Dr. Claire Anderson is originally from a small town in Mississippi. She became interested in dentistry after undergoing jaw surgery to correct her smile at 17. She spent her summers during high school and college learning more about the field by cleaning surgical instruments and shadowing her oral surgeon.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College, then headed west to Arizona where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. After graduation, she reported for active duty to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to complete a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency training program. She then served as the Brigade Dental Surgeon for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, for two years. Dr. Anderson completed two NATO training operations with her unit in Germany during this time.
She completed her endodontic residency training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Dr. Anderson achieved the rank of Major and served as the Officer in Charge and chief endodontist of Allen Dental Clinic at Fort Sill in Oklahoma for three years before moving back to sunny Arizona.
She has been in private practice in Arizona since 2021 and is currently pursuing board certification in Endodontics. In 2023, she was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Endodontics. She serves on the Alumni Board at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and, in her free time, Dr. Anderson enjoys rowing, golfing, and traveling to visit her friends around the globe.
Achievements, Honors, & Professional Organizations
- Fellow, International Academy of Endodontics
- Alumni Board, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health