Ownership v3

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Orthodontics
Harmony Orthodontics

Gaby Aranda, DDS

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Orthodontics
Harmony Orthodontics

Tod Hardin, DDS

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General Dentistry
Bluetree Family Dental

Trever Keele, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
Dentistry For Kids

Blake Wilde, DDS

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Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Daniel Walton, DDS, MS

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Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Cintia Teglia, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

Kevin Olson, DMD

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General Dentist
Desert Valley Dental

Brad Munninger, DDS

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General Dentist
The Dentists’ Office

James Smerdon, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

Jeremy John, DMD

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General Dentistry
The Dentists’ Office

Derek L. Johnson, DMD

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General Dentistry
Desert Valley Dental

Eric Homze, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Trent Gookin, DDS

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Oral and Facial Surgery
Sierra Oral and Facial Surgery

Ryan Falke, DDS

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Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Brent Corbridge, DMD, MSD

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Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Nicole Bui-Fong, DDS

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Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Lance Bruntz, DMD, MSD

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General Dentistry
Aland Family Dentistry

Troy Aland, DDS

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Orthodontics
Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

Alan Larkin, DMD, MS

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General Dentistry
Ponderosa Family Dental

Russell Curtis, DMD

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General Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Steven Calderwood, DDS

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Orthodontics
Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

James Mungcal, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Aaron Duffy, DDS

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Dentist Anesthesiologist
Dental Anesthesia of Nevada

Bryan Horgan, DDS

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Pediatric Dentistry
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Brad Barlow, DDS

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General Dentist
Incline Dental Care

Matt Milligan, DDS

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Orthodontics
Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics

Christian Hoybjerg, DDS

Orthodontics
Harmony Orthodontics

Gaby Aranda, DDS

Dr. Gaby started her dental career in 1998 at the prestigious New York University School of Dentistry. She graduated at the top of her class in 2002 earning national honors.

She specialized in Orthodontics at Oregon Health Science University and immediately knew that she had found a home here in the Northwest. Since 2007, Dr. Gaby has been creating beautiful smiles for children and adults in the Gresham and Camas area. As a mom she can appreciate the life of a busy parent and makes every effort to make treatment affordable and convenient for the families in the practice.

On her time away from the practice she enjoys spending time with her three daughters and husband. They all love taking in everything that the beautiful Northwest has to offer especially outdoor exercising and enjoying all the local culture.

Orthodontics
Harmony Orthodontics

Tod Hardin, DDS

Dr. Hardin believes that a healthy sense of humor, a constant drive to learn new things, and a sincere desire to be involved and interested in the lives of his patients and staff pretty much sums up what Harmony Orthodontics is all about!

Since 1996, Dr. Hardin has created beautiful smiles for thousands of families in the greater Portland and Vancouver areas. He comes from a long line of dental professionals, with his father and grandfather having impeccable careers in the dental field.

When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, dabbling with photography, anything to do with the outdoors, and yes, even showing up at the starting line of a few endurance events (whether he finishes or not is another story)!

General Dentistry
Bluetree Family Dental

Trever Keele, DDS

Dr. Trever Keele was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He received his B.S. in biology from Brigham Young University. He attended dental and business school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees.

He was awarded a certificate in general dentistry following completion of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program through the University of Texas School of Dentistry. He practiced for many years in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston before relocating to Bountiful. While in Houston he was on staff with the Methodist Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Texas. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a recognition achieved by less than 5% of dentists.

Dr. Keele is affiliated with various professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has acquired and maintains advanced training in the following disciplines of dentistry: restorative treatment (fillings, crowns), oral surgery (extractions), prosthodontics (bridges, dentures), endodontics (root canal therapy), periodontics (gum treatment), orthodontics (braces), and dental implants.

Outside of dentistry Dr. Keele loves sports, both as a fan and a participant. He and his wife, Heidi, have three beautiful children. In their spare time they can be found reading, biking, fishing, golfing, skiing and attending the performing arts.

Dr. Keele enjoys developing personal relationships with his patients and is passionate about creating both functional and beautiful smiles. Whether it is helping a patient become free of pain or completing cosmetic procedures, he finds satisfaction working with his patients to assist them in achieving their unique oral health care goals. Dr. Keele looks forward to caring for your family’s smiles for years to come.

