Meet Dr. John Patterson, DMD

Dr. John Patterson, DMD

Dr. Patterson graduated in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon receiving his DMD degree he moved to Phoenix and started practicing dentistry. Dr Patterson has been married for 16 years and has two children. Our approach is to provide dentistry one patient at a time with quality being the most important factor. Dr. Patterson has earned a sedation permit 1302 from the state of Arizona allowing him to sedate patients comfortably using the latest IV sedation, oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation techniques.

Dr. Patterson completed implant training 2 year externship in British Columbia, Canada and has been using digital 3D technology to perform complicated and simple implant cases with predictable outcomes. single visit CEREC dentistry has been the latest technology added to the practice in the last few years. Our office is striving to provide amazing quality crowns and porcelain restorations without the need for second visit. Dr. Patterson is constantly attending continuing education classes on the latest CEREC technology. Dr Patterson is an avid bike rider, runner, swimmer and has competed in numerous Ironman triathlons over the last few years.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, DMD
  • Univeristy of Oregon, Chemistry BS

Years in Practice: 14 Years

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish


Meet Our Staff


Rachelly Ayala, CDA

Rachelly Ayala, CDA

Alongside Dr. Patterson you’ll find his awesome assistant- Rachelly! She assists Dr. Patterson in all procedures- implants, crowns, fillings, etc. She is a key player to keeping the back office running smoothly so you’ll have the best visit possible. With over 6 years of dental experience, and earning her certificate of Dental Assisting in 2010 from Phoenix College, you know you’re in good hands!  Her favorite part of working in the dental field is helping create beautiful smiles! Outside the dental office, Rachelly enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, being an active member in her church, watching movies, and cooking.

Elizabeth Durazo

Elizabeth Durazo

Walk through the doors of Dr. Patterson Dental and you’ll be greeted by the always cheerful and smiling Elizabeth! As front office manager she is your point of contact for insurance, making appointments, reviewing treatment plans, and overall coordinating for your visits. She is passionate about making each patient feel like family and works diligently to maximize your insurance benefits. She will make sure you’re aware of all the details of your visits, from financials to scheduling, so you can kick back and relax during treatment. This multi-tasking extraordinaire has been in the dental field for over 6 years after earning her degree from MCC. Outside the office she enjoys traveling, working out, creating a lifestyle blog, and hanging out with loved ones.