Canyonlands Healthcare

Canyonlands Healthcare
827 Vista Ave., Page, AZ 86040
(928) 645-9675
(928) 645-2626 fax

 Dental Services


DentalGood oral health is an essential part of your overall health. Canyonland's compassionate, well-trained Dental staff can help get you on the pathway to a healthy smile.

We provide a full spectrum dental care for you and your entire family at our locations in: Beaver Dam, Fredonia, Safford, and Chilchinbeto. Canyonlands strives to use the latest in oral health technology including digital x-rays and paperless dental records.

We not only feature preventive care, but also offer care for a variety of dental needs.

Services we provide include: emergencies, preventive, restorative, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, and periodontal (gum disease) care. In addition, our dentists provide children's dentistry, oral surgery services (extractions, some wisdom teeth), and some endodontic services (root canals).

We offer care to all patients and accept most insurances including AHCCCS. We also offer a reduced payment program for self-pay patients based on household income and family size.

Dental Providers


Dr. James Millward
James attended Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah, graduating in 1994 with integrated studies. He majored in Microbiology, Zoology and Chemistry. He graduated with honors in 1998 from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry. James started and ran his own successful private practice for 10 years. He is also the founder and owner of Dental Essentials School of Dental Assisting. James is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. In June 2010, James joined the Canyonlands staff in Fredonia, Arizona.

Dr. Scott Nuessle

Dr. Nuessle attended Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. He then attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)degree in 2002. After multiple years in private practice, and feeling something was missing, Dr. Nuessle chose to pursue a career practicing in rural Arizona. In December 2012 he joined the Canyonlands team and is practicing at the clinic in Chilchinbeto, Arizona.

Dr. Maria Rivera
Dr. Maria Rivera is the dentist at our Safford, AZ location. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for her undergraduate degree. She majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry and Anthropology. During her studies at the university she discovered her passion for dentistry and the importance of community healthcare. "I grew up in an impoverished community in Tucson, AZ. Very few people had access to healthcare, and their teeth were proof of that. I wanted to change this." Dr. Rivera later attended The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health to receive her doctorates in Medical Dentistry along with her certificate in Public Health- Dental Emphasis. She is a wife, mother, and oral health advocate.

Scott Ellis, Dentist


Dental Practice Locations

Fredonia Community Health Center
100 E. Wood Hill Road
Fredonia, Arizona 86022
Phone: 928-643-6215
Fax: 928-643-6218

Chilchinbeto Clinic
P.O. Box 1496
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Phone: 928-697-8154
Fax: 928-697-8559

Canyonlands Healthcare - Beaver Dam
3272 East Rio Virgin Road
P.O. Box 490
Littlefield, AZ 86432

Canyonlands Healthcare - Safford
2016 West 16th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-428-1500
Fax: 928-428-1555


Canyonlands Healthcare
827 Vista Ave
PO Box 1625
Page, AZ 86040
Phone: 928-645-9675
Fax: 928-645-2626 fax
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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