At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, our number one mission is to provide a fun, safe dental experience for your child. Our highly specialized team works together to provide the highest-quality care for your family. At our pediatric dental office in Las Vegas, your child isn’t a file number, they’re a cherished part of our family.
We’re well-equipped to provide care to all children, including those with special needs. Our team understands the extra level of care needed to treat these children, and you can trust that your child is in caring, compassionate hands.
Our pediatric dental office in Las Vegas is headed by Dr. Steven DeLisle, Dr. Ben Salar, and Dr. Okuda. Each doctor has a particular specialty: Dr. DeLisle specializes in dental anesthesiology, Dr. Salar in pediatric dentistry, and Dr. Okuda in orthodontics. With a range of knowledge and experiences, our team is prepared to handle all of your child’s dental needs.
About Dr. Ben Salar
Dr. Salar grew up in Los Angeles, California. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley, he attended Temple University School of Dentistry where he earned his dental degree. Immediately after graduating, he attended the prestigious NYU/Bellevue hospital program where he received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.
Upon finishing his education, Dr. Salar moved to the Great Sierra Nevada area where he has since served infants, children, and adolescents at our pediatric dental office in Las Vegas. Although Dr. Salar emphasizes preventive dental care, conservative dentistry and home maintenance, his extensive sedation and surgical experience in performing full mouth oral rehabilitation have established him as the go-to pediatric dentist for children requiring advanced complex treatment plans, special needs, anxiety, and systemic health conditions.
About Dr. Okuda
Dr. Okuda was born and raised in Las Vegas. He graduated from Chaparral High School and then received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Between his college years, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Japan Sapporo Mission. In 2009 he began his dental training at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, receiving a Military Healthcare Professional Scholarship, and graduating in 2013. After dental school he served as a dentist, with the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force. He spent his first year in the military completing an advanced general dentistry residency at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his family then went on an overseas tour stationed at Yokota Air Base in Japan where he practiced general dentistry from 2014-2017. Upon the completion of his military service, Dr. Okuda decided to pursue his true passion for orthodontics at Jacksonville University in Florida.
Dr. Okuda is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and is working to become Board Certified in Orthodontics, which is the highest certification in our field.
Dr. Okuda and his wife, Melissa, have 3 beautiful children. He enjoys being active and participating in activities such as surfing, snowboarding, and soccer. He spends most of his free time being a father with his wonderful kids, supporting them in their various extracurricular activities.