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.
Marella Tagatac DDS
Originally from Northern California, Dr. Marella Tagatac is a General Dentist focusing on treating pediatric patients. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development at University of California San Diego and then went on to complete her dental degree at University of California San Francisco.
During her time at UCSF School of Dentistry Dr. Tagatac became interested in providing services to the members of the San Francisco community and became involved with Community Dental Clinic as a patient coordinator and a dental provider. Dr. Tagatac also became involved in providing dental services internationally by joining mission trips to Guatemala and Honduras where her passion for treating children began.
Since graduating dental school, Dr. Tagatac continued her work treating pediatric patients because she feels this stage of life is integral in a child’s development. She firmly believes oral health plays a major role in creating healthy smiles and thus, happy children.
Dr. Tagatac is grateful she is able to create long lasting relationships with her patients and help build their confidence through their smile.
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 sport bikes with her husband.
Laura – Office Supervisor
I was born in California and moved to Las Vegas in 1989. I have been in the dental field for over ten years. I love working with children; I have three of my own. I enjoy going to the movies, hiking, bike riding, and all the fun stuff kids like doing. We own a dog, a fish pet, and a horse in Spain.
Indira – Dental Assistant
I’ve been a dental assistant since June 2015. I enjoy working in a pediatric office because I love working with children and contributing to their oral care. I have one son and in my spare time I enjoy listening to music, traveling and living my life with joy
Yahaira – Dental Assistant
My name is Yahaira. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I love working with kids because they keep me on my toes. They are fun and always have good stories to tell. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and listening to music.
Tania – Dental Assistant
Hi! I am Tania. I have recently discovered my love of working with kids in the pediatric dental industry. I love hanging out with my family and traveling while making the best memories in my free time.
Patty – Dental Assistant
I was born in California and did a lot of moving, but Vegas is where I call home. I’ve been in the pediatric dental field since 2015, and I love it! I enjoy spending time with my beautiful daughter, and we love going to the movies and doing a lot of arts and crafts.
Stephanie – Front Office
Hello, my name is Stephanie, I am 22, and I was born in California but raised in Las Vegas for the last 15 years. I have worked with kids for the previous three years, and they are adorable! In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures, working out, and hanging out with my friends.