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.