Whitney Downs, DMD
Midwestern University, Arizona State University
I got into healthcare to give back to the community. I chose dentistry because I like how it’s medical but there’s also an art to restoring people’s smiles so they have more confidence.
I love working for Mountain Park because of how much focus is put on the community. Mountain Park gives me the opportunity to educate patients in preventative care rather than just treating them after something has happened. The integration model of Mountain Park allows me to sneak into the exam room during a pediatrics patient’s visit and not only treat the patient but educate their parents to create a better foundation for prevention.
A lot of patients tend to be afraid of dentists. I want to show them we are not scary. In healthcare, I believe it is important to seek help and ask a lot of questions. I want my patients to feel comfortable with me and understand that communication is key. There is nothing they should be embarrassed about. I’m here to help.
I’m an Arizona native, so all my family is here. On the weekends I enjoy getting outdoors with my husband and our two dogs, a German Shepard and a Rottweiler. We enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and camping.