Pediatric Dentistry
Dentistry For Kids

Blake Wilde, DDS

Life in the Office

My goal is to make coming to the dentist fun. I hope that by providing a great experience and teaching kids how to successfully take care of their teeth, we can set them up with lives filled with healthy teeth and happy dental visits.”=

Life at Home

My wife, Brooke, and I have five children and enjoy raising them here in Reno, where Brooke grew up herself. In our free time, you’ll probably find us doing yard work, hiking a trail, swimming at Tahoe, or skiing at Mt. Rose. And when I have nothing else to do, I love to draw, paint, garden, and bike.

Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomat

Education

I grew up just outside San Diego, CA and lived there until going to college at Brigham Young University. After college I attended dental school at the Ohio State University and discovered that working with the kids was exciting; it brought me a lot of joy and satisfaction. Following dental school I moved to Arizona and completed a two-year specialty program in pediatric dentistry.

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“I love what I do. Working with the kids is refreshing and fun; they keep me entertained and always make me laugh. I think I have the best job in the world.”

Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Daniel Walton, DDS, MS

Life in the Office

Orthodontics is an exciting and rewarding profession and I feel lucky to be a part of it. I became interested in orthodontics at a young age because I loved how science and art were used together to create beautiful smiles and provide a lifelong service to patients. It’s great being able to interact with my patients every day. I love seeing the positive changes that take place and the confidence they gain as I help create the smile they’ve always wanted.

Life at Home

Family is the most important part of my life and my greatest source of happiness. My wife, Sarah, and I have four children; Annie, Leah, James and Kate. We love to travel and visit family as much as possible, but when we’re home you’ll most likely find us up at the lake in the summer, on the slopes in the winter, or at our children’s various sporting events and performances all year round. I love photography and videography, which means all of these family activities are always thoroughly documented. I also love music and enjoy playing the piano and guitar.

Memberships

  • Top 1% Invisalign Provider

Education

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, but moved to the States to attend college at Brigham Young University. After graduating with honors from BYU’s School of Business I attended dental school at the University of California San Francisco where I was awarded the Regent Scholarship, the highest recognition awarded to entering dental students. I completed my orthodontic specialty training with a three-year residency at The Ohio State University where I received my Master of Science in Orthodontics.

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I work with an amazing group of skilled and motivated staff who work hard to make sure our patients have the best orthodontic experience possible.

Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Cintia Teglia, DDS

Life in the Office

My favorite thing about my job is having the opportunity to interact with children every day. They are spontaneous, honest and cute. They teach me so much! My goal is to provide to my patients and parents a positive, fun and educational experience.

Life at Home

I was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. That makes Spanish my first language; I met my husband at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, , Michael, a native Nevadan who loves hunting and came to the USA in 1991. We have two children, Tony, who is a student at UNR and Selena, who is finishing eighth grade.

I go back to Mexico every year to visit my family. We go swimming in the ocean and love the beach! We enjoy the outdoors, camping with family and friends, swimming in the lakes, kayaking, paddle boarding or just simply taking our three dogs, Duke, Bullet and Milo, for a walk. My favorite food? You guessed it, Mexican!

Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics

Education

I earned my first dental degree in 1988 at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, in Mexico City.  I got my second dental degree at the University of the Pacific A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, in 2003 and I have been working with children my whole career.

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My favorite thing about my job is having the opportunity to interact with children every day. They are spontaneous, honest, and cute. They teach me so much!

Pediatric Dentistry
Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

Kevin Olson, DMD

Dr. Kevin Olson, a native Nevadan, grew up in the small Nevada town of Pioche. He was the valedictorian of his class in a high school with about 200 students. He graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Reno, with an English degree and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine in 2009, graduating Summa cum Laude.

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Olson’s goal is to provide positive dental experiences early in childhood to keep kids dental visits fear-free into their adult lives. Early in dental school, he witnessed a very difficult and uncomfortable dental appointment for a little girl. Thinking she was likely to continue to be fearful of the dentist for the rest of her life, he worried she would suffer additional dental problems. From that point forward, Dr. Olson set out to prevent some of those terrible experiences early on in an effort to change kids’ dental experiences.

In 2011, he completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and then immediately came to Carson City and opened Carson City Pediatric Dentistry. In 2019, Carson City Pediatric Dentistry opened a second location in Dayton, Nevada, called Dayton Pediatric Dentistry.

