Dr. Carla LaLande – Owner and DMD

Dr. Carla LaLande completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine in 2006. She received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008.

Dr. LaLande received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 2005.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Nevada Dental Association. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Awards Certificates:

  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Nevada Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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Dr. Nasim Zarkesh – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Nasim Zarkesh is an energetic pediatric dentist who loves spending time with her family and friends, and is passionate about getting outside and having fun. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Zarkesh stayed in state to further her education at the University of California, Los Angeles – School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her pediatric rotations at UCLA, she realized that with proper patient management and excellent clinical skills, dentistry can be fun and less stressful for children. This experience in dental school and her passion for children led her to become a pediatric dentist. Dr. Zarkesh decided to focus on caring for children, and continued her pediatric education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry, where she was a awarded her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry after two years of study. She is also board qualified for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.Dr. Zarkesh is a highly caring person who is trained to care for individuals that require special attention, and can administer oral conscious sedation. She is passionate about children’s outreach events, and enjoyed serving on multiple cabinets at the University of California Los Angeles. She is a current member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association. When she’s not working, she’s probably snowboarding or hiking with her friends and family.

Meet Our TeamAt Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics, our level of gentle care helps build a foundation for maintaining healthy oral hygiene—a foundation that will stay with your child throughout their lifetime. Dr. Carla LaLande and our dental team are proud to offer comfortable and gentle dental care in Las Vegas, Nevada, to help your child have the smile they need. To learn more about our dental team, we encourage you to read our biographies. If you have any questions, please call our office at 702-254-8858!

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