While on vacation to Arizona in 1982, Dr. Mueller fell in love with the unique beauty of this state, and it always called him back in the years to come, eventually culminating in the opening of Arizona Smile Design in 2004. Today, he’s happy to share his 40+ years of dental experience with patients in need, helping them achieve the best health possible. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.
Dr. Mueller grew up loving baseball, and his passion took him as far as playing semi-pro ball with pro scouts in regular attendance. Unfortunately, a career-ending injury happened in his senior year of college – but when one chapter closes, another opens. His baseball coach growing up with a dentist, and the man influenced him a great deal when it came to seeing the potential of the oral healthcare field. His fresh start led him to a lifelong job that he still finds extremely satisfying to this day!
After studying at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Mueller pursued his dental doctorate at Southern Illinois University in Alton, IL, followed by a General Practice Residency. Over time, he has pursued continuing education at world-renowned institutes, such as the Pankey Institute, Dawson institute, the Spear Center, and the Hornbrook Institute.
Today, Dr. Mueller is considered a TMJ/sleep therapy expert and holds Diplomate status in a number of organizations, including the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of Sleep and Breathing, and the Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is a current member of the Arizona Dental Association. He has also been a faculty member at Midwestern Dental School for well over a decade.
Dr. Mueller has a grown daughter who just graduated with her MBA from Grand Canyon University. She lives in Toronto and is married to a dentist! As for personal hobbies, he enjoys hiking in the Arizona desert (when it’s not too hot), exercising, supporting small restaurants, and discovering new places. His love for sports is now mostly focused on golf. He used to play competitively and even got down to a handicap of 3.