Meet the Doctors
West Valley Dentist is all about oral health and prevention for children. “The most rewarding feeling for me is helping children overcome their fears and anxiety about dental treatments, allowing them to feel safe, cared for and comfortable. My team and I empower parents to make the right decisions regarding their children’s oral health.”
Dr. Lonny Dale Carmichael grew up on a cotton farm in Arizona. He loved sciences and decided to go into that career direction at a very young age. Dr. Carmichael graduated with distinction from Mesa Community College. During his studies at the Arizona State University, he also attended the Barret Honors College. After graduating from The University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Medical Sciences, he continued his education at the University’s School of Dentistry, where he received his D.D.S.
Dr. Carmichael continued his education at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He participated in specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program. While there Dr. Carmichael was honored to serve as Chief Resident for more than half of his tenure as a resident. During that time he was able to participate in many learning experiences that blended medicine and dentistry.
Dr. Carmichael graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry with a M.S.D. Degree in Pediatric Dentistry. After his advanced clinical training, he worked as an associate in a couple of Pediatric Dental Practices, before he started his own practice in Gilbert.
Dr. Carmichael has been very active in the dental community. He received various Honors and Awards from i.e. the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the VCU Department of Pediatric Dentistry, the Virginia Commonwealth University Alexander Student Research Fellowship and Barrett Honors College.
Dr. Lonny Dale Carmichael is a member of:
- Arizona Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- The American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Boy Scouts of America, incl. Lifetime Eagle Scout Association membership
In his spare time, Dr. Carmichael enjoys wrestling, football, and weight lifting. But his greatest enjoyment is spending time with his wife and children. Coming from a farm he still loves being around horses and being involved in farming in general. He remains very active at the family’s ‘Carmichael’s Farm’ in Palo Verde, Arizona.
Dr. Robert Balsmeier
After serving six years on active duty in the United States Air Force, Dr. Balsmeier completed and received his degree in Zoology from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Dr. Balsmeier then attended the Creighton University School of Dentistry located in Omaha, Nebraska. He then pursued further training in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Balsmeier spent the next two years training and studying as a pediatric dental resident. At the completion of his residency, Dr. Balsmeier was awarded his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Judd grew up here in Arizona. He and his wife have seven amazing children and they love living in such a great community. They enjoy spending time together as a family playing and watching sports, running, camping, snowboarding, mountain biking, playing games and going to the movies.
After graduation from Brigham Young University, Dr. Judd attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the premier national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He then completed his orthodontic residency, also at the University of Colorado. During his resident specialty training, Dr. Judd established a foundation based on the newest technology and orthodontic procedures including Invisalign treatment, adult treatment, adolescent treatment and early childhood treatment.
He continues to further his education through active participation in the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group, the Spear Study Club and by attending the American Association of Orthodontics general meetings. He is also an active member in the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Chad Stoker
Dr. Stoker has been practicing anesthesiology in Arizona since 2000. He grew up all over the western US before his family settled in Sandy, Utah. Dr. Stoker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, then his dental degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Following dental school, Dr. Stoker completed his residency in Dental Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and has been in private practice ever since.
Dr. Stoker is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is Past President of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Stoker’s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Spencer Mecham