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Las Vegas Pediatric Dentist - Staff

Take a minute and meet one of our Dental Assistants…

SR: What’s the best part of your job?
A: Working with such a talented and truly genuine Dr. who puts his patients first. “These traits are not as easy to find as one thinks”

Q: What do you love the most about Smile Reef?
A: Our team focuses on children so we are always having lots of fun.

Q: How long have you lived in Las Vegas, and what’s your favorite thing to do here?
A: I moved here from Florida 7 years ago in March.

Kelly Tuten - Smile Reef Pediatric Dentistry

Q: Tell us about your family.
A: My husband and I have 4 fabulous children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. We have a daughter and her husband who live here locally and another daughter who is stationed in Afghanistan currently, Our two boys are also in the military as well, Our oldest son and his wife are stationed in Korea and our youngest is deploying to Afghanistan in a couple of weeks. My husband is a former Black hawk pilot with the US Army  and we could not be more proud that our children have followed that same path. Our grandchildren are the light of our lives and we feel so blessed.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: What? I plan to never grow up!

Q: What was it like going to the dentist as a child?
A: I did not see a dentist until I was about 9 or 10 years old, I remember he was very nice.

Q: If you could be any sea creature, what would you be?
A: Dolphins are my favorite sea creatures.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you have nothing else to do?
A: I enjoy just about any activity that involves my husband and or grandchildren.

Q: Have you ever surfed or boogie boarded, or other ‘beach’ activities?
A: I was born and raised in Florida so I have spent my life on the beach, I truly love all water sports.

Q: Would you rather spend all day at the beach, but not be allowed to go in the water, OR spend all day snorkeling/diving in the water, but never lay out on the beach?
A: Definitely in the water is where I would choose to spend my day but sunbathing is good too.