Welcome To Desert Hills Dental
Come In & Join The Fun
When you become our patient you also become part of our dental family. We strive to provide high-quality dental care and education in a warm comfortable fun environment. We hope you will feel at ease and at home the moment you walk in as if you were a member of our family. We take great pleasure in assisting you in attaining and maintaining excellent oral health for the rest of your life. Throughout your treatment, our experts will educate and guide you. Our office is committed to providing our patients with comprehensive, compassionate, and lifelong care.
Meet Our Doctor
Meet Our Team
Front Office Manager
Hi! I'm Teresa and I've been working front office in the dental field for 19 years. I love the relationships we develop with our patients. Helping patients improve their dental health and smile is so rewarding! I moved here in 2018 from Sonoma County with my husband Joel. I love the weather and endless supply of activities in Las Vegas but sure do miss the wineries! We have four grown kids between us, two grandsons and a granddaughter on the way! We love camping in our travel trailer and exploring new areas. It's always an adventure!
Revenue Cycle Manager
Hi there, my name is April DHD's "revenue cycle manager" I'm one of the first smiling faces you will meet at Desert Hills Dental. I've been in the dental field for over 18 years & I love everything about helping patients achieve their dental needs & goals, I went to school for Dental assisting & was crossed trained to tackle front office duties. I am originally from Houston TX & Vegas has been my home for the past 34 years, I am married and have 4 wonderful kiddos, family time is filled with game nights and traveling to nearest ocean any chance we get I look forward to chatting with you when you come to see us at Desert Hills Dental.
I have been a resident of Las Vegas for over 20+ years and even thought I am originally from Southern California, Las Vegas is basically “Home” for me. I have been in the dental field since 2008 and have been working for Desert Hill Dental since 2014. I enjoy working at Desert Hills Dental because of the response that patients have coming to our office. Going to the dentist is already a scary thing for people, but our patients, leave feeling like they just came from visiting, friends/family. Or they feel like they have just met a new group of friends and have changed their vision of going to the dentist. I work very hard at making sure everything runs smoothly at Desert Hills Dental and I am always ready to give a helping hand. I love seeing our patients leave our office with a big smile and hearing about their amazing experiences. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my long-time boyfriend and children. I love to shop! Especially for shoes and purses. I also love trying new places to eat (especially seafood) and going to concerts.
Business Manager "The Mayor"
Hi! I'm John, the only man in the office and the one who single-handedly gets it all done around here. LOL! But seriously, I am Dr. Staten's husband and opened the practice with her in 2013. My roles have changed over the years, but I currently help run the front office by doing most of the typical jobs required to keep the front office moving along efficiently. The real stars in the front are Amy, Teresa, April and Jaime. My nickname around here is the "mayor" as I love interacting with the patients and doing everything I can to ensure the best possibly patient experience. I enjoy working at DHD as it allows me to be of service to other people and it is very rewarding to educate patients on their oral hygiene and helping people get the best smile they deserve. Outside of the office I love to golf and do anything that gets me around water. I love to jump on a plane with my amazing wife as she is a fantastic travel buddy, and I couldn't think of going places with anyone else. We have so much fun doing it. I have two amazing, kind and compassionate children that enrich my life and I couldn’t be prouder of them.
Marleny was born and raised in West Covina, California. She has been a hygienist since 2008. She relocated to Las Vegas with her family in 2011 and has been working at Desert Hills Dental for the past 9 years. Marleny is married and has 3 children. In her free time, she enjoys doing DIY projects, woodworking, or anything crafty.
Nicole is one of our amazing hygienists and has been at Desert Hills Dental for over 3 years now! She is originally from Corona, California, and graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 2007 from Loma Linda University. She has also worked in Arizona and Colorado, prior to moving to Nevada in 2014. She is married and has two daughters, who are growing like weeds at ages 7 and 9! Making her patients feel as comfortable as possible is her Goal at every hygiene appointment. When she’s not cleaning teeth, she’s a busy mom who enjoys working out, shopping, baking, and hanging out with her family!
I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Southern California. While living there I served for eight years in the California Air National Guard. I received my bachelor’s degree in forensic science from UNLV in 2007. After spending nearly eight years working as a crime scene investigator/forensic scientist, I decided to change career fields. I became a registered dental hygienist in 2022. Dental hygiene allows me to help enhance people’s quality of life, one smile at a time. I am married with two fur-babies. When not working, we love traveling, camping, and spending time outdoors.
Hi! I’m Lesley, I’ve lived in Las Vegas for 25 years. After high school I noticed that I had an interest in dental so decided to go to dental assisting school. I’ve been in the field for 12 years as a dental assistant. I’ve been with DHD for 5 years and love oral surgery and cosmetic cases. During my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and snowboarding with my boyfriend and friends. I have a fur baby named Marley that is now 5! Besides the outdoors, you can catch me spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy working with a high-tech office where we can provide the newest and latest to our patients.
Hi! I'm Bridon the newest assistant! I was raised in Pioche, Nevada. I have been an assistant for 4 years and went to dental assisting school in St. George, Utah! I just moved to Vegas in April of 2022 and waltzed into Desert Hills Dental to see if they would hire me! I have continued to take that opportunity and excel within the office.
I have been a dental assistant for about 17 years. I have been with the DHD fambam for about 2 years. I enjoy working in the dental field knowing that I'm helping change one smile at a time. I was born and raised on the island of Guam. I moved to San Francisco to go to Dental assisting school and lived there for 15 years. I moved to Las Vegas about 2 years ago with my husband and 2 boys. I enjoy traveling and trying different cuisines. I also love to cook. I love spending time with my family and friends and living life.
Desert Hills Dental is without a doubt the best dental office I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing in my life. If I have to say, the one thing that sets it apart from all other dental offices is the people. They are the best! From the friendly greeting you receive the moment you step inside to the caring, professional, and, may I add, great sense of humor you experience from the entire staff. The entire experience is a true pleasure.
- Mark D.
I think Dr. Staten and her staff have created the best dentistry I have ever been a patient at. The staff are highly skilled, very friendly, and treat you with respect. You feel like a member of the family. In my opinion, they are the best dentists in Las Vegas!
- Jim W.
I’ve had a couple of dental procedures (including 1 emergency) with Desert Hills Dental and have been very happy with their work. Dr. Staten and her staff are very professional and truly care about your well-being. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, and I feel they truly care. I highly recommend them.
- Kerry T.
Everyone is extremely friendly, and I feel very comfortable with Dr. Staten. I wouldn’t go to any other dentist in town. She’s the best! I’ve had several procedures done with her and she’s meticulous and professional. I just had my annual cleaning and Nicole, my hygienist, did a great job as well. I would highly recommend Desert Hills Dental to anyone. They go above and beyond for your dental needs.
- Tracy R.
They are wonderful. I am so glad I tried them out. I had been looking for a good Vegas dentist since moving here and went with this one based on the reviews. From the moment I walked in, I felt so welcomed. The front desk lady was so nice, as was all the other staff that cleaned and examined my teeth. They explained everything they were doing, and they were so patient, nice, funny, and helpful. I never felt rushed or like they were recommending services to get more money. They are all down to earth and genuinely want to help you. I would recommend this dentist to anyone. They are the best, and I am so relieved to have found a great dentist here.