Welcome to Wanlass Dental

Hours: Mon & Tue - 8am to 5pm • Wed & Thu - 7am to 3pm | Phone: 702.367.4412

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Michael R. Wanlass
Dr. Michael R. Wanlass

SpecialityFamily Dentistry

Degrees and Education
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
– Brigham Young University

Doctorate of Dental Surgery
– University of Michigan Dental School

General Practice Residency
– Loma Linda University

Appointments AvailableMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr. Michael R. Wanlass

"My approach is conservative, yet I treat each patient as if they were part of my family."

DENTISTRY

Dentistry is the perfect mix of finding solutions, improving health, and helping people smile! My team and I strive to ensure that we deliver the best oral care possible. My approach is conservative, yet I treat each patient as if they were a part of my family.

Through continued education and years of experience, I see more clearly the value of good health and strive to help each of my patients achieve their optimum vitality. Through the many procedures and exams completed, the knowledge that oral health greatly affects overall health keeps me motivated.

For nearly 30 years, my amazing team and I have strived to provide dental care in a warm, welcoming environment, using innovative techniques and technologies. It has been rewarding to share in the lives of our patients. I consider these friendships some of the richest joys of my career! I am grateful for the trust my patients place in me and my team. If you haven’t been in to our office, I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel part of the Wanlass Dental family.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Just recently I hit the halfway point…I’ve lived in Las Vegas for half of my life! Even though it’s very different from my native Michigan, I’m proud to call Las Vegas home. I love hiking through Red Rock, boating on Lake Meade, camping on Mount Charleston, or biking any trail I can find…all with my family! Five of my children are grown and live throughout the country, my youngest two children and wonderful wife keep me involved, active, and young! (Yes, I do love to watch almost any Michigan game!)

I have been so fortunate in my life and enjoy giving back to the community whenever I can. I’ve had the opportunity to do humanitarian work in other countries, as well as locally for various organizations. Our team and I have supported many causes close to our patients’ hearts, as well as supporting our troops through the Wounded Warrior Project. We’re grateful for opportunities to help bring smiles throughout the world!

Dr. Michael R. Wanlass
Dr. Brady Petersen

SpecialityFamily Dentistry

Degrees and Education
Doctor of Dental Medicine
– University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine

Appointments AvailableMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr. Brady Petersen

"I knew I wanted to be in the business of making people smile."

I chose a dental career as it is both challenging and rewarding. I knew that being in the business of making people smile was for me. Every day is unique and there will always be opportunities to grow and better help my patients. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, especially interacting and building relationships with my patients. This is what makes dentistry so rewarding for me.

Every patient is different and deserves their own unique treatment plan. I enjoy taking the time to visit with each patient and understanding their wants, needs, and anxieties. Building this relationship helps the entire dental team form an ideal treatment plan for my patient. It also helps me to communicate how important oral health is to body health. There is no better feeling than helping my patients with their problems and concerns and finding a solution.

I am truly grateful for the many people that have willingly shared their experience and wisdom with me in order to help me in my pursuit to study the clinical, research, and academic opportunities offered from a dental career. I feel that it is very important to give back to those in my community.

My Volunteer Services Include:

2015–2017: Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic (UNLV SDM) Dental operator in student-organized monthly clinic focused on providing free comprehensive dental care for Veterans of the Armed Forces.
2015–2017: Huntridge Teen Clinic (UNLV SDM) Dental operator and dental assistant in school-organized free clinic providing comprehensive care to underprivileged young adults in the Las Vegas area.
2015 Volunteer: Remote Area Medical (RAM) Event (UNLV SDM) Provided free dental care to members of the community as a dental operator and assistant.
2014: Dental Education Program for the Elderly (UNLV SDM) Performed oral cancer screenings and gave oral hygiene presentations at local assisted living facilities.
2014: Dental Education Program for Children (UNLV SDM) Taught Elementary school children oral hygiene and nutrition through class activities and presentations.
2011–2012 Volunteer: Emergency Department St. Mark’s Hospital (Salt Lake City, UT) Contributing member of healthcare team for patients in the ER.
2011–2012 Volunteer: U-FIT Special Physical Activities Program (Univ. of Utah) Helped a young boy with an autism spectrum disorder participate in activities such as aquatics, dance, art and gym.
2008–2011 Hospice Volunteer: Life Path Hospice and Family Care (Salt Lake City, UT) Assisted in patient care with hospice team. Conducted interviews in order to provide families and friends a book documenting the life of the patient.

Meet Our Team

Experienced, Compassionate Care for Your Whole Family
Debbie
Debbie

Debbie loves her job and treats every patient like family! She’ll give you the scoop on what’s going on in your mouth and how to fix it. For more than 22 years, Debbie has been a friendly face at Wanlass Dental, during which time she’s completed over 35,000 cleanings. Debbie loves animals, learning new things, and getting all the details.

Jennifer
Jennifer

Likely the smilingest person you'll ever meet, so gentle and caring! Jennifer loves being a Hygienist – she’s done approximately 33,000 cleaning appointments so far in her 20 year career! She loves to shop, travel, and spend time with her husband and son.

Ashley
Ashley

Ashley is fascinated with the details of dentistry, sleep therapy, and orthodontics – as well as her adorable son! In her free time she enjoys weightlifting and barbecuing.

Matt
Matt

Matt is fascinated with all aspects of dentistry and enjoys meeting patients, learning about new technologies, and helping your favorite dental office run smoothly. He loves spending time with his wife and four energetic boys.

Stacy
Stacy

Stacy welcomes you with a smile every time you visit Wanlass Dental. She loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She stays busy trying to keep up with her youngest, who loves to explore!

Sue
Sue

Insurance can be frustrating and complicated. Sue draws on her vast industry knowledge to help you maximize your benefits and stay within your budget. She can’t get enough of her husband and twins, and has a hard time saying no to anything soccer related!

Frances
Frances

Frances has been a dental assistant for over 12 years and has a wide variety of dental experience. She loves camping with her husband and 7 year old daughter. She also enjoys working out, and makes fantastic Mexican food including delicious ceviche!