Meet Your Chandler Orthodontists
In 2004, Drs. O El-Hillal and Wil Saavedra founded E&S Orthodontics. The doctors studied together at Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and discovered that they shared a passion for patient treatments that were extraction-free and face-driven.
Dr. O and Dr. Saavedra practice at our Chandler office along with Dr. Dick Dykman of Bullmoose Orthodontics. Dr. Dykman and his team merged with E&S Orthodontics in 2018 and now offer services in the jointly branded Chandler Orthodontic office.
Below, get to know each of your Chandler Orthodontists.
Dr. O El-Hillal
Known to his patients simply as Dr. O, Dr. O El-Hillal earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at Franklin & Marshall College. He went on to study at Temple University’s School of Dentistry, where he earned multiple degrees – a Doctor of Dental Medicine, an MBA, a Master in Oral Biology, and an Orthodontic Specialty degree.
Dr. O is seen as a leader in the orthodontic industry. His work has been published in several professional journals throughout the years. His leadership ability has become real-world leadership as well. He’s filled various leadership roles during his training, including the coveted Chief Resident.
As one-half of E&S Orthodontics’ founding team, Dr. O helped bring forward-thinking, premier orthodontic care to the Valley. In 14 years of practice, E&S has become the Greater Phoenix Area’s leading provider of treatments like Damon Braces and Invisalign.
Dr. O maintains active memberships in the following organizations:
He is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
Dr. O is often praised for both his orthodontic expertise and his approachability. He communicates with patients and parents in a laidback style that builds trust and makes each appointment fun and memorable. Outside of work, he spends his time getting active by biking, hiking, running, golfing, and scuba diving.
Dr. Wil Saavedra
A Virginia native, Dr. Wil Saavedra earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the state’s Radford University. He earned multiple degrees while studying alongside Dr. O at Temple University’s School of Dentistry – a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Science in Oral Biology, and a certificate in Orthodontic Specialty.
Dr. Saavedra’s two biggest professional passions are learning and new industry technology, two parts of his work that go hand in hand. To provide the best care possible, he remains dedicated to learning about, and using, the latest technological advancements in the orthodontic industry. This interest doesn’t just benefit Dr. Saavedra – it ensures E&S stays at the forefront of local orthodontics and the industry as a whole. As a result, your Chandler Orthodontic office offers innovative treatments like Invisalign.
Dr. Saavedra is also known for his meticulous attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned to help patients achieve their perfect smile.
Like Dr. O, Dr. Saavedra currently maintains memberships in the following organizations:
Beyond work, he spends his time with family, and he enjoys biking, working out, and updating his computer skills.
Dr. Dick Dykman
Dr. Dick Dykman is the newest addition to the Chandler Orthodontics office.
He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Washington in Seattle and went on to the University of Michigan to earn his Dentistry degree. Dr. Dykman served as a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development for 8 years. During his time as a Fellow, he earned his Orthodontics Specialty Certificate from the University of Toronto.
During his time in dental school, Dr. Dykman was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. The organization is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. He was also inducted into Omicron Kappa Epsilon, a highly revered academic society. During college, he enjoyed membership in the Sigma Chi fraternity and has remained active ever since.
Dr. Dykman has practiced orthodontics in Arizona since 1991. Prior to Arizona, he served patients in Michigan, from 1978 to 1988.
Prior to merging with E&S, Dr. Dykman was named one of America’s Best Dentists in 2017. In addition to sharing Dr. O and Dr. Saavedra’s commitment to extraction-free, face-driven treatment, Dr. Dykman specializes in early treatment, treatments for sleep apnea and snoring and even pediatric sleep apnea. A further boost to the already expansive services offered by the joint Chandler Orthodontics office.
Like Drs. O and Saavedra, Dr. Dykman maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Arizona Dental Association, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
Outside of work, Dr. Dykman and his family are actively engaged in numerous community affairs, and he devotes his leisure time to one of three activities – golfing, traveling, or landscaping.