Dr. Thomas Durisek, DDS
Dr. Thomas Durisek made Phoenix his home in 1997 immediately after graduating from dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was attracted to the warm, sunny weather and big open skies of Arizona that allow ample opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities such as running, hiking, camping, and exploring 4X4 trails. Dr. Thomas Durisek also has a passion for automobiles and enjoys travel and reading. Dr. Thomas Durisek founded Open Wide Dental in 2001 and is proud of the current high-tech facility that opened in 2007. He likes the challenges of dentistry and providing his patients with the highest level of general and cosmetic dental care using the most modern equipment and techniques. He maintains his membership in the ADA, AzDA, and Academy of General Dentistry by attending continuing education classes and participates in a Spear Education Dental Study Club based at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. He is excited to be an Invisalign Premier Provider offering a clear alternative to braces. He looks forward to seeing you at Open Wide Dental soon!
Dr. Hugh Jernigan, DMD
Dr. Jernigan grew up in North Carolina. Among his credentials, he holds a degree in Spanish Linguistics from High Point University and has traveled the world, teaching and interacting with people of different cultures. Prior to a career in dentistry, he was an International Flight Attendant and Interpreter for Delta Airlines for 11 years. This experience taught him to put people at ease in situations that make them nervous. He attended the Health Sciences Program at Arizona State University, then dental school at University of Kentucky in Lexington, graduating with the degree Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is proud to call himself a Phoenician again and a member of the team at Open Wide Dental! Dr. Jernigan loves every aspect of general dentistry, he especially enjoys working with people who may have previously avoided the dentist due to fear.