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How the Top Dentists Were Chosen

Top DentistsThis list is excerpted from the 2021 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for almost 150 dentists and specialists in Southern Nevada. The Las Vegas area list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at www.usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853; write PO Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit www.usatopdentists.com.

SELECTION PROCESS

“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.

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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 top Dentist 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.

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 2021 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for almost 150 dentists and specialists in Southern Nevada.  For more information call 706-364-0853 or 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. Copyright 2008-2021 by topDentists, Augusta, Ga. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

Top Dentists 2021

The 148 best dentists in Southern Nevada, as chosen by their peers

Endodontics

Benjamin J. Barborka
Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, Suite A-106
702-876-5800
lvendo.com

Kristen Beling
Sunset Endodontics

54 North Pecos Road
702-436-4300
sunsetendo.com

W. Scott Biggs
Micro Endodontics of Las Vegas

4450 North Tenaya Way, Suite 240
702-463-5000
lasvegasendo.com

William D. Brizzee
Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, Suite A-106
702-876-5800
lvendo.com

Matthew O. Cox
8460 South Eastern Avenue, Suite B
702-492-6688
coxendo.com

William J. Dougherty, Jr.
Sunset Endodontics

54 North Pecos Road, Suite B
702-436-4300
sunsetendo.com

John Q. Duong
Lakeview Dental

2291 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 104
702-869-0001

David C. Fife
Fife & Steffen Endodontics

1975 Village Center Circle, Suite 110
702-360-2122
drdavidfife.com

Adam Gatan
Seven Hills Endodontics & Microsurgery Center

2810 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 200
702-384-0053
lvrootcanal.com

Chad R. Hansen
Las Vegas Endodontics

6655 West Sahara Avenue, Suite A-106
702-876-5800
lvendo.com

Darin K. Kajioka
Endodontics of Las Vegas

9750 Covington Cross Drive, Suite 150
702-878-8584
endodonticsoflasvegas.com

Ronald R. Lemon
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

1001 Shadow Lane, MS 7422
702-744-2731
unlv.edu/people/ronald-lemon

Jason T. Morris
Nevada Endodontics

2510 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 200
702-263-2000
nevadaendodontics.com

Kathleen F. Olender*
Desert Dental Specialists

7520 West Sahara Avenue
702-384-7200
dds-lv.com

Douglas R. Rakich
Endodontic Associates

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite 125
702-869-8840

Daniel I. Shalev
Nevada Endodontics

2510 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 200
702-263-2000

Ryan C. Shipp
Shipp Endodontics

9053 South Pecos Road, Suite 3000
702-798-0911
shippendodontics.com

 

General Dentistry

Stanley S. Askew
Island Dental Center

9750 Covington Cross Drive, Suite 100
702-341-7979
islanddentalcenter.com

Steven A. Avena*
3117 West Charleston Boulevard
702-384-1210
stevenavenadds.com

Stacie Baalbaky
Elite Family Dental

7835 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 28
702-898-8448
elitefamilydental.com

Will Baalbaky
Elite Family Dental

7835 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 28
702-898-8448
elitefamilydental.com

Peter S. Balle*
Balle & Associates

2801 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100
702-877-6608
balledds.com

Laurie S. Bloch-Johnson*
Exceptional Dentistry

9501 Hillwood Drive, Suite A
702-463-8600
drlauriesmiles.com

Derryl R. Brian
Nevada Trails Dental

7575 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 101
702-367-3700
nevadatrailsdental.com

Pamela G. Caggiano*
Excellence In Dentistry

321 North Pecos Road, Suite 100
702-732-7878
pamelacaggianodds.com

Colin M. Campbell*
St. Rose Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

780 Coronado Center Drive, Suite 110
702-387-5900
strosedental.com

Sandra Chan
Moore Family Dentistry

10624 South Eastern Avenue, Suite N
702-407-6700
lvsmiles.com

Aseem Chawla*
Bella Smiles Las Vegas

6040 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite B-2
702-307-7777
bellasmileslv.com

Guy L. Chisteckoff*
Island Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

8940 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 100
702-270-6501
islandsmiles.org

