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Top Dentists 2020

How the Top Dentists were chosen

“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”

This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results.

The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association as well as all dentists listed online with their local/regional dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer's work when evaluating the other nominees.

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received and status in various dental academies can play a factor in our decision.

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Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists.

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in Nevada. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

Disclaimer

This list is excerpted from the 2020 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 150 dentists and specialists in Southern Nevada.  The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. For more information, call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com, or visit www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Top Dentists 2020

The 150 best dentists in Southern Nevada, as chosen by their peers

*denotes cosmetic dentistry services

Dental Anesthesiology

Amanda J. Okundaye

8855 West Flamingo Road

310-486-6656

anesthesiabydramanda.com

 

Endodontics

Benjamin J. Barborka

Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, #A-106

702-876-5800

lvendo.com

 

W. Scott Biggs

Micro Endodontics of Las Vegas

4450 North Tenaya Way, #240

702-463-5000

lasvegasendo.com

 

William D. Brizzee

Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, #A-106

702-876-5800

lvendo.com

 

Matthew O. Cox

8460 South Eastern Avenue, #B

702-492-6688

coxendo.com

 

William J. Dougherty, Jr.

Sunset Endodontics

54 North Pecos Road, #B

702-436-4300

sunsetendo.com

 

John Q. Duong

Lakeview Dental

2291 South Fort Apache Road, #104

702-869-0001

karentrandds.com

 

David C. Fife

Fife & Steffen Endodontics

1975 Village Center Circle, #110

702-360-2122

drdavidfife.com

 

Adam Gatan

Seven Hills Endodontics & Microsurgery Center

2810 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, #200

702-384-0053

lvrootcanal.com

 

Chad R. Hansen

Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, #A-106

702-876-5800

lvendo.com

 

Darin K. Kajioka

Endodontics of Las Vegas

9750 Covington Cross Drive, #150

702-878-8584

endodonticsoflasvegas.com

 

Ronald R. Lemon

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

4505 South Maryland Parkway

702-744-2731

unlv.edu/people/ronald-lemon

 

Jason T. Morris

Nevada Endodontics

2510 Wigwam Parkway, #200

702-263-2000

nevadaendodontics.com

 

Kathleen F. Olender

Desert Dental Specialists*

7520 West Sahara Avenue

702-384-7200

dentalimplants-lv.com

 

Douglas R. Rakich

Endodontic Associates

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, #125

702-869-8840

 

Daniel I. Shalev

Nevada Endodontics

2510 Wigwam Parkway, #200

702-263-2000

nevadaendodontics.com

 

Ryan C. Shipp

Shipp Endodontics

9053 South Pecos Road, #3000

702-798-0911

shippendodontics.com

 

General Dentistry

Stanley S. Askew

Island Dental Center

9750 Covington Cross Drive, #100

702-341-7979

islanddentalcenter.com

 

Steven A. Avena*

3117 West Charleston Boulevard

702-384-1210

stevenavenadds.com

 

Eric Avitia

Aary Dental

7945 West Sahara Avenue, #101

702-363-0421

aarydental.com

 

Stacie Baalbaky

Elite Family Dental

7835 South Rainbow Boulevard, #28

702-898-8448

elitefamilydental.com

 

Will Baalbaky

Elite Family Dental

7835 South Rainbow Boulevard, #28

702-898-8448

elitefamilydental.com

 

Peter S. Balle

Balle & Associates*

2801 West Charleston Boulevard, #100

702-877-6608

balledds.com

 

Laurie S. Bloch-Johnson

Exceptional Dentistry*

9501 Hillwood Drive, #A

702-463-8600

drlauriesmiles.com

 

Derryl R. Brian

Nevada Trails Dental

7575 South Rainbow Boulevard, #101

702-367-3700

nevadatrailsdental.com

 

Pamela G. Caggiano

Excellence In Dentistry*

321 North Pecos Road, #100

702-732-7878

pamelacaggianodds.com

 

