On the surface, our doctors could not be more opposite! But as the say ‘opposites attract’. However, there is an amazing uniqueness to them as they attended the same University and received the same training and guidance as dental students at Temple University.
As dental students, each of them achieved their goal to become orthodontists in uniquely different paths. As they entered residency together at Temple University, they began to develop a friendship as they quickly realized they shared a common passion for orthodontics and helping people. As their friendship developed, Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra began developing a mutual vision for the type of practice they wanted to create for their patients.
The time that Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra spent working closely together throughout residency allowed them to develop an uncanny ability to develop the same vision for how to treat patients. While it is not unusual to develop a friendship while attending the same school, it is unusual for two doctors to envision and create a practice together right after completing their studies.
Both doctors traveled out to Phoenix, Arizona in 2004 and quickly knew that it was the right community to begin a practice together. Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra now have three office locations in the Greater Phoenix area serving Peoria, Chandler and Tolleson. They are members of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Arizona Dental Association and American Dental Association.
Dr. O El-Hillal
Dr. O El-Hillal received his Bachelors Degree from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From there he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, MBA, Masters in Oral Biology and Orthodontic Specialty degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. O El-Hillal (or as his patients call him, Dr. “O”.) has been published in numerous professional journals and held a number of leadership roles, including Chief Resident while receiving his training. He has helped to develop E&S Orthodontics in to the leading provider of Damon Braces in the West Valley. Dr. O El-Hillal is known for his laid-back style and ability to communicate with patients and parents. When hes not busy creating beautiful smiles he enjoys spending time with his loving family, running, biking, golfing, hiking and scuba diving.
Dr. Wil Saavedra
Dr. Wil Saavedra grew up in Virginia, and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Radford University.Dr. Wil Saavedra completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine, Masters of Science in Oral Biology and Orthodontic Specialty certificate at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Wil Saavedra brings a passion for learning and new technologies to his work. Dr. Wil Saavedra stays on the forefront of technological advances and helps to keep the practice as one of the most advance in the industry.Dr. Saavedra is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Wil Saavedra is known for his meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work with his patients to achieve the best possible result. When he’s not busy working, he enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering with computers, biking and working out.
In addition to their contribution to their patients and community, Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra developed a
partnership with Arizona State University as an affiliated internship site. It allows Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra to act as a mentors and provide guidance to the young men and women that are on the pathway to becoming the future of the dental community.