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 200,000 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.

Vision

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

“Of all the forms of injustice, inequality in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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

Senior Vice President – Group Director at Signature Bank

Donald T. Polednak, Esq

Donald T. Polednak, Esq

Director

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

Amber Dixon

Amber Dixon

Director

Host of Nevada Week

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

“I believe in my heart that our donors share our beliefs that all people need their teeth, they have a desire to use their teeth, and they deserve a life free from dental pain.”

Christine Kenney, MPA

Christine Kenney, MPA

Program Director

Marella Tagatac, DDS

Marella Tagatac, DDS

Public Health Dentist

Brenda Thomas, RDH

Brenda Thomas, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Metz, RDH

Elizabeth Metz, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Henderson, RDH

Jennifer Henderson, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist

Adriana Riegelsberger

Adriana Riegelsberger

School and Community Coordinator

Elizabeth Leyva, RDA

Elizabeth Leyva, RDA

Dental Assistant

Carmen Alberto, RDA

Carmen Alberto, RDA

Lead Dental Assistant

Galla Ayala, RDA

Galla Ayala, RDA

Community Services Specialist

Cynthia Ceja, RDA

Cynthia Ceja, RDA

Dental Assistant

Jan Taylor, RDA

Jan Taylor, RDA

Case Manager

Nataly Diaz, RDA

Nataly Diaz, RDA

Dental Assistant

Seline Zaragoza, RDA

Seline Zaragoza, RDA

Dental Assistant

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

© 2023 Future Smiles
We proudly serve as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.