As a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Olson is well versed in the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

He is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association®, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Northern Nevada Dental Society, National Dental Association, and the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Olson met his wife, Teah, at UNR while she was completing her degree in nursing. They have four children and spend family time playing sports, reading and increasing Star Wars trivia knowledge. Dr. Olson’s favorite hobby is woodworking, and several of his projects adorn the office. His most recent masterpiece is the TNT toy box.

Dr. Olson is passionate about helping children and helping make their early dental experiences positive for the rest of their lives. He also hopes that by creating more and more winning smiles, he can help the Resistance keep the First Order from taking over the galaxy.

General Dentist
Desert Valley Dental

Brad Munninger, DDS

Dr. Munninger is a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. He also received advanced training in periodontal medicine and surgery at the University of Louisville. Brad is an active member of the Nevada Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Brad is also one of the few dentists in Nevada certified in ClearCorrect™. Dr. Munninger would like to establish a life long relationship with his patients, centered around trust, compassion, and great dental care. Away from the office, Brad enjoys spending time with his family, fitness activities, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

General Dentist
The Dentists’ Office

James Smerdon, DDS

Life at Home

Dr. Smerdon is married and the father of two children. He enjoys fishing, skiing, remodeling projects, cooking and bike riding with his family and friends.

Memberships

  • American Dental Association of Orthodontist
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society.
  • Sierra Nevada Study Club
  • Peer Review Mediator for the Northern Nevada Dental Society

Education

James P. Smerdon grew up in Truckee, California and received his degrees from the University of Nevada and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he graduated in 2003. Dr. Smerdon stays current with new technology and evolving dental care through continuing education courses, including a mini residency for implant dentistry and implant retained dentures. Dr. Smerdon believes that through patient education and prevention of dental decay his patients have confident, beautiful smiles.

Pediatric Dentistry
Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

Jeremy John, DMD

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. John loves working with children and providing a positive and enjoyable dental experience!

Born a native Nevadan and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, he has long awaited the opportunity to return home and provide care for his community after completing his educational journey. After graduating from Weber State University in Utah, he obtained his dental degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine in 2009. He then provided general dental care to tribal members of the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico for four years as a member of the Indian Health Services, which reinforced his passion for pediatrics.

In 2015, he completed his pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving as chief resident. To provide his patients with the highest standard in pediatric dentistry, Dr. John prepared for and achieved the pinnacle in pediatric dentistry, the written and oral board of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently holds the status as diplomate in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

He is member of the American Dental Association®, the Northern Nevada Dental Society, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and also currently serves as President of the Society of American Indian Dentists.

He met and married his love, Lori, while attending college in Utah and they have three very active children who eagerly anticipate free time with their dad after work. He enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, camping and hiking, playing sports and attending Wolf Pack sporting events. They love Carson City and you will probably see him and his family supporting the local community with AYSO soccer, Carson City Little League and at the pool swimming with the Tiger Sharks!

Dr. John is passionate about both helping children and making visits to the dentist as pleasant and fun as possible for the young patients!

General Dentistry
The Dentists’ Office

Derek L. Johnson, DMD

Derek L. Johnson was born and raised in Fallon. He graduated from Churchill County High School in 2001 as valedictorian of his class. After serving a 2 year mission for his church he graduated with honors from the University of Nevada in 2007 with a degree in Biology. Dr. Johnson received his dental degree from UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine in 2011.

Dr. Johnson loves being a dentist and practicing in the town he grew up in. He believes that through patient education and attention to detail, his patients can expect a healthy beautiful smile. Dr. Johnson is married to Tristin, also a native of Fallon, and they are the proud parents of three children. He loves spending time with his family, whether it be coaching them in youth sports, going on family trips, or going to the movies.

General Dentistry
Desert Valley Dental

Eric Homze, DDS

Life in the Office

All of us at Desert Valley Dental are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best quality dental care. We offer the latest in dental technology and up-to-date dental procedures. Choosing a dental health care provider is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want professionals who are caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. We will take the time to explain your treatment options. Our doctors and staff will provide the newest, safest, proven procedures and the latest in dental technology. We believe our practice will provide all of your dental needs.​

Life at Home

Eric truly loves being a dentist and enjoys working with patients to come up with the best treatment for each person. Eric is a fitness enthusiast and is an avid fan of Nebraska Football.

Memberships

  • Nevada Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Education

Dr. Homze is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical College, School of Dentistry. He also received advanced training in oral surgery at the University of Southern California.

Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Trent Gookin, DDS

Life in the Office

Working with children is my favorite part of pediatric dentistry. The opportunity to work with kids always brightens my day and allows me to have fun while providing their dental care.