Colin M. Campbell

Saint Rose Family & Cosmetic Dentistry*

780 Coronado Center Drive, #110

702-387-5900

strosedental.com

 

Sandra Chan

Moore Family Dentistry

10624 South Eastern Avenue, #N

702-407-6700

lvsmiles.com

 

Aseem Chawla

Bella Smiles Las Vegas*

6040 South Rainbow Boulevard, #B-2

702-307-7777

bellasmileslv.com

 

Guy L. Chisteckoff

Island Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry*

8940 South Maryland Parkway, #100

702-270-6501

islandsmiles.org

 

Stephen H. Clark II

2820 East Flamingo Road, #B

702-732-2333

stephenclarkddslv.com

 

Kenneth M. Cox

6615 South Eastern Avenue, #106

702-735-3506

 

Chris S. Cozine

8579 South Eastern Avenue, #A

702-739-8289

cozinedental.com

 

Todd L. Davis

Sunstone Dental Care

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, #7-A

702-837-6555

sunstonedental.com

 

Mark Dorilag

Green Valley Dental Group

710 Coronado Center Drive, #100

702-260-0102

gvdentalgroup.com

 

Jason L. Downey*

8876 Spanish Ridge Avenue, #100

702-871-4903

smileslasvegas.com

 

Mark D. Edington

Modern Dental Care*

9895 South Maryland Parkway, #A

702-372-4039

moderndentallv.com

 

Donald J. Farr

2458 East Russell Road, #B

702-798-4595

donaldjfarrdds.com

 

Barton H. Foutz

Foutz Family Dentistry

2510 Wigwam Parkway, #100

702-792-5929

foutzdental.com

 

James B. Frantz, Jr.

Green Valley Dental Group

710 Coronado Center Drive, #100

702-260-0102

GVDentalGroup.com

 

Glen Gallimore

702Dentist

3455 Cliff Shadows Parkway, #130

702-839-0500

702-dentist.com

 

Irwan T. Goh

Smiles by Goh*

2653 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, #110

702-732-3754

smilesbygoh.com

 

Chad N. Gubler

Gubler Dental

11221 South Eastern Avenue, #200

702-558-9977

gublerdds.com

 

Steven L. Hardy

Paradise Family Dental

6825 Aliante Parkway

702-294-2739

drstevehardy.com

 

George Harouni*

731 Mall Ring Circle, #201

702-434-9464

georgeharounidds.com

 

Gregory M. Heideman

6950 West Smoke Ranch Road, #150

702-304-1902

lhdentalcare.com

 

Emily R. Ishkanian

Flores Family Dental

6536 North Decatur Boulevard, #120

702-242-3373

floresfamilydental.com

 

Brian R. Karn

Encore Dentistry*

9406 West Lake Mead, #105

702-331-9966

drkarn.com

 

Thomas P. Keating

Keating Dental*

880 Seven Hills Drive, #240

702-454-8855

keatingdds.com

 

James G. Kinard*

2780 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, #20

702-719-4700

 

William P. Leavitt

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

1001 Shadow Lane, #SLC-D 260

702-774-2641

dentalschool.unlv.edu

 

Ton V. Lee

Summerlin Smiles

9525 West Russell Road, #100

702-579-7645

summerlinsmiles.com

 

Robin D. Lobato*

9061 West Sahara Avenue, #101

702-877-0500

drlobato.com

 

Nicholas E. Lords

Rainbow Park Dental*

2950 South Rainbow Boulevard, #200

702-227-6510

 

Spencer Luth

Luth & Heideman Dental Care

6950 West Smoke Ranch Road, #150

702-304-1902

lhdentalcare.com

 

Kent A. Lysgaard

Lysgaard Dental

2911 North Tenaya Way, #101

702-360-9061

drlysgaard.com

 

David L. Mahon

Siena Dental

10075 South Eastern Avenue, #107

702-567-0000

sienadental.com

 

Ronald R. Marshall

6891 West Charleston Boulevard

702-255-6768

rrmsmile.com

 

