William F. Waggoner DDS., MS.
Dr. William F. Waggoner DDS., MS. – Dr. Waggoner is the founder, and owner of Pediatric Dental Care Associates of Las Vegas, and Kids Dental Safari. He has been a pediatric dentist for nearly 35 years. He now practices part-time at the Summerlin location, to give him more time to pursue teaching and speaking opportunities.
Dr. Waggoner has been in practice in Las Vegas since 1996. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Dentistry in 1980 and completed his Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa in 1982. From 1982-1986, Dr. Waggoner held a full-time academic appointment at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. From 1986-1995, he was Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Children’s Dental Clinic at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Waggoner has numerous research publications in peer-reviewed dental journals and is the author of a chapter in a popular pediatric dental textbook. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Waggoner is a frequent seminar speaker on the subject of dentistry for children, and he has given dental presentations in over 30 states and 12 countries. He is a founding director of the Institute of Pediatric Dentistry, an educational entity that helps train and equip new general and pediatric dentists in treating children more effectively. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Nevada Dental Association, and is a past president of the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Waggoner has been married for over 38 years to his wife, Linda Ann, a Marriage and Family Therapist. They have four children, Dr. Tesha Waggoner, a dentist currently in pediatric specialty training: Luke, a 3rd year Medical student, Grant, a Marriage and Family Therapist; and Clark, a technician for Apple. His spare time is devoted to visiting his family, reading and traveling.
He feels blessed to have recruited so many fine pediatric dentists and staff to work with, and to have the opportunity to serve the children of Las Vegas for so many years.
Jon P. Galea DDS
Dr. Jon Galea graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1989.
He then joined the United States Public Health Service division of Indian Health Service (IHS). He provided dental services to the Navajo, Hopi and Mohawk Indian tribes in Arizona and New York until May of 2000. Dr. Galea received several citations and awards for his service while in IHS.
He then entered into pediatric dental residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. in July 2000 and obtained his certificate in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in July 2002. He served as chief resident during his second year of training. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been with PDCA since September 2002 and has also worked with the Supai Indian tribe within the Grand Canyon over the last several years when needed.
Dr. Galea enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His interests include running, triathlons, cross country skiing and travel.
Audrey Nghiem DDS
Originally from Mansfield, Texas, Dr. Audrey is a native Texan. She attended UT Arlington and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Audrey Nghiem then went on to attend Baylor College of Dentistry. Soon after graduation, she began working in Texas with a primary focus on kids. It was at this time that Dr. Audrey developed her love for pediatrics. After eight years of practicing, she decided that her calling was to go on to a pediatric dentistry residency and further develop her knowledge and skills. Dr. Nghiem is a graduate of the UNLV School of Dental Medicine – Pediatric Dentistry Program.
Her passion is not only providing a great dental experience to children of all ages, but also for her family. Dr. Audrey and her husband have two amazing little boys named Jameson and Jackson. They love to spend time together as a family as much as they can.
Lisa Antuna – Executive Manager
Lisa was born in Covington Kentucky and relocated to Las Vegas with her family when she was very young. Lisa has worked in the medical field for over 22 years; she has extensive training in practice management. In 2005, Lisa was given the opportunity to come and work for Pediatric Dental Care Associates. Lisa has been married to her husband Dino since 1984! They have 3 beautiful children, Angelo, Autym and Nico. She enjoys staying involved with her children and their activities, training and riding sport bikes with her husband
Patricia Earley – Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in as Vegas, Nevada. I received my Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree at the College of Southern Nevada. I have been a dental hygienist for 26 years and the last 10 years have been dedicated to Pediatric Dentistry. I have always loved working with children and find it very rewarding. I enjoy teaching them the importance of good oral hygiene, which creates a great smile for a lifetime. I am married and have two beautiful daughters that keep us busy with their school and gymnastics activities.
Natalie Mallory – Dental Assistant
I started at PDCA in May 2012 because I love working with children; they make me laugh. I never know how they may act or what they may say. It keeps us on guard every day. I get to work with great doctors and love to see how they each care deeply for the children we treat.
I have two boys that are both in college and in my spare time I love hanging with my family. My favorite thing to do is go for a long ride on my bicycle. The more I ride the happier I am.
Daevina Arrerondondo – Dental Assistant
Daevina started with the PDCA team at the Sahara office February 2012. She’s has been in the dental field for over 10 years. Daevina is originally from Mobile, Alabama but was raised in Southern California. She is married to her best friend and soul mate Jose and they have 6 beautiful children. She loves to spend time with her family camping (she says she is not afraid of bugs) and spending quiet time with the Lord!
Jenn Diaz – Dental Assistant
I started with PDCA in January 2014. I am not married yet, and I have one amazing little boy.
Annabell Santiago – Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I have been a dental assistant for three years and started at PDCA in May of 2018. Working with children and the dentists always brighten my day. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking long walks with my loyal companion Bane who is a beautiful Rottweiler.
Ruby Chacon – Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Ruby and I’ve been a dental assistant for 15 years, and I love being a part of the PDCA dental team. I am a dental assistant that prioritizes in helping, caring and assisting in pediatric dental care. My main focus is to always deliver exceptional quality care for our patients. The beautiful smiles of happy returning patient’s keeps me motivated to continue working in this field. I am a single mother of 3; when I’m not at PDCA helping improve smiles you can always catch me singing, dancing, and playing football with friends and family with my spare time! Oh yeah, and practicing self-defense.
Carrie Sorensen – Billing Specialist
Carrie was born in Australia and was raised by kangaroos; she married a zookeeper and learned to wrestle alligators. She gave birth to two beautiful female koalas. She moved to the U.S. a few years ago and has gone through extensive training to humanize her again. She is also an amazing billing specialist, with 20 years of experience.
Autym Antuna – Front Office Coordinator
Autym has been with PDCA since 2007. She is our front office utility girl… that means she is a great multitasker. She graduated from beauty school and is a licensed traveling cosmetologist. Autym enjoys working with people and loves kids. In her spare time she like to eat and work out, she also enjoys hiking and just having fun and enjoying life to its fullest.
Wendy Herrera – Front Office Coordinator
I’ve been in the dental field for 8 years, and started working at PDCA in April 2016. I love welcoming our patients when entering our office. I was born in Los Angeles and was raised in Lancaster California, and moved to Las Vegas in 2008. I’ve been married for 9 years and have 2 beautiful daughters 9 and 1. I enjoy spending time with them and taking them to the park, doing family activities and I really love adventures with her husband and sisters.