I find being a pediatric dentist very rewarding, especially being part of a team that delivers smiles, education, and a better quality of life. It is a privilege to be able to influence the lives of children in my community by being a positive role model: the earlier children are nurtured with learning, the more likely they are to develop lifetimes of good habits.
Pediatric dentistry uniquely joins optimal health, service, family, and community. Each child and their family bring new ideas, experiences, expectations, and complexities: I thrive on the diversity of my days and the people in them.
I am a mother and understand that parents have specific goals and concerns about their child’s dental care. In listening to and talking with families, I learn what they want and am able to work with them to develop a care plan that meets the child’s clinical and emotional needs.
Each day at the office means time with energetic, growing personalities, lots of laughter, and an abundance of bright, healthy, happy smiles!
~ Dr. Leilani Friesen
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Bachelor of Arts with concentration in medical sciences – Concordia University, Irvine, California
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California
- Pediatric dentistry certificate – University of Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Friesen is devoted to providing patients with the most advanced, proven pediatric dental care. A lifelong learner, she is driven to stay current on the latest technological and treatment innovations through continuing education. She appreciates that there is always something new to add to her skills and knowledge, which ensures she is offering each child the ideal care for their unique concerns.
Dr. Friesen is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Through this organization, she has access to the latest research and journals. She is also able to participate in meetings, lectures, seminars, and hands-on training.
Beyond the Office
Dr. Friesen grew up in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband, daughter, and two Great Danes in Las Vegas. Her favorite times outside the office are spent adventuring with her family and friends, doing arts and crafts, playing volleyball, and swimming.