Life at Home

While in dental school, I married my best friend, Amy. Together, we love to go hiking, spend time at the lake, and go to Disneyland. I also enjoy photography and playing music on the drums and guitar.

Memberships

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomat
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • University of the Pacific Alumni Pediatric Chapter

Education

I attended the University of Nevada, Reno for my undergraduate education and then moved to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. In dental school, I quickly realized that treating children was my passion and I decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry. I completed my pediatric residency with Lutheran Medical Center at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, as the Chief Resident.

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While treating children, I always strive to ensure that they are having fun while in the dental office and develop a trusting relationship with the child and parent.

Oral and Facial Surgery
Sierra Oral and Facial Surgery

Ryan Falke, DDS

Life in the Office

Dr. Ryan Falke has a unique background, equipping him to provide outstanding oral and facial surgery within an atmosphere of Compassion, Comfort and Expertise. He earned a computer engineering degree from Brigham Young University, publishing in the field of autonomous robotics.

After working as a network engineer, he moved his family to Southern California to pursue his love for dentistry at Loma Linda University, earning a doctorate of dental surgery. He then practiced for a year as a general dentist in the greater Sacramento area. Desiring to specialize, he returned to Loma Linda to complete a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. There, he enjoyed an expansive and robust training experience, qualifying him to provide excellent and comprehensive face, mouth, and jaw surgery

Life at Home

I am happy to be settled in Reno with my wife and four children. It has been my dream to operate my own practice, centered around treating people with Compassion, Comfort and Expertise in a place I am proud to call home.

After visiting numerous locations, my wife and I fell in love with the mountains, nearby skiing, local hiking and the good people of Reno. We enjoy most things outdoors, but in particular, I love golfing, hiking, snow-skiing, playing racquetball, and geocaching.

On most weekends, I can be found exploring the area with my kids or enjoying date night with my wife, Stephanie.

Education

Dr. Larkin grew up in Las Vegas, NV and lived there until going to college at Brigham Young Dr. Falke received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. Working at the only level-one trauma center in the entire Inland Empire, and under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Alan Herford, Dr. Falke received an extensive training experience.

This includes being proficient in the most technologically-advanced methods not only for wisdom tooth removal and dental implants, but for corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, facial reconstruction and facial cosmetics.

During his time at Loma Linda, Dr. Falke conducted research in the field of bone regeneration and bone grafting, which enhances his success in placing dental implants. Dr. Falke is well-equipped to practice comprehensive oral and facial surgery.

Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Brent Corbridge, DMD, MSD

Life in the Office

Dr. Corbridge is a practicing Orthodontist at Orthodontic Partners, which is affiliated with Bluetree Dental in 2012.Dr. Corbridge is one of the founding partners of Bluetree and currently serves as its Managing Partner. Orthodontics is Dr. Corbridge’s passion. He says “It is such a privilege to work with the team I do, and to work with the patients I do. Even after 19 years of producing great smiles,it is still so cool to see the final results. I love to get to know new people and it is always a kick to see what people have been up too.”

Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Schulman Study Group

Education

Dr. Corbridge received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. In 1993, he earned his dental degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR and later completed his orthodontic training in St. Louis, Missouri.

Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Nicole Bui-Fong, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

The thing I love most about pediatric dentistry is that it is never boring! Kids are so honest and unpredictable. Each day of work is fun, different, and refreshing. Just as each child is unique, every family is unique as well. I take pride in getting to know my patients and their families so that I can deliver a personalized approach to dental care that meets each family’s individual needs. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California, San Diego for my undergraduate education. After college, I interned at the office of my childhood pediatric dentist and fell in love with working with children. I obtained my DDS degree at UCLA and completed the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). During my training at CHLA, I exclusively treated children with medically and behaviorally complex issues; because of this, I have a particular passion in treating children with special needs.

I am new to the Reno area, but my husband has lived in Reno for the past 7 years. We love trying new restaurants and traveling to visit our friends and family. We are both California born-and-bred, so we like to keep warm during the winter, but once the sun is out, our favorite thing to do is to visit Lake Tahoe.

I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life. I am currently pursuing my board certification in pediatric dentistry.

Fun fact: Bui is pronounced Boo-EE, like a buoy that floats in the water.

