7345 S Durango Dr, Suite 112, Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702) 823-0076

Meet Our Team

Darren Loveland, DMD

Welcome to our practice, I'm Dr. Loveland! I would like to take some time and introduce myself. I was born in Las Vegas in August 1969 but actually raised in Southern Utah where I graduated from Hurricane High School in 1987. Following high school, I served an LDS mission to Cleveland, Ohio and then attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT with a 4-year academic scholarship. While in Cedar City, I met and married my beautiful wife in 1991. From there, I applied to University of Louisville School of Dentistry. I spend 5 years, including one to gain stated residency, in gorgeous Louisville (pronounced "Loo-vull") KY.

While in dental school, I conducted initial research involving digital radiography and its quality for diagnosis vs. standard film. I was invited to share my findings at the International Dental Research Convention in San Antonio, in March 1994. During my sophomore year of dental school, the Air Force came calling and selected me for a 2-year scholarship. After graduating from dental school in the top 20% of my class, in 1998, my family and I moved to Omaha, NE, to further my dental education with the Air Force. I was one of six residents that participated in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency program at Offutt AFB. Following the residency, I was stationed to serve my country in Rapid City, SD, at Ellsworth AFB. In July 2001, I completed my military service and moved my family to Las Vegas to pursue private practice.

My lovely wife, Tonia, is a wonderful mother to our 5 sons and 2 daughters. We are excited to see our family grow as we have recently become Grandparents. I am currently involved as scout leader to the 12-year-old scouts within my church organization. I enjoy fishing, hiking and board games with my family. I love getting to know our community, one patient at a time and I look forward to meeting you!


Erin Longbrake, RDH, BSDH

I graduated from College of Southern Nevada's Dental Hygiene program in 2010. I have over 15 years of dental experience. I began my career in dentistry as a dental assistant. I love all facets of dentistry which reflect my desire for patient satisfaction and commitment to personal attention. I am passionate about oral health and building a relationship with my patients to communicate the importance of good oral habits. Always remember, "brushing and flossing go hand and hand".

I love spending time with family and friends and I enjoy cooking. I love to travel and learn about other cultures and experience the rich history of people and places. A few of the countries I've had an opportunity to visit include Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, England, Belgium and Holland with Ireland being my favorite.


Katie Benavides, RDH

Dentistry has been my calling ever since I can remember. I started my career in dentistry as an dental appliance lab runner which led me to a position as a dental assistant in a cosmetic dental practice. After spending 3 years dental assisting, I was accepted into the dental Hygiene program at College of Southern Nevada and graduated in 2010. Dentistry has continued to be my passion. My main goal is to provide the best treatment possible for all of our patients. I do this by customizing the treatment that is right for each individual, and using the latest education and technology.

I was born and raised in Minnesota. Go Vikings! I am fluent in Spanish. I am married to my fun husband, Fabio, and we have 2 very energetic children. We love spending time at the park and with family and friends. We enjoy weekend trips to California and Utah and extended trips to Minnesota and Colombia, South America where Fabio is from.


Jennie Ramos

As office manager, I am one of the friendly faces at the front desk. I have 21 years of dental experience. It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of comfort and ease in our office. I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. Dr. Loveland is a fantastic doctor to work with, as he is highly skilled and fun to be around. I love the energy of our team that shares my primary goal which is to help you!

I am originally from California but I have lived in Las Vegas since I was 19. When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my 3 children. We love to go bowling, watch sports and be outdoors.


Joanna Shinn

My smile will be the first to greet you when you walk into the office. As your patient liaison you may hear my voice when you call the office, or find a postcard or letter in your mailbox. My goal is to help you maintain the recommended frequency for your preventive appointments. When I am not in the office I love spending time with my husband and recently born son.


Jacqueline Pina

I am Dr. Loveland's lead dental assistant. I am gentle, caring and knowledgeable in the dental field as I have 17 years experience. I enjoy helping people. I want you to achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. In my spare time you will find me spending quality time with my favorite person, my son Raymond.


Victoria Barnett

In 1999, I attended Ralph E Eder Vocational School for dental assisting in Knightstown, Indiana. I love being a dental assistant! It enables me to help you maintain and achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. In my spare time I enjoy using my culinary degree I received from Le Cordon Bleu right here in Las Vegas. I also enjoy spending time with my son and daughter.


Raysa Vickers

I began my career in dentistry as a dental assistant over 4 years ago, it was actually my first job. I quickly became passionate about dentistry and wanted to learn more. I furthered my knowledge in dentistry by learning about front office duties. I currently work both front and back office. I help where I am needed to care for our patients and make their experiences in our office a pleasant one.

I am originally from Fresno, California. My husband and I have 4 children together. I love sports, seeing movies, outdoor activities and trying new food.