Stephen H. Clark II
2820 East Flamingo Road, Suite B
702-732-2333
stephenclarkddslv.com

Kenneth M. Cox
9157 Amber Waves Street
702-824-7660

Chris S. Cozine
8579 South Eastern Avenue, Suite A
702-739-8289
cozinedental.com

Todd L. Davis
Sunstone Dental Care

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, Suite 7-A
702-837-6555
sunstonedental.com

Mark Dorilag
Green Valley Dental Group

710 Coronado Center Drive, Suite 100
702-260-0102
gvdentalgroup.com

Jason L. Downey*
8876 Spanish Ridge Avenue, Suite 100
702-871-4903
smileslasvegas.com

Mark D. Edington*
Modern Dental Care

9895 South Maryland Parkway, Suite A
702-372-4069
moderndentallv.com

Donald J. Farr
2458 East Russell Road, Suite B
702-798-4595
donaldjfarrdds.com

Barton H. Foutz
Foutz Family Dentistry

2510 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 100
702-792-5929
foutzdental.com

James B. Frantz, Jr.
Green Valley Dental Group

710 Coronado Center Drive, Suite 100
702-260-0102
GVDentalGroup.com

Glen Gallimore
702Dentist

3455 Cliff Shadows Parkway, Suite 130
702-839-0500
702-dentist.com

John T. Gallob
UNLV School of Dental Medicine

1707 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 290
702-671-5175
unlv.edu/dental

Irwan T. Goh*
Smiles by Goh

2653 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 110
702-732-3754
smilesbygoh.com

Chad N. Gubler
Gubler Dental

11221 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 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, Suite 201
702-434-9464
georgeharounidds.com

Gregory M. Heideman
6950 West Smoke Ranch Road, Suite 150
702-304-1902
lhdentalcare.com

Emily R. Ishkanian
Flores Family Dental

6536 North Decatur Boulevard, Suite 120
702-242-3373
floresfamilydental.com

Brian R. Karn*
Encore Dentistry

9406 West Lake Mead, Suite 105
702-331-9966
drkarn.com

Thomas P. Keating*
Keating Dental

880 Seven Hills Drive, Suite 240
702-454-8855
keatingdds.com

James G. Kinard*
2780 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 20
702-719-4700

William P. Leavitt
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

1001 Shadow Lane
702-774-2641
dentalschool.unlv.edu

Ton V. Lee
Summerlin Smiles

9525 West Russell Road, Suite 100
702-579-7645
summerlinsmiles.com

Robin D. Lobato*
9061 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 101
702-877-0500
drlobato.com

Nicholas E. Lords*
Rainbow Park Dental

2950 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200
702-227-6510

Spencer Luth
Luth & Heideman Dental Care

6950 West Smoke Ranch Road, Suite 150
702-304-1902
lhdentalcare.com

Kent A. Lysgaard
Lysgaard Dental

2911 North Tenaya Way, Suite 101
702-360-9061
drlysgaard.com

David L. Mahon
Siena Dental

10075 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 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, Suite 290
702-671-5130
unlv.edu/dental

D. Kevin Moore
Moore Family Dentistry

10624 South Eastern Avenue, Suite N
702-407-6700
lvsmiles.com

E. Orlando Morantes*
3412 North Buffalo Drive
702-794-0820
morantesdds.com

Johnny E. Nassar
Smile Design Center

10120 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 375
702-361-9611
smiledesigncenterlv.com

Jorge Paez*
Nevada Dental Esthetics

5864 South Durango Drive, Suite 100
702-744-8007
lasvegas-cosmetic-dentistry.com

William G. Pappas
7884 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 100
702-367-7133

Sam Partovi
Desert Smiles Dental

10175 West Twain Avenue, Suite 120
702-202-2300
desertsmilesdental.com

Marielaina Perrone
2551 North Green Valley Parkway, Suite A-405
702-458-2929
drperrone.com

James B. Polley*
1875 Village Center Circle, Suite 110
702-873-0324
drpolley.com

John M. Quinn
Smiles for Life Family Dentistry

8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 190
702-795-2273
lvsmilesforlife.com