Orthodontics
Orthodontic Partners

Lance Bruntz, DMD, MSD

Life in the Office

I love coming to work everyday.  My favorite part is seeing how excited patients are to get started in treatment and how enthusiastic they are the day they get them off.  It’s also fun to see how kids grow and change into young adults, as well as witnessing the overwhelming joy some adults have as we give them the smile they have always wished for.   We have a terrific staff that loves to take care of our patients.  They receive numerous compliments on a daily basis of how nice they are and how much it shows that they love what they do. Invisalign is an integral part of our practice.  We are one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the nation and have helped develop this space age technology to help align teeth.  Further, we are among the most experienced providers of Invisalign in Nevada, as well as the entire country.  We are classified as a Top 1% provider of Invisalign, indicating we are very experienced in treating all types of patients and bites using this awesome technology.   These revolutionary technologies really have motivated me to become a better orthodontist and makes me proud knowing that I’m creating the best smile and healthiest bite possible in the shortest time.  In my residency program, I never thought I would be using 3D computer software, robotics, and space-age wires and plastics to create personalized smiles.  Orthodontics has really changed in just a matter of years!

Life at Home

My wife, Tracy, and I have a son, Landon, and daughter, Carrigan. We also have our first child (our Beagle) named Nyobi. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities including golf, wakeboarding, mountain biking, running, camping, hiking, snow skiing and snowboarding.  My favorite activity though is spending time with my kids.  I love having fun with them and watching them grow and advance in life.  From reading Harry Potter to them both, to teaching them how to ski and wakeboard, to coaching them in soccer, to helping them in school and more; children are definitely what life is worth living for!

Memberships

  • Delegate for the Nevada Dental Association for over 10 years
  • Northern Nevada Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Top 1% Invisalign Provider

Education

As a native Nevadan, I was born in Yerington and raised in Carson City where I graduated from Carson High School. I earned my Bachelors degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating with distinction. I then received my Doctorate with honors from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. As part of my continuing education, I was granted the award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-Facial Complex by the American Association of Orthodontics in 2001. Additionally, I was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. Upon completion of my dental degree, I attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio to complete my residency in Orthodontics and was granted my Masters degree in dentistry after defending my thesis.

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I’m blessed to have a great supporting team to help share in my passion as well.   We pride ourselves on great customer service and the highest quality of orthodontics we can deliver. We look forward to helping create the perfect smile for you!

General Dentistry
Aland Family Dentistry

Troy Aland, DDS

I love being able to help our patients overcome fears, conquer pain, and discover that going to the dentist can be a fantastic, painless experience.

Each day brings a schedule full of patients and possibilities, whether we are seeing old friends or getting to know great new individuals visiting for the first time. I enjoy hearing patients share their stories as we work together. I learn a lot from my patients and genuine, lasting relationships form.

Dentistry is more than a profession, it’s a passion for me. I enjoy seeing the confidence patients gain by having a beautiful, bright smile. Having successful treatment is rewarding to both the patient and me because we feel proud of what we’ve accomplished together. Whether following simple or very complex procedures, it is meaningful for me to see our patients’ futures brighten by improving their health.

What is better than having fun at work? This team gets along well and laughs a lot. We are like a close family. I respect and admire their dedication, attention to detail, and caring nature. They give me confidence that each visitor to our practice will receive the best care imaginable. We work together to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease during your appointment. Our goal is to treat you like family.

All of us look forward to helping you achieve great oral health and a smile you’ll love to share with the world!

Orthodontics
Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

Alan Larkin, DMD, MS

Life in the Office

“With orthodontic treatment, we will have several appointments together and I want you to not only enjoy your new look and straight teeth but also enjoy your visits to our office and develop a close friendship with me and my staff. My hope is that when you are finished with braces you can say, ‘I really loved my orthodontic experience at Legendary Smile!’”

Life at Home

While at Brigham Young University, he and his wife started a family. By the time they graduated from orthodontic residency, they had 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls. In their free time they love to swim, snow ski, ride ATVs and dirt bikes. When they’re not doing those outdoor activities, you’ll probably find Dr. Larkin tickling the ivory keys on the piano or eating at his favorite restaurant – Port of Subs.

Memberships

American Dental Association of Orthodontist
Northern Nevada Dental Society.

Education

Dr. Larkin grew up in Las Vegas, NV and lived there until going to college at Brigham Young University. After college, he attended dental school at the University of Louisville, KY. He then immediately moved to Saint Louis, MO where he spent an additional 30 months receiving more training through a specialty program in orthodontics.

