Around the Mountain Pediatric Dentistry - Offices in Flagstaff, Cottonwood and Lakeside, AZ

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Dr. Mitzi Wasden

Dr. Mitzi Wasden - Pediatric Dentist in Cottonwood, AZI grew up in the heart of the Midwest, in the wonderful state of Ohio. I attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for many years! I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and then transitioned to a dental student at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. During my dental studies I realized I wanted to focus my dental career on the most important, loving, and special types of patients, children. With that in mind I completed a Pediatric Residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where I was presented with the McDonald Award, an award given to one pediatric resident in the United States each year in recognition of their significant research contribution in pediatric dentistry.

After graduation I looked to the West, and began practicing in Denver, Colorado. I spent 5 years as an associate working alongside a wonderful mentor, Dr. Allen Vean. In Denver, while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, I met my husband, who spoke of a land of beauty and outdoor wonder. A land where winter’s chill was brief and temperate and warm sunshine on the face replaced the snow shovel in the hands. It sounded amazing!

We moved to the heart of the Verde Valley, Cottonwood, Arizona, in 2005 and started our practice, Cottonwood Children’s Dentistry. We have continued to be amazed by this incredible area. I love the wonderful people of our community, the breathtaking views in all directions, and the vast amount of outdoor activities available, which I enjoy with my husband and two children. As a pediatric dentist, I believe caring for and educating children provides a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

After 13 years of practicing as Cottonwood Children’s Dentistry, I am excited to join with Around the Mountain Pediatric Dentistry. I proud to be part of a group that believes in strong ties to the community in which they service and a commitment to caring and quality patient treatment.

Professional Highlights

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Board Certified)
  • McDonald Award Winner
  • The Ohio State University, Academic Honors
  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The Ohio State University, Masters of Science
  • North Eastern Reginal Board
  • Central Reginal Board
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Northern Arizona Dental Association
  • American Dental Association


  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Yavapai County Board of Health, Board Member
  • Sponsor of Community Athletics and Academic Teams and Groups


  • Arizona Sonshine Healthcare
  • Buena Vista Children’s Celebration Event
  • Elementary School Dental Education and Learning Programs
  • Church Youth Leader and Teacher

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