• Dr. Gaby Aranda

    Harmony Orthodontics

  • Dr. Lance Bruntz

    Orthodontic Partners

  • Dr. Nicole Bui

    My Kid's Smile

  • Dr. Brent Corbridge

    Orthodontic Partners

  • Dr. Ryan Falke

    Sierra Oral and Facial Surgery

  • Dr. Trent Gookin

    My Kid's Smile

  • Dr. Tod Hardin

    Harmony Orthodontics

  • Dr. Eric Homze

    Desert Valley Dental

  • Dr. Derek L. Johnson

    The Dentists’ Office

  • Dr. Jeremy John

    Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

  • Dr. Trever Keele

    Bluetree Dental Studio

  • Dr. Alan Larkin

    Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

  • Dr. Brad Munninger

    Desert Valley Dental

  • Dr. Kevin Olson

    Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

  • Dr. James Smerdon

    The Dentists’ Office

  • Dr. Cintia Teglia

    My Kid's Smile

  • Dr. Daniel Walton, DDS, MS

    Orthodontic Partners

  • Dr. Blake Wilde

    My Kid's Smile

Dr. Gaby Aranda

Harmony Orthodontics

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.

Dr. Lance Bruntz

Orthodontic Partners

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!

Dr. Nicole Bui

My Kid's Smile

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.

Dr. Brent Corbridge

Orthodontic Partners

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.

Dr. Ryan Falke

Sierra Oral and Facial Surgery

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.

Dr. Trent Gookin

My Kid's Smile

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.

Dr. Tod Hardin

Harmony Orthodontics

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)!

Dr. Eric Homze

Desert Valley Dental

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.

Dr. Derek L. Johnson

The Dentists’ Office

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.

Dr. Jeremy John

Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

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!

Dr. Trever Keele

Bluetree Dental Studio

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.

Dr. Alan Larkin

Legendary Smiles Orthodontics

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.”

Dr. Brad Munninger

Desert Valley Dental

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.

Dr. Kevin Olson

Carson City Pediatric Dentistry

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.

Dr. James Smerdon

The Dentists’ Office

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.

Dr. Cintia Teglia

My Kid's Smile

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!

Dr. Daniel Walton, DDS, MS

Orthodontic Partners

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.

Dr. Blake Wilde

My Kid's Smile

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.”

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