tempe-area patients a variety of dental health services as well as preventive tips and helpful strategies for taking care of their dental health.

At Tempe Smiles Family Dental, patients always receive the latest techniques to help their teeth and their bodies, including restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, and more.

Dr. Burke completed dental school in Poland and then moved to the U.S. He graduated from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine with high honors. He began offering dental care in the Boston area starting in 2006. Two years later, he and his family moved to the Phoenix area where he continued to provide dental care for patients.

He and his wife, Anna, have been married 23 years. They have two daughters who are in their teens, Alexandra and Olivia.

When not helping patients with their dental needs, Dr. Burke enjoys off-roading, shooting, and exploring the local community. He also enjoys reading, and one of his favorite titles is “State of Fear” by author Michael Crichton.

Dr. Burke makes sure patients know that their teeth and gums are only part of the health of their overall bodies. In some cases, bacteria from irritated teeth and gums can spread into the body causing larger problems.

He is also aware that some patients, even adults, sometimes have a difficult time coming into the office, even for routine procedures such as cleaning or examinations. That’s why he and his team at Tempe Smiles Family Dentistry work hard to make everyone as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

The more often you have a satisfying visit, the easier it will be to come to the dentist for a visit in the future. As someone who specializes in family dentistry, Dr. Burke knows that every age group has different needs. He’s happy to work with all patients to make sure they turn any frowns or aches into smiles.


Your Team For Quality Care

Call Tempe Smiles Family Dental today to schedule a checkup or consultation with one of our family dentists. We’ll give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Saturday appointments available! We serve families in TempeMesaGilbertChandlerPhoenixScottsdale, and surrounding areas with full-service dentistry, reasonably priced.