Meet Dr. Marina Ambridge

I love good coffee and pizza! I have a funny husband and a lovely toddler. We love to travel and collect souvenir plates and cooking books from every city we visit – over 100 so far! I have been drawing and painting since I was a child, and I plan to decorate The Smile Institute with my own artwork.

I am originally from Toronto, Canada. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto, one of the highest-ranked dental programs in the world. I was awarded the highest prize for academic excellence in preventive dentistry – proactive treatment to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Also, I received a prize for the best overall achievement in all four years of dental studies.

As part of the team at The Smile Institute, my goal is to give patients a beautiful smile and healthy teeth by using advanced dental technology and techniques. That is why I chose to equip my dental practice with state-of-the-art dental chairs providing patients with massage function and special devices to significantly reduce pain from anesthetic injections.

I also chose to go through a 2-year Master of Science degree program as well as 700 hours of additional post-graduate training, including a fellowship in orthodontics (braces) and implant dentistry. I am a certified Invisalign provider and I am trained in Botox & dermal fillers to provide my patients with the most holistic approach to facial beauty. I continue to advance my knowledge of the latest dental techniques every year by regularly attending conferences and advanced educational seminars.

I am a member of several dental professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. I am on the board of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I am also in the process of going through rigorous testing with all three of these major dental organizations to receive accreditation that I possess the skills to provide the most advanced cosmetic, implant and general dental procedures. I hope to apply my expertise to help you achieve excellent dental health!

What makes The Smile Institute Unique?

With qualified dentists and innovative technology on board, The Smile Institute can help you bring your dream smile to life by providing you with the optimum care you need to remain at the top of your oral health!

Founded by a passionate doctor named Marina Ambridge, who dreamed of innovating and transforming the dental industry, The Smile Institute has been spreading beautiful smiles across thousands of faces throughout Peoria, Arizona, with their innovative expertise, modern practices, and commitment to perfection. Our team makes use of the most innovative technologies and high-tech equipment to help you achieve your ideal smile in the most painless and effective manner possible!

At The Smile Institute, we leave no stone unturned in providing our patients with a top-class experience whilst making sure all their wishes are being fulfilled.

Whether you need dental implants or want to completely revamp your smile, our team can help you transform your appearance by crafting a jaw-dropping smile that you’ve always dreamt of!

Comfort and Luxury

At The Smile Institute, we understand how a crooked smile can shatter your confidence and affect your self-esteem, which is why we are willing to go above and beyond in order to provide the highest quality care to our patients in the most comfortable and soothing environment. With state-of-the-art equipment and chairs that have an in-built massage option to give you the most relaxing dental session, The Smile Institute will make sure to make your experience as comforting and uplifting as possible. We offer warm blankets, towels, and the best in-house coffee to keep you company, while our skilled doctors analyze and rework your smile.

Who says a visit to the dentist has to be dreadful or boring, especially for the kids? Our team has organized video games and miniature kitchen sets for your little ones to keep them occupied. They will also receive stickers and special gifts at the end of the procedure as a thoughtful gesture for cooperating with the staff.


Keeping both comfort and luxury in mind, we have invested in some of the most advanced tools and technologies including the latest Dexis Digital Sensor. It is a break-through digital x-ray device that offers high-quality imagery and is quite comfortable for placement in the mouth. We also make use of the most innovative CBCT x-ray equipment to generate three-dimensional (3D) scans of your entire mouth, offering utmost accuracy and precision. Have a fear of needles or injections? We have the ultimate solution for you – the SmartGate Dental Injection Aid Painless, and we promise you won’t feel a thing! This revolutionary device uses high-frequency vibrations to eliminate the pain felt during the prick of the injection.

At the Smile Institute, our main goal is to make your stay at the clinic as pleasant and entertaining as possible, which is why we offer a multi-screen entertainment system with Netflix – so you can sit back, relax and watch your favorite TV shows while your doctor does their magic!

If you are searching for a dental clinic that combines advanced expertise with modern technology and equipment, look no further than The Smile Institute – your one-stop solution to all your dental needs! With Dr. Ambridge and her team, you are just a step away from your very own Hollywood smile!