Richard A. Racanelli
Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas
6410 Medical Center Street, Suite B
702-736-0016
lvstunningsmiles.com

Craig R. Rose
Rose Family Dentistry

8490 South Eastern Avenue, Suite C
702-914-0000
rosefamilydentistry.com

David B. Sandquist
Sandquist Dentistry

2650 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 160
702-734-0776
sandquistdds.com

Douglas D. Sandquist*
Sandquist Dentistry

2650 Lake Sahara Drive, Suite 160
702-734-0776
sandquistdds.com

Tammy Sarles
8650 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 101
702-869-0032
mydesertbreezedental.com

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, Suite 508
702-228-8777
shieldsfamilydentistry.com

Patrick A. Simone*
70 North Pecos Road, Suite A
702-735-2755
patricksimonedds.com

Susan S. Smith*
8275 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 101
702-967-1700
susansmithdds.com

Zachary Soard
Dentistry for Families

1306 West Craig Road, Suite H
702-633-4333
dentistryforfamilies.com

Stephen W. Spelman*
Willow Springs Dental

3450 South Hualapai Way
702-871-6044
stephenspelmandds.com

Bradley S. Strong*
2931 North Tenaya Way, Suite 200
702-242-3800
bstrongdds.com

Ronald R. Taylor
Las Vegas Dental Care

3505 East Harmon Avenue, Suite A
702-605-1819
dentistrylasvegasnv.com

Michael J. Tomita
Michael J. Tomita, DDS

9750 Covington Cross Drive, Suite 100
702-341-7979
islanddentalcenter.com

Karen T. Tran
Lakeview Dental

2291 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 104
702-869-0001

James J. White*
1140 North Town Center Drive, Suite 170
702-562-8833
jameswhitedds.com

Johnathan R. White*
Aesthetic Dentistry

8084 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 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, Suite D-103
702-365-1743

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Michel Daccache
1701 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 520
702-750-9444
nevadaoms.com

Mark I. Degen
Red Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre

4730 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 390
702-253-9090
redrockomsc.com

Jesse J. Falk
Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery

6200 North Durango Drive, Suite 100
702-867-2763
canyonofs.com

Ryan Gibson
Gibson and Leavitt Oral & Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

670 South Green Valley Parkway, Suite 115
702-685-3700
ryangibsonoralsurgery.com

Steve J. Huang
Henderson Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, Suite 2-E
702-270-2999
oralsurgeryhenderson.com

Gregory J. Hunter
Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite 200
702-329-7554
nevadaoralandfacialsurgery.com

Brendan G. Johnson
Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery

6950 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite 200
702-329-7554
nevadaoralandfacialsurgery.com

Katherine A. Keeley
2649 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 102
702-263-9339
drkeeley.net

Matthew M. Kikuchi
Kikuchi Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

5765 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 110
702-876-6337
omssnv.com

Bryce Leavitt
Gibson and Leavitt Oral & Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery

670 South Green Valley Parkway, Suite 115
702-685-3700
ryangibsonoralsurgery.com

Carlos H. Letelier
The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas

10115 W. Twain, Suite 100
702-367-6666
lasvegasoms.com

Jeff E. Moxley
Moxley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 403
702-898-8350
drjeffmoxley.com

Patrick A. O’Connor
O’Connor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

630 South Rancho Drive, Suite B
702-870-2555
drpatrickoconnor.net

Daniel L. Orr II
Medical Education Building

2040 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 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
702-213-9247
significanceorthodontics.com

David A. Chenin
Chenin Orthodontic Group

10730 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 100
702-735-1010
cheninortho.com

Stephen T. Chenin
Chenin Orthodontic Group

10730 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 100
702-735-1010
cheninortho.com

Eryn E. Ence
Ence Orthodontics

8490 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 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, Suite 100
702-602-9066
leavergardner.com

John C. Griffiths
Las Vegas Braces

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 150
702-256-7846
lasvegasbraces.com

