Meet the Doctors
About the doctors
ABOUT DR. FELDHAKE
Richard E. Feldhake, D.M.D.
A long-time Arizona resident, Dr. Richard Feldhake has a passion for dentistry and 30 years of dental experience, with over 20 years of experience in reconstructive dentistry, particularly dental implants, and special needs dentistry
Dr. Feldhake earned his B.S. degree in Physiology with a minor in chemistry from Southern Illinois University (SIU). He went on to achieve his doctorate in Dental Medicine from the SIU School of Dental Medicine, where he was awarded the Quintessence award, a title for the most exemplary students of the class, upon graduating. Focused on perfecting his skills and providing his patients with the best possible care, hecontinued to further his education, receiving a post-graduate certificate in implant dentistry from Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of North Texas. Every year he participates in 60-80 hours of continuing education courses to keep current with the ever-changing dental field, learning about new technologies and treatments. In the past he has dedicated numerous hours to classes and workshops covering a wide variety of topics, including dental implants, CEREC, periodontics, endodontics, bone grafting and oral pathology.
Memberships and Awards
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
The Arizona Dental Association
The Special Care Dentistry Association
The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Misch Surgical Fellow
Certified by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
In his free time, Dr. Feldhake enjoys spending time with his family; he has three sons and a daughter. He is an avid sport fan, supporting all the major Arizona teams, and also enjoys hunting and fishing. Although busy with his family and practice, when he can find time, he also likes to volunteer his dental expertise to those in need, having been a member of the Mission of Mercy since its beginning locally two years ago.
Benjamin J. Wachter, D.M.D.
Dr. Wachter is a Native of Arizona who graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association and the Special Care Dental Association.
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Dr. Wachter. Every year he is a participant at Special Olympics events providing oral health screenings and a volunteer dentist at the Arizona Mission of Mercy annual event. Every year Dr. Wachter provides dental care to underserved communities outside of the United States. This includes working with Latin World Ministries in Atoyac, Mexico. He most recently traveled to Uganda as a dentist with Medical Teams International at the Nakivale refugee camp.
Dr. Wachter enjoys watching and going to sporting events, especially col-md-6lege football. He is an outdoor enthusiast who likes to visit National Parks.