20118 N 67th Ave Ste 308

Glendale, AZ 85308

Dr. John Turke

Smile Scientist

Dr. John Turke

Dr. John Turke, a distinguished figure in the Glendale, Arizona, dental community, has made an indelible mark through his work at Smile Science Dental Spa. Alongside his esteemed colleague, Dr. Richard Dawson, since February 2023, Dr. Turke’s journey from a dedicated dental assistant to a celebrated Doctor of Dental Medicine epitomizes his profound dedication and exceptional skill set in the field of dentistry.

Born and raised in Howell, Michigan, Dr. Turke’s academic path led him from Madonna University to Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, where not only did he hone his craft but also met his future wife, Jessica, a skilled speech therapist in the Maricopa County school system. Their shared journey has been enriched by the arrival of their son, Zach, deepening Dr. Turke’s connection to family and community.

At Smile Science Dental Spa, Dr. Turke embodies the pinnacle of dental care, particularly excelling in managing dental emergencies, executing precise root canals, teeth extractions, and placing same-day dental implants. His tenure in dentistry, preceded by invaluable years as a dental assistant, underscores his comprehensive understanding and mastery over intricate dental procedures.

Dr. Turke’s approach to dentistry is characterized by meticulous planning and a keen eye for aesthetics, often sketching out his thoughts and ideas to ensure every case is approached with the utmost precision. His commitment to excellence is evident in his attention to detail, where his obsession with the minutiae sets him apart, ensuring outcomes that not only meet but exceed patient expectations.

Beyond his technical prowess, Dr. Turke is known for his immense heart and dedication to his patients. His philosophy, instilled by his parents—”Do what you love, love what you do”—resonates deeply within his practice. He views dentistry as a blend of science, medicine, engineering, and art, allowing him to impact people’s health and well-being positively, embodying a passion that transcends the ordinary.

The Turke Family
The Turke Family

The Turke family treasures their time together, eagerly embracing life’s adventures and the joy of raising their son, Zach. Dr. Turke’s personal interests extend into his community, where he actively engages in initiatives aimed at improving public health and wellness.

Every day presents an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. It's about more than just teeth; it's about the person behind the smile.

At Smile Science Dental Spa, we’re dedicated to providing care that’s as compassionate as it is comprehensive, ensuring every patient feels like part of our family. We invite you to experience the unparalleled care and commitment at Smile Science Dental Spa, where Dr. Turke’s dedication to detail and patient-centered philosophy help craft smiles that last a lifetime. Join our dental family and let us be a part of your journey to a healthier, happier smile.

Root Canals

With extensive experience and thousands of root canal procedures to his name, Dr. John Turke is renowned for his efficiency and dedication to patient comfort. He is able to complete most root canal treatments in just one visit, including the placement of the crown. This efficient approach minimizes the need for multiple appointments, saving patients valuable time. On the occasional instance where it’s necessary to ensure the highest quality outcome, he may extend the procedure over a couple of appointments.


Dr. Turke has placed hundreds of dental implants, providing his patients with durable, long-lasting solutions for missing teeth. His meticulous attention to detail ensures each implant procedure sets the foundation for replacement teeth that not only function like natural teeth but also blend seamlessly in appearance.


Boasting years of expertise in dental crown placement, Dr. Turke excels in restoring the strength, functionality, and aesthetics of damaged teeth. His work with porcelain veneers is especially fulfilling, enabling him to dramatically transform his patients’ smiles. He follows a rigorous, detailed protocol in these procedures to guarantee predictable outcomes and high patient satisfaction.


Certified in Invisalign, Dr. John Turke has corrected a broad spectrum of dental and skeletal malocclusions throughout his career. His dedication to offering advanced orthodontic solutions ensures that treatments are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, resulting in effective and satisfying outcomes. This commitment allows him to address a wide range of orthodontic concerns, providing his patients with smiles that are not only beautiful but also functional.

Sedation & Comfort

Understanding that visits to the dentist can induce anxiety, Dr. Turke has committed to establishing not just a calming sedation protocol but also an inviting office atmosphere. By providing both nitrous oxide and moderate conscious sedation, he ensures a comfortable, anxiety-free experience for his patients. The office design reflects a commitment to patient peace of mind, offering various amenities to ease nerves, from a tranquil waiting area to treatment rooms designed for relaxation and distraction. This comprehensive approach to patient care guarantees a stress-free and comfortable experience from the moment patients enter Smile Science Dental Spa.


Dr. Turke possesses broad experience in performing tooth extractions, ranging from straightforward to complex surgical cases, including wisdom teeth removal. His proficiency allows him to manage nearly all extractions directly, reducing the need for external referrals except in specialized cases, ensuring that patients receive prompt and comfortable care within a familiar environment.

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