Dr. Larkin has always taken education seriously. While in dental school, he woke up at 3 am every day to study and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Now that he’s finished with school, he keeps similar habits (although the 3 am has been changed to a late night). He still studies each morning and whenever possible attends national and local classes to stay atop the new research in his field.

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“I love seeing the positive influence braces can have on a person’s social, emotional, and work life.”

General Dentistry
Ponderosa Family Dental

Russell Curtis, DMD

I was born in Chicago but moved to Reno as a teenager and graduated from Reno High School. I still consider my greatest High School achievement to have been becoming best friends with the girl who eventually relented and became my wife. After High School, I served a two-year religious mission in Argentina. I returned from this experience with a love of the Spanish language and the Latino culture. As a second-generation dentist, I had always been around the field of dentistry. Still, my true respect and love for the profession came while working as a dental assistant during my undergraduate education. This newfound appreciation for dentistry’s science and service prompted both a change of college major and life direction for me. With my sights now focused on a career in dentistry, I received my dental degree from UNLV in 2006. This allowed my wife and I to return home to work and live in the northern Nevada community that we both love. My hobbies include reading, movies, the love of all things baseball, but most of all, spending time with my six children, six grandchildren, and Zeus, my lone granddog.

At Ponderosa Family Dental, we believe that positively influencing your oral health through enjoyable and effective dental visits is the most important thing we get to do. We take very seriously the opportunity we have to help our patients to receive the best care available and will make every effort to give you something to smile about today and tomorrow! Our continual effort is to provide an environment that supports our patients in all of their health goals.

General Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Steven Calderwood, DDS

Steven T. Calderwood was born and raised in Heber City, Utah, a small town near Salt Lake City. After serving a 2 year service mission in northern Japan, Steven graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then continued his education at the University of Utah School of Dentistry, receiving his DDS in 2019.

Dr. Calderwood strongly believes in the importance of the Doctor/Patient relationship in establishing oral and overall health. Through a cooperative and concentrated effort on preventative care, he works with patients towards the goal of establishing teeth that will last a lifetime. Dr. Calderwood also places a huge priority on his family relationship. He and his wife live happily with their 2 boys and 1 girl in Fernley, where he likes to get outdoors whenever he can. Hiking, camping, biking, and fishing are just a few of the excuses he uses to do so.

Orthodontics
Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

James Mungcal, DDS

“Orthodontics is the best! Having a great smile has such a far-reaching effect. It promotes good oral health, instills self-confidence and self-esteem, and is many times the first thing people notice when they meet you. There is nothing like the feeling of taking someone’s braces off and showing them their new, beautiful smile. It is truly life changing for many of our patients, and we are so blessed and fortunate to be a part of that experience!”

My most important goal is to provide you and your children with the best possible orthodontic care, with an emphasis on both function and esthetics. Equal to that, my wonderful team and I seek to offer a positive, transparent, warm, and welcoming office experience while we are on this journey together.

Education and Professional Organizations

Dr. Mungcal (aka “Dr. M”) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He is a proud graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Shortly after, Dr. M went on to practice as a general dentist for adults and kids in the Sacramento region, where he found his niche and passion for Orthodontics. To pursue this passion, Dr. Mungcal moved across the country to New York to attend the highly revered Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine for an additional three years of specialized Orthodontic training, serving as Chief Resident for his program. Dr. M is a life-long learner and active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Northern Nevada Dental Society.

Life Outside the Office

The Northern Nevada area is a wonderful place to live and work. I grew up playing in the Palomino Valley desert and swimming in Lake Almanor, so it is no surprise that one of the main reasons I moved back to Reno was to enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy snowboarding, dirt biking, golfing, fishing (although I am allergic to fish!), river floating, and relaxing at any of the Sierra lakes. At home, I love watching stand-up comedy, online gaming with friends, and spending time with family. My all-time favorite activity though is trying new restaurants, eateries, and dessert shops around town, and I am always open to recommendations!

Pediatric Dentistry
My Kid's Smile

Aaron Duffy, DDS

During my time as a general dentist, I saw many patients who had fears and anxiety about the dentist that started due to their childhood experiences.  This prevented them from getting the dental care they needed and impacted the quality of their lives greatly. I decided to become a pediatric dentist in order to help children through their childhood with happy memories of the dentist so that they continue to care for their teeth and enjoy going to the dentist even when they become adults.

