Dr. Devin Croft is a native of Glendale, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona for undergraduate studies, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology.
Dr. Croft attended dental school at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 2004 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While in dental school, he was active in the dental fraternities and student government. He was elected class vice president for the third and fourth years, and also served as the student council secretary.
In addition, Dr. Croft worked in a research laboratory investigating pain analgesics for inflammatory and bone cancer pain. This work was eventually published in 2003 in the scientific journal, Pain, and Dr. Croft also presented his findings at the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research general meeting. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Croft practiced as a general dentist in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for two years in a large group practice.
Having realized he wanted to further his education, he applied and was selected to attend the prestigious Temple University Orthodontic Residency Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 27 months, and eventually received a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science in oral biology. During his residency, his master’s research focused on the application of 3D imaging on orthodontic treatment effects.
Dr. Croft has expanded his orthodontic practice in Peoria, Arizona to include treatment of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and sleep disorder breathing related to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and excessive daytime tiredness.
He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He is also an active member of many orthodontic, dental, and sleep societies, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
He enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve their smiles, and helping ultimately to build their self-esteem and overcome the consequences related to sleep disorder breathing and obstructive sleep apnea, which improves his patients’ overall health and quality of life.
In his spare time, Dr. Croft enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, reading, and watching his favorite teams.