Photo by Connie Palen
Eastern Canyon Dental is the vision of Dr. Joel Stokes featuring the latest in restorative and preventative dentistry adding his personal approach to family dental care. Dr. Stokes decided at age 13 that he wanted to be a dentist and followed his dream. Besides earning his doctorate from the Dental School at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco, Dr. Stokes has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with emphasis in preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
“My dentist in San Diego always seemed to be happy about the work he did,” explained Dr. Stokes, “He was truly a professional and he encouraged me to go to dental school. In fact his daughter also became a dentist. I felt that being a dentist would allow me to provide a needed health care service.”
His extensive focus on comprehensive dentistry is combined with his dedication for one-on-one interaction with patients and helping them to look and feel better in a high-trust, low-stress environment. Some of the newest procedures his practice offers include nonmetallic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants and porcelain veneers.
However, Dr. Stokes advises that there are steps everyone can take for good dental health. “Prevention is the key. Constant monitoring and consistent care allows the patient to spend the least amount of time in the dental chair with the least amount of cost long term,” he said.
“I meet and interact with individuals and community groups to help inform our community about how our dental office can help elevate the level of dental health,” he said.
As for local charities and events related to dentistry, February is Child Dental Month, and the American Dental Association offers Give Kids A Smile program that people can support, volunteer and donate their time and skills.
Away from the office, Dr. Stokes and his wife Sandy have three children. Adam is a local attorney, Alexis a dental hygienist, and Jesse attends college and plans on attending medical school. Dr. Stokes enjoys cooking, golfing and is an amateur wine maker. He also plays the trumpet and, in fact, earned his way through college playing the trumpet.
8605 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Specialty: Child and Adult General Dentistry, Cosmetic And Restorative Dentistry, Lumineers, SnapOn Smile, Invisalign easterncanyondental.com