Dr. Duffy was adopted from South Korea when he was six months old and was raised in Modesto, CA.  He later attended UC Santa Barbara where he earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences.  Soon after, Dr. Duffy attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He then moved to Tucson, AZ where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  This is where Dr. Duffy found his passion for working with children.  He then returned to Tucson for two more years where he trained to become a pediatric dentist. Dr. Duffy is part of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and he is also board certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

During my free time, I love to spend it with family and friends. My wife and I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, golfing, paintballing, and hiking; which is why the Northern Nevada area was somewhere we wanted to settle. I also enjoy playing board games, video games, and watching movies. Another huge passion that I have is eating. I love trying new foods and expanding my views and knowledge of the world through it.

Dentist Anesthesiologist
Dental Anesthesia of Nevada

Bryan Horgan, DDS

LIFE IN THE OFFICE

Dr. Bryan Horgan is a 4th generation Northern Nevadan, born and raised in Carson City. He loves serving his home community where the need for his service is great. Helping people is Dr. Horgan’s specialty. He values the trust his patients put in him to provide a positive sedation and dentistry experience.

LIFE AT HOME

In his spare time, Dr. Horgan is an avid mountain biker and skier. He loves the great outdoors and enjoys the beauty of nature. His true passion lies in spending time with his family, his wife Lara, and children Graham and Max. 

EDUCATION

Loma Linda University – Dental School
Loma Linda University – Anesthesia Residency

Pediatric Dentistry
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Brad Barlow, DDS

Dr. Brad Barlow earned a bachelor’s degree in medical biology from the University of Utah before attending the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 2002. He spent two years at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving children while learning special techniques, including sedation dentistry and behavior management, in order to help children feel more comfortable while they receive dental care. Dr. Barlow’s time at Primary Children’s also prepared him to work with children who have special needs or require care in a hospital or outpatient setting.

Dr. Barlow and his team regularly further their education in the dental field in order to continue providing excellent care to the children they meet, accruing many hours of continuing education on a yearly basis. Dr. Barlow is also a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate
  • American Dental Association® 
  • Idaho State Board of Dentistry
  • Western States Pediatric Dental Association, State of Idaho Representative

He has practiced pediatric dentistry in the northern Idaho area since 2004 and is dedicated to creating a culture with trustworthy, loyal team members who provide every patient with a comfortable, quality dental experience.

Dr. Barlow and his wife have five children, and they love spending time together and watching their family grow! Outside of the office, Dr. Barlow also enjoys spending time outdoors and can often be found fly fishing, hiking, cycling or camping with his family.

General Dentist
Incline Dental Care

Matt Milligan, DDS

COMING SOON!

Orthodontics
Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics

Christian Hoybjerg, DDS

I love being an orthodontist. The change that I see in patients from the time they enter our office to when they leave makes every day a great day. Having patients walk away with beautiful smiles and confidence makes me love what I do

I consider myself privileged to get to see our patients’ confidence grow as they achieve the smile of their dreams. I also really love seeing a patient’s excitement about the movement of their teeth as their bite improves.

Our staff in Sacramento, Modesto, Roseville, Placerville, and El Dorado Hills feels like a family and we are able to work together as one team. We all like meeting new people. When patients walk in the door, they become a member of our family. We love to laugh and hope to always leave a patient with a big smile on their face.

Education and Continuing Experience

I have always enjoyed continuing to learn and highly value education. My educational background includes:

  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Loma Linda University Dental School, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Loma Linda University Dental School, Orthodontics and
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency

I remain actively involved in continuing education. Continuing education allows me the ability to always give the best and most up-to-date patient care. It is vital my patients only receive the most current treatments based solely on the latest scientific findings.

Family and Free Time

My wife, Megan, and I have been married for over fifteen years and she is truly the love of my life. We live in Sacramento with our five children; two daughters and three sons. They keep us on our toes and enjoying life every day. Our family loves to explore the beautiful area that we live in by camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. We spend a lot of time together as a family and are always looking for an adventure. When I have a few extra minutes, my sons and I can always be found fishing.

Personally, I am passionate about changing people’s lives. If I have the opportunity to volunteer in the community or help those in need, I take it as a privilege to be able to share a little bit of joy. There is so much good in the world today, and I want to help others see that and make a difference in the lives of others.

Sacramento is really a great place to live and we consider ourselves fortunate to be a part of this community. My involvement in our church and the Boy Scouts means a great deal to me.

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