George J. McAlpine

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

1707 West Charleston Boulevard, #290

702-671-5130

unlv.edu/dental

 

D. Kevin Moore

Moore Family Dentistry

10624 South Eastern Avenue, #N

702-407-6700

lvsmiles.com

 

E. Orlando Morantes*

3412 North Buffalo Drive, #107

702-794-0820

morantesdds.com

 

Johnny E. Nassar

Smile Design Center

10120 South Eastern Avenue, #375

702-361-9611

smiledesigncenterlv.com

 

William G. Pappas

7884 West Sahara Avenue, #100

702-367-7133

 

Sam Partovi

Desert Smiles Dental

10175 West Twain Avenue, #120

702-202-2300

desertsmilesdental.com

 

Marielaina Perrone

2551 North Green Valley Parkway, #A-405

702-458-2929

drperrone.com

 

James B. Polley*

1875 Village Center Circle, #110

702-873-0324

dentalsummerlin.com

 

John M. Quinn

Smiles for Life Family Dentistry

8930 West Sunset Road, #190

702-795-2273

lvsmilesforlife.com

 

Richard A. Racanelli

Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas

6410 Medical Center Street, #B

702-736-0016

lvstunningsmiles.com

 

Craig R. Rose

Rose Family Dentistry

8490 South Eastern Avenue, #C

702-914-0000

rosefamilydentistry.com

 

David B. Sandquist

Sandquist Dentistry*

2650 Lake Sahara Drive, #160

702-734-0776

sandquistdds.com

 

Douglas D. Sandquist

Sandquist Dentistry*

2650 Lake Sahara Drive, #160

702-734-0776

sandquistdds.com

 

Tammy Sarles

8650 Spring Mountain Road

702-869-0032

 

Nathan D. Schwartz

Henderson Family Dentistry

537 South Boulder Highway

702-564-2526

hendersonfamilydental.com

 

A. Thomas Shields

Shields Family Dentistry

653 North Town Center, #508

702-228-8777

shieldsfamilydentistry.com

 

Patrick A. Simone*

70 North Pecos Road, #A

702-735-2755

patricksimonedds.com

 

Susan S. Smith*

8275 South Eastern Avenue, #101

702-967-1700

susansmithdds.com

 

Zachary Soard

Dentistry for Families

1306 West Craig Road, #H

702-633-4333

dentistryforfamilies.com

 

Stephen W. Spelman

Spelman Dental Care*

3450 South Hualapai Way

702-871-6044

stephenspelmandds.com

 

Bradley S. Strong*

2931 North Tenaya Way, #200

702-242-3800

bstrongdds.com

 

Ronald R. Taylor

Las Vegas Dental Care

3505 East Harmon Avenue, #A

702-605-1819

dentistrylasvegasnv.com

 

Michael J. Tomita

Island Dental Center

9750 Covington Cross Drive, #100

702-341-7979

islanddentalcenter.com

 

Karen T. Tran

Lakeview Dental

2291 South Fort Apache Road, #104

702-869-0001

karentrandds.com

 

Terrie X. Tran

All Smiles Dental

10545 South Eastern Avenue, #140

702-492-9399

allsmilesbydesign.com

 

James J. White*

1140 North Town Center Drive, #170

702-562-8833

jameswhitedds.com

 

Johnathan R. White

Aesthetic Dentistry*

8084 West Sahara Avenue, #G

702-823-3000

jbwhitedds.com

 

Brad A. Wilbur

Green Valley Dental Center

275 North Pecos Road

702-896-8933

gvdentalcenter.com

 

Derrek A. Yelton

2625 South Rainbow Boulevard, #D-103

702-365-1743

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Michel Daccache

1701 West Charleston Boulevard, #520

702-750-9444

nevadaoms.com

 

Mark I. Degen

Red Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre

4730 South Fort Apache Road, #390

702-253-9090

redrockomsc.com

 

