Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Steven Poulos


Dr. Steven H. Poulos received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in 1979. His special interests include helping anxious patients overcome dental fears, reconstruction of complex dental problems, cosmetic make-overs, emergency care, implant dentistry, children’s dentistry and advanced periodontic care. Dr. Poulos and his wife Cathy have two sons. They enjoy outdoor activities, travel, culinary pursuits, art and musical venues, and exterior gardening. They are active in their church, community and with their children’s activities.

Affiliations and Achievements:


  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Arizona State Dental Association
  • Member, Central Arizona Dental Society
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Author of:

  • Secret Weapons for Painless Dentistry
  • Secret Weapons for Success

Dr. Benjamin Baranes


Dr. Benjamin Baranes graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Baranes strives to deliver the highest level of treatment through a care and patient-focused approach.  Dr. Baranes completed one of the most advanced implant training courses in the country and is an active member of Spear Study Club.  He has worked in hospitals in Tuba City, Salt River and San Carlos and a private practice in Phoenix.  Dr. Baranes joined the dynamic team of My Scottsdale Dentist in November 2020.
Born and raised in France, Dr. Baranes enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney and both are very excited to welcome their first baby boy, Elan, in early June 2021.  Dr. Baranes loves his two cats, Obi-Wan and Zion.  He is an avid basketball and soccer fan.  Dr. Baranes enjoys his days off watching sports and trying new restaurants in the Phoenix metro area.

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