Dr. Bradley J. Sandvik graduated in 1996 with honors from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana obtaining a Bachelor of Science in biology. During his undergraduate years, he was selected and inducted into both the Mortar Board Honors Society and the Order of Omega Honors Society. He was also honored with the Montana State University Alumni Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence.
Dr. Sandvik furthered his education by obtaining a doctorate in dental medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001, graduating with high honors and clinical honors. Only one of a select few, Dr. Sandvik was inducted into the Omicron Alpha Upsilon Dental Honors Society. At graduation, he was bestowed the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award and the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics Dr. Fred E. Gulick Memorial Award.
Rather than go directly into private practice at this point, Dr. Sandvik pursued and was selected for a highly competitive residency program, entering the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in San Antonio, Texas. During his residency, Dr. Sandvik received extensive training in complex restorative and esthetic dentistry, periodontal and oral surgery, advanced endodontics, and implant dentistry. Upon completion of rotations in the hospital anesthesia department and the operating room, Dr. Sandvik became certified in providing IV conscious sedation for use in the dental environment.
After completing his AEGD residency, Dr. Sandvik relocated to Phoenix where he strengthened his abilities as a general dentist by becoming an associated dentist at Cactus Family Dentistry and Legacy Dental Group with his close friend and colleague, Dr. Louis Core. In December of 2004, he became the founder and sole owner of Desert Shores Dentistry in Ahwatukee, where he resides with his family.
In April of 2007, Dr. Sandvik was presented with the Spirit of Compassion Award by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Arizona for his volunteer work with the victims of crime. He has also worked with the “Give Kids a Smile” program, a volunteer effort of practicing dentists through the American Dental Association.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sandvik has continued his pursuit of knowledge as a member and active participant in many dental organizations and study clubs. He holds memberships in the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is an also active participant in Spears Study Club and the Foothills study club and logs over one hundred hours of continuing education annually.
Not only does he study what others have to teach, but he, too, shares what he knows with other dentists. Dr. Sandvik has given lectures pertaining to emergency medical management, complex implant restorative, esthetic restorative care, and advanced restorative treatment techniques. Most recently, he lectured to the Southern California Academy of General Dentistry and the Western Society of Periodontology and has been invited back to speak again this coming February.
In 2007, Dr. Sandvik became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor earned by fewer than seven percent of practicing dentists in the United States. Since that time, he has been working diligently towards obtaining his Mastership in the Academy and plans on being eligible for the award in 2012.
Dr. Sandvik loves to spend quality time with his wife and his two children. He enjoys biking, running, swimming, skiing, golf, taekwon do, and just “hanging out.”