John J. Dudek

Mountain View Oral Surgery

6970 Smoke Ranch Road, #150

702-259-6725

mtvieworal.com

 

Jesse J. Falk

Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery

6200 North Durango, #100

702-867-2763

canyonofs.com

 

Ryan Gibson

Gibson and Leavitt Oral & Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

670 South Green Valley Parkway, #115

702-685-3700

ryangibsonoralsurgery.com

 

Steve J. Huang

Henderson Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, #2-E

702-270-2999

oralsurgeryhenderson.com

 

Gregory J. Hunter

Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, #200

702-360-8918

nevadaoralandfacialsurgery.com

 

Brendan G. Johnson

Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, #200

702-360-8918

nevadaoralandfacialsurgery.com

 

Katherine A. Keeley

2649 Wigwam Parkway, #102

702-263-9339

drkeeley.net

 

Matthew M. Kikuchi

Kikuchi Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

5765 South Fort Apache Road, #110

702-876-6337

omssnv.com

 

Bryce Leavitt

Gibson and Leavitt Oral & Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

670 South Green Valley Parkway, #115

702-685-3700

ryangibsonoralsurgery.com

 

Carlos H. Letelier

The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas

10115 West Twain, #100

702-367-6666

lasvegasoms.com

 

Jeff E. Moxley

Moxley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

3663 East Sunset Road, #403

702-898-8350

drjeffmoxley.com

 

Patrick A. O’Connor

O'Connor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

630 South Rancho Drive, #B

702-870-2555

drpatrickoconnor.net

 

Daniel L. Orr II

Medical Education Building

2040 West Charleston Boulevard, #201

702-383-3711

orrs.org

 

Steven A. Saxe

Advance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

1570 South Rainbow Boulevard

702-258-0085

nvjawdoc.com

 

 

Orthodontics

Victoria Chen

Significance Orthodontics

6018 South Fort Apache Road

702-213-4799

significanceorthodontics.com

 

David A. Chenin

Chenin Orthodontic Group

10730 South Eastern Avenue, #100

702-735-1010

cheninortho.com

 

Stephen T. Chenin

Chenin Orthodontic Group

10730 South Eastern Avenue, #100

702-735-1010

cheninortho.com

 

Eryn E. Ence

Ence Orthodontics

8490 South Eastern Avenue, #A

702-260-8241

vegascoolsmiles.com

 

Jedediah M. Feller

Feller Orthodontics

2871 North Tenaya Way

702-341-8668

fellerorthodontics.com

 

Michael C. Gardner

Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics

6005 South Fort Apache, #100

702-602-9066

leavergardner.com

 

James L Gibson

Gibson Orthodontics

70 East Horizon Ridge, #170

702-564-1037

gogibson.com

 

John C. Griffiths

Las Vegas Braces

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, #150

702-256-7846

lasvegasbraces.com

 

R. Cree Hamilton

Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics

401 North Buffalo Drive, #220

702-243-3300

hamiltonortho.com

 

Blaine R. Hansen

Hansen Orthodontics

3600 North Buffalo Drive, #110

702-568-1600

hansenortho.com

 

Scott E. Leaver

Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics

6005 South Fort Apache, #100

702-878-0764

leavergardner.com

 

James K. Mah

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

4505 South Maryland Parkway

702-774-2535

 

Jeremy S. Manuele

Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics

401 North Buffalo Drive, #220

702-243-3300

hamiltonortho.com

 

Carey B. Noorda

Okuda & Noorda Orthodontics

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, #1

702-737-5500

drnoorda.com

 

Alana Saxe

Saxe Orthodontics

3555 South Town Center Drive, #104

702-541-7070

saxeortho.com

 

Douglas K. Simister

Las Vegas Braces

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, #150

702-256-7846

lasvegasbraces.com

 

Robert H. Thalgott

Chenin and Thalgott Orthodontics

1945 Village Center Circle, #110

702-364-5100

thalgott.com

 

Mark Truman

Truman Orthodontics

10000 West Sahara, #110

702-500-1112

trumanorthodontics.com

 

