Meet Dr. Tim Cross - Tucson, AZ Dentist
“This is an exciting time for dentistry. Advances in science and technology allow us to accurately diagnose and deliver optimal care in a safe and cost-effective manner that has never been available until now. We are improving the oral health of people in ways never been done before. When you see somebody with a new smile that gives them the confidence to improve their own life it makes it all worth it.” – Dr. Cross
Dr. Tim Cross obtained his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University. While earning his degree in aviation, he competed and coached on the Ohio State Flight team. He was a professional airline pilot for four years before changing his career path and pursuing dentistry. Dr. Cross earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, California.
Continuing his education is of paramount importance to Dr. Cross. His recent studies of implants and dental prosthetics allow him to provide the best, most up-to-date care for his patients. His affiliations with the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Pima Dental Study Club, CEREC® Doctors, and SPEAR Education enable his dedication.
Outside the Office
While volunteering on the Native American reservation and discussing diabetes and healthy eating, Dr. Cross became aware of how the lack of adequate oral healthcare can have such a negative effect on the rest of the body. It also spurred his involvement in several community organizations. He is an active member of the Flying Samaritans Tucson Chapter, where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide free dental care to underserved populations in Mexico. Dr. Cross is also involved with the Truck of Love non-profit organization, which organizes mission trips to the Tohono O’odham Nation, a Native American reservation in southwestern Arizona.
Dr. Cross grew up in Menlo Park, California, and has lived in Tucson since 2010. He and his wife, Dr. Sara Garcia, have a dog named Luna. His free time is spent staying active by skiing, hiking, playing golf, and traveling. He especially enjoys time with family.