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Mike Beckham, DDS

Dr. Mike Beckham, DDS Meet the Doctors Cave Creek, AZ Dentist | Beckham Dental Read Transcript

Dr. Beckham’s family rule growing up was that he had to work or play sports. He played high school football and, in the summer months during high school and college, worked at factories on the south side of Chicago. After graduating from high school, Dr. Beckham attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree. He went back home to Illinois to attend dental school at the University of Illinois before moving to Phoenix in 1981, where he was an associate dentist for two years.

Dr. Beckham on why he chose Dentistry

Dr. Beckham decided to start his own practice after watching patient after patient not get the care and service they deserved. After 25 years, he sold his practice and started Beckham Dental here in Cave Creek. One of the most rewarding parts of his job is when he is able to take a patient who has been treated poorly in the past and give them the dental care they deserve. When he cares for these people, restores them back to function, and provides them with a beautiful new smile, it is life-changing for both him and the patients.

Dr. Beckham has been married to his wife, Renee, for the past 20 years. They have two sons: Their older son works as a water resource manager, and their younger son is a sophomore at Northern Arizona University. They have three cattle dogs who love to chase tennis balls outside and a 20-year-old African Grey Parrot named Joey, whose favorite activity is riding on the handlebars of Dr. Beckham’s bike. Dr. Beckham’s other interests include hiking, running, and hanging out in Cave Creek.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Central Arizona Dental Society
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Check out the Scrub Brothers, Dr. Beckham’s podcast show!