Dr. Lloyd is passionate about orthodontic treatment and uses contemporary methods to customize care to each patient. “I love helping people improve their appearance and consider my patients to be my friends. The unique experience I have in getting patients through this process of change brings me personal happiness and makes me excited to go to work each day.”
Education and Professional Organizations
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Utah State, Dr. Lloyd moved to the Midwest where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at The Ohio State University. He then worked for several years in oral surgery and general dentistry before specializing in orthodontics. His residency training and Master’s thesis were completed at the highly regarded orthodontic program at Ohio State. He has successfully passed both written and clinical components of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) examination which makes him one of the few board-certified orthodontists in Northern Nevada. He has also conducted and published research in the fields of oral cancer and craniofacial stem cells. He has presented findings on these subjects to national and international audiences.
Dr. Lloyd is originally from the Salt Lake Valley and has three siblings, one of which is his twin brother. Outside of the office you may find Dr. Lloyd at the lake or hiking one of the local trails. He spends much of his free time at a local CrossFit affiliate where he enjoys training with other athletes. A devoted Buckeyes fan, he eagerly awaits the arrival of football season each year.
DR. NICOLE BUI-FONG
The thing I love most about pediatric dentistry is that it is never boring! Because kids are so honest and unpredictable, each day of work is fun, different, and refreshing. Just as each child is unique, every family is unique as well. I take pride in getting to know my patients and their families so that I can deliver a personalized approach to dental care that meets each family’s individual needs. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California, San Diego for my undergraduate education. After college, I interned at the office of my childhood pediatric dentist and fell in love with working with children. I obtained my DDS degree at UCLA and completed the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program at the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). During my training at CHLA, I worked exclusively treating children with medically and behaviorally complex issues. Because of this, I have a particular passion in treating special needs children.
I am new to the Reno area, but my husband has lived in Reno for the past 7 years. We love to try new restaurants and travel to visit our friends and family. We are both California born-and-bred, so we like to keep warm during the winter, but once the sun is out, our favorite thing to do is to visit Lake Tahoe.
I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and am an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Fun fact: Bui is pronounced Boo-EE, like a buoy that floats in the water.
DR. AARON DUFFY
During my time as a general dentist, I saw many patients who had fears and anxiety about the dentist that started due to their childhood experiences. This prevented them from getting the dental care they needed and impacted the quality of their lives greatly. I decided to become a pediatric dentist in order to help children through their childhood with happy memories of the dentist so that they continue to care for their teeth and enjoy going to the dentist even when they become adults.
Dr. Duffy was adopted from South Korea when he was six months old and was raised in Modesto, CA. He later attended UC Santa Barbara where he earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences. Soon after, Dr. Duffy attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He then moved to Tucson, AZ where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. This is where Dr. Duffy found his passion for working with children. He then returned to Tucson for two more years where he trained to become a pediatric dentist. Dr. Duffy is part of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and he is also board certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
During my free time, I love to spend it with family and friends. My wife and I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, golfing, paintballing, and hiking; which is why the Northern Nevada area was somewhere we wanted to settle. I also enjoy playing board games, video games, and watching movies. Another huge passion that I have is eating. I love trying new foods and expanding my views and knowledge of the world through it.
DR. JAMES MUNGCAL
“Orthodontics is the best! Having a great smile has such a far-reaching effect. It promotes good oral health, instills self-confidence and self-esteem, and is many times the first thing people notice when they meet you. There is nothing like the feeling of taking someone’s braces off and showing them their new, beautiful smile. It is truly life changing for many of our patients, and we are so blessed and fortunate to be a part of that experience!” – Dr. Mungcal
My most important goal is to provide you and your children with the best possible orthodontic care, with an emphasis on both function and aesthetics. Equal to that, my wonderful team and I seek to offer a positive, transparent, warm, and welcoming office experience while we are on this journey together.
Background and Education
Dr. Mungcal (aka “Dr. M”) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He is a proud graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Shortly after, Dr. M went on to practice as a general dentist for adults and kids in the Sacramento region, where he found his niche and passion for Orthodontics. To pursue this passion, Dr. Mungcal moved across the country to New York to attend the highly revered Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine for an additional three years of specialized Orthodontic training, serving as Chief Resident for his program. Dr. M is a life-long learner and active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Northern Nevada Dental Society.
Outside the Office
I enjoy snowboarding, dirt biking, golfing, fishing (although I am allergic to fish!), river floating, and relaxing at any of the Sierra lakes. At home, I love watching stand-up comedy, online gaming with friends, and spending time with family. My all-time favorite activity though is trying new restaurants, eateries, and dessert shops around town, and I am always open to recommendations!
DR. RYAN R. FALKE, DDS
Dr. Ryan Falke has a unique background, equipping him to provide outstanding oral and facial surgery within an atmosphere of Compassion, Comfort and Expertise. He earned a computer engineering degree from Brigham Young University, publishing in the field of autonomous robotics.
After working as a network engineer, he moved his family to Southern California to pursue his love for dentistry at Loma Linda University, earning a doctorate of dental surgery. He then practiced for a year as a general dentist in the greater Sacramento area. Desiring to specialize, he returned to Loma Linda to complete a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. There, he enjoyed an expansive and robust training experience, qualifying him to provide excellent and comprehensive face, mouth, and jaw surgery.
On a personal note, Dr. Falke is happily married with four children ranging in ages from two to seven years old. They love hiking in the nearby mountains, visiting beautiful parks in Reno and riding bikes together.