My practice philosophies consist of treating every patient in a way that I would like to be treated. I make sure to educate and motivate my patients so that they can prevent tooth decay, gum disease and other dental related diseases. When given the opportunity to work with Dr. Hollingshead who is very well known and respected, I did not hesitate to accept his offer of joining and ultimately purchasing his practice. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with honors, from University of Minnesota. I continued my education in University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery at age 24. Immediately after graduation, I started my first practice in Minneapolis. In 2000 my family and I moved to Las Vegas. I owned and operated few dental offices throughout the Las Vegas Valley- Westcliff Dental, Eclipse Dental, and Aary Dental.



I have been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist for 38 years. I graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1981. I worked in Burlington, Wisconsin, for 16 years until I moved to Las Vegas and practiced here ever since. I have been married for 22 years, and I have a 22-year-old son who is a senior at Desert Oasis Highschool and a 10-year-old Hovhaness puppy. In my past time, I love watching my son play baseball and performing with his high school jazz band. Outside of dentistry, I love interior designing, traveling, and getting together with my friends, whether going to a play, jazz concert, or just a BBQ.



My name is Maria Villegas and I have been living in Las Vegas for the past 25 years. I have worked as a dental assistant for over twenty years. The best highlight of my job is interacting with patients and being a part of transforming their smiles! During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, whether we are eating together, talking or watching movies!