Meet The Las Vegas Dental Group Professional Staff
Nicholas A. Maffeo, DMD
Dr. Nicholas Maffeo is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada graduating from Ed W. Clark High School in 1990. He completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003 with minors in Chemistry and Biology. Dr. Maffeo received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete his general practice residency at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida in 2008.
Dr. Maffeo practices exclusively at Las Vegas Dental Group and focuses on comprehensive and esthetic dentistry for all ages. He continues to take advanced training in various aspects of dentistry which includes: Cosmetic dentistry, Implant dentistry, complete dentition reconstruction, Endodontics, Periodontics, TMJ and occlusion.
Dr. Maffeo is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association and Southern Nevada Dental Association.Dr. Maffeo and his wife, Emily, have 2 boys and 2 girls that keep them very busy. In his spare time, Dr. Maffeo loves to golf when he can get away.
“Every patient deserves a beautiful smile that’s unique to their face, so I give all my patients only the most personalized dental care. I accept patients of all ages and walks of life, and they can expect expert dental treatment for the most reasonable fees.”
David G Stibor, DDS, BS, FICOI
Dr. Stibor has provided quality dental care in Las Vegas for over 30 years. He is very passionate and highly committed to clinical excellence. He consistently attends continuing education courses to remain up to date with the latest dental techniques and advancements. In fact, Dr. Stibor has extensive training in Full Mouth Reconstruction, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Endodontics and Dental Implants. He is confident in his ability to improve patient’s self- esteem and quality of life through the appearance and health of their smile.
Dr. Stibor received his BS from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1969 and finished his D.D.S. from University of Pacific, San Francisco in 1976; where he part of the Tau Kappa Omega (TKO) and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental societies. He also was awarded the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award.
Dr. Stibor completed fellowships with the Faculty for Orthodontic Research and Continuing Education; and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Stibor is also a member of the Functional Orthodontic Society and American Straight Wire Association.
Outside the office he enjoys Tennis, Golf, Skiing, and riding his Motorcycle. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wonderful family.
Kenneth Tracht, D.D.S
Dr Kenneth Tracht D.D.S is the founding member of Las Vegas Dental Group in 1973. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Reno and graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1965. He then completed an internship in the United States Army. Married with three children, Dr. Tracht is a lifetime resident of Southern Nevada. Very active in the community, Dr. Tracht is a member of the Southern Nevada Dental Society, Kiwanis and works with Boy Scouts of America. Among his interests are skiing, hiking and a range of outdoor activities.
Carol Marrandino, D.D.S
Dr. Carol Marrandino is a longtime resident of Las Vegas and has been with the Las Vegas Dental Group for over 18 years. Dr. Marrandino is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1988. She then completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Clinic at Loma Linda, CA. Before attending dental school, Dr. Marrandino received an undergraduate degree in dental hygiene. She presently serves as Director of Dental for Southern Nevada Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (Project in Progress) and served on the Executive Committee for the Southern Nevada Dental Society. Her ability to relate to patients due to her skill and judgment has contributed to the attainment of many loyal customers to the Las Vegas Dental Group.
In her spare time, Dr. Marrandino, enjoys working out, redecorating, cooking, and entertaining. She loves to travel and frequently visits the beaches of Mexico.
Mark H. Minguey, D.D.S.
Dr. Minguey was born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and received his DDS degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Minguey is also a member of the Delta Sigma Delta national dental fraternity. After graduating from dental school he joined the United States Air Force and served a two year residency at Nellis Air Force Base. Upon completion of his military service he joined the Las Vegas Dental Group as an associate. He became a full partner two years later. Dr. Minguey is current member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Association, and the Clark County Dental Society. For twelve consecutive years he has been named a “Top Dentist” by the Consumer Research Council of America.
Dr. Minguey has been married to Shannon Minguey for thirty-five years and they have two children and one grandchild. Their daughter, Michelle Kaifesh, is a graduate of the University of Nevada, lives in Carson City, Nevada and is currently employed as a deputy clerk for the Carson City Justice and District Courts. She is the proud mother of Dr. and Mrs. Minguey’s granddaughter, Aubree Kaifesh. Their son, Mark Jr., performs both locally and throughout the country as a stand-up comedian.
Dr. Minguey’s hobbies include scuba diving and other water sports, photography, trap shooting, traveling and, of course, being from Wisconsin is a rabid Green Bay Packers fan and shareholder, traveling at least once a season to visit family and take in a game. Of course Dr. and Mrs. Minguey’s favorite pastime is spending as much time as possible with their granddaughter.
Danielle Maffeo, BSDH, RDH
Danielle was born in Boston Massachusetts and was raised here in Las Vegas. She graduated from Clark High school and went on to gain a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After many courses in science and medicine she set her sights on oral healthcare. She moved back to her roots in Boston and gained acceptance to obtain a second bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene from Forsyth at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health sciences in Boston. She had the honor of studying with Ester M. Wilkens ( a periodontist, dental hygienist and published author who wrote the book on “dental hygiene,”) at Esters Forsyth clinic. Danielle’s love for educating patients on oral health care and research spans the patient as a whole with regards to diet, nutrition and overall healthy living. Outside of work, She loves spending time traveling and eating great food at the many fine restaurants in Las Vegas. Taking a seat in her chair will ensure a thorough experience and a few laughs along the way as she loves making people smile on the inside as well as on the outside.
Julia Cho, BSDH, RDH
Julia is a LASER certified registered dental hygienist who has been practicing in Las Vegas since 2004. She is firm believer in the evolution of modern hygiene and it’s place in dentistry. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Hawaii Manoa.
Born in Japan and raised in Korea, Julia has lived in various regions in the world, including AZ, CA, HI, and NV. Her extensive experience with diverse cultures gives her a broad view of how oral health can be affected based on ethnicity. Her wonderful chairside manner, as well as her education and training enable her to educate and empathize with her patients in order to fully serve their individual dental hygiene needs.
In her spare time, she really enjoys dancing Hula and Salsa, also enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and working out at the gym.
Svetlana Screnchuk, RDH
Svetlana “Lana” grew up in Latvia, and moved to the United States in her teens. Since early childhood, Lana was fascinated with healthcare. However, the dental office was the last place she thought, she would end up as a profession. Lana was terrified of the dentist as a child. She would dread her visit because she always had cavities, and it was painful when they had to be filled.
However, Lana’s dental phobia completely evaporated when she visited a dental office as a patient in San Francisco, California. The dentist and his staff were extremely caring, gentle and kind. That was the day she became fascinated with dentistry, and she became a dental assistant in the same office. Lana’s passion for helping people grew as she obtained her Dental Hygiene degree from Sacramento City College with honors. She received an outstanding community health service award for demonstrating the highest level of quality patient assessment and preventative oral health care.
As a hygienist, Lana enjoys to see how changing a patient’s smile transforms his or her life. She is committed to treating patients with compassion, kindness and gentleness, as it was once done to her. She is excited about educating her patients in oral care. She is also a proud wife and mother of two lovely twin boys who brighten her every day. Lana enjoys arts, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.