Gary Richardson, DDS

Dr. Gary Richardson is a unique kind of dentist. With his kid-oriented style and fun personality, he gets children excited about their dental care, helping them develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

After earning his doctorate from Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha in 1993, Dr. Richardson learned that he particularly enjoyed helping children develop healthy smiles. This led him to complete a pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska Medical center in 1995, earning status as a specialist in pediatric dentistry (S6-49). Each year, Dr. Richardson continues to study advanced children's dentistry, especially in the areas of child behavior management and sedation dentistry. Most importantly, he takes the time to get to know each child personally, communicating with parents and children to create a lifetime of great smiles. Dr. Richardson and his wife, Jeanie, have four children of their own.

Meet The Team

Adventure Smiles, Dentistry for Children is a Las Vegas based children's dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning and crowns.

Office Manager

Lisa has been working in the pediatric dental field for almost two decades and has been involved in every area of the dental practice: dental assisting, laboratory, continuing care, scheduling, financial coordination, hospital coordination, treatment coordination, accounts payable, public relations, and infection control and office management. Lisa has a degree in business management, and she and her husband are parents to a beautiful son. Lisa possesses a tremendous level of commitment to providing superb dental care to the patients. She is always open to constructive criticism in an effort to work in the best pediatric dental office in Las Vegas. She loves working with Dr. Gary, her co-workers and most of all the patients. Lisa is CPR certified.

Accounts Coordinator

Windy has over ten years’ experience in the dental field and has a degree in business. Bringing with her over two years of managing a non-profit dental office and with her love of children, feels pediatric dentistry is the right fit for her. As a billing coordinator Windy is able to use her accounting education to her benefit. Windy is happy to answer any and all billing questions, and I'm sure all will discover how friendly and courteous Windy truly is. Windy is a stickler for details and accuracy, so rest assured all insurance claims will be sent efficiently and accurately. She is committed to providing parents with a stress free visit and assists in any way possible to ensure every parent's questions are answered. Windy is CPR certified.

Dental Assistant

If it is new, high-tech or changing the face of dentistry, Dental Assistant Elizabeth wants to learn more about it. With more than 18 years’ experience in the dental field, Elizabeth joined Adventure Smiles for the opportunity to further her education and knowledge beyond traditional dentistry. Elizabeth received her training through the United States Air Force, and has enjoyed it immensely. Elizabeth enjoys working in the pediatric field and uses her gentle, calm demeanor to her advantage when working with children, having two children herself has helped her experience exactly what children need. Both parents and children love Elizabeth and she is often requested by our patients. Elizabeth is always happy to assist our Spanish speaking patients in translation as well. Elizabeth is CPR certified.

New Patient Coordinator

Julie has been a dental assistant for just under three years now and currently holds the titles of, hospital coordinator and new patient coordinator for Adventure Smiles. She brings with her over 25 years of customer service experience. Julie understands the needs of children, and excels at making them feel comfortable and safe. Julie loves the art and science of dentistry and enjoys continuing education in the field. Julie is from Utah however, recently relocated to the Las Vegas area to be closer to her twin brother. She has 9 beautiful grandchildren, and in her spare time you will find Julie hiking, enjoying music and spending time with her family. Julie is CPR certified.

Infection Control Officer

Carmen has been in the dental field for over a decade. She is the reason the office of Adventure Smiles is kept in pristine shape. Carmen sets up each room, preparing for the patient's appointment and ensures the room is clean and that all instruments are sterile. After each appointment, Carmen thoroughly sterilizes all instruments, rooms, and equipment. Carmen ensures we abide by all OSHA standards and that infection control in our office goes above and beyond standard guidelines. Carmen has two children and has been a resident in Las Vegas for almost 20 years. Carmen is CPR certified.

Dental Assistant

The opportunity to work with children while helping them was something that Cosette couldn’t pass up. She has been a pediatric dental assistant for over four years and loves interacting with the children. Cosette’s other passion is dance, more specifically ballet and she is currently attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas majoring in dance. When Cosette is not assisting, you’ll find her traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Cosette is CPR certified.

Dental Assistant

As a Mom to four beautiful children, Jeanie knows how to make our nervous patients (and parents) feel welcome, happy and at home. Her calming demeanor reminds our patients that going to the dentist can be fun and is not a scary thing. Jeanie has been a dental assistant for over fifteen years and has been at Adventure Smiles for over nine years. When not assisting Jeanie enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs. Jeanie is CPR certified.

Dental Assistant

Michelle has been a pediatric dental assistant for over three years. Michelle loves coming in to work every day to see the children and their parents. Her friendly smile always makes going to the dentist a little less scary. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and is active within her church and community. Her happy demeanor is a true asset to the Adventure Smiles team. Michelle is CPR certified.

Patient Coordinator

Nina is the newest addition to our dental team, having recently moved to Las Vegas from Oregon. Nina has a diverse knowledge of the dental field serving as a dental assistant and most currently, patient coordinator. Her Father is a chiropractor so Nina was raised in a professional office setting. She brings with her a level of patience and attention to detail well suited for Adventure Smiles. Nina is recently married and enjoys spending time with her family. Nina is CPR certified.


Samantha’s interest in the science of dentistry make her a perfect fit for our office. Her gentle nature makes her a favorite with patients and her fellow team members. Samantha brings more than 3 years of pediatric dentistry experience to her role. She loves the opportunity to work with the leading technology that Adventure Smiles, Dentistry for Children offers. Samantha aspires to enter the medical profession someday as a physician and is currently attending classes at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Samantha is CPR certified.


The combination of high tech dentistry with a strong focus on patient care is what first attracted Yessenia to Adventure Smiles. Yessenia has a diverse educational background and brings a broad range of experience to the team of Adventure Smiles. Her passion for learning has made her a valued member of the team at Adventure Smiles and you will rarely see her without a smile! She was born and raised here in Las Vegas and loves serving the children of her hometown. Yessenia is CPR certified.