Zachary B. Truman

Truman Orthodontics

880 Seven Hills Drive, #170

702-221-2272

trumanortho.com

 

Lance L. Whetten

4540 South Pecos Road

702-436-0999

whettenfellerorthodontics.com

 

Tracy D. Wyatt

Wyatt Orthodontics

7550 West Lake Mead Boulevard, #6

702-242-9777

wyattorthodontics.com

 

Pediatric Dentistry

 

Todd J. Baggaley

Dr. B’s Dentistry for Children

5705 Centennial Center Boulevard, #140

702-998-7100

centennialhillspediatricdentist.com

 

Bryan Q. Bui

Cavitybusters

6910 South Rainbow Boulevard, #104

702-362-5437

cavitybusters.org

 

Ryan S. Bybee

The Kid's Dentist

375 North Stephanie Street, #211

702-454-1008

kidsdentistofhenderson.com

 

Alice P. Chen

Red Rock Kids Dental

11700 West Charleston Boulevard, #180

702-242-2436

redrockkidsdental.com

 

Jeffrey A. Cox

Anthem Pediatric Dentistry

10400 South Eastern Avenue

702-531-5437

apdkids.com

 

Chad W. Ellsworth

Anthem Pediatric Dentistry

10400 Soluth Eastern Avenue

702-531-5437

apdkids.com

 

Ashley E. Hoban

Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry

635 North Town Center Drive, #104

702-838-9013

summerlinpediatricdentistry.com

 

Dawn L. McClellan

Dental Care International

1750 Wheeler Peak Drive

702-272-1100

dcare.org

 

Todd S. Milne

Children's Dental Center

2085 Village Center Circle, #120

702-240-5437

cdclv.com

 

Manny Rapp, Jr.

Adaven Children's Dentistry

2843 Saint Rose Parkway, #100

702-492-1955

adavenkid.com

 

Gary D. Richardson

Adventure Smiles

8995 West Flamingo Road, #100

702-838-5437

adventuresmiles.com

 

Joshua L. Saxe

A Childrens Dentist

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, #100

702-255-0133

achildrensdentist.com

 

Michael D. Saxe

A Childrens Dentist

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, #100

702-255-0133

achildrensdentist.com

 

Periodontics

David A. Arpin

Desert Dental Specialists*

7520 West Sahara Avenue

702-384-7200

dentalimplants-lv.com

 

Eric Bernzweig

Advanced Gum and Dental Implant Solutions

6835 West Charleston Boulevard

702-869-0114

ericbernzweigddsms.centurylinksite.net

 

Edilberto De Andrade

Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants

2610 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, #202

702-270-4600

 

Ryan S. Gifford

Periodontics Unlimited*

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, #201

702-259-1943

lvperio.com

 

Allen W. Huang

Significance Dental Specialists*

2430 East Harmon Avenue, #6

702-733-0558

sdsdental.com

 

Curry H. Leavitt

Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology

7475 West Sahara Avenue, #101

702-834-8900

redrockperio.com

 

Brian Mantor

Periodontics Unlimited

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, #201

702-500-1742

lvperio.com

 

James K. Rogers

Canyon Ridge Periodontics

3575 South Town Center Drive, #110

702-966-0300

canyonridgeperio.com

 

David J. Trylovich

Periodontics Unlimited*

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, #201

702-259-1943

lvperio.com

 

Prosthodontics

Evangeline Chen

Greater Las Vegas Dental

8867 West Flamingo Road, #100

702-880-5858

greaterlasvegasdental.com

 

Nelson D. Lasiter

2255 Renaissance Drive, #B

702-798-1987

nelsonlasiterdmd.com

 

Marco T. Padilla

Clear Choice Las Vegas*

6460 Medical Center Street, #300

702-430-2372

clearchoice.com/locations/dental-implants-las-vegas/

 

Steven L. Rhodes

501 South Rancho Drive, #E-29

702-384-4896

srhodesdds.com

 

 

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