Leila Zokaei DDS
Dr. Leila Zokaei received her dental degree with honors from the University of California San Francisco and graduated at the top of her class. She also completed her residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland. As part of her academic training, she co-wrote the most recent Guidelines on Restorative Dentistry for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, based on an extensive evidence-based review of the dental literature. Her residency training comprised all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including behavior modification, nitrous oxide anxiolytics, conscious and IV sedation, hospital dentistry, early interceptive orthodontic treatment, trauma management, and treatment of special needs patients. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist with Diplomate status from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Zokaei is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog “Benji”, playing tennis and skiing.
William F. Waggoner DDS., MS
Dr. Waggoner is the founder and owner of Galaxy Smiles of Las Vegas, Pediatric Dental Care Associates, and Kids Dental Safari. He has been a pediatric dentist for nearly 40 years. He administrates all 3 practices and now limits his clinical care to children requiring treatment in the surgical centers. He also serves as the Chief Dental Officer for NuSmile Crowns, a multi-national dental products company.
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 1982-1995, Dr. Waggoner held full-time academic appointments at the University of Oklahoma. College of Dentistry and 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 has given many presentations on the subject of dentistry for children in over 30 states and 14 countries. 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 40 years to his wife, Linda Ann, a Marriage and Family Therapist. They have four grown children, Dr. Tesha Waggoner, a pediatric dentist; Luke, an Emergency Room physician; Grant, a Marriage and Family Therapist; and Clark, a trainer for a global telematics company. 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.
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 sportbikes with her husband
JoAnn Fernandez – Dental Assistant
I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 12 years. I started in Periodontal in California, moved to Las Vegas in 1999 and got a job in Pedo and have enjoyed working with kids all this time. I have worked with a few Dentist in town and have learned a lot through the years. Making sure to implement all of my knowledge in helping kids have healthy smiles. I have one son and one grandson which I enjoy spending time with when not at work.
Victoria Barnett – Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental industry for twenty years and I love being a part of the PDCA team! I enjoy providing quality and friendly care to all of our patients. I am a single mother of two and spend most of my free time cooking and doing fun things with my children.
Melina Osuna- Dental Assistant
My name is Melina, and I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I have been a dental assistant for two years. I love working with kids! In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy hiking and exploring new places.
Lis Gonzalez – Front Desk
I was born and raised in Cuba. I started working in a pediatric dental office as a receptionist in 2014 in Florida. In 2018, I moved to Las Vegas, and a few months later, I started working at Galaxy Smiles Children’s Dentist because nothing excites me more than watching the kids leave with their best smile. When I get home, I enjoy the company of my puppy “Duke.” In my free time, I like to go hiking and traveling