My father was a contractor, and growing up, though I always thought I wanted to do something in health care, health care related, somebody suggested had I ever looked at dentistry. I hadn’t, and so I went and visited the dental school at University of Iowa. I really liked it, and as it turns out, it's similar to what I saw my dad doing growing up, just on a smaller, micro level.
I really enjoy working with my hands. Working with people has been a great fit for my life. The most rewarding part of being a dentist is to help people with their health, with their smile. People's teeth and their smile are a huge part of their everyday life, and I think in general, people take it for granted until they have an issue or a problem with their teeth. And for us to be able to help them walk out the door, feeling confident again, is very rewarding.
I think that the specialty training that we can provide as a prosthodontist along with 20 years of experience in restorative dentistry is invaluable to patients. It's, they're going to come here and get the best care available in a comfortable, friendly environment. That's what we provide here.
Dr. Libby was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He went to Iowa State University, where he received a bachelor of science in biology in 1993. He received his DDS from the University of Iowa in 1998. Dr. Libby went on to complete a prosthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut. After three years of intensive training in advanced restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant procedures, he moved to Phoenix, AZ in the summer of 2001.
Dr. Libby is married to Dr. Lidieth Libby, a practicing pediatric dentist in the office next door. They have three beautiful children who have brought much excitement to the Libby household. The Libbys also work with a Christian mission hospital that provides medical and dental care to poor people in Mexico. They try to make one or two trips a year, kids included, to provide care to the Mayan people in the Yucatan. The family also enjoys camping and vacations at the beach.