MEET THE STAFF
Our passion is dentistry….Our obsession is quality & service !
“Creating Smiles For Life”
For over 21 years, Dr. E. Orlando Morantes has been “Creating Smiles For Life” in Las Vegas, Nevada. He utilizes his extensive training and expertise in offering the latest in dental technology and patient care. Skilled in advanced general restorative and the highest quality aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Morantes creates customized-individualized “smile makeovers”.
Graduated from UNLV in 1982, with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry/High Distinction
Awarded Regent’s Scholarship UCLA 1983 upon entering dental school
Graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1987, at the top 10% of his class with the following awards and recognitions:
*The International College of Dentists Award: This award recognizes the senior student who has shown outstanding achievement and academic and professional improvement during his/her years as a student of dentistry.
*Excellence Award in Periodontics: This award recognizes the senior student who has shown outstanding achievement in the treatment and prevention of gum diseases.
*Award of Excellence from the American Society of Dentistry for Children.
*Omicron Kappa Upsilon: National Dental Honor Society, a National honorary Scholastic dental organization award recognizing excellence in the didactic, technical and clinical division of the student’s dental education.
Dr. Morantes has been practicing in the Las Vegas area since 1987. He is licensed in both Nevada and California. As an active member of the Southern Nevada Dental Society, he has served on the Executive Board as a local delegate. Dr. Morantes is a past member of The Southern Nevada Dental Society Peer Review committee and served as co-chairman of the Peer Review Committee.
In an effort to stay ahead of the latest technologies and developments in the dental field, Dr. Morantes is an active member and has served in a professional capacity in the following dental organizations:
*American Dental Association
*Nevada Dental Association
*Southern Nevada Dental Society
Post Graduate Education
Dr. Morantes continues to educate and expand his knowledge by taking substantial hours of continuing education each year. He has received advance dental training and education from some of the most world-renowned specialists in the areas of aesthetic and advanced dental education centers such as:
*The Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education, headed by Dr. Frank Spear
*The Las Vegas Institute (LVI)
*The Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program headed by Dr. John C. Kois
Dr. Morantes' participation in various study clubs include:
*Spear Faculty Study Club, headed by Dr. Frank Spear at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, in Scottsdale, AZ
*The Las Vegas Multidisciplinary Study Club in Las Vegas
*Red Rock Interdisciplinary Study Club also in Las Vegas
Dr Morantes and his staff have a combined total of 112 years in the field of dentistry. Our dental assistants have higher levels of
advanced dental training and are complimented daily, by our patients, as compassionate, highly skilled and communicative.
Our ultimate goal is providing each patient a safe, sterile environment in which you are completely comfortable and relaxed.
You are in good hands!
Rebeca – Senior Dental Assistant
Rebeca has been assisting Dr. Morantes for 19 years. Her extensive education and training includes graduating from the University of Mexico 1985 with a degree in Dentistry. A Las Vegas resident for 22 years, Rebeca is married and mother of two boys. She loves spending time with her children, crafts, reading, involvement with church activities and continuing her education in the dental field.
Total of years in dentistry: 25
Lori – Financial Coordinator/ Office Administrator
Lori has been working with Dr Morantes for over 15 years. Her expertise is in insurance coordination of benefits and financial arrangements. She also has additional training in dental assisting. Outside the office she is married and a mother of two boys. She enjoys camping with family, reading, baking and cake decorating.
Total years in dentistry: 25
Kimberly – Dental Hygienist/ Office Manager
Kimberly has been working with and married to Dr Morantes for 12 years. She attended UNLV and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1981 and is licensed in Anesthesia. She was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award (golden Scaler) and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha scholastic honor society. Her 28 years of expertise in dental hygiene and practice management make her an asset to our practice. When she is not working she loves to cook, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Total years in dentistry: 35