Pediatric Dentists Drs. Bill Dahlke and Carla LaLande - Las Vegas, Nevada - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Sandra M. Thompson

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Sandra M. Thompson - Las Vegas, Nevada - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Doctor Sandra M. Thompson has been employed by Carla LaLande at Children’s Dental Care and Orthodontics since July 2014. Dr. Thompson has decided to move to our Rainbow location, Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry effective May 9, 2016. Doctor Thompson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated as valedictorian from Palo Verde High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Doctor Thompson continued her education at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In dental school, she quickly discovered that treating children was her passion and decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She completed her Pediatric Dental Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, serving as chief resident her second year. Doctor Thompson is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Doctor Thompson and her husband, Patrick, enjoy hiking, cooking, and spending time with their dogs, Daisy and Lily.

Dr. Deanna Mathisen

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Deanna Mathisen - Las Vegas, Nevada - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Deanna Mathisen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Occidental College in Los Angeles California. She then went to Dental Hygiene School at Pasadena City College and graduated in 2002. After practicing as a Dental Hygienist for a brief period of time she decided to continue her education and become a Dentist, Dr. Mathisen attended Dental School at UNLV School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas Nevada and graduated in 2009.

Her love for children and dentistry then took her to the State of Texas where she practiced Dentistry and her main focus was providing dental care to children who are underprivileged, underserved and have poor access to dental care. In 2015 she then moved back to Las Vegas Nevada where she now continues to provide great dental care to children in the Las Vegas and Henderson communities.

Dr. Mathisen is great with children and has a friendly, loving and patient demeanor and will provide a memorable and fun experience for your children at the dental office.

Dr. Deanna Mathisen is married to Daniel Rana who is a local dog trainer. Combined they have four children, Alexia 26, Alexander 25, Julianna 23 and Giovanni 13. Both Dr. Mathisen and her husband are animal lovers and dog advocates who work with "A Home 4 Spot" animal rescue to help training and care in hopes dogs can find forever homes when once thought impossible.

Together they have four Miniature Dachshunds who are considered their fur kids. Dr. Mathisen loves Football, Tennis, the beach and water. Fitness, eating clean and healthy living is also a major priority in Dr. Mathisen's everyday life.

Dr. Mathisen is an active member of the ADA, Southern Nevada Dental Society, Nevada Dental Society, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Southern Nevada Pediatric Dental Society. She also continues to strive in obtaining yearly continued education in all aspects of Pediatric Dentistry so she can bring up to date treatment modalities and quality care to all patients she sees.

Pediatric Dentists Drs. Bill Dahlke and Carla LaLande - Las Vegas, Nevada - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry