As illustrated on this page,  the lists of community services and  honors  received over the years, show why Dr. Griego is one of the most honored dentists in Arizona.  In April 2012, Creighton University's College of Dentistry bestowed one of its highest honors upon Robert and Lenni Griego by naming and dedicating its new, state-of-the-art  “The Lenni and Bob Griego Dental Simulation Center.” This highest honor recognizes Robert and wife, Lenni, also a Creighton alumna, for their many years of affirmative support to their Alma Mater.


The  slideshow  includes Dr. Griego receiving Creighton University's College of Dentistry 2006 Alumni Merit Award. This annual award is one of Dr. Griego's most cherished because its recipient is selected from a national group of alumni who have been nominated and selected from strict criteria.   Also shown in the slideshow is the state-of-the-art Dental Simulation Center.   It is comprised of 24-networked station, high-graphic microcomputers that provide the latest in high-technical training to dental students. This facility enables students to learn dental techniques before they provide dental services to patients. Click here to view the article. These are the latest of many honors and awards that Dr. Griego has received over the years for dedicated service to his profession and to the community.

Also, Dr. Griego has served in various volunteer capacities with community service groups and youth organizations that include the West Valley Child Crisis Center, Phoenix United Way Fund Drive, Glendale Civic Exchange Club, cofounder of Charity Denture Clinic for the Underprivileged, John C. Lincoln Children's Dental Clinic, Good Shepherd Home for Girls, Little League Baseball volunteer coach, Central High School volunteer assistant basketball coach, and Girls Softball League coach. 

Dr. Griego's outstanding community and professional services---and awards---recognize him as one of Arizona's most honored dentists, as affirmed by the long list of honors and services to his dental profession ---one who continues to work diligently to advance and preserve his profession to better serve the people of Arizona.


  • Board of Directors, West Valley Child Crisis Center

  • President, West Valley Child Crisis Center

  • President, Creighton University Alumni Association, Phoenix Chapter

  • Chair, Delta Dental ad hoc committee to save Delta Dental Plan of Arizona

  • Delta Dental CEO Search Committee

  • Delta Dental Plan of Arizona Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2001-2003, Board Chair

  • Volunteer Coach, Little League Baseball

  • Central High School, Basketball

  • Rams League Girls' Softball

  • Member, Glendale Civic Exchange Club

  • Dental Chair, Phoenix United Way Fund Drive

  • Cofounder of the Charity Denture Clinic for the Underprivileged

  • Volunteer, John C. Lincoln Children's Dental Clinic

  • Volunteer, Good Shepherd Home for Girls


  • Creighton University School of Dentistry Alumni Merit Award 2006 must be nominated Arizona Dental Association Service Award - Hall of Fame 2003

  • The Arizona Award- AzDA Outstanding Dentist of the Year, 1990, and again in 1998

  • Arizona Dental Association President=s Award, 1992

  • Received Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentists Prestigious Award of Recognition, 1998

  • Rio Salado College President's Leadership Award, 1998

  • Awarded Fellowship , American College of Dentists

  • Awarded Fellowship, International College of Dentists

  • Awarded Fellowship, Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentists

  • Awarded Fellowship, Academy of Dentistry, International

  • AzDA Political Action Committee- Top Fund-raiser Award, ADA National Level - 2000

  • Prescott High School Sports Hall of Fame

  • Phoenix Magazine A Top Dentist Award


  • 40 year Private Practice - General Dentistry

  • Received awards from the American Dental Association

  • Received awards from the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA)

  • Received awards from the Central Arizona Dental Association

  • President of the Arizona Dental Association 1995-1996

  • President of the Central Arizona Association 1989-1990

  • Delegate to the American Dental Association 1993-2003

  • Participated in Annual ADA Meeting Reference Committee 1995

  • Participated in  Annual ADA Meeting Committee on Credentials, Rules and Order 2001

  • Speaker, House of Delegates - Arizona Dental Association 1997-2002

  • Chair, Arizona Dental Association Oversight Committee which spearheaded development of the Rio Salado College of Hygiene 1995-1997

  • Chair, Central Arizona Dental Association Peer Review 1987-1989

  • Chair, Arizona Dental Association Political Action Committee 1996-2001

  • Board of Director of the Arizona Dental Foundation for Research and Education 1992-2003

  • Chair, Fund raising committee of the Arizona Dental Foundation

  • Founding President, D.D.S., Inc. for the profit subsidiary of the AzDA

  • Chair-ADA Arizona section of Dentistry for the Handicapped

  • Participated in AzDA Council of Government 1996-2002

  • Board Member, Creighton University Dental Advisory Board 1970-1987

  • Served as Chair, AzDA Children's Dental Health Month Committee

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