Scott Myers, DMD, will serve as clinical dental director at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at the Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic. He succeeds Dr. Ken Snyder, who has transitioned into a community outreach role as executive dental director for SVdP.
Myers comes to SVdP after 11 years of teaching at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he was director of the Comprehensive Care Unit and one of the co-directors for the Office of Clinical Education. Previously, he owned and operated a practice in central Phoenix for five years.
“St. Vincent de Paul is in good hands with Dr. Myers,” said Snyder, who will continue working in the clinic a couple of days a week. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing him for years, and I’m very excited about the level of passion, knowledge, and experience he brings to the dental clinic.”
Myers also completed postgraduate residences in advanced dentistry and oral science at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Morristown Memorial Hospital after graduating from the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Pittsburgh University.
“It’s an honor to follow in Dr. Snyder’s footsteps. He’s a fantastic role model, and I am grateful to be able to embrace everything that he did but still be me,” said Myers. “In this role with St. Vincent de Paul, I get to do the things I’m really passionate about and help change people’s lives. It doesn’t get better than that.”
SVdP says that Myer’s transition into the new role comes at an opportune time, as it will be reopening its newly renovated and expanded dental clinic in July. The expansion transformed the eight-chair clinic to 16, which will allow it to provide about 4,000 additional patient visits per year on top of the 6,000 it already performs.