About Us

Established in 2009, Future Smiles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides vital oral health care to vulnerable youth throughout Southern Nevada. 

Since our inception, Future Smiles has created smiles for more than 120,000 youth in Southern Nevada from schools in the Clark County Schools District (CCSD).

Oral health is an opportunity for all children to enjoy a life of confidence, dignity, and success. It begins by restoring their most precious asset—their smiles.

Mission

To increase access to oral health care in underserved populations.

Future Smiles is determined to end oral pain and suffering among Nevada’s neediest children and their families by partnering with the community to deliver essential dental health education, prevention and restorative services.

 

Vision

A lifetime of wellness for all ~ through education, care and service.

 

Board of Directors

Dan Edwards

Dan Edwards

President

CEO of PACT-ONE Solutions LLC

Caryn Solie, RDH

Caryn Solie, RDH

Treasurer

Vinetta De La Cruz

Vinetta De La Cruz

Secretary

VP Senior Relationship Manager at Bank of the West

Donald T. Polednak, Esq

Donald T. Polednak, Esq

Director

Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd. Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd. Law Firm

David Capelli, DMD, MPH, PhD

David Capelli, DMD, MPH, PhD

Director

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

Amber Dixon

Amber Dixon

Director

Sports Reporter

Diane C. Zurko, RDA, CDA

Diane C. Zurko, RDA, CDA

Director

Terri Chandler, RDH

Terri Chandler, RDH

Executive Director

Founder/Executive Director at Future Smiles

Lori Kepler-Cofano, RDH, BSDH

Lori Kepler-Cofano, RDH, BSDH

Emerita

Children’s Oral Health Project · Policy Tool Consultant for Texas

Meet Our Team

Terri Chandler, RDH

Terri Chandler, RDH

Executive Director

Founder/Executive Director at Future Smiles

Ariana Goertz, MPH

Ariana Goertz, MPH

Associate Director

Christine Kenney, MPA

Christine Kenney, MPA

Program Director

Marella Tagatac, DDS

Marella Tagatac, DDS

Public Health Dentist

Rachel Mismas, DDS

Rachel Mismas, DDS

Public Health Dentist

Brenda Thomas, RDH

Brenda Thomas, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Bruins, RDH

Elizabeth Bruins, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Henderson, RDH

Jennifer Henderson, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Carmen Alberto, RDA

Carmen Alberto, RDA

Lead Dental Assistant

Jan Taylor, RDA

Jan Taylor, RDA

Case Manager

Esmeralda Islas-Valdez, RDA

Esmeralda Islas-Valdez, RDA

Dental Assistant

Nataly Diaz, RDA

Nataly Diaz, RDA

Dental Assistant

Galla Ayala, RDA

Galla Ayala, RDA

Dental Assistant

© 2021 Future Smiles

We proudly serve as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

Contact Us

NWP Dental Wellness Center
5630 Coley Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-799-1204

Clark HS Administrative Building
3074 Arville St
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-889-3763