R. Cree Hamilton
Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics

401 North Buffalo Drive, Suite 220
702-243-3300
hamiltonortho.com

Blaine R. Hansen
Hansen Orthodontics

3600 North Buffalo Drive, Suite 110
702-568-1600
hansenortho.com

Scott E. Leaver
Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics

6005 South Fort Apache, Suite 100
702-878-0764
leavergardner.com

James K. Mah
UNLV School of Dental Medicine

4505 South Maryland Parkway
702-774-2535
unlv.edu/people/james-mah

Jeremy S. Manuele
Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics

401 North Buffalo Drive, Suite 220
702-243-3300
hamiltonortho.com

Carey B. Noorda
Okuda & Noorda Orthodontics

1701 North Green Valley Parkway, Suite 1
702-737-5500
drnoorda.com

Alana Saxe
Saxe Orthodontics

3555 South Town Center Drive, Suite 104
702-541-7070
saxeortho.com

Douglas K. Simister
Las Vegas Braces

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 150
702-256-7846
lasvegasbraces.com

Dave L. Smith
5320 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 4
702-871-1808

Robert H. Thalgott
Chenin and Thalgott Orthodontics

1945 Village Center Circle, Suite 110
702-364-5100
thalgott.com

Mark Truman
Truman Orthodontics

10000 West Sahara Ave., Suite 110
702-360-9000
trumanorthodontics.com

Zachary B. Truman
Truman Orthodontics

880 Seven Hills Drive, Suite 170
702-221-2272
trumanortho.com

Richard Webster
Webster Orthodontics

7603 Grand Teton Drive, Suite 110
702-819-9921
webster-ortho.com

Lance L. Whetten
4540 South Pecos Road
702-436-0999
whettenfellerorthodontics.com

Tracy D. Wyatt
Wyatt Orthodontics

7550 West Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 6
702-242-9777
wyattorthodontics.com

 

Pediatric Dentistry

Bryan Q. Bui
Cavitybusters

6910 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 104
702-362-5437
cavitybusters.org

Ryan S. Bybee
The Kid’s Dentist

375 North Stephanie Street, Suite 211
702-454-1008
kidsdentistofhenderson.com

Alice P. Chen
Red Rock Kids Dental

11700 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 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 South Eastern Avenue
702-531-5437
apdkids.com

Ashley E. Hoban
Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry

635 North Town Center Drive, Suite 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, Suite 120
702-240-5437
cdclv.com

Manny Rapp, Jr.
Adaven Children’s Dentistry

2843 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 100
702-492-1955
adavenkid.com

Gary D. Richardson
Adventure Smiles

8995 West Flamingo Road, Suite 100
702-838-5437
adventuresmiles.com

Joshua L. Saxe
A Children’s Dentist

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100
702-255-0133
achildrensdentist.com

Michael D. Saxe
A Children’s Dentist

8710 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100
702-255-0133
achildrensdentist.com

Periodontics

David A. Arpin*
Desert Dental Specialists

7520 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 1
702-384-7200
dds-lv.com

Edilberto De Andrade
Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants

2610 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 202
702-270-4600

Ryan S. Gifford*
Periodontics Unlimited

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 201
702-259-1943
lvperio.com

Allen W. Huang*
Significance Dental Specialists

2430 East Harmon Avenue, Suite 6
702-733-0558
sdsdental.com

Curry H. Leavitt
Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology

7475 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 101
702-834-8900
redrockperio.com

Brian Mantor
Periodontics Unlimited

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 201
702-500-1742
lvperio.com

James K. Rogers
Canyon Ridge Periodontics

3575 South Town Center Drive, Suite 110
702-966-0300
canyonridgeperio.com

David J. Trylovich*
Periodontics Unlimited

3811 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 201
702-259-1943
lvperio.com

 

Prosthodontics

Evangeline Chen
Greater Las Vegas Dental

8867 West Flamingo Road, Suite 100
702-880-5858
greaterlasvegasdental.com

Nelson D. Lasiter
Fee for Dentist

8772 South Maryland Parkway
702-586-7800
deefordentist.com

Marco T. Padilla*
Clear Choice Las Vegas
6460 Medical Center Street, Suite 300
702-430-2372
clearchoice.com/locations/dental-implants-las-vegas/

Steven L. Rhodes
501 South Rancho Drive, Suite E-29
702-384-4896
srhodesdds.com
 

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