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Greg Pafford, DDS


Dr. Greg Pafford is proud to be a third generation Phoenician and dentist who along with his father and grandfather have had the privilege to serve the downtown Phoenix community for 90 years. He graduated with honors from Arizona State University and the University of the Pacific in 1986.  Dr. Pafford was installed as the 105th President of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) on March 9, 2013 during the Association’s House of Delegates.  Dr. Pafford was honored as Dentist of the year by the Arizona Dental Association in 2007.

Dr. Pafford has served in numerous capacities for the Arizona Dental Association including President-elect and Secretary and has served as a member of the AzDA Board of Trustees since 2004.  He has represented the AzDA at the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates for several years.  He was also active in his local component society, the Central Arizona Dental Society.  He served as Secretary of this local component of AzDA in 2000; served on its Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000, and as President in 2002. 

In addition, Dr. Pafford has been very active in the Arizona Dental Foundation – the charitable arm of AzDA -- where he served as President from 2008 to 2010.  He has served as Chair of the Give Kids A Smile events from 2003 to 2013.  Since 2007, the Arizona Dental Foundation has provided over $4 million in free dental care to vulnerable citizens throughout Arizona.
His community volunteer activities include a big involvement with the Phoenix Boys & Girls Club.  He has served on the Executive Council and Corporate Board since 1988.  He is co-founder of the Phoenix Boys & Girls Club’s Dental Dave Pratt Dental Clinic; was President of this organization in 1998, and has served on its Corporate Board and as an Executive Council member.  He is a current member of the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club and volunteers for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Dr. Pafford is an avid runner and has run over 20 marathons for local charities over the past 13 years. 

Dr. Pafford has a family dental practice in downtown Phoenix, which emphasizes individualized quality dental care and up to date innovative treatments to enhance your smile.  He resides in Phoenix with his wife, Tracy Holter, and their two children, Jake, 7 and Kate, 18 months.