Meet The Kidiatric Specialists
Dr. Walter Villanueva, D.D.S.
Walter Villanueva, D.D.S, is a native of Rochester, New York, who moved to Phoenix, AZ to promote healthy smiles in July of 2009. Dr. Villanueva has practiced Pediatric Dentistry for several years across the country prior to bringing his talents in dentistry to Kidiatric Dental. Dr. Villanueva graduated and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University of Buffalo- School of Dental Medicine.
After finishing his dental education, he moved to New York City where he received additional training at an advanced postdoctoral program in the field of pediatric dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Villanueva holds an active membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, cooking, travel, and a multitude of outdoor activities.
Dr. Mike Phillips, D.D.S.
Dr. Mike Phillips is a pediatric dentist with over 20 years of academic experience serving as a clinical attending for CHOB with the University of Buffalo. Dr. Mike joined Kidiatric Dental in December of 2015 and quickly became a member of the Kidi family. Dr. Mike enjoys hiking in his spare time, playing with his dogs, and exploring our glorious Arizona mines for minerals and gems.
Mindi D'Elia, D.M.D., M.S.D., MEd
A native of the Chicagoland area, "Dr. Mindi" moved to Arizona in 2005, where she then completed both her Bachelor's and first Master's degree at ASU. Always passionate about the lives of children, she initially began teaching high school math and science, but soon realized her passion was in medicine.
After Dr. Mindi graduated from Midwestern University Dental School in Glendale, she worked as a General Dentist for a year, then moved to Seattle for 2 years where she attended the University of Washington's Pediatric Dentistry residency program. UW's program trained in both hospital and private practice settings, giving "Dr. Mindi" the best of both worlds.
The day after graduation Dr. Mindi, her husband, and their three labradoodles (Frankie, Johnny and Rufus) moved to Queen Creek. When not providing dental care, Dr Mindi enjoys local Broadway theaters, reading, hiking/biking, traveling the world and considers herself a "professional foodie".
Dr Mindi is Board Certified, a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
Personal Quote: "Every child deserves to be treated with the utmost love and kindness during their dental visits no